Published Oct 24, 2017Following Lido Pimienta's win of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize earlier this year, the Canadian award has now revealed the 2017 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize winners. And among them are the likes of the Tragically Hip, Eric's Trip, Feist and the Band.
The winners were chosen from four shortlists — each representing a different musical era — and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Each era has two winners, with one voted by the public and another by the jury.
The winners of the 2017 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize this year are the following:
1960 - 1975
Public: Gordon Lightfoot — Lightfoot!
Jury: The Band — The Band
1976 - 1985
Public: Harmonium — L'Heptade
Jury: Glenn Gould – Bach: The Goldberg Variations
1986 - 1995
Public: The Tragically Hip — Fully Completely
Jury: Eric's Trip — Love Tara
1996 - 2005
Public: Feist — Let It Die
Jury: k-os — Joyful Rebellion
As Polaris explains, "The jury selected records for the Heritage Prize in accordance with existing Polaris criteria; to honour and reward artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. It is our version of a 'hall of fame.'"