Ian and Sylvia – The Lost Tapes

by | 16 Aug, 2019

Ian and Sylvia Tyson The Lost Tapes

Ian and Sylvia Tyson The Lost TapesRegarded as pioneers of the folk & Americana genre, Ian & Sylvia first came to prominence in the early 60’s folk scene in Greenwich Village and Yorkville performing alongside Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot and were a headliner on the now famous 1963 Newport Folk Festival. Ian’s composition Four Strong Winds is now considered a standard and a CBC poll in 2005 named it the “most essential” piece of Canadian music. Ian & Sylvia were one of the first artists to explore an electric Country Rock sound recording with both New York and Nashville musicians.

In early 2019 Sylvia discovered a box of old 1/4” analog tapes in her attic that were professionally recorded in the early 1970s in front of a live studio audience. Over 20 previously unreleased recordings, included many of Ian & Sylvia’s classics, but also enough to have a full CD of recordings of songs never before included on any Ian & Sylvia album.

The Lost Tapes is being released as a 2CD album on September 6th, the week prior to Sylvia’s induction into the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Both Ian & Sylvia have been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Disc 1: Classics

  1. Keep on the Sunny Side
  2. Darcy Farrow
  3. Will the Circle be Unbroken
  4. When First Unto This Country
  5. Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies
  6. Four Rode By
  7. Nancy Whiskey
  8. Four Strong Winds
  9. Little Beggarman
  10. The French Song
  11. Summer Wages
  12. Crazy Arms
  13. I’ll Fly Away


Disc 2: Previously Unreleased

  1. After the Fire is Gone
  2. Heartaches by the Number
  3. Sweet Dreams
  4. Come On in my Kitchen
  5. Jimmie’s Texas Blues
  6. HOw Long
  7. Last Thing on my Mind
  8. That’s the Way Love Goes
  9. Crying Time
  10. Starting All Over Again
  11. Together Again
  12. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  13. The Goodnight Loving Trail