On Friday, Oct 7 2016, O’brians Event Centre will play host to the first appearance by I Mother Earth with original vocalist Edwin after more than 18 years. The band will perform their critically acclaimed 3X Platinum album Scenery and Fish in it’s entirety as well as other fan favourites.
IME certainly has no shortage of concepts or desire to commemorate 20 Years of Scenery and Fish throughout the remainder of 2016. Festival appearances, special releases, and “Evening with” style performances featuring Edwin are all important for the band to pursue throughout the remainder of the year. Scenery and Fish was a benchmark release for IME. The album spawned 4 Top 10 Hits in Canada with “Raspberry”, “Another Sunday”, “Used to be Alright”, and “One More Astronaut”, It also gained traction around the world Cracking the Top 20 on the US Billboard charts and launched the bands touring schedule throughout North America and Europe. Recorded at the Legendary Le Studio in Quebec and Co Produced by Paul Northfield of RUSH fame, Scenery and Fish is a deep and diverse release that really solidified the lasting relationship with the fans and the band. Yes the success of the singles was great for their growth but the depth of the band on tracks like “Earth Sky and C”, or “Shortcut to Moncton”, or the special appearance by Alex Lifeson of RUSH on “LIKE a GIRL” or even staying true to their own unique heavy dynamic sound with “Pisser” and “Songburst and Delirium” is what deepened the love affair. Now, 20 Years later that feeling can be revisited by both fans and the band.
“We really wanted Edwin involved in revisiting Scenery and Fish this year, and we knew that some of the ideas we had would naturally benefit from having input from the people who were involved in our world at that specific time,” says band co-founder and guitarist Jag Tanna. “I initially reached out to Edwin just to see if he had any interest in being involved in a ‘Making Of…’ documentary. Well, the concept grew and here we are. This is really special for us. We haven’t performed together in 18 years, so this will be fun for the fans that have supported us since the beginning “
So Come Celebrate 20 Years of Scenery and Fish by I Mother Earth with Edwin.