Thornhill (album)

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Studio album by Moxy Früvous
Released August 10, 1999
Genre Folk, rock
Label The Bottom Line Record Co., LLC
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Thornhill was the 1999 fourth and final studio album by Canadian artists Moxy Früvous.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

Moxy Früvous rock band from Ontario, Canada

Moxy Früvous was a politically satirical folk-pop band from Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. The band was founded in 1989, and was active until 2001. Common themes in Früvous songs include Canada and the "human experience".


Track listing

  1. "Half As Much" – 2:18
  2. "Sad Girl" – 4:05
  3. "You Can't Be Too Careful" – 3:24
  4. "I Will Hold On" – 4:24
  5. "Earthquakes" – 4:35
  6. "When She Talks" – 3:15
  7. "Splatter Splatter" – 3:00
  8. "Independence Day" – 4:39
  9. "Downsizing" – 6:56
  10. "Hate Letter" – 5:02
  11. "If Only You Knew" – 2:48
  12. "My Poor Generation" – 3:59


Thornhill, Ontario is a neighbourhood in the Greater Toronto Area. Three of the four members of Moxy Früvous, Jian Ghomeshi, Murray Foster, and Mike Ford, attended Thornlea Secondary School in Thornhill.

Thornhill, Ontario Suburban district in York, Ontario, Canada

Thornhill is a suburban community in the Regional Municipality of York in Ontario, Canada. It is split between the cities of Vaughan and Markham, lying along the north border of Toronto, centred on Yonge Street. Once a police village, Thornhill is now a community and postal designation. According to the 2001 Census, Thornhill-Vaughan's population was 56,361, and the population of Thornhill-Markham was 47,333. It is immediately south and south-west of Richmond Hill.

Greater Toronto Area Metropolitan Area in Ontario, Canada

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is the most populous metropolitan area in Canada. It consists of 25 incorporated municipalities within the central city of Toronto and the four regional municipalities which surround it: Durham, Halton, Peel, and York. According to the 2016 census, the Greater Toronto Area has a population of 6,417,516.

Jian Ghomeshi Canadian musician and writer

Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC Radio broadcaster. From 1990 to 2000, he was a vocalist and drummer in the Thornhill-based folk-pop band Moxy Früvous. In the 2000s, he became a television and radio broadcaster. He has hosted, among others, the CBC Newsworld TV show >play (2002–2005), the CBC Radio One radio show The National Playlist (2005–2006), and the CBC Radio One show Q, which he co-created and hosted from 2007 to 2014, until fired by the CBC. Q, which features interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, became the highest rated show in its timeslot in CBC history.

The album art depicts a Schneider Rundfunkwerke AG Direct Connect Stereo System.

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