2006 - Universal Music Canada

No Stranger - Tom Cochrane

No Stranger is the fifth solo studio album by Canadian singer Tom Cochrane, released in October 2006 by Universal Music Canada. It was his first album of new material in seven years, following X-Ray Sierra in 1999. The album features 12 tracks, including a cover of Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky”. Cochrane produced the album and mixed it at his studio in Northern Ontario, with the help of his former Red Rider bandmates Ken Greer and Jeff Jones.

The album showcases Cochrane’s signature blend of rock, folk and country influences, as well as his lyrical themes of life, love and social issues. Some of the songs are inspired by Cochrane’s personal experiences, such as the death of his father in 2003 and his visit to Canadian troops in Afghanistan that same year. The first track, “The Party’s Not Over”, is a statement of resilience and optimism in the face of adversity, while “Rough and Tumble” is a tribute to the soldiers serving overseas. Other songs, such as “Glide”, “While You Are Young” and “Northern Star”, reflect on Cochrane’s musical journey and legacy.

  1. The Party’s Not Over
  2. Glide
  3. While You Are Young
  4. White Horse
  5. Didn’t Mean
  6. Rough And Tumble
  7. Out Of My Head
  8. Deep Breath
  9. Northern Star
  10. Since You Left Me
  11. Colour Blue
  12. Spirit In The Sky

Produced By
Tom Cochrane

Tom Cochrane: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion, harmonica
Troy Feener: drums
Jeff Jones: bass
Ken Greer: slide & electric guitars, bass
Bill Bell: guitars & percussion
George Kohler: additional bass
John Webster: additional keyboards & percussion
Tony Marriott: additional bass

Recorded at Layastone & Metalworks Studios.
Mixed at Tom’s Cabin, Metalworks & Hipposonic Studios