Released in June 2021
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Printed and crafted at The Fabrik, Alex Henry Foster’s own creative atelier.
– 1 clear heavyweight silkscreen printed lathe cut 12” record
*Signed and numbered limited edition of 200 copies
– 1 slipmat "North Star"
– 1 tote bag "Montreal Night Sky" (14" x 16")
– 1 hand-printed silkscreen jacket
– 1 digital download card
Designed by Alex Henry Foster.
1. The Son of Hannah (Live from Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, July 5, 2019)
About “The Son of Hannah”:
"The Son of Hannah" was the opening track during Alex Henry Foster's first concert under his own name, marking a comeback on the stage after 3 years absent from the public eye, on July 5, 2019, for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.
The concert has been turned into a critically acclaimed album, "Standing Under Bright Lights", the vinyl version of which did not previously include "The Son of Hannah".
Created for his return to the stage, "The Son of Hannah" is based on a story from the old testament and reflects on the personal struggles to keep faith alive in moments of great despair. It is also an acknowledgment of our deepest need in times of hopelessness. But most of all, it’s the poignant testimony of a man’s redemption that led to his son’s forgiveness and untimely inspired him to find his own way of being free, whatever it may mean.
The sky map on the slipmat and the tote bag is one of Montreal on July 5, 2019, day on which Alex Henry Foster performed live as a solo artist for the first time at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The sky, immortalized in a print, was our way to commemorate what marked a fateful moment for Alex Henry Foster & The Long Shadows, one that allowed everything that came after to take place, like some sort of a North Star on a dark night.