Six years after a posthumous release of early jazz-inspired recordings (Last Call, Stony Plain Records, 2010) and nearly eight years after his untimely death from cancer, Jeff Healey enthusiasts can finally rejoice: an album of the blind virtuoso’s lost rock recordings is set to be released on Provogue records on March 25.
The album, entitled Heal My Soul, will reportedly feature eleven tracks and clock in at 48 minutes. According to Barry Kerzner’s early listening, the music is noticeably intense–the result of desiring a change in management as well as burnout from extensive touring.
Says Roger Costa, manager of Healey’s estate:
Master tapes were meticulously restored, transferred, mixed and mastered. Throughout the process, we sought to strip away any veneer of dated sounds and effects. We wanted Jeff’s stunning, timeless performances left to shine without distraction. There was already a previously un-captured immediacy in these recordings… a presence to Jeff’s vocals that we worked hard to preserve.