Listen to CBC Brave New Waves sessions

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On one of the earliest Brave New Waves sessions, The Grapes of Wrath performed cuts from their then-new Treehouse album, adding cover versions to kick things off in Studio 13, Montreal. A few years later, they would be invited once again to do an acoustic set, this time in promotion of the 1991 album These Days.

The CBC sessions capture the Grapes in their youth, full of energy and excitement, with a jam-like quality to the music that is less apparent on the album versions. The sessions have never been released commercially.

The Grapes of Wrath formed in 1983 and signed to Nettwerk Records the following year. Their albums Treehouse, Now & Again, These Days and the 2013 High Road are classics in Canadian rock, spawning such hits as “Peace of Mind” and “I Am Here.”

The Grapes of Wrath’s Brave New Waves Session was recorded on May 25th, 1988. The recording is taken from the original CBC Archives’ tape and remastered at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, by Harris Newman.


  1. Glad you checked it out and enjoyed it Lou! Hope to see you at one of our gigs in the future. Cheers!

  2. Just picked up this record. What a pleasant surptrise . Love it . Did not have any G o W in my collection and had not heard them in a while. I recall having good experience when I heard them in the 80s and 90s likely CBC . Saw the record in Mad Vinyl Cafe in Collingwood. Lucky it was in the 50% off bin otherwise might not have come across it. Great sound production and great feel, Love the guitar sound. Must be Rickenbackers. (Figured too that it was recorded on May 25 , my birthday, when I turned 33. So kind of a good sign.) Will now need to get caught up on what the band is doing and will have to hunt down their other work.


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