Canaan Revisited – Cathedrals “Statue of Liberty”
January 7, 2008 7 Comments
I got a copy of Canaan Revisited for Christmas, and while it is a pretty good compilation of the six artists mentioned, one thing struck me as a bit strange. The version of “Statue of Liberty” that was used on the CD is not from the Cats Canaan LP titled Our Statue Of Liberty, from the Roy Tremble era. Instead, the recording is of the Danny Funderburk era Cathedrals. Specifically, from the Especially For You album that was recorded on Benson’s Riversong label, if I am not mistaken. It seems odd that a reflection of a label’s history includes a song that was not on a recording released by that label. I’ve sent a query to Canaan records via their website, we’ll see what they have to say. It just seems a bit odd to me.
UPDATE: According to a rep at Canaan, someone who had access to both masters apparently just chose the ’85 release over the ’74 release. They are not sure exactly how or why, but that’s the explanation. It’s a great compilation, it’s just weird that there is a non-Canaan recording on it. Thanks to Canaan for the prompt reply.