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Partner covers Rush's Limelight for SiriusXM Polaris Music Prize Cover Sessions

Sat, Sep 7, 2019@10:05AM | comments

The Polaris Music Prize recently released the video for its third and final SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2019 featuring Windsor-based rock band Partner covering Rush's Limelight from their Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album Moving Pictures. You can listen to the cover below or on YouTube/SoundCloud. From the Polaris Music Prize website:

... Partner's version of "Limelight" was engineered and mixed by Darren McGill at Union Sound Company in Toronto. Partner are strong supporters of the classic prog power trio. "We love you Rush. You seem like the coolest people ever," said Partner's Lucy Niles in the video. "I have a message from my dad," added fellow band member Josée Caron, reading from a phone, "'Your dad had the Exit Stage Left vinyl and 2112 is his favourite.'" The Partner cover is the final session planned for 2019 that features past Polaris nominees interpreting songs from albums that have received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. Rush's Moving Pictures album received its Heritage Prize designation in 2016. Partner made the Short List in 2018 for their album In Search Of Lost Time. Partner's interpretation as well as Faith Healer performing The Band's "When You Awake" and Pierre Kwenders' cover of Jean-Pierre Ferland's "It Ain't Fair" have been pressed on to a limited edition vinyl record that was given out free with purchase at participating retail stores in late-summer. The record will also be given to Polaris Gala attendees. ...

As mentioned above, Rush's Moving Pictures won the Polaris Heritage Prize back in 2016, and their 1976 album 2112 also was a winner last year. The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala will take place on Monday, September 16th at the Carlu in Toronto.