The Devil’s Share

$15.00

An album of eleven original songs by poet and novelist Steven Heighton, The Devil’s Share emerges from an alchemical bath of blues, rock, folk, country, soul, and Americana.

Pre-Order CDs here — available May 2021. 
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An album of eleven original songs by poet and novelist Steven Heighton, The Devil's Share emerges from an alchemical bath of blues, rock, folk, country, soul, and Americana. It was recorded at the Post Office Studio, Wolfe Island, Ontario, and produced by Hugh Christopher Brown. A pre-release single, "2020", appeared in December 2020.

Release date: May 1, 2021


LYRICS

All lyrics by Steven Heighton except for “Sometimes Even Liars Tell the Truth”, by Steven Heighton and Ginger Pharand. All songs ©  2020 Steven Heighton/Hightone Music (SOCAN).


Reviews

"A beautiful debut”
— Canadian Spaces, CKCU FM

"[A] stunning debut . . . The Devil’s Share fuses the maturity of a veteran poet’s work with the luscious tones and textures of a musical savant . . . [It] attests that the best songs, like the best poems, emerge from the duet of heart and brain taking the stage together. The Devil’s Share is a masterpiece."
—Ira Israel, THRIVE GLOBAL

"This beautiful album . . . [contains] echoes of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, yet there's a very fresh and new sound to the whole thing."
Larry Beckwith, THE FUSE

"Ever recommend a Steven Heighton book as a must-read? Well, here’s a must-listen: the Kingston writer’s debut album of original songs, The Devil’s Share. Wise, world-weary, diagnostic and prophetic, Heighton’s finely hewn tunes leap from your speakers as vividly as his words levitate off the page."
Neil Hobkirk, THE NOVEL IDEA

"Heighton's writing would hold its own in any circle."
Chicago Tribune

"A magnificent novel."
The New York Times Book Review, on the novel Afterlands

"Superb . . .  A remarkable moment in a remarkable career."
Toronto Star, on Selected Poems 1983-2020

“The Waking Comes Late . . . plays masterfully with language, form and tone. His stunning political poems never descend to pedantry or the prosaic. A mature work: smart, moving, inventive, original.”
Jury Citation, Governor General's Award For Poetry, 2016