Collaborating artists include Barenaked Ladies, Emily Haines, Finger Eleven, Chantal Kreviazuk, Dallas Green, Hawksley Workman, Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace, Ron Sexsmith, Goldendogs, Quebec-based Dobacaracol, Jorane and many others.
We’ll take Haines and Sexsmith, but the rest of the line-up is less appealing than an a cappella version of Landing On Water. So is this is the worst tribute album of all time? Not even close.
Possibly not. A quick scan of Amazon turns up these following gems:
Shout at the Remix: Tribute to Motley Crue (2000)
Offending entries: “Too Young To Fall In Love (Synical Remix)” by Gilby Clarke; “Piece Of Your Action (Sigue Sigue Sputnik Remix,” by Marq Torien
Stone Free: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (1993)
Offending entries: “Manic Depression” by Seal & Jeff Beck; “Spanish Castle Magic,” by the Spin Doctors
The Eastern Tribute To Helloween (1999)
Offending entries: “I Can.” by Sonorous Reluctance; “How Many Tears” by Cruel Barbarian
Working Class Hero: A Tribute To John Lennon (1995)
Offending entries: “Imagine” by Blues Traveler; “Instant Karma” by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Dees’ Mutha—in’ Nuts: A Tribute To Rick Dees (2007)
Offending entries: All of them