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Blue Rodeo reveals sneak peak of 'Diamond Mine' reissue for Record Store Day

Blue Rodeo unveils 'Diamond Mine' reissue contents for Record Store Day release
Blue Rodeo unveils 'Diamond Mine' reissue contents for Record Store Day release
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Blue Rodeo will be reissuing their classic second studio album "Diamond Mine" on Record Store Day 2014 and has provided fans with their first glimpse of the package. The veteran Canuck roots rockers are making the album available as a limited edition double vinyl set to commemorate the event.

The 2012 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees have posted a photo of the reissue package on April 17 at BlueRodeo.com. The shot displays the two LPs, which have been recorded on blue and green 180-gram vinyl, along with the inner and outer album cover artwork, jacket sleeves artwork and info booklet.

Originally released in 1989 and remastered in 2012, the multi-Juno winners' sophomore effort features 16 original songs, composed by band co-founders Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor along with several instrumental interludes by ex-keyboard player Bob Wiseman. As the follow up to their successful debut album "Outskirts," the release was a hit for band in Canada, reaching No. 2 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts and No. 4 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums.

Blue Rodeo will be the official reps of the Canadian edition of the annual celebration of independent record stores, which is set for Sat., April 19. Commenting on his long love of record collecting, vocalist - guitarist Greg Keelor said, "Growing up, records were our religion. They were our statements of cool. We carried them from party to party, rec room to rec room, symbols of our hipness. It's funny, things haven't changed that much."
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Co-frontman Jim Cuddy adds, "Record stores are so much more than just merchandise sellers. They are a social service. Like-minded people sharing their love and knowledge of music." Fans can check out a video of the band discussing their love of record collecting at RecordStoreDayCanada.com.

Blue Rodeo wrapped up the east coast leg of their winter Canadian tour in support of their latest studio album "In Our Nature" in Montreal last month and were among the winners of the prestigious 2014 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. They recently announced several summer dates in Canada and the U.S. The upcoming trek kicks off June 6 in Sunderland, ON at Sunderland Arena and wraps up Aug. 8 in Peterborough, ON at Peterborough Memorial Centre. See BlueRodeo.com for more details.

Did you know? Blue Rodeo released their thirteenth studio album "In Our Nature" on October 29, 2013.