To celebrate what would have been Jeff Healey’s 50th birthday, Heal My Soul, a 12-song posthumous ‘lost’ album of all new material, will be released via Provogue / Mascot Label Group on March 25th. Healey died on March 2, 2008 at age 41 after a three-year battle with sarcoma cancer.
Heal My Soul was restored and remastered under the supervision of the Jeff Healey Estate, who say the songs “capture Healey in full flight, displaying the virtuosity that made the Toronto native one of the most revered musicians in the world during his all-too-brief lifetime.”
In a joint statement, Jeff Healey Estate co-Administrators Cristie Healey and Roger Costa say, “Heal My Soul is a project that we have wanted to tackle for years. A ‘lost’ album, it contains material recorded during one of the most creative periods in Jeff’s rock career.
“Until now, it has never seen the light of day. Jeff was very proud of this work and it features some of the most powerful and impassioned performances he ever committed to record. With complete creative control we’ve laboured hard, tracking down recordings, identifying the right performances, restoring them to their proper stature and mixing and mastering them from the ground up.
“This has been a true labour of love for us from beginning to end and we’re absolutely thrilled to be able to finally share this significant release with the world.”
Heal My Soul is available for pre-order on CD and double vinyl in the Mascot Label Group store here.
Watch the trailer for Jeff Healey’s lost album Heal My Soul and listen to the lead single Daze of the Night below.
Healey is remembered as one of the most outstanding guitarists and performers of the past 30 years. He lost his sight during early childhood due to retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. Playing guitar since the age of three, he developed the distinctive lap-style guitar technique that helped bring him international attention by his late teens. A Grammy nominee and JUNO Award winner, his five releases with The Jeff Healey Band totaled millions of sales worldwide. Over the course of his career, he also shared stages and earned the admiration of countless other musicians including B.B. King, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Allman Brothers Band.
Daze Of The Night
Love In Her Eyes
Kiss The Ground You Walk On
All The Saints
Put The Shoe On The Other Foot
Under A Stone
It’s The Last Time