This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Vinyl Cafe. It’s hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Stuart introduced us to Dave and Morley. In celebration of The Vinyl Cafe’s 25th anniversary, we are releasing two new 4-disc sets of Vinyl Cafe material never previously available on CD.
VINYL CAFE 25 YEARS VOLUME l: DAVE AND MORLEY STORIES
A collection of 13 Dave and Morley stories never previously available on CD. Over four hours of stories written and performed by the beloved – and greatly missed – Stuart McLean. Laugh along with audiences from across the country as they enjoy stories about Canada’s favourite fictional family: Dave, Morley and the kids.
VINYL CAFE 25 YEARS VOLUME ll: POSTCARDS FROM CANADA
For the very first time, we are releasing the much requested “opening scripts”: stories about the towns and cities that we visited with the Vinyl Cafe. Postcards from Canada features essays about 21 different Canadian locations, recorded at live Vinyl Cafe concerts across the country. These snapshots of Canadian life capture – in Stuart’s inimitable style – the beauty, history and poetry of Canada’s landscape and people.
ABOUT THE VINYL CAFE
The Vinyl Cafe was a radio show heard on CBC Radio, on selected public radio stations in the United States, on Podcast, and online. The show was written and hosted by Stuart McLean and featured stories, essays and music.
The Vinyl Cafe stories are about Dave, owner of a second hand record store called "The Vinyl Cafe". The stories also feature Dave's wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie, and assorted friends and neighbours. The stories are collected in books and on CD.
The motto of Dave's store – and of the radio show – is "We May Not Be Big, But We're Small."