Ok, now let's recap about the record.
It's a 12" 45 rpm EP entitled "Music in the Night" by a Canadian rock group from the 1980's called the "Mad Shadows". I can't find any info about them on the net, because it's likely an independent record (I can tell from the small "custom record people" writing on the bottom right corner of the back cover, and also by looking at the front cover).
The one thing interesting about this record is that there is some handwriting on the back, probably David McLennan (leader of the Mad Shadows), who autographed this record and gave it as a gift to somebody:
To Samuel very special
and very wonderful,
I won't ever forget you,
I played this EP and turns out it's a pretty nice Bruce Springsteen-esque record with 6 great songs on it. It would be likely that if they had made any more records, they surely would have been a popular band here in Canada. Unfortunately they didn't and I think they have been forgotten for a long time...
...until now, when I finally rediscovered this record in the vinyl section of Value Village.
Here are videos of both sides of the record; listen and enjoy.
1. Gold (3:24)
2. Real Eyes (3:25)
3. Music in the Night (3:47)
1. (Driving My) Jaguar Far (3:37)
2. The River Flows (3:04)
3. "747" (3:26)
P.S. If anybody has any info about the Mad Shadows (members: David McLennan, Randy Reibling, Kevin Cholerton, and Blair Polischuk), feel free to leave a comment in the comments section!
EDIT 07/04/2010: MYSTERY OF THE MAD SHADOWS SOLVED.
"bzkzgz" made a comment on my YouTube video about the Mad Shadows record and provided some further information about them:
Album is from 1985 I believe (I have it on cassette - taped from a friend's lp). Mad Shadows were from Winnipeg, and were a favourite bar band fo some of us in Brandon, MB in the early 80's. They did great covers of groups like the English Beat (Ranking Full Stop, Tears Of A Clown) as well as some original stuff. A good band to dance to .... I remember partying with them one night after their show at "the hill" as well.
Since he also requested a picture of the album cover, I'll put it up on this post later today.
EDIT 07/05/2010: PICTURES.