Jul 20, 2021
By Christine Ross
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the late Gord Downie’s album Coke Machine Glow and now and expanded version called Songwriters’ Cabal is being re-released next month.
Two decades later, fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at his first solo project that also features the original two-disc set and a bonus record of twelve unreleased demos, alternate versions and outtakes.
At the same time, a star-studded cast will recite Downie’s poetry in a new audio book.
Readers include actor Dan Aykroyd, sportscaster Ron MacLean, and singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer.
Downie died in 2017 after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He was 53.