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Newmarket, Toronto ON, Canada

Glass Tiger is a Canadian band formed in 1980 from Newmarket, Ontario. The band features Alan Frew on lead vocals supported by Sam Reid (keyboards), Al Connelly (guitar), Wayne Parker (bass) and Michael Hanson (drums). Originally named Tokyo, the band was signed by EMI Music Canada after they opened for their touring artist Culture Club at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in 1984.

Glass Tiger’s debut album The Thin Red Line (1986) produced two hit international singles, “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” [#2 on Billboard] and “Someday,” [#5 on Billboard], and featured additional singles “I Will Be There [#34 Billboard] and domestic single “You’re What I Look For”. The album set a record for being the fastest selling debut recording in Canadian history, going gold within weeks of its release. To date, this album has received four Platinum records in Canada and went Gold in the United States.

Glass Tiger’s sophomore release Diamond Sun, spawned domestic Canadian singles “Diamond Sun,” “I’m Still Searching,” “My Song,” and “(Watching) Worlds Crumble,” and achieved Double Platinum status in Canada.

Simple Mission, their third album, was not formally released in the USA, but it went Platinum in Canada and featured the singles “Animal Heart”, and the Celtic duet “My Town” with Rod Stewart. “My Town” was also featured on a special ‘Back-To-Back’ series compilation in the early 90’s and sold through EMI-Capitol’s Special Market’s division.

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