An unreleased 1978 Wonderful Grand Band Christmas song has been found by Sandy Morris who has had the tape in his basement for decades. The song had been rejected by a CBC producer in 1978.

The song in question is an unreleased Christmas song written by Ron Hynes and recorded by the Wonderful Grand Band in 1978. The producer, whom Sandy gave the tape to have a listen rejected it for being “too depressing.” 

The song “Christmas in the Harbour” was recorded at Echo Music on Long’s Hill, the only commercial recording studio in St. John’s at the time. Read the full CBC story here