Weights & Measures

Spirit of the WestMay 21, 1996
Folk-Rock℗ 1997 Linus Entertainment Inc.
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Weights and Measures is a 1997 album by Spirit of the West. It was their final album of new material for Warner Music Canada.
It was the band's first album following the departure of Linda McRae, to whom the final song "The Hammer and the Bell" is dedicated. It was also the band's most directly folk-influenced album in many years, as "Canadian Skye", "Rites of Man", "Circus" and "The Hammer and the Bell" are all arranged partly around traditional Celtic jigs and reels. This was once one of the band's trademarks, but one they had virtually abandoned on their 1990s albums.
The album was recorded in England at Presshouse studios owned by Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre. Barre appears on the album as a guest musician, along with Ric Sanders of Fairport Convention, Donald Shaw and Karen Matheson of Capercaillie, and Martin Bell from The Wonder Stuff.
For the album's supporting tour, Tobin Frank joined the band as a "special guest". He retained that billing for several years, but is now officially a member of the band.
Although the album was well received by critics, it was not widely promoted by the label, and sold poorly compared to the band's other 1990s efforts.

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Songs
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Canadian Skye2:52
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Soldier's Boy3:13
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Armstrong And The Guys4:39
4
Our Ambassador4:44
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Rites of Man5:05
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Bleeding Heart5:02
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Heavenly Angel4:18
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Waking The Lion3:58
9
Get Down Tonight3:25
10
Circus3:08
11
Death of the Party4:03
12
The Hammer & Bell6:49
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Additional Information

Total length
51:16
Tracks
12
Released
September 6, 2005
Label
℗ 1997 Linus Entertainment Inc.
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
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Playback information
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