Neil Young和Alanis Morissette都成為2018 Polaris Heritage獎項的得獎者
◎一年一度頒發以表彰當年加拿大優秀專輯的Polaris音樂大獎今年另外推出「Polaris Heritage Prize」獎，該獎項類似於「音樂名人堂」的概念，從過往四個不同時期1960-75、1976-85、1986-95和1996-2005分別選出一張具代表性的加拿大專輯予以表彰，與Polaris音樂獎一樣，該獎項的獲獎者和被提名者是根據專輯的藝術性，不考慮銷售或任何隸屬關係。獲選者是先由Heritage Prize的音樂歷史學家評審團和和音樂媒體評選出四個不同音樂時代的入圍名單，再做出最後的選擇，每個時期都會有兩位獲獎者，一位是由公眾投票決定，另一位則是由評審團選出。
◎今年在公眾票選的部分，Neil Young的《Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere》、Rush樂團的《2112》、Alanis Morissette的《Jagged Little Pill》和Broken Social Scene的《You Forgot It In People》分別成為四個時期的獲獎者。未被選為獲獎者的專輯將繼續保留在2019年的入圍名單中，另外再加入評審團為每個時期多選出的兩張專輯成為候選名單，在明年繼續由公眾和評審團做出選擇。
Polaris Music Prize has announced the winning albums for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The winners were chosen from four shortlists, each representing a different musical era, and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era were chosen — one by public vote and one by the jury.
The winners of the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize are:
Public: Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Jury: Jean-Pierre Ferland – Jaune
1976 – 1985
Public: Rush – 2112
Jury: Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire
Public: Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
Jury: Dream Warriors – And Now the Legacy Begins
Public: Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Jury: Kid Koala – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Commenting on this year's winners, Gary Slaight, President and CEO of Slaight Communications, said: "Congratulations to all the winning artists. You've created important memorable recordings that have had a lasting impact on the musical landscape. I have tremendous appreciation for the work that has gone into creating these timeless albums."
"Our Heritage Prize jurors listened to dozens of classic Canadian albums and tried to imagine which ones would have made it onto a short list in the four pre-Polaris eras," added Mary Dickie, the Heritage Prize jury foreperson. "They weighed innovation, musicianship, lasting influence and general brilliance and came up with this list of outstanding albums that reflect the remarkable diversity and genius of Canadian musicians. Thanks to all the winners for your timeless work."
The records that did not get selected as winners will remain on the shortlists for the 2019 Heritage Prize. The Heritage jury will add two additional records for each era.