Glass Tiger's Alan Frew on recovering from his stroke to release the band's latest album 31

Alan Frew of Glass Tiger talks about celebrating the band's 31st anniversary with a new album of reimagined classic songs.

After experiencing massive success with a string of hits like "Don't Forget Me," "Thin Red Line" and "Animal Heart," Canadian rock band Glass Tiger stretched that success into a decades long career. But celebrations for the band's 30th anniversary hit a snag when lead singer Alan Frew suffered a stroke in 2015. Thankfully, Frew has now made a full recovery and he and the band are back with a new record, 31. They've brought along country music artist Johnny Reid to show them a new path in their fourth decade. It's an album that reimagines their hits with traditional acoustic instruments like fiddles and bodhrán.

On today's show, Alan Frew talks to host Tom Power about the new album and Glass Tiger's decades long success.

Produced by Mitch Pollock

Glass Tiger, 'Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone'


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?