In case you missed it, Kingston’s Headstones have released a rocking cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s classic hit “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald”.
The JUNO-nominated band recorded the song just west of Kingston at Bathouse Studios and also released a video shot right across the road on Lake Ontario.
The music video includes scenes of the band walking on the ice covered lake – wind turbines in the distance and even a quick glimpse of the Amherst Island ferry – as well as at Finkle’s Shore Park and outside Bathurst Studios itself.
On their website, the Headstones say the song has always been on their radar and while recording at the studio for an upcoming album circumstances finally clicked into place to give them the right opportunity to share their take with their fans.
“We’ve always loved this song,”writes the band. “It’s profoundly meaningful. We started to play it during our tour VIP soundchecks, and our fans really responded to it…. The feedback was exceptional.”
Following up their recent successful album, Little Army – as well as a tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s debut album, Picture Of Health, that included a remastered edition – the Headstones plan to release a new record later this year and are rolling out future concert dates.
The Bathouse Studio offers vintage analog and digital recording with on-site accommodations and a variety of amenities. A wide variety of popular performers have recorded there, including The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, The Arkells, and many more.
SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American freighter and the largest ship on the Great Lakes when it launched in 1958. On November 10, 1975, it sunk with a loss of its entire crew during a storm on Lake Superior.
Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot wrote, composed and performed The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to commemorate the sinking. The single hit number 1 in Canada in November 1976, just over a year after the disaster, and number 2 for two weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. It was Lightfoot’s second most successful single after his hit song, “Sundown“.