Windsor-based singer-songwriter Glen MacNeil‘s debut album “Where The Heart Remains” is very much a personal testament to love and life. Ten fine songs, written or co-written by Glen, that focus on life, love and personal relationships, and his Cape Breton roots – The Island Where The Heart Remains; it is very much in the tradition of great Canadian singer-songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot and Dave Gunning. Featuring some fabulous musicianship, and beautifully understated production from John Law (of The Laws), the album is a joy for the ears, and one that once you start listening, you need to stay with to the end.
The album features acoustic guitar and vocals from Glen – with guitar, resophonic guitar, mandolin and organ from John Law, and backing vocals from John & Michele Law. Guest musicians include J.P. Cormier on fiddle, and John Allan Cameron‘s son Stuart Cameron (from The Heartbroken) playing electric guitar on “Up On High”, a tribute to the ‘Godfather of Celtic Music’. The album also features fellow veteran Windsor singer-songwriter (and co-writer) Philip Scott Poli on backing vocals on one of the albums strongest tracks “I Wish I Was A Train” – a song that’s sure to interest Nashville country singers looking for a good cover. The overall impression is that this is a very strong debut. I look forward to hearing more from Glen MacNeil. For more information visit glensongs.com.