Last Discography Page Update on March 30, 2014


Rankins Album Index

"The Rankin Family"

[CD Cover]

Out of Print (Limited Supply)

Canada Customers

US Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "The Rankin Family"

Important Statistics

Produced by Chad Irschick
Recorded and mixed at Inception Sound by Chad Irschick
Cover photo by Carol Kennedy
Executive Producer: Stephen MacDonald

Released independently in Canada in September 1989.
Re-released by EMI Canada Records on August 7 1992.

CD Identification: C2 99995
ISBN Number: 0 7777-99995-2 1

Song List

(10 Songs):

  1. Mo Rùn Geal Dileas (Song Clip)
  2. Lonely Island (Song Clip)
  3. Loving Arms (Song Clip)
  4. Piano Medley (Memories of Bishop MacDonald/The Tweeddale Club/MacFarlane's Rant/Lively Steps) (Song Clip)
  5. Mairi's Wedding (with Michael Rankin's Reel) (Song Clip)
  6. Roving Gypsy Boy (Song Clip)
  7. Chì Mi Na Mòrbheanna (Song Clip)
  8. Fiddle Medley (The Warlock's Strathspey/Bog-An-Lochan/Nine Pint Coggie/Mr. J. Forbes/Hull's Reel) (Song Clip)
  9. Lament of the Irish Immigrant (Song Clip)
  10. Jigging Medley (Whiskey in a Cup/King George/Old King's Reel/King's Reel/Bodachan A'Mhìrein) (Song Clip)

"Fare Thee Well Love"

[CD Cover]

Out of Print (Limited Supply)

Canada Customers

US Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Fare Thee Well Love"

Important Statistics

Produced by Chad Irschick
Recorded and Mixed at Inception Sound (Toronto) by Chad Irschick
Pre-production by Scott MacMillan (Scojen Music Productions Ltd.)
Cover Photography: Carol Kennedy
Executive Producer: Stephen MacDonald

Released independently in Canada 1990
Re-released by EMI Canada Records July 17 1992

CD Identification: C2 99996
ISBN Number: 0 7777-99996-2 0

Song List

(11 Songs):

  1. Orangedale Whistle (Song Clip)
  2. An T-Each Ruadh (Song Clip)
  3. Fair and Tender Ladies (Song Clip)
  4. Fiddle Medley (Lime Hill/Keep the Country Bonnie Lassie/Jack Daniel's Reel/Little Donald in the Pig Pen) (Song Clip)
  5. Fisherman's Son (Song Clip)
  6. Tell My Ma (Song Clip)
  7. You Left a Flower (Song Clip)
  8. Fare Thee Well Love (Song Clip)
  9. Gillis Mountain (Song Clip)
  10. Gaelic Medley (Mo Shuil ad'Dheidh/Buain a' Rainich/He Mo Leannan/ Fail 'Il O) (Song Clip)
  11. Tripper's Jig (Song Clip)

"North Country" (Canadian Release)

[CD Cover]

Canada Customers

US Customers

Read Reviews of "North Country"

Important Statistics

Produced by Chad Irschick
Recorded and mixed by Chad Irschick at Inception Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario Assisted by Jacques Poirier and Michael Roper
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine
Cover Photography by Peter Leverman

Released by EMI Canada Records August 24 1993.

CD Identification: E2 80683
ISBN Number: 0 7777-80683-2 7

Song List

(13 Songs):

  1. North Country (Song Clip)
  2. Oich U Agus H-Iùraibh Éile (Song Clip)
  3. Borders and Time (Song Clip)
  4. Mull River Shuffle (with Golden Rod Jig/Trip to Toronto/Tipperty's Jeen) (Song Clip)
  5. Lisa Brown (Song Clip)
  6. Ho Ro Mo Nighean Donn Bhòideach (Song Clip)
  7. Tramp Miner (Song Clip)
  8. Rise Again (Song Clip)
  9. Leis An Lurgainn (Song Clip)
  10. Christy Campbell Medley (Christy Campbell Strathspey/Lord Murray Strathspey/Lord Murray Reel/The Thunderbolt Reel/The Weasel) (Song Clip)
  11. Saved in the Arms (Song Clip)
  12. Johnny Tulloch (with Betty Lou's Reel) (Song Clip)
  13. Turn That Boat Around (Song Clip)

"North Country" (American Release)

[CD Cover]

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "North Country"

Important Statistics

Produced by Chad Irschick
Recorded and mixed by Chad Irschick at Inception Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario Assisted by Jacques Poirier and Michael Roper
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine
Cover Photography by Peter Laverman

Released by Guardian Records

CD Identification: CDC 7243 5 55369-2
ISBN Number: 7 2435-55369-2 1

Song List

(13 Songs):

  1. North Country (Song Clip)
  2. Borders and Time (Song Clip)
  3. Orangedale Whistle (Song Clip)
  4. Ho Ro Mo Nighean Donn Bhòideach (Song Clip)
  5. Gillis Mountain (Song Clip)
  6. Fare Thee Well Love (Song Clip)
  7. Christy Campbell Medley (Christy Campbell Strathspey/Lord Murray Strathspey/Lord Murray Reel/The Thunderbolt Reel/The Weasel) (Song Clip)
  8. Tramp Miner (Song Clip)
  9. Rise Again (Song Clip)
  10. Grey Dusk of Eve (Song Clip)
  11. Fisherman's Son (Song Clip)
  12. Tell My Ma (Song Clip)
  13. Turn That Boat Around (Song Clip)

"Grey Dusk of Eve" (Canadian Release)

[CD Cover]

Out of Print
(Limited Supply)

Canada Customers

US Customers

Read Reviews of "Grey Dusk of Eve"

Important Statistics

Produced by Chad Irschick
Recorded and mixed by Chad Irschick at Inception Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario Assisted by Jaques Poirier and Michael Roper
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine
Colour Photography: John Chiasson
B&W Photography: Chip Sutherland Design: Q30 Design Inc.

