The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Gala is just around the corner and today Polaris has revealed the short lists for its first Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, which honours Canadian albums of the past from four distinct time periods: the ’60s & ’70s, the ’80s, the ’90s, and the ’00s (2000-05).
Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums of the highest artistic quality, without regards to sales or affiliations. The jury for the Heritage Prize consisted of 25 people from current and past Polaris juries as well as former members of the Canadian music media and Canadian music historians.
Below you will find the 2015 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Short Lists. Voting is open now until October 5 and the winners will be revealed on October 9.
60s & 70s
The Band – Music From Big Pink
Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier – Lindberg
Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Leonard Cohen
Joni Mitchell – Blue
Jackie Shane – Live
Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
Glenn Gould – Bach: The Goldberg Variations
Daniel Lanois – Acadie
Maestro Fresh-Wes – Symphony In Effect
Mary Margaret O’Hara – Miss America
Rush – Moving Pictures
Blue Rodeo – Five Days In July
Bran Van 3000 – Glee
Dream Warriors – And Now The Legacy Begins
Lhasa de Sela – La Llorona
Sloan – Twice Removed
00s (2000 – 2005)
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Constantines – Shine A Light
Feist – Let It Die
Peaches – The Teaches Of Peaches
The programming team at Roy Thomson/Massey Hall will produce a tribute concert to the four winning albums of the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize winners some time in early 2016. Winners will receive a special trophy at the tribute show and commemorative prints of each winning album will also be made available for purchase to the public.