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Free Polaris Cover Sessions 12-Inch Record Features Pierre Kwenders, Faith Healer, Partner

The Polaris Music Prize is giving away copies of its new 12-inch record, Polaris Cover Sessions #5.

The album, pressed in translucent corpse flower purple vinyl, features Pierre Kwenders covering Jean-Pierre Ferland’s “It Ain’t Fair,” Faith Healer’s version of The Band’s “When You Awake” and Partner doing Rush’s “Limelight.”

The three songs on the 12-inch were culled from the Polaris Cover Sessions, an ongoing curated program where past Polaris nominees cover songs from albums that have earned Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. The Heritage Prize is Polaris’ hall of fame.

To receive a copy of the record, collectors and fans can purchase a Polaris Music Prize-nominated album from one of 40 participating record stores across Canada.

The record is available in the following locations while supplies last:

Fred’s, St John’s, NFLD
Taz Records (New Scotland Yard), Dartmouth, NS
Taz Records, Halifax, NS
Taz Records, Bedford, NS
Le Knockout, Quebec City, QC
Frequences Le Disquaire, Ste-Hyacinthe, QC
Atom Heart, Montreal, QC
Aux 33 Tours, Montreal, QC
Phonopolis, Montreal, QC
Compact Music (Glebe), Ottawa, ON
Compact Music (Centretown), Ottawa, ON
The ODDs & SODs Shoppe, Ottawa, ON
Now & Then – Kingston, ON
Sam The Record Man, Belleville, ON
KOPS, Oshawa, ON
Now & Then, Oshawa, ON
Dead Dog Records (East), Toronto, ON
Dead Dog Records (West), Toronto, ON
June Records, Toronto, ON
KOPS (Queen), Toronto, ON
KOPS (Danforth), Toronto, ON
Rotate This, Toronto, ON
Sonic Boom, Toronto, ON
Soundscapes, Toronto, ON
Cheapies, Hamilton, ON
Dr. Disc, Hamilton, ON
Grooves, London, ON
Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia, ON
Dr. Disc, Windsor, ON
Into the Music, Winnipeg, MB
Vinyl Diner, Saskatoon, SK
Blackbyrd Myoozik, Edmonton, AB
Listen Records, Edmonton, AB
Blackbyrd Myoozik, Calgary, AB
Sloth Records, Calgary, AB
Recordland, Calgary, AB
Milkcrate Records, Kelowna, BC
Neptoon Records, Vancouver, BC
Red Cat, Vancouver, BC
Ditch Records, Victoria, BC

Polaris Cover Sessions are presented by SiriusXM Canada and pressed by Microforum. Studio services for two sessions were provided by Union Sound.

Each Cover Session performance was captured on video. Partner’s video will be released on August 28 while the videos for Pierre Kwenders and Faith Healer can be seen below:

Pierre Kwenders “It Ain’t Fair (Jean-Pierre Ferland cover) – Polaris Cover Sessions #13

Faith Healer “When You Awake” (The Band cover) – Polaris Cover Sessions #14


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