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Canadian roots rapture playlist


It’s far too beautiful a day for the world to end – but then aren’t they all?

Here’s our Canadian soundtrack for the end of the world, just in case:

Ken Whiteley, “Step to Paradise”
Kate & Anna McGarrigle, “Rainbow Ride”
The Lustre Brothers, “My Journey to the Sky”
Katherine Wheatley, “My Last Breath”
Treasa Levasseur, “Stuck in Soulsville”
Timber Timbre, “Demon Host”
Jenny Whiteley, “Hallelujah”
Raghu Lokanathan, “Halleloo”
Eve Goldberg, “Let Me Rise”
Manitoba Hal, “Call of Angels”
James Hill & Anne Davison, “Travelin’ On”
The Good Brothers, “Until these Troubled Times are Gone”
Claire Jenkins Avec Band, “Strange Weather”
Russell deCarle, “Goin’ Away Party”
Yael Wand, “Jerusalem”
Liam Titcomb, “Lift Me Up”
Kristin Sweetland, “La Fin du Monde”
Ian Tamblyn, “Arc of Dreams and Prayers”
Jory Nash, “God Don’t Know Me Anymore”
Dala, “Goodnight My Love”
Kevin Breit, “Hallelujah Shore”
Lori Cullen, “Forever and For Always”
New Country Rehab, “Angel of Death”
Rita Chiarelli
, “Don’t Let Him Catch You (With Your Work Undone”)

What are you listening to, on this glorious day to end all days?

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7 comments

  1. avatar
    Shawna 21 May, 2011 at 13:22

    I have long believed that Canadians are the masters of the doomsday song.

    Some additions:

    Craig Cardiff – The Very Last Night of the End of the World
    Emm Gryner – Doomsday
    Bruce Cockburn – Last Night of the World
    …and my friend Caylie Staples – This is How the World Ends

    Then hit >PLAY on your DVD of Don McKellar’s “Last Night”.

  2. avatar
    Eric Thom 21 May, 2011 at 13:51

    Hate to even think of jumping the border but – for this one track, “The End” by the Doors…….essential before ‘departing’.

    But back on the better side of life…. Rose Cousins’ “The Send Off”…..Stan Rogers’ “The Last Watch”…

  3. avatar
    Joanne Crabtree 21 May, 2011 at 15:54

    “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” by E.C. Ball, was first recorded for the Library of Congress by John Lomax, but surely has been covered by a Canadian band since!

  4. avatar
    Joel LeBlanc 21 May, 2011 at 22:29

    My choice was easy: “Festival of Friends” by Bruce Cockburn. A great rapture song and a pretty darned good Folk Festival back in the 70’s when I used to go…..

  5. avatar
    Paul Corby 22 May, 2011 at 11:11

    Joel Plaskett’s The Red Light:
    It could be 100 years, It could take 1000
    Don’t waste a lifetime waiting in vain…
    The red light’s turning on again
    Are you ready for the end of the world?
    I’m not ready for the end of the world.
    Are you ready for the end of the world?
    I’M NOT!

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