Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea is a bastard. Forged from the loins of Figgy Duff and Ryan’s Fancy, GBS found its feet on the unforgiving streets of St. John’s, and stood their ground when others faltered. When asked about their unlikely success, founding member Bob Hallett is typically candid: “We weren’t the best musicians in town,” he says, “we just wanted it more. We were driven by a bloody-minded need to succeed and we were rewarded for our bleeding.”

The band dragged themselves out of the city’s infamous bars to release their Warner debut Up in the spring of 1995. Relentless touring and a raucous live show quickly propelled the record to platinum. Their next effort Play enjoyed even bigger success and the band moved its show into hockey stadiums across the nation.

The US labels took notice and GBS was subsequently signed to Sire by Seymour Stein (Madonna/Talking Heads), who unleashed the band on an unsuspecting American public. Accolades and a solid cult following ensued. “We are showmen and we live and die by our trade,” offers electrified lead singer Alan Doyle. “I am drawn to the light and I was born to burn”.

Born and raised in ‘the far east of the western world’, the lads have traversed the globe, all the while wearing their hometown on their sleeves. “Our music is of Newfoundland,” explains McCann. “It would be impossible to do what we do if we were from anywhere else. Our songs come from the sea and the cliffs and the rocks and all the other natural beauties our country provides. Without her we simply couldn’t exist.”

"Fortune's Favour"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS1
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Love Me Tonight, Walk On The Moon, England, Here and Now, Long Lost Love, Oh Yeah, Banks of Newfoundland, Dream to Live, Company of Fools, Hard Case, Rocks of Merasheen, Dance Dance, Heart of Stone, Straight to Hell, DVD: Special behind the scenes look at the recording process.

"Great Big DVD"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS11
DVD

$34.99

13 GBS Music Videos • Karaoke versions of the band’s biggest hits • The 28 minute documentary feature, “Great Big Sea On Tour” • Home movies • Band timeline and bio

Live Performances:

Donkey Riding • When I’m Up • Sea Of No Cares • Boston And St. John’s • The Night Pat Murphy Died • Stumbling In • Jack Hinks • Goin’ Up • General Taylor • Lukey • Clearest Indication • Rover • Everything Shines • Mari-Mac • Consequence Free • Ordinary Day • End Of The World • Excursion Around The Bay • Fortune Set • Old Black Rum

Music Videos:

Run Runaway • Mari-Mac* • Goin’ Up* • When I’m Up • Ordinary Day* • End Of The World • Consequence Free • Feel It Turn • Can’t Stop Falling • Everything Shines • Sea Of No Cares • Stumbling In • Clearest Indication * Indicates Karaoke Version Available

"Courage & Patience & Grit DVD"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS12
DVD

$34.99

Title Tracks

Captain Kidd • Jack Hinks • Sweet Forget Me Not (Graceful and Charming) • Billy Peddle • Concerning Charlie Horse • *I’m A Rover • A Boat Like Gideon Brown • The Mermaid • The River Driver • Scolding Wife • Old Polina • Shines Right Through Me • When I’m Up • The Night Pat Murphy Died • When I Am King • *Danny Boy • *Run Runaway • General Taylor • Sea Of No Cares • Helmet Head • Consequence Free • Mari-Mac • Ordinary Day • Excursion Around The Bay • Fortune Set • *Old Brown’s Daughter

"Great Big Sea"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS2
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Great Big Sea / Gone By The Board • Someday Soon • Excursion Around The Bay • What Are You At? • Fisherman's Lament • I'se The B'y • Drunken Sailor • Irish Paddy / Festival Reel / Roger's Reel • Time Brings • Jigs: Eavesdropper's / Both Meat & Drink / Off We Go • Berry Picking Time.

"Play"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS3
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Ordinary Day • When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down) • The Night Pat Murphy Died • How Did We Get From Saying I Love You... • Donkey Riding • Haven't Seen You In A Long Time • End Of The World • General Taylor • Seagulls • Recruiting Sargeant • Greenspond • My Apology • Jakey's Gin • Something I Should Know • Jolly Roving Tar.

"Road Rage"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS4
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Donkey Riding • When I'm Up • Everything Shines • Goin' Up • Boston and St. John's • The Night Pat Murphy Died • Consequence Free • Captain Wedderburn • The Old Black Rum • General Taylor • Lukey • Feel It Turn • I'm A Rover • Fast As I Can • Jack Hinks • Mari-Mac • Ordinary Day • Excursion Around The Bay • Hangin' Johnny.

"Sea of no Cares"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS5
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Sea Of No Cares • Penelope • Clearest Indication • Scolding Wife • Stumbling In • A Boat Like Gideon Brown • Widow In The Window • French Perfume • Yarmouth Town • Barque In The Harbour • Own True Way • Fortune.

"Something Beautiful"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS6
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Shines Right Through Me • When I Am King • Beat The Drum • Something Beautiful • Helmethead • Summer • Sally Ann • Somedays • Let It Go • John Barbour • Lucky Me • Love • Chafe's Celidh.

"The Hard and the Easy"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS7
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Come and I will Sing You (The Twelve Apostles) • Old Polina • The River Driver • The Mermaid • Captain Kidd • Graceful & Charming (Sweet Forget Me Not) • Concerning Charlie Horse • Harbour LeCou • Tishialuk Girls Set (Father's Jig/Buffett Double/Tishialuk Girls) • French Shore • Cod Liver Oil • Tickle Cove Pond.

"Turn"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS8
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Consequence Free • Feel It Turn • Jack Hinks • Demasduit Dream • Boston and St. John's • Margarita • Trois Navires De Blι • Ferryland Sealer • Can't Stop Falling • Old Brown's Daughter • I'm A Rover • Captain Wedderburn • Bad As I Am.

"Up"
Great Big Sea
Item# M-GBS9
CD

$21.99

Title Tracks

Run Runaway • Goin' Up • Fast As I Can • Mari-Mac • Dancing With Mrs. White • Something To It • Buying Time • Lukey • The Old Black Rum • The Chemical Worker's Song (Process Man) • Wave Over Wave • Billy Peddle • Nothing Out Of Nothing • The Jolly Butcher • Rant & Roar.