17 Years Later, The Blue Shadows Receive International Acclaim
Friday, July 23, 2010
Originally released in 1993, the deluxe reissue of The Blue Shadow's "On The Floor Of Heaven" (released on June 1st) has received much deserved international acclaim. Hitting top 25 in The U.S on Amazon.com including # 1 on Amazon.com ‘s "Americana Chart" and # 1 on RadioFreeAmericana.com. The album was recently featured on NPR's "Fresh Air" and has received rave reviews in the U.S. U.K. and Canada. Complete with outtakes, covers and rarities and all of the original songs. "On The Floor Of Heaven" with its brilliant harmonies, twangy guitars and insightful original songs was considered one of the great achievements of the alt-country movement. It seems that people still agree.
"On the Floor of Heaven is a complete, and frequently exhilarating, success."NPR
"The sound of The Blue Shadows, if set up against the music around today, is Alt Country gold." Danny McCloskey, The Alternate Root
"On the Floor of Heaven turns out to be alt-country heaven." Jeff Burger, No Depression
"Cult classic albums are a rare thing in Canadian music. On the Floor of Heaven , the 1993 debut record by the long-defunct the Blue Shadows, has earned that status ..". Kerry Doole, Exclaim.
"Think On It" is a gem - as is the album title song." **** Maverick UK
"The clever songwriting and the jangly guitars make it an alternative-country masterpiece." The Globe and Mail