Released by EMI Canada Records March 28 1995.

CD Identification: E25Q 7243 8 82013 2 2
ISBN Number: 7 2438-82013-2 2

Song List

(5 Songs):

  1. Grey Dusk of Eve (Portobello) (Song Clip)
  2. The Ballad of Malcolm Murray (Song Clip)
  3. An Téid Thu Leam A Mhàiri (Song Clip)
  4. Twin Fiddle Medley (Cawdor Fair/Dusky Meadow/Tom Rae's/Dinky Dorrian's/Sleepy Maggie) (Song Clip)
  5. Sir James Baird  (Song Clip)

"Endless Seasons"

[CD Cover]

Canada Customers

US Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Endless Seasons"

Important Statistics

Produced by John Jennings and The Rankin Family
Recorded by Dave Sinko and Ken Hutton at The Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; by Bob Dawson and Heidi Gerber at Bias Recording, Springfield, VA; and by Jessie Henderson at Longview Farms, North Brookfield, MA
Mixed by Bob Dawson at Bias Recording, Springfield, VA
Mastered by Dave Glasser at Airshow, Springfield, VA with assistance from Lea Anne Sonenstein

Released by EMI Canada Records August 29 1995.

CD Identification: 7243 832348 2 0
ISBN Number: 7 2438-32348-2 0

Song List

(11 Songs):

  1. As I Roved Out (Song Clip)
  2. The River (Song Clip) (Video)
  3. Natives (Song Clip)
  4. Òganaich An Òr-Fhuilt Bhuidhe/Am Bràighe (Song Clip)
  5. Forty Days and Nights (Song Clip)
  6. Eyes of Margaret (Song Clip)
  7. You Feel The Same Way Too (Song Clip)
  8. Endless Seasons (Song Clip)
  9. Padstow (Song Clip)
  10. Blue Eyed Suzie (Song Clip)
  11. Your Boat's Lost at Sea (Song Clip)

"Collection"

[CD Cover]

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Collection"

Important Statistics

Produced, recorded and mixed by Chad Irschick at Inception Sound, Toronto, ON

Except "Down By The Sally Gardens", "You Feel The Same Way Too", and "Fail Il E (Oran Luadhaidh)" Produced by John Jennings and The Rankin Family
Recorded by Dave Sinko and Ken Hutton at The Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; by Bob Dawson and Heidi Gerber at Bias Recording, Springfield, VA; and by Jessie Henderson at Longview Farms, North Brookfield, MA by Brian Masterson at Windmill Lane Studio, Ireland. Mixed by Bob Dawson at Bias Recording, Springfield, VA

Released by EMI Canada Records September 24 1996.

CD Identification: 72438 52969 0 1
ISBN Number: 7 2438-52969-0 1

Song List

(13 Songs):

  1. Roving Gypsy Boy (Remix) (Song Clip)
  2. Borders And Time (Song Clip)
  3. Down By The Sally Gardens (Song Clip)
  4. Christy Campbell Medley (Christy Campbell Strathspey/Lord Murray Strathspey/Lord Murray Reel/The Thunderbolt Reel/The Weasel) (Song Clip)
  5. Orangedale Whistle (Song Clip)
  6. Rise Again (Song Clip)
  7. You Feel The Same Way Too (Song Clip)
  8. Grey Dusk Of Eve (Portobello) (Song Clip)
  9. North Country (Song Clip)
  10. Faill-ill é (Òran Luadhaidh) (Song Clip)
  11. Gillis Mountain (Song Clip)
  12. Fare Thee Well Love (Song Clip)
  13. Mull River Shuffle (Live) (with Golden Rod Jig/Andy De Jarlis'/Ingonish Jig)  (Song Clip)

"Do You Hear...
Christmas with Heather, Cookie and Raylene Rankin"

[CD Cover]

Canada Customers

US Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Do You Hear"

Important Statistics

Produced by Jim Rondinelli and Heather, Cookie and Raylene Rankin

Recorded at the Armoury Studio, Vancouver, B.C., An Taigh aig Hubbards, South Shore, N.S., and Alex The Great Studios, Nashville, TN.
Recorded and mixed by Jim Rondinelli. Additional engineering by Paul Silveria, Brad Jones, Robin Eaton, Elijah Shaw, Dean Maher and Ron Obvious.
Mixed at Warehouse Studios, West Vancouver, B.C.
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Masterdisk, NYC.
Orchestral Arrangements and Musical Direction by Scott MacMillan

Released by EMI Canada Records September 30 1997.

CD Identification: 72438-57423-2-3
ISBN Number: 7 2438-57423-2 3

Song List

(15 Songs):

  1. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Song Clip)
  2. The Christmas Star (Song Clip)
  3. I Wonder As I Wander (Song Clip)
  4. Jesus Christ The Apple Tree (Song Clip)
  5. Do You Hear What I Hear (Song Clip)
  6. Taladh Chriosda (The Christ-Child's Lullaby) (Song Clip)
  7. A'Challuinn (The New Year) (Song Clip)
  8. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Song Clip)
  9. Quelle Est Cette Odeur? (What Is This Scent So Pure And Lovely?) (Song Clip)
  10. Ave Maria (Song Clip)
  11. Welcome Yule (Song Clip)
  12. The Coventry Carol (Song Clip)
  13. Children Go Where I Send You (Song Clip)
  14. Angels We Have Heard On High (Song Clip)
  15. Oh Night Of Joy And Gladness (Song Clip)

"Uprooted"

[CD Cover]

Canada Customers

US Customers

Click to purchase the US CD Release from Amazon.com

Click to purchase the Canadian CD Release from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Uprooted"

Important Statistics

Production and Sound Design by George Massenburg

Recorded October 1997 through March 1998 at: Omnisound, Nashville, assisted by James Bauer, Steve Tivet and Gary Paczosa; Petewood/Georkel Recording, Williamson County, TN, assisted by Nathaniel Kunkel and Aaron Heddens; Oceanway Recording, Nashville, assisted by Glenn Spinner; Solar Audio, Halifax, Nova Scotia, assisted by Christopher Mitchell.
Mixed at Petewood/Georkel Recording, Williamson County, TN
Mastered at Masterfonics, Nashville, by Glenn Meadows & George Massenburg
Technical Assistant & Production Consultant: Nathaniel Kunkel
Preproduction Coordinator: Scott MacMillan
Production Coordination: Gail Rosman

Released by EMI Canada Records April 28 1998.

