REMY SHAND’S ACCLAIMED NO. 1 ALBUM THE WAY I FEEL AVAILABLE ON VINYL MORE THAN TWO DECADES AFTER RELEASE
INCLUDES FULL ALBUM MASTERED FOR VINYL PLUS BONUS TRACK “TAKE A MESSAGE (INSTRUMENTAL)”
REGULAR AND D2C EXCLUSIVE COLOURED VINYL VERSIONS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER STARTING TODAY
03 MARCH 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – GRAMMY® nominated Canadian R&B/soul singer Remy Shand will release his first and only album, 2002’s The Way I Feel, on vinyl for the first time ever on April 7, 2023 via Universal Music Canada in association with Motown Records and Ume. The vinyl edition of this neo-soul classic will feature the full album mastered for vinyl plus bonus track “Take A Message (Instrumental).” This special release will be available in two versions – All Retail 2LP on black vinyl and 2LP D2C exclusive coloured vinyl in red/blue.
Pre-order All Retail 2LP on black vinyl HERE and 2LP D2C exclusive coloured vinyl HERE
First released by UMC and Motown on March 12, 2002, The Way I Feel was written, arranged and produced by Shand; he also performed all instruments.
The Way I Feel received rave reviews, accolades and awards, including four GRAMMY® nominations; a JUNO Award winner for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and nominations for Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year; hit No. 1 for six consecutive weeks in Canada, where it is certified platinum; Top 40 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart; #15 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart; and a top 5 chart success for the single, “Take a Message,” on the U.S. Adult R&B chart.
The Way I Feel vinyl track listing:
Vinyl 1 Side A:
The Way I Feel 5:01
Burnin' Bridges 4:35
Vinyl 1 Side B:
The Second One 4:09
The Colour Of Day 3:35
Take A Message 4:03
Vinyl 2 Side A:
I Met Your Mercy 2:43
Vinyl 2 Side B:
Looking Back On Vanity 4:58
The Mind's Eye 6:11
Take a Message (Instrumental) 4:03
Last year, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album, Shand released The Way I Feel: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, which came with the addition of six rare tracks that were brand new to streaming services, including four tracks that had never been released before in Canada and the U.S. The rare tracks included “Mai,” “Ripened and Consumed,” “A Day in the Shade,” “The Way I feel (Instrumental),” “Take a Message (Instrumental),” and “Rocksteady (Instrumental).” Listen to The Way I Feel: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition HERE.
Known for keeping out of the public eye, Shand recently joined Instagram where he has given fans a glimpse of his recent transition into electrical engineering. Commenting on this new artistic evolution, Shand said:
“Motown was one of the few studios that built their own gear. I think that inspired me to become more than just an entertainer. Modern music has always been dictated by technological advancements intertwined with cultural movements. Song and dance have been around for ages and I would like to encourage more artists to evolve beyond that cycle, separate themselves from the pageantry, and get heavy with the recording arts and sciences. It’s time to step into the future and innovate.”
About Remy Shand (taken from his 2002 biography):
Remy Shand is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and self-producer, and his work is at once accomplished and deeply rooted, yet original. He is an artist who attacks the boundaries of R&B, pop and alternative with his own timeless fusion, as undeniable as it is unconventional.
Remy credits his musical education, in his hometown of Winnipeg, MB to a crate of classic albums salvaged by his dad from a club his construction crew was remodeling. Home-schooled through 10th grade, Remy enrolled at the local high school (mainly to play in the jazz band, whose teacher Remy would later hire for a recording session) but left after just one year. He’d started on acoustic guitar and bass around age 12, and his record collection provided his benchmarks. Here, My Dear, Marvin Gaye’s searingly honest chronicle of his divorce, became Remy’s favourite album and a musical bible: “I look at it as being taught by the masters -- the geniuses will take you all the way.” Albums like Ann Peebles’ I Can’t Stand the Rain; the Isley Brothers’ 3+3; Marvin Gaye’s I Want You, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life and the works of Rufus, Sly Stone and Steely Dan, among others, all became Remy’s sources as a musician, songwriter and producer.