The Thin Red Line (album)

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The Thin Red Line
Studio album by Glass Tiger
Released June 11, 1986 (1986-06-11)
Recorded 1985-1986 at Phase One Studios, Sounds Interchange, ESP Studios, Eastern Sound, & McLear Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Le Studio Morin-Heights, Quebec, & Canada, Distorto Studios Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genre Pop, rock, pop rock
Length 41:59
Label Capitol
Producer Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger chronology
The Thin Red Line
Diamond Sun
(1988)Diamond Sun1988
Singles from The Thin Red Line
  1. "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Someday"
    Released: 1986
  3. "The Thin Red Line"
    Released: 1987
  4. "You're What I Look For"
    Released: 1987
  5. "I Will Be There"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Thin Red Line is the debut album by Canadian band Glass Tiger. It was released by Capitol Records June 11, 1986 (1986-06-11).

The album is most famous for the single "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)", which reached #2 on the U.S. singles chart and featured back-up vocals by Bryan Adams. The follow-up single, "Someday", was also successful, reaching #7 in the U.S. It has also sold certified quadruple platinum in Canada and went certified gold in the U.S. The album was remastered and reissued as a special anniversary edition double CD on June 19, 2012 by EMI Music Canada. In addition to the remastered album on the first disc, the second disc collects thirteen additional tracks including remixes, demos, single mixes, B-sides and live versions. A booklet with extensive liner notes is also included.

Track listing

All tracks: Music by Glass Tiger except as noted. Lyrics by Alan Frew except as noted.

  1. "Thin Red Line" – 4:57
  2. "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" (Music by Glass Tiger and Jim Vallance) – 4:08
  3. "Closer to You" – 3:37
  4. "Vanishing Tribe" – 4:06
  5. "Looking at a Picture" (Music by Glass Tiger and Gerald O'Brien) – 4:02
  6. "The Secret" – 0:47
  7. "Ancient Evenings" – 4:55
  8. "Ecstasy" – 4:25
  9. "Someday" (Music by Glass Tiger and Jim Vallance) - 3:37
  10. "I Will Be There" (Lyrics by Frew and Michael Hanson) – 3:28
  11. "You're What I Look For" – 3:50


Glass Tiger

Additional musicians

  • Additional keyboards, background vocals: Jim Vallance
  • Background vocals: Marc Lafrance, Paul Janz, Bryan Adams (on "Don't Forget Me", "I Will Be There"), Dalbello, and Sharon Lee Williams
  • Additional guitars: Keith Scott
  • Additional bass: Doug Edwards (on "Don't Forget Me")
  • Harmonica: David Pickell
  • Horns: Chase Sanborn, Charles Gray, Russ Little
  • Arrangements: Glass Tiger, Jim Vallance, and Gerald O'Brien


  • Engineering: Mike Jones, Paul Northfield, Jim Vallance, Lorne Feld, Mike Baskerville, Hayward Parrott, and Robin Brouwers
  • Assistance: Randy Staub, Angelo Civiero, Robert Digioia, and Steve Ibelshauser
  • Mixing: Ed Thacker and Sam Reid ("The Secret")
  • Producing on "The Secret": Sam Reid
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Photography: Deborah Samual
  • Design: Heather Brown
  • Cover Concept Deborah Samuel and Dal Heslip
  • Logo: Shoot That Tiger!