Monday, 21 March 2016
Kelita & Duncan Meiklejohn - Neighbours of the World (1987)
With our very favourite purple Mayor proclaiming that 2016 is the Year of Music in Calgary, we think it's time to do something about the pile of random 7" singles that are cluttering the CCPS office. Heck, this might be the year something really, really big happens to our city! Just look at all the Calgary bands that are up for nominations for Junos this year! Oh, right.
Anyways, let's go back to another heady time in this city, the run-up to the 1988 Winter Olympics. We've already highlighted Cat Ranch's excellent contribution to the Song for Calgary contest, but we neglected to post the winner. Thankfully, the CBC's Danielle Nerman did a thorough write-up on "Neighbours of the World" earlier this year, highlighting the fact that the song - which is still on the book's as Calgary's official song - was written by a pair of guys from Victoria.
So all that's left for us to do is post this thing. We think a spin on the intern's record player is the best treatment for this:
Oh, and there's an instrumental b-side, for those who just can't get enough of this: