Hear Classified's New Acoustic Album with Haviah Mighty, Jann Arden, Joel Plaskett
'Retrospected' also features Dallas Smith, Merkules, Jully Black, Matt Mays, David Myles and more
Published Jun 29, 2022Today, Classified is revisiting some of his catalogue's best and brightest entries — unplugged — with new album Retrospected. Out today via the artist's own Halflife Records, you can hear the star-studded release in the players below.
The 15-track Retrospected finds Classified getting together with a host of fellow Canucks to reinterpret his songs. Special guests on the LP include Jann Arden, Dallas Smith, Haviah Mighty, Merkules, O'Sound, Jully Black, JRDN, Breagh Isabel, Brett Matthews, Matt Mays, David Myles and Joel Plaskett.
"I've always liked doing acoustic stripped-down versions of my songs. I like the way it puts more focus on the lyrics and highlights deeper elements of the song itself," Classified shared of the project in a statement. "It lets people experience the songs in a totally different way. I've been working on Retrospected for almost three years now, collaborating with some of the best artists in the country, in all different genres: hip-hop, rock, pop, R&B and country to reimagine songs from my catalogue in a whole different way. I hope the fans feel it as much as I do."
Alongside the album below, you'll also find a music video for the Retrospected version of "Good News" from director Andrew Rhodenizer.
Later this year, Classified will also take Retrospected on tour with support from Reeny Smith, kicking off a cross-country trek at Peterborough's Market Hall on October 14. You can find the complete itinerary below, and further ticketing information via Classified's official website.
Classified 2022 Tour Dates:
10/14 Peterborough, ON - Market Hall
10/15 Midland, ON - Midland Cultural Centre
10/16 Hamilton, ON - Bridgeworks
10/18 Winnipeg, MB - WECC
10/19 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
10/21 Moose Jaw, SK - Mae Wilson Theatre
10/22 Calgary, AB - Grand Theatre
10/23 Red Deer, AB - Bo's Bar
10/24 Fort McMurray, AB - Keyano Theatre
10/25 Fort Saskatchewan, AB - Dow Centennial Centre Shell Theatre
10/27 Camrose, AB - Cargill Theatre
10/28 Vernon, BC - Vernon PAC
10/29 Cranbrook, BC - Key City Theatre
10/30 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar
11/02 Sidney, BC - Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre
11/03 Campbell River, BC - Tidemark Theatre -
11/04 Nanaimo. BC - Vancouver Island University Theatre
11/05 Vancouver, BC - Rio Theatre
11/09 Moncton, NB - Capitol Theatre
11/10 Fredericton, NB - Fredericton Playhouse
11/12 Truro, NS - Marigold Cultural Centre
11/19 Windsor, NS - Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre
03/02/2023 Saint John, NB - Imperial Theatre
03/04/2023 Annapolis Royal, NS - King's Theatre