CD Identification: 7243 8 21203 4 6
ISBN Number: 7 2438-21203-4 6

Song List

(14 Songs):

  1. Movin' On (Song Clip)
  2. Let It Go (Song Clip)
  3. Bells (Song Clip)
  4. Maybe You're Right (Song Clip)
  5. Long Way To Go (Song Clip)
  6. Cold Winds (Song Clip)
  7. Weddings, Wakes and Funerals (Song Clip)
  8. One Day I Walk (Song Clip)
  9. Parlour Medley (Song Clip)
  10. O Tha Mo Dhuil Ruit (Oh How I Love Thee) (Song Clip)
  11. Tailor's Daughter (Song Clip)
  12. An Innis Aigh (The Happy Isle) (Song Clip)
  13. Greenberg Medley (Song Clip)
  14. Farewell to Lochaber (Song Clip)

"Song Dog"

Canada Customers

US/Overseas Customers

 Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Song Dog"

Important Statistics

Recorded January through March 2001 at Great Big Music in Toronto, Ontario
Produced by: Tim Thorney
Recorded and Mixed by: Brad Nelson
Assistant Engineers: Brian Walters, Stephane Lefrancois
Mastered by: Roger Lian at Masterdisk, New York, NY
Co-ordinator: Dayen Troy
Pre-Production: Lakewind Sound, Point Aconi, NS & Great Big Music, Toronto, ON
Art Direction: Benjamin Fong for Graphic Substance
Illustrations: Jimmy Rankin
Photography: Arash Molemmei, Peter Wood, Johnny Gillis

Jimmy Rankin plays Gibson Guitars.

All songs written by Jimmy Rankin © Song Dog Music Co. Limited (SOCAN) except Followed Her Around written by Jimmy Rankin and Gordie Sampson (SOCAN)

Guests on CD: Cookie Rankin, Greg Keelor, Joel Feeney, Cassandra Vasik, Gordie Sampson, Drummer Randy Cook, keyboardist Brent Barkman, bassist Jamie Gatti and the Spin Doctors' guitarist Eric Schenkman.. 

Released by Song Dog Music, Ltd., July 17, 2001.

Distributed by EMI Music Canada, July 17, 2001.

CD Identification: 8072 6 70528 2 3
ISBN Number: 8 0726-70528-2 3

Song List

(12 Songs):

  1. Followed Her Around (4:01)
  2. Midnight Angel (3:58)
  3. Drunk & Crucified (3:52)
  4. Lighthouse Heart (4:09)
  5. Wasted (4:19)
  6. We'll Carry On (Prelude) (1:30)
  7. This Is The Hour (4:09)
  8. Tripper (4:49)
  9. We'll Carry On (3:27)
  10. You & Me (3:46)
  11. Stoned Blue (4:29)
  12. Captain Harmony (5:12)

"Souvenir: 1989-1998"

Canada Customers

US/Overseas Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Souvenir"

Important Statistics

Graphic Design by Benjamin Fong
Liner Notes by Larry LeBlanc
All track remastered by Ted Carson at Musiclane Mastering, Toronto

Released by EMI Canada Records April 1, 2003.

CD Identification: 72435-38923-2-6
ISBN Number: 7 2435-38923-2 6

Song List

2 CD's (24 Songs):

Disc 1

  1. You Feel the Same Way Too
  2. Borders and Time
  3.  Rise Again
  4. North Country
  5. Orangedale Whistle
  6. The River
  7. Let it Go
  8. Maybe You’re Right
  9. Bells
  10. Gillis Mountain
  11. Forty Days and Nights (Radio Edit)
  12. Movin’ On
  13. Roving Gypsy Boy (Remix)

Disc 2

  1. Fare Thee Well Love
  2. O Tha Mo Dhuil Ruit (Oh How I Love Thee)
  3. Greenberg Medley
  4. Down By The Sally Gardens
  5. Grey Dusk of Eve (Portobello) (Leis An Lurgainn Remix)
  6. Christy Campbell Medley
  7. An Innis Aigh (The Happy Isle)
  8. Parlour Medley
  9. Mull River Shuffle (Live)
  10. Fare Well to Lochaber
  11. Weddings Wakes and Funerals (Big Mind Radio Mix)

"Handmade"

Canada Customers

US/Overseas Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Handmade"

Important Statistics

"HandMade is a complete listening experience where the songs collectively offer new colours, emotions and comfortable and familiar home of a close and honest friend. Handmade picks up brilliantly where his solo debut, Song Dog left off."

Produced by: Tim Thorney & Jimmy Rankin
Additional Production by: Brad Nelson
Recorded and Mixed by: Brad Nelson
Assistant Engineer: Carl Dente
Production Coordinator: Dee Troy
Recorded at: Tattoo Music Studios
Mastered at: Masterdisk by Roger Lian
Art Direction: Benjamin Fong
Photography: Janet Kimber
Makeup: Nadine Beed
Wardrobe: Mia Nishi Rankin and Wendy Freidman

Jimmy Rankin plays Gibson Guitars with D'Addario Strings.

