3 NORM HACKING song
ALBUMS and 1 spoken word CD are available:
Cats Make the Very Best Friends by Norm Hacking and Kirk
Elliott, for kids and cat lovers of all ages and anyone who loves
good songwriting and generous helpings of humour (3FLAM2003). The CD
release concert was Tuesday December 3, 2002 at the Tranzac. For album
details, see Orange Cats CD and
lyrics here. Read details of one of the
songs becoming the When Cats Go
Wrong book. The
CD is available at Norm's concerts,
directly from Festival by phone or web sales and in stores.
Two CDs were released on November 14, 2001 and are also
available on the Three Flamingos Music label:
Voice, A Tribute to Norm Hacking, Volume 1 is a wonderful collection
of live and studio tracks of folk/jazz/blues songwriters performing
18 of Norm's songs (3FLAM 2001). For details of the recording, a couple
of mp3s and llinks to performers' websites, see Tribute
Album . It is available from all the sources below.
A Writer's Collection was remastered and reissued in 2001 with
lyrics (3FLAM 2002), replacing the 1996 issue (FORT 0794, now out of
print). It's Norm's "best of vinyl" albums Stubborn
Ghost and Cut Roses with four songs recorded in
1996. For details and a list of the 19 songs (67 minutes) with mp3s
for a couple of tracks, see Skysongs.
This CD is available from all the sources below.
Am the Night, Poetry and Prose by Norm Hacking is a RECENT
spoken word CD, released December 2005 (IMNH 105). available from Iridescent
Music by web sales or mail-in order form. The 33 tracks include
Norm's favourite spoken word pieces, often incorporated into his concerts.
For details, see the I Am the Night CD page.
CDs coming soon:
The Ache which had a limited pre-release in 1999; see
The Ache for description.
One Voice: A Tribute to Norm Hacking, Vol. 2 is also in progress.
BUY or ORDER CDs NOW!
Music stores across Canada supplied by Outside Music Distribution
of Vancouver (most major music stores in Canada, eg HMV, and some independent
stores) should now have the One Voice tribute CD, the
Skysongs reissue and the recent Orange Cats
- if not, ask them to order them through their Outside Music Distribution
rep. (Festival Distribution discontinued this part of their business
A few independent retail stores may still have Norm's CDs directly
from the label:
Acoustic Traditions music stores in Orangeville and Fergus
(northwest of Toronto):
57 Broadway, Orangeville, 519 942-6258 (formerly at 80 Broadway)
209 St. Andrew St. West, Fergus, 519 787-3241 Call first to confirm
Web (not web orders) www.acoustictraditions.com
Renaissance Cafe, 1938 Danforth Avenue (just west of Woodbine),
Toronto, has a few CDs. Hours, events, location at Renaissance
Cafe website or 416 422-1441.
Top Banana (toy store and more), 639 Mt. Pleasant Road (at Manor
Rd., south of Eglinton), Toronto, now has Orange Cats
CDs as well as When Cats Go Wrong books, 416 440-0111.
Store info including hours and map at www.topbanana.ca
The Country Music Store and The Lion, The
Witch & The Wardrobe of Toronto have both CLOSED
now and Seekers Books is not carrying CDs now - thanks for your
from our distributor
Secure web sales - Outside Music (Toronto) at
(all are listed under Hacking, Norm)
Many thanks to Festival Distribution of Vancouver for their friendly
service - they have decided to no longer distribute physical CDs.
For now, this page is still live: Festival's
page devoted to the Orange Cats CD
At events honouring Norm Hacking:
These are in Toronto - check Coming Up
to see if any are scheduled.
THREE FLAMINGOS MUSIC
The December 2002 Orange Cats Make the Very Best Friends
and 2001 issues One Voice and Skysongs are
on the Three Flamingos Music label:
Three Flamingos Music
5 Cashel Crescent
Canada N3T 6K9
(this is an update of former address 37 Branlyn Crescent in Brantford)
Contact Wayne Marshall for recording services
(NOTE - Three Flamingos is NOT looking for additional artists for
BOOKS - "When Cats Go
Wrong" - Canada & U.S.
When Cats Go Wrong is published by Raincoast
Books and now available from booksellers in Canada and in person
at events honouring Norm.. Raincoast does not sell directly
to the public, so ask your favourite bookseller to order it:
When Cats Go Wrong
Written and performed by Norm Hacking - Illustrations by Cynthia Nugent
NEW papercover book, 32 brightly coloured pages, with CD single of the
U.S. booksellers order from Publishers Group West 1-800-788-3123 for
delivery - U.S. release was May 10, 2006.
For description of the book, see Norm's
page on "When Cats Go Wrong" book
Note - The acclaimed earlier hardcover edition,
with CD single, ISBN 1-55192-729-2, released in Canada and the U.S.,
is essentially sold out, but there may be copies in some stores.
CONTACT US or
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Your questions will be answered and/or relayed to Norm's son Ben. Just
to be sure, mention Norm's name in the email subject line. Let us know
whether you'd like to be on a list for notice of future Norm Hacking
CD releases and events. Or email us to join Norm's main email newsletter
list - news will continue! We're friendly and adresses are not shared.
Inquiries from stores not supplied by our distributor are welcome.
Review and airplay copies are available on request.