Calling All Colin James Fans – Win Tickets to a Special Private Performance!

If you are in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver, you could
personally be selected to attend a very private performance with Colin
James in celebration of his “Take It From The Top” The Best Of’ release!

The events will take place in the following cities at a secret

Event date = April 8th, 2011

Event date = April 10th, 2011

Event date: April 11th, 2011

Event Date: April 12th, 2011

For each city, 3 lucky names will be chosen and each will be given 2
to attend one of these very exclusive and private events.

So if you do live in one of those regions and are over 19 years of age,
please send an e-mail to by no later then
April 5th
, and let us know which city you live in!

If you don’t live in one of those regions – you can still enter the contest, however you will be responsible for all transport and expenses.

Then visit Colin’s Facebook account to see if you have been chosen!
All winners chosen will be notified via e-mail and all the winners will
also be posted on Colin’s Facebook!

*Contest rules – all entrants must be over the age of 19 to be eligible!

Online Store Back up!!

Dear Everyone,
The online store is back up! Thanks for your patience.
Team Colin

Take It From The Top: Best Of – Available today!

Today is the day – Take It From The Top: Best Of Colin James is available in-stores and on iTunes!

‘Take It From The Top: The Best Of’, is a brand new release that pays tribute to the past & present, with the best rock & pop tracks from Colin James 23 year, 13 album recording career and also serves to celebrate Colin’s return back to the EMI/Virgin Canada roster!

This career and multi-label spanning collection also includes two newly recorded tracks, “It’s Gonna Be Alright“ as well as a very cool cover of the Buddy Miles classic “Them Changes”, that were recently recorded in Vancouver with veteran producer Bob Rock at the helm, reuniting the two after almost twenty years.

Track Listing

  1. Just Came Back
  2. Man’s Gotta Be A Stone
  3. It’s Gonna Be Alright
  4. Five Long Years
  5. Why’d You Lie
  6. Freedom
  7. Into the Mystic
  8. National Steel
  9. Real Stuff
  10. Hide
  11. I’m Losing You
  12. I Hope You’re Happy
  13. Them Changes
  14. Make a Mistake
  15. Voodoo Thing
  16. Keep On Loving Me Baby
  17. Stay

Do you have your copy yet?

Take It from the Top - Best of Colin James - Colin James

-CJ Team




Colin James has returned to the EMI family to release Take It From The Top: The Best Of.  The album is a collection of the 15 most essential rock tracks from his impressive multi-label career, featuring hits like “Just Came Back” and “Why’d You Lie,” along with two new songs recorded this month with legendary producer Bob Rock (Bon Jovi, The Tragically Hip, Metallica, Michael Buble).

It’s Gonna Be Alright” co-written by Colin, will be released as a single next week and fits perfectly on this album as it destined to become one of his finest rock performances to date.  The other new recording is a cover of the Buddy Miles song “Them Changes,” in which Colin honours this classic, yet brings his own unique flavour to the arrangement.

In 1988, Colin signed with Virgin America and released his debut platinum selling self-titled album worldwide a year later (featuring hit singles “Five Long Years” and “Voodoo Thing“). This was followed by three more albums on Virgin, which garnered him three JUNO Awards.  Since then, nine more albums have been released and Colin has won three additional JUNO Awards and a whopping 16 Maple Blues Awards.  His fanbase and success has been International and resulted in performances on Late Night with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien and stellar reviews in Rolling Stone.

“I am excited and honored to be back with EMI after all these years,” says Colin.  “There is a real sense of coming home here and I can’t wait to get started. Working with Bob Rock on two new songs for the upcoming best of is a hell of a way to begin! Off we go!”

“We proudly welcome Colin home,” comments Deane Cameron, President of EMI Music Canada.  “He is an iconic artist who continues to make important musical contributions to this country’s soundscape.  These new recordings have us very excited.”

My Holidays and 2011 So Far…

Happy new year to all and I hope things have started well for you this year.

We had a super nice relaxed Christmas until around the 28th of December when I went to Maui to meet and play with Mick Fleetwood. He was a real gentleman and I got to play Black Magic Women and Shake Your Money Maker with him and his band at a show in Lanai, and a couple days later at a  New Years charity show featuring…. wait for it….Mick Fleetwood and Band, 2 Doobie Brothers, 1 Nickleback , Alice Cooper, James Hetfield of Metallica , …..oh yeah….. and me. I also met Mick Fleetwood’s mother which was a huge honor.

We might have a chance to play some more music down the line so it was great to finally get together. Guess we’ll see what happens there. After that I got to hang out a bit , get some sun, and road biked almost everyday .

Then it was right back to work here in Vancouver where I got to record a couple songs with Bob Rock.
It was a blast to work again with Bob after so many years. He lends a super chill vibe in the studio and gets fantastic guitar sounds. We had some vintage 60’s Marshall heads and my trusty Matchless as well. Also used my brand new black custom shop 59’ reissue strat for the first time which has kind of become my temporary fave. (It’s awesome!)

My blue guitars are jealous.

Stay tuned for a special announcement on Monday January 24th regarding those new songs!

So that’s all for now,

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