All songs written by Jimmy Rankin © Song Dog Music Co. Limited (SOCAN) except Last Time, Sweetwheels and Handmade written by Jimmy Rankin and Tim Thorney (SOCAN)

Musicians on CD: Jimmy Rankin (vocals, acoustic guitar), Scott Alexander (electric and upright bass), Brian Barlow (drums, percussion), Brent Barkman (piano, organ, keyboards), Richard Bell (accordion), Pepe Francis (acoustic guitars, dulcimer, banjo), Greg Monk (banjo), Tim Thorney (acoustic guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, supervox), Joel Feeney (background vocals), Neil Donnell (background vocals)

Length: 59:12

Released by Song Dog Music September 2, 2003

Distributed by EMI Canada Records September 2, 2003

CD Identification: 8072 6 7 0002 2 0
ISBN Number: 8 07267 00022 0

Song List

  1. Morning Bound Train (4:41)
  2. Stay (5:02)
  3. Dog Out In The Rain (4:06)
  4. Butterfly (5:06)
  5. Handmade (4:30)
  6. Colorado (4:44)
  7. Sweet Wheels (4:21)
  8. Tower of Lethendy (4:00)
  9. One Last Ride (3:47)
  10. The Last Time (3:30)
  11. California (4:01)
  12. Running Home (7:14)
  13. Northern Winds (4:01)

"Lambs in Spring"

Raylene Rankin - Lambs in Spring

Canada Customers

US/Overseas Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read Reviews of "Lambs in Spring"

Important Statistics

Raylene Rankin's debut solo CD - the title track "Lambs in Spring" was written by John Morris Rankin

Produced by: Chad Irschick
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Chad Irschick
Executive Producer: Colin Anderson
Recorded at: Inception Sound Studios, Toronto
Additional recording at Lakewind Sound Studios, Cape Breton by Mike Shepherd
Photography: Carol Kennedy
Graphic Design: Lisa Neily

Musicians on CD: Michael Francis (acoustic & electric guitars, dobro, mandolin, mandola and walkabout dulcimer), Brian Barlow (percussion & drums), Tom Szczesniak (piano, accordion), Ray Parker (keyboards), Scott Alexander (upright bass), Don Reed (fiddle), Mairi Rankin (fiddle on "Lambs in Spring"), Mac Morin (piano on "Lambs in Spring"), Gordie Sampson (rhythm guitar on "Oran Chalum Sgaire"), Cookie & Heather Rankin (background vocals on "Highwire")

Released by Lazy Eye Music - October 9, 2003
Distributed by: EMI Music Canada (Capitol Music)

CD Identification: 210982
ISBN Number: 8 80212 10982 7

Song List

  1. Banks Of The Lee
  2. Highwire
  3. Singing Bird
  4. Lambs in Spring
  5. Scent of Roses
  6. Flowers of Saskatchewan
  7. Alasdair Beag
  8. Life of a Country Boy
  9. Cape Breton Lullaby
  10. Oran Chalum Sgaire
  11. Heart of the Home
  12. Someone Like You

"Rankin Family Reunion"

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read reviews of "Reunion"

Important Statistics

Mastering by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD
Assisted by Kazuri Arai, John Netti & Mark Petaccia
Production Assistance by: Heather Frantsi
Photography: Janet Kimber
Art Direction: Benjamin Fong
Album Artwork & Layout: Gary Hewitt, Wedge.a&d

Musicians on CD: Jimmy Rankin, Raylene Rankin, Cookie Rankin, Heather Rankin, Molly Rankin, John Morris Rankin, Pete Wasner, Jon Randall, Byron House, Chris Brown, Gordie Sampson, David Jacques, Mac Morin, Mairi Rankin, Vinny Santoro, Tracey Dares, Dave MacIsaac, Colin Linden, David Huff.

Released by Longview Music - January 9, 2007
Distributed by: EMI Music Canada

CD Identification: 90002-2
ISBN Number: 6 28869 00022 3

Mairidh ceol agus gaol.  Music and love will endure. In Loving Memory of John Morris Rankin

Song List

  1. Departing Song*
  2. Nothing to Believe*
  3. Nothing Like An Ocean*
  4. Sparrow*
  5. Johnny Cope1
  6. Sunday Morning*
  7. The Way I Feel*
  8. Our Time Is Tonight2
  9. Hush the Waves3
  10. Hillsdale Medley4
  11. Sunset*
  12. Gone*

*Songs recorded live October 2006 in Berry Hill, Tennessee at Blackbird Studio C.
1Recorded in 1990 by Karl Falkenham at CBC Studios, Halifax, NS
2Recorded by Kevin MacMichael in 1997 at Soundpro Studios, Dartmouth, NS, mixed by George Massenburg in Blackbird Studio C
3Recorded by George Massenburg, May 1997 at Petewood Studios in Williamson County, Tennessee
4Recorded in 1996 by Karl Falkenham at CBC Studios, Halifax, NS

REUNION, THE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM PLUS  ‘REUNION, THE DELUXE TOUR EDITION’

The Rankin Family, best known for their unique blend of Celtic Traditionalism and contemporary folk and pop, will be making yet another step into the Canadian music spotlight with the January 9th street date of their latest CD – Reunion.

Having sold over 1.3 million CD’s, The Rankin Family will be accompanying the release of “Reunion” with both the December release of the “Backstage Pass” DVD and Canadian National Tour in January and February 2007.

Regional television ads, print ads, and co-op advertising will be jointly promoting “The Rankin Family: Reunion” in addition to the ensuing national tour coverage (see attached tour dates).

The Rankin Family: Reunion

Recorded live off-the-floor at Bluebird Studio’s in Nashville, “Reunion” features the first Rankin Family recording after a lengthy break. With producer George Massenburg at the helm, “Reunion” features 12 songs that further their homegrown east coast sound (including a cover of Gordon Lighfoots “The Way I feel” and John Hiatt’s “Gone”).

Also, appearing for the first time on a Rankin CD is Molly Rankin, daughter of the late John Morris.

