This neo-soul classic comes with the addition of six rare tracks that are new to streaming services, including four tracks that have never been released before in Canada and the United States Luxury will be available April 22 on all digital and streaming platforms, and in the meantime, you can download or stream one of the few “A Day in the Shade” titles. Listen, HERE.
“A Day in the Shade” followed “The Way I Feel” as an exclusive single to from Canada PureTracks, one of the first streaming services; the other bonus tracks, “Mai” and “Ripened and Consumed”, were previously only available on international editions of the album. Additional instrumental versions of the album’s three biggest tracks highlight Shand’s studio prowess, particularly the extended instrumental version of “Take A Message”.
“My vision was to push and create a solid platform for musical autonomy – the chamber musician, the one-person band,” Shand explains. “Twenty years later is the norm. Universal Music Canada and UMe/Motown have got the mission and authenticity inside. The album, the music and the statement will always be ahead of their time. .and the message of love, everlasting. That’s how I feel.”
First published by UMC and Motown on 12th of March, 2002, “The Way I Feel” was written, arranged and produced by Shand; he also played all the instruments.
Additionally, music videos for “Take A Message,” “The Way I Feel,” and “Rocksteady” will be officially available through all partners for the first time.
“The Way I Feel” received rave reviews, accolades and awards, including four GRAMMY® nominations; a JUNO Award winner for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and nominations for Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year; hit No. 1 for six consecutive weeks in Canada, where it is certified platinum; Top 40 on Billboardthe ranking of the 200 best albums of; #15 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart; and a top 5 chart hit for the single “Take a Message”, on the US Adult R&B chart.
“THE WAY I FEEL: 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION” LIST OF TRACKS
- How I feel 5:01
- Burning bridges 4:35
- Lord 4:21
- The second 4:09
- The color of the day 3:35
- Take a message 4:03
- I met your mercy 2:43
- Rocksteady 3:36
- Release 3:56
- Back to vanity 4:58
- The mind’s eye 6:11
- May 3:05
- Matured and consumed 3:28
- A day in the shade 3:40
- The Way I Feel (Instrumental) 5:45
- Take a Message (Instrumental) 4:03
- Rocksteady (Instrumental) 3:37
On Remy Shand (from his 2002 biography):
Remy Shand is a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and self-producer, and his work is both grounded and deeply grounded, yet original. He’s an artist who pushes the boundaries of R&B, pop and alternative with his own timeless fusion that’s as unmistakable as it is unconventional.
Rémy credits his musical education, in his hometown of Winnipeg, Man. to a crate of classic albums his father salvaged from a club his construction crew was remodeling. Homeschooled until 10th grade, Remy enrolled in the local high school (mainly to play in the jazz band, which teacher Remy would later hire for a recording session) but left after only a year. He had taken up acoustic guitar and bass around the age of 12, and his record collection provided him with his bearings. Right here, Honey, by Marvin Gaye a searingly honest chronicle of his divorce, has become Rémy’s favorite album and a music bible: “I consider it to be taught by the masters – the geniuses will take you all the way.” albums like Ann Peebles’ I can’t stand the rain; the Isley brothers 3+3; by Marvin Gaye I want you, by Stevie Wonder Songs in the key of life and the works of Rufus, Sly Stone, and Steely Dan, among others, all became Remy’s sources as a musician, songwriter, and producer.