Limited to just 1000 copies, the Songs Of A Lifetime vinyl box set commemorates the late great Stan Rogers' profound influence on folk music.
In a remarkable testament to the enduring impact of Stan Rogers as a prolific songwriter, four decades have elapsed since his untimely demise in a plane fire in 1983 at the tender age of 33. Yet, his melodies continue to echo through the hearts of both the young and the old, perpetuating a celebration of his profound influence. Songs such as "Northwest Passage," "Barrett’s Privateers," and "The Mary Ellen Carter" have become ingrained in the very fabric of North American Maritime culture.
Recognized for his remarkable contributions, Rogers posthumously received the Diplome d’honneur from the Canadian Conference of the Arts. In 2019, he was further honored with induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, an accolade that acknowledges the enduring resonance of his musical legacy. Adding to the list of tributes, Canada Post issued a postage stamp series in 2021, commemorating Rogers' indelible mark on the country's cultural landscape.
Yearly, enthusiasts from across North America make a pilgrimage to the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia, transforming the coastal town into a haven for folk music aficionados who gather to pay homage to the iconic songwriter.
Undoubtedly, Rogers' influence extends beyond borders, with his music and lyrics serving as a wellspring of inspiration for musicians globally. Embracing this rich legacy, a must-have for aficionados of traditional folk music is this limited edition comprehensive set which encapsulates the entirety of Rogers' songwriting prowess within a meticulously designed folio book. The book not only features sheet music complete with notation but also includes insightful introductions authored by Rogers himself, as well as those who collaborated with him.
The box set is a musical treasure trove, housing 49 recordings spanning three albums across five vinyl discs. This includes the rare re-release of For The Family, initially issued shortly after Rogers' passing. Notably, Coffee House to Concert Hall and Home In Halifax make their vinyl debut in this collection, adding an extra layer of exclusivity to this already exceptional set.
This incredible set, again limited to just 1000 copies, pays homage to a songwriter whose influence continues to this day, offering a tangible connection to the timeless melodies that continue to resonate with audiences worldwide.