Reunion: Deluxe Tour Edition includes additional CD containing 12 of the band’s biggest hits and fan favorites including ‘Fare Thee Well Love’. Tour edition is packaged in 1 2CD brilliant box housed in a tour edition o-card

"Rankin Family Reunion: Exclusive Tour Edition"

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

Click to purchase this CD from Amazon.com

Read reviews of "Reunion"

 

Important Statistics

Mastering by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering & DVD
Assisted by Kazuri Arai, John Netti & Mark Petaccia
Production Assistance by: Heather Frantsi
Photography: Janet Kimber
Art Direction: Benjamin Fong
Album Artwork & Layout: Gary Hewitt, Wedge.a&d

Musicians on CD: Jimmy Rankin, Raylene Rankin, Cookie Rankin, Heather Rankin, Molly Rankin, John Morris Rankin, Pete Wasner, Jon Randall, Byron House, Chris Brown, Gordie Sampson, David Jacques, Mac Morin, Mairi Rankin, Vinny Santoro, Tracey Dares, Dave MacIsaac, Colin Linden, David Huff.

Released by Longview Music - January 9, 2007
Distributed by: EMI Music Canada

CD Identification: 90002-2
ISBN Number: 6 28869 00022 3

Mairidh ceol agus gaol.  Music and love will endure. In Loving Memory of John Morris Rankin

Song List

Disc 1

  1. Departing Song*
  2. Nothing to Believe*
  3. Nothing Like An Ocean*
  4. Sparrow*
  5. Johnny Cope1
  6. Sunday Morning*
  7. The Way I Feel*
  8. Our Time Is Tonight2
  9. Hush the Waves3
  10. Hillsdale Medley4
  11. Sunset*
  12. Gone*

Disc 2

  1. Fare Thee Well Love
  2. North Country
  3. Forty Days and Nights
  4. You Feel The Same Way Too
  5. Maybe You're Right
  6. Bells
  7. Movin' On
  8. Orangedale Whistle
  9. Rise Again
  10. Roving Gypsy Boy (Remix)
  11. Grey Dusk of Eve (Portobello)
  12. Mull River Shuffle (Live / Medley)

*Songs recorded live October 2006 in Berry Hill, Tennessee at Blackbird Studio C.
1Recorded in 1990 by Karl Falkenham at CBC Studios, Halifax, NS
2Recorded by Kevin MacMichael in 1997 at Soundpro Studios, Dartmouth, NS, mixed by George Massenburg in Blackbird Studio C
3Recorded by George Massenburg, May 1997 at Petewood Studios in Williamson County, Tennessee
4Recorded in 1996 by Karl Falkenham at CBC Studios, Halifax, NS

REUNION, THE BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM PLUS  ‘REUNION, THE DELUXE TOUR EDITION’

The Rankin Family, best known for their unique blend of Celtic Traditionalism and contemporary folk and pop, will be making yet another step into the Canadian music spotlight with the January 9th street date of their latest CD – Reunion.

Having sold over 1.3 million CD’s, The Rankin Family will be accompanying the release of “Reunion” with both the December release of the “Backstage Pass” DVD and Canadian National Tour in January and February 2007.

Regional television ads, print ads, and co-op advertising will be jointly promoting “The Rankin Family: Reunion” in addition to the ensuing national tour coverage (see attached tour dates).

The Rankin Family: Reunion

Recorded live off-the-floor at Bluebird Studio’s in Nashville, “Reunion” features the first Rankin Family recording after a lengthy break. With producer George Massenburg at the helm, “Reunion” features 12 songs that further their homegrown east coast sound (including a cover of Gordon Lighfoots “The Way I feel” and John Hiatt’s “Gone”).

Also, appearing for the first time on a Rankin CD is Molly Rankin, daughter of the late John Morris.

Reunion: Deluxe Tour Edition includes additional CD containing 12 of the band’s biggest hits and fan favorites including ‘Fare Thee Well Love’. Tour edition is packaged in 1 2CD brilliant box housed in a tour edition o-card

"Edge of Day"

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

Click to order this CD from Amazon.com

Read reviews of "Edge of Day"

Important Statistics

Production Credits
Produced by: Colin Linden
Recorded and mixed by: John Whynot
Additional recording by: Colin Linden
Recorded at: The Rendering Plant in Nashville and Pinhead Recorders in Toronto
Mixed at: Masterlink in Nashville and Pinhead Recorders in Toronto
Assisted by: Brian Harrison and Brando Marius
Mastered By: Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York

Jimmy Rankin plays Gibson Guitars with D'Addario Strings.

All songs written by Jimmy Rankin
Collaborators include Gordie Sampson, Tom Wilson, Jon Randall, Craig Northey

Musicians on CD: Jimmy Rankin, Richard Bell (keyboard), Sam Bacco (percussion), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Colin Linden (guitar), Gary Craig (drums), David Jacques (bass), Bryan Owings (drums), Garry Tallent (bass)

Length:

Released by Song Dog Music May 8, 2007

Distributed by EMI Music Canada

CD Identification: 
ISBN Number: 80726 70003 2 9

Song List

  1. Stranded
  2. Slipping Away
  3. Got To Leave Louisiana
  4. 501 Queen
  5. Heaven is the Last Place
  6. Hopeless
  7. Still Lovers Now
  8. The Touch of an Angel
  9. Drifting Too Far From Shore
  10. Shot In The Dark
  11. The Luckiest Guy
  12. When I Rise
  13. Beautiful Dream

Like any painter worth his salt, Jimmy Rankin knows how to make a lasting impression. Except that, as a man who has won four SOCAN-sponsored ECMA-and-Juno Songwriter Of The Year Awards for the chart-topping "Fare Thee Well Love," "You Feel The Same Way Too," "Followed Her Around" and "Midnight Angel," his canvas isn't restricted to an easel and a few tubes of paint.

It's framed by experience -- and depending on how the Cape Breton native channels his idea -- a masterstroke of an alt. country, adult-contemporary or rock-flavored arrangement depicting his life, emotions and observations with resonating finesse.

Just hand him a guitar -- preferably an acoustic Gibson; give him a little think-time and watch Jimmy -- no, hear him -- weave some aural magic.

"To me, writing a song is almost like creating a painting," notes Jimmy, who offers 13 picture-perfect portraits of sonic splendor on his new album Edge Of Day.

