Sunday, April 27, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Glass Tiger

Artist:Glass Tiger
Song:Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)
Album:The Best of the Best: Air Time

The Canadian group Glass Tiger had their biggest success in the US with Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) in 1986. They were a much bigger deal at home. At first Glass Tiger was called Tokyo when they formed in Newmarket, ON which is north of Toronto. Alan Frew was lead singer. Other members were Sam Reid on keyboards, Al Connelly on guitar, Wayne Parker on bass and Michael Hanson on drums. They signed with Capitol Records Canada and it appears they may have suggested the name change to Glass Tiger. The band chose Jim Vallance to produce their 1986 debut album The Thin Red Line. He was known as Bryan Adams' songwriting partner. Don't Forget Me was the first single. It topped the Canadian charts and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Someday was their other US top ten hit. Glass Tiger was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy. The Thin Red Line was certified Gold. Though that was the end of their success in the US, Glass Tiger did well in Canada. They recorded three albums and went on hiatus after the 1991 CD Simple Mission. You can get all their hits on this comp. Glass Tiger has reunited occasionally. They released a live CD in 2006. Alan Frew released a couple of solo CDs. But he is mainly a songwriter. He wrote I Believe for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Sam Reid is director of the Songwiters Association of Canada. Here's the video for Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) by Glass Tiger.

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