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Awake North Wind

by Ruth Hughes Finlay

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    In the bonus items are pictures of the band "North Wind"; Ray, Jerry, and Ruth. Also, I have included artwork of the biblical references in the music of Awake North Wind. I have included a picture of Jesus as he is the Master in "The Master's Collection" Logo that inconspicuously sits at the bottom left-hand side of the "Awake North Wind" LP cover. You will also find the original album cover in the bonus area of the Awake North Wind Album section of my Bandcamp site. I decided to bring a little more colour and beauty to the Digital Album Cover in its second generation & rejuvenation. I always thought it could have been more beautiful.
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Rejoice 02:04
Eugene 01:58
The sun sets on another day And slowly sinks below the sky Another day has slipped away And you are not beside me I long to hear the ocean sing And turn my eyes towards the East I wonder if you'll ever come And listen to the ocean's melody The months and years are passing by And I grow older every day And with each wave that strikes the shore You're ever far away Ever far away The sun sets on another day And gently bows its head to pray Another day has gone from sight And where are you tonight? I journey Eastward on the morrow I journey to the ocean's shore My heart will listen for the song That tells me you'll be coming by the dawn My heart will listen for the tune That tells me you'll be coming very soon


Ruth created the album Awake North Wind from songs she had written from the ages of 16 to 21.
Working with Merv and Merla Watson in the late '60s in the Catacomb's Club in Toronto, Ruth became a popular singer/songwriter in that circle of young Charismatic Christians who wanted to change the world. Finally, after many requests, Ruth started a trio in the '70s called "North Wind". Its purpose was to record an LP for friends and fans.
Awake North Wind was born as an indie album that soon sold out and received airplay in the US and Canada. It is now considered a vintage LP and a collector's item selling in some circles for over $700. Ruth decided to release the LP in digital format for all to enjoy once more.


released December 21, 2018

Special Thanks to Urmas Soomet at Studio 13 Live Sound Recording for the restoration and digital cleaning of my 40-year-old vinyl LP.
Special Thanks to Kathleen Gillis for her passionate support and love of this music. I dedicate this restoration to her.
Ruth Finlay (nee Hughes): lead and background vocals, rhythm guitar
Jerry Wylie: lead and rhythm guitar
Raymond Radkowski: string bass
Rick Osborn: piano
John Dell: percussion and drums
Merla Watson: viola on "Who Walks on the Wind"
Produced by Doug J. McKenzie and "North Wind" (Ruth's trio's name)
Published by Music Tree
Special Thanks to Gaius: design artist, Marilyn Stroud: handwritten lyric sheet, and Neil Fox: photography
Recorded and mixed at Master's Workshop Corp. 306 Rexdale Blvd., Unit 6, Rexdale, Ont. M9W 1R6
Manufactured and distributed by Praise Records, Vancouver B.C.
P.O. Box 2307, V6B 1Y9
Restored by Urmas Soomet at Studio 13 Live Sound Recording. www.studio3livesoundrecorging.com
All words and music Copyright 1976 by Ruth Finlay - SOCAN
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