Jimmy Rankin thanks:
Mia and James Beckett Rankin, the Rankin and Nishi families, Colin Linden, John Whynot, Graeme McDonald, Byron Wong, Heather Frantsi, Richard Mills and SL Feldman, Dale Speaking, Sam Pickard and Holly Cybulski at Strut Publicity, FACTOR, The Radio Starmaker Fund, Music Nova Scotia, EMI Music Canada, Jonathan Gallivan, Benny Fong, Amanda VanDenBrock, Cookie Rankin, Tina Simpkin and Jamie Robinson at Gibson, Chip Sutherland, Robert Frank, June Leaf and my band and crew.
 
Colin Linden thanks:
Janice Powers, John Whynot, Colin James, Brain Harrison, Chad Hailey, Wayne Jackson and Tom Wilson.
 
Acknowledgements:
For Geraldine

"Live at Alderney Landing"

 

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

Important Statistics

This collaboration of friends and colleagues resulted from one invitation to perform, many phone calls, uncounted e-mails and approximately a day and a half of rehearsal.  We hope the collective respect and fondness these artists have for one another, and the ease with which they share the stage is conveyed in this live recording.

Production Credits
Recorded Live: By CBC, October 11th and 13th, 2007, Alderney Landing, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Produced by: Peggy Hemsworth
Engineered and mixed by: Pat Martin
Guitars: Clarence Deveau, Jamie Robinson, Cindy Church, Susan Crowe
Vocals: Raylene Rankin, Cindy Church, Susan Crowe
"Gone" written by John Hiatt, Arranged by The Rankin Sisters

Musicians on CD: Raylene Rankin, Cindy Church, Susan Crowe, Jamie Robinson, Clarence Deveau

Released by Rankin, Church & Crowe

Distributed by Corvus Records

CD Identification: CD-CR0016
ISBN Number: 7 75020 87832 7

Thanks to Glenn Meisner of CBC Halifax for his continued support and commitment to Canadian music.  Thanks also to Peggy Hemsworth and Pat Martin with whom it was a pleasure to work.  To Jamie and Clarence, we extend thanks and gratitude for their support on and off stage. Special thanks to Dorianne Rheaume for her measurable help in making this CD.

Song List

  1. The Only Star I See 3:21
  2. Fell Back Up 3:09 (Video Sample from Breakfast Television in Halifax Fall 2007)
  3. Cape Breton Lullaby 4:06
  4. Where Love Lies 2:36
  5. Dreamless 4:23
  6. Gillis Mountain 3:02
  7. Nothing Can Make The World Right Again 4:18
  8. Where The Redwood Grows 4:28 (MP3 Song Sample)
  9. Alasdair Beag 3:21
  10. Better Things To Do Than Miss You 2:28
  11. Sparrow 3:03
  12. Your One And Only Life 4:17
  13. Gone 2:57

In October 2007, Raylene Rankin, Cindy Church & Susan Crowe sang together at Alderney Landing, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This live concert was recorded by the CBC Canada. This concert recording is now becoming their debut cd! The expected release date of their debut album together is August, 2008. The cd is entitled "Rankin, Church & Crowe : Live At Alderney Landing."

"These Are The Moments"

 

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

 

Read Reviews of "These Are The Moments"

Click to order this CD from Amazon.com

Click to download this CD from Amazon.com

Important Statistics

Production Credits

Tracks 1-6:
Produced by Steven MacKinnon

Engineered and Mixed* by John "Beetle" Bailey at the Drive Shed, Toronto - June to August 2008 - Assisted by Mat Pataki
*except 1 (Single Mix) and 13: "Breathe Dream Pray Love" Mixed by Mike Fraser at the Warehouse, Vancouver - assisted by Eric Mosher

Executive Producer and A&R: Frank Davies.
All arrangements by Steven MacKinnon except Hopeville (courtesy Kevin Breit).
Moscow strings arranged by Steven MacKinnon under the direction of Yuri Sazonoff.
Mastered by Joao Carvalho

Tracks 7-13
Compilation/A&R/Executive Producers: Frank Davies & Jeff Parry 

Released by Longview Music February 3, 2009

Distributed by Maple Music Recordings

CD Identification: MRCD 6510
ISBN Number: 8 23674 65102 2

Photography: Andrew MacNaughton
Hair: Sandy Bloos and Kari Fisher
Makeup: Spring Roy
Stylist: Sandra Marquis
Art Direction/Design: Benny Fong

The Rankin Family wishes to thank: Jeff Parry, Frank Davies, Steve MacKinnon, John Bailey and everyone at Drive Shed Studio, the musicians who played on the tracks, everyone who contributed to the making of this music, Maple Music Recordings/Universal Music, Longview Records, Chip Sutherland, Benny Fong and finally our families, friends and fans.

Song List

  1. BREATHE DREAM PRAY LOVE (SINGLE MIX) - 4:10 - written by Victoria Shaw, Amy Sky, Jim Brickman
  2. STRAIGHT INTO LOVE - 3:59 - written by Jimmy Rankin & Patricia Conroy
  3. MY ONLY WISH - 3:54 - written by Jimmy Rankin, Tom Wilson, Tawgs Salter
  4. NEVER ALONE - 3:55 - written by Victoria Shaw, Sarah Buxton, Gary Burr
  5. I WOULD - 3:41 - written by Heather Rankin
  6. HOPEVILLE - 4:22 - written by Jimmy Rankin, Dean McTaggart, Lennie Gallant
  7. FARE THEE WELL LOVE (2008 SEQUEL) - 4:30 - written by Jimmy Rankin
  8. NOTHING LIKE AN OCEAN - 3:28 - written by Jimmy Rankin & Gordie Sampson
  9. MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT - 4:14 - written by Cookie Rankin & Gordie Sampson
  10. NOTHING TO BELIEVE IN - 4:48 - written by Heather Rankin
  11.  YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY TOO - 4:52 - written by Jimmy Rankin
  12.  RISE AGAIN (2008 SEQUEL) - 3:47 - written by Leon Dubinsky
  13. BREATHE DREAM PRAY LOVE - 4:10 - written by Victoria Shaw, Amy Sky, Jim Brickman

The 2 marked "2008 sequel" are remixes, with new instrumentation and production by Jeff Dawson, and the other old titles are the original recordings.

