Hayden Announces Everything I Long For 20 Re-Release And Tour

In 1996, an understated clearing of the throat not only kicked off the debut album from Toronto’s Hayden, but announced the arrival of a unique and lasting voice that has continued to resonate in music circles across the globe. With subtlety, simplicity, depth and a haunting quality that is no less affecting 20 years later, to many, Everything I Long For is a classic record. Fittingly, in September, Music Canada awarded the landmark album Certified Gold status in Canada, commemorating the sale of more than 50,000 copies.

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Hayden has announced that Everything I Long For will be re-issued as a limited edition remastered vinyl, made available for fans on his own Hardwood Records on April 1, 2016. In addition, he will embark on a solo tour in Ontario, performing much of the album – including material rarely or never previously performed live – as well as songs from throughout his extensive and acclaimed recording career.

“I’ve always had a bit of a complex relationship with this record,” admits Hayden, “but with all of the personal baggage it comes with, I can’t deny the impact it has had on my life and the meaning it had to a certain group of people in the mid 1990s. For that, I’ve made the decision to briefly go back in time and celebrate the first songs I ever wrote.”

Over the course of more than twenty years, Hayden has written and recorded 8 full-length albums and a series of EP and singles most of which were self-produced and recorded in his own home studio. An artist biographical timeline can be viewed and downloaded, here.


The Double, 180 Gram, white vinyl  includes 5 never before heard demos and out-takes, remastered from the original recordings by Joao Carvalho. It’s hand-numbered and limited to 1000 copies worldwide and contains free download card for both MP3 & High quality WAV files, and includes handwritten lyrics and a collage of images and memorabilia.


Saturday, April 2 Wakefield, QC The Black Sheep Inn
Sunday, April 3 Peterborough, ON Gordon Best Theatre
Monday, April 4 Kingston, ON The Grad Club
Thursday, April 7 Hamilton, ON Dundas Montessori
Friday, April 8 Ridgeway, ON The Sanctuary
Saturday, April 9 London, ON Aeolian Hall
Monday, April 11 Waterloo, ON Starlight Social Club
Tuesday, April 12 Owen Sound, ON Heartwood Concert Hall
Wednesday, April 13 Creemore, ON Avening Hall
Friday, April 15 Toronto, ON Trinity-St Paul’s United Church
Tickets for all shows go on sale this week.  wasteyourdaysaway.com

Side A:
1. Bad As They Seem 3:30
2. In September 2:37
3. We Don’t Mind 4:32
4. Tragedy 3:56
5. Stem 1:58

Side B:
1. Skates 7:15
2. I’m to Blame 2:24
3. Assignment In Space with Rip Foster 2:35
4. Driveway 4:28

Side C:
1. Hardly 4:12
2. You Were Loved 2:46
3. When This Is Over 3:58
4. My Parent’s House 4:34
5. Lounging 7:04

Side D:
1. Original Recipes 3:59
2. I Almost Cried 3:34
3. Trees Lounge (demo) 3:27
4. Bad As They Seem (Cassette Version) 5:09
5. Recipes (Out-Takes) 3:55