THESE ARE THE MOMENTS – 2009:
With the musical footprints of “Rise Again” and “Fare Thee Well Love” anchoring the spirit of the CD, the family added industry veteran Frank Davies as the Executive Producer and Juno award-winning producer Steven MacKinnon behind the console. Together they selected and recorded all the new material (four of which were written or co-written by Jimmy and Heather) then created reworked and remixed versions of two of their biggest hits from the past with noted producer Jeff Dawson augmented the previously existing tracks chosen for the album while renowned mixer Mike Fraser (Norah Jones, AC-DC) who added his magic to them, along with the lead-off single “Breathe (Dream Pray Love)”. Rounding out the album are several other timeless Rankin classics featured in their CTV Reunion special, most of which were also written or co-written by the family.

The end result is a new, fresh, uplifting and inspiring collection of songs. Lyrically and musically it stands as a brilliant body of work that quite coincidentally reflects the hope that is so desperately sought in these uncertain times. The first single, “Breathe Dream Pray Love”, serves to introduce a lush, contemporary variation to their familiar sound and harmonies; there is “Hopeville” with its poignant and relevant lyrics, the wistful, but edgy “Straight Into Love” and the moving “Never Alone”. “My Only Wish” a song for us all and the personal ode to love, “I Would” round out the new selections. The four Rankins trade lead vocals on the CD, adding their signature harmonies throughout.

These are the Moments is set for release on Longview/MapleMusic Recordings on February 3rd along with a national tour that begins on the west coast the next day.

"Forget About The World" - Jimmy Rankin

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

Important Statistics

Jimmy Rankin: Vocals, Guitar, Piano on "Lost"
Bill Bell: Acoustic and Electric guitar
Gary Craig: Drums, Percussion
John Dymond: Bass
Gary Brelt: Piano, B3
Colin Cripps: Electric Guitar
Kenny Greer: Pedal Steel
Craig Eastman: Fiddle
John Ryan: Background Vocals
Patricia Conroy: Background Vocals on "Here in My Heart" & "What I Wouldn't Give"
Keith Urban: Electric Guitar on "Here in My Heart"
Serena Ryder: Vocals on "Walk That Way"

Keith Urban appears courtesy of Hit Red Records
Serena Ryder appears courtesy of EMI Music Canada and Atlantic Records

Produced by Bill Bell
Recorded at Canterbury Music Company, Toronto, Ontario
Engineer: Jeremy Darby, Assistant Engineer: Andrew Heppner
Additional Recording at The Orange Lounge Studios, Toronto, Ontario & Soleil Studio, Toronto Ontario
Additional Recording by Colin Linden, Pinhead Recorders, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed by Vic Florencia at Concrete Jungle Studio, Toronto, Ontario
Except "Colorado Dave" & "Maybe Nothing", Mixed by Bill Bell at Soleil Studio
Mastered by: Joao Carvahlo at Joao Carvahlo Mastering
Photography: Front and Back Covers: Margaret Malandruccolo
Interior - Mark Maryanovich
Art Direction: Benny Fong

Released by Song Dog Music April 12, 2011

Distributed by Fontana North

CD Identification: SDM04122011
ISBN Number: 8 23674 00512 2

For James & Chloe

Song List

  1. I'm Just Saying (Jimmy Rankin, Steve MacDougall)
  2. Here In My Heart (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy)
  3. Perfect (Jimmy Rankin, JC Smith)
  4. Walk That Way (Jimmy Rankin, Christina Martin, Dwight D'eon)
  5. Maybe Nothing (Jimmy Rankin, Steve MacDougall)
  6. Forget About the World (Jimmy Rankin, Tebey)
  7. Waiting On A Sign (Jimmy Rankin, Mladen Borosak, Rebecca Everett)
  8. The Hurtin' Part (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy)
  9. Lost (Jimmy Rankin, Thomas "Tawgs" Salter)
  10. What I Wouldn't Give (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy, Greg Becker)
  11. Louise (Jimmy Rankin)
  12. Colorado Dave (Jimmy Rankin)

Listen/watch the first single "Here In My Heart"

 

"All the Diamonds" - Raylene Rankin

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

Important Statistics

Musicians:
Vocals - Raylene Rankin
Guitars, mandolin - Kevin Breit, Jamie Robinson
Piano, organ - Kim Dunn
Bass - Jamie Gatti
Background vocals - Kim Dunn

Produced by: Jamie Robinson
Engineered by: Pat Martin
Recorded at: studio h, CBC Halifax
Executive producer: Susan Crowe

Thank you to: dorianne rheaume, susan crowe, colin & alexander anderson, stephen fearing, jamie robinson, pat martin, cbc halifax, kelly clark, jason otis, dave macisaac, laura stirling, alice freeman, fusion print, dc productions, and, of course, the fine musicians. deep gratitude to the writers who shared their diamonds with me.

These ten songs were arranged, rehearsed and recorded on september 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2011. They were recorded on the top floor of halifax's historic CBC radio building in studio H.

Released Fall 2011

Distributed by Fontana North

CD Identification: 
ISBN Number: 

The intimate voice of a world renowned singer and interpreter of contemporary and traditional roots music, featuring ten intimate covers of top tier songwriters, including Steve Earle, Bruce Cockburn, Mark Knopfler, David Francey and others.

Song List

  1. All the Diamonds
  2. Grim Cathedral
  3. Blackbird
  4. Heartbroke
  5. Deark, Dark Eyes
  6. Every Part of Me
  7. The Fish and the Bird
  8. You Won't Find Me
  9. Fein-Labhairt an T-Sean Duine
  10. I Have You

All the Diamonds - Bruce Cockburn
Grim Cathedral - David Francey
Blackbird - Traditional
Heartbroke - Patricia Conroy, Jamie Robinson
Dear, Dark Eyes (dark eyed molly) - Archie Fisher
Every Part of Me - Steve Earle
The Fish and The Bird - Mark Knopfler
You Won't Find Me - Amelia Curran
Fein-labhairt An T-seann Duine - Le Calum Mac Gill-iosa
I Have You - Connie Kaldor

"Tinsel Town" - Jimmy Rankin

Tinsel Town, Jimmy Rankin

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

Important Statistics

Jimmy Rankin: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Bill Bell: Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Aronoff: Drums & Percussion
Kristian Attard: Electric & Upright Bass
Chris Joyner: Piano, Wurlitzer & Accordion
Jesse Greene: Violin & Cello
Jamie Robinson: Electric & Acoustic Guitar on tracks 2, 7, 9 and 10
Chris Chaney: Bass on track 4
Tim Pierce: Acoustic & Electric Guitar on track 4
Patricia Conroy: Background Vocals on track 5
John Ryan: Background Vocals on tracks 1-3, 5-9, 11-12
Amy Sky: Background Vocals on tracks 3, 6, 10
James & Chloe Rankin: Intro Vocals on track 12

Produced by Bill Bell
Recorded at Soleil Studio, Toronto, ON with engineer Bill Bell
Additional Recording at Stagg Street Studio, Los Angeles, CA with engineer Ethan Calson
Mixed by Vic Florencia at Concrete Jungle Studio, Toronto, Ontario
Mastered by: Philip Demetro at Laquer Channel, Toronto, ON
Pre-Production by Jamie Robinson
Photography by Mark Maryanovich
Album Artwork by Garnet Armstrong

Released by Song Dog Music November 6, 2012

Distributed by Fontana North

CD Identification: SDM10302012
ISBN Number: 8 23674 00872 7

For Mia, James & Chloe

Song List

  1. Tinseltown (Jimmy Rankin/Patricia Contry)
  2. Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith, public domain arranged by Jimmy Rankin)
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
  4. Jingle Bell Rock (Joe Beal, Jim Boothe)
  5. December (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy)
  6. Christmas for Cowboys (Steve Weisberg)
  7. Silver Bells (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
  8. Boogie Woogie Christmas (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy)
  9. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Johnny Marks)
  10. Let it Snow (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
  11. Don't Wanna Say Goodbye to Christmas (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy)
  12. White Christmas (Irving Berlin)

"Back Road Paradise" - Jimmy Rankin

Back Road Paradise, Jimmy Rankin

Canada Customers

US Customers

Overseas Customers

Important Statistics

Jimmy Rankin: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Bill Bell: Acoustic and Electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, dobro, keyboards, background vocals
Kristian Attard: bass
Gary Craig: Drums, Percussion
Gary Brelt: Piano, B3 organ, Wurlitzer
Burke Carroll: pedal steel, dobro
Calle Lehmann: background vocals
Merritt Lear: background vocals
Ben Rutz: fiddle
Alison Krauss: vocals on Flames
Jim Cuddy: vocals on Never Gonna Leave*
Bob & Clint Moffatt: background vocals on Build this House
Gordie Sampson: banjo, keyboards, acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals on Blame It All On You
Jamie Robinson: acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizer on Falling So Hard
Kenny Aronoff: drums on Blame It All On You and Back Road Paradise
Dan Dugmore: pedal streel on Falling So Hard and Blame it All on You

*Jim Cuddy appears courtesy of Warner Music Canada

Produced by Bill Bell
Recorded at Revolution Recording & Soleil Studios, Toronto, Ontario
Engineered by Denis Tougas
Assisted by Jack Chow
Additional Engineering by Bill Bell at Soleil Studios
Mixed by Vic Florencia at Concrete Jungle Studio
Mastered by: Joao Carvahlo at Joao Carvahlo Mastering
Photography: Mark Maryanovich
Album Artwork by Garnet Armstrong

Released by Song Dog Music April 1, 2014

Distributed by Fontana North

CD Identification: SDM04012014
ISBN Number: 8 23674 01322 6

For Raylene, Susie and Suki

Song List

  1. Cool Car (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy, Bob & Clint Moffatt)
  2. Falling So Hard (Jimmy Rankin, Gordie Sampson, Jamie Robinson)
  3. Flames (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy, Steven MacDougall)
  4. I've Got A Feeling (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy, Jamie Warren)
  5. Back Road Paradise (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy, Dermot Grehan)
  6. Paris or Rome (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy, Danick Dupelle)
  7. Never Gonna Leave (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy, Bob & Clint Moffatt)
  8. Shades (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy)
  9. Blame It All On You (Jimmy Rankin, Gordie Sampson, Steven MacDougall)
  10. Pull Out Your Picture (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy)
  11. Build This House (Jimmy Rankin, Patricia Conroy, Bob & Clint Moffatt)
  12. Whiskey When The Sun Goes Down (Jimmy Rankin, Steven MacDougall)
  13. Back Road Reprise (Jimmy Rankin)

Listen/watch the first single "Cool Car"

If you need help in finding any of these CD's, send us an email and we'll do our best to help you locate the CD's.

Or click on the link next to the album covers to buy that CD or cassette from


(where available)

CD's can also be purchased online using Paypal (US Dollars) and we'll ship them to you immediately (depending on stock availability).  Email for details. 

Pay me securely with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card through PayPal! Visa ,MasterCard, Discover, and American Express

If you don't wish to buy online by credit card, email us and we can help you get the item you're interested in.


Home ~ Rankin News ~ Articles ~ Awards ~ Band Members ~ Concerts ~ Contact ~ Discography ~ Fan Distribution ~ FAQ ~ Feedback ~ Gallery ~ Guestbook ~ Links ~ Rankin Raves ~ Survey ~ Updates ~ Website Credits