The Speckless Sky

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The Speckless Sky
The Speckless Sky (Jane Siberry album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 1985
GenreProgressive Pop, Ambient Pop, New Wave
LabelDuke Street Records, , Windham Hill Records
ProducerJane Siberry and
Jane Siberry chronology
No Borders Here
The Speckless Sky
The Walking
Professional ratings
Review scores
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The Speckless Sky is an album by Jane Siberry. It was Siberry's highest-charting album on the Canadian charts and contains her biggest Top 40 hit, "One More Colour". The album's second single, "Map of the World (Part II)", was also a hit on Canada's adult contemporary charts.

Rheostatics recorded a cover of "One More Colour", with additional lyrics by Martin Tielli, on their 1995 album Introducing Happiness; Siberry and Tielli recorded a duet, "A Long Time Love Song", on the 1991 Bruce Cockburn tribute album Kick at the Darkness. Sarah Polley also performed a cover of "One More Colour" in the film The Sweet Hereafter.

After this album, Siberry's work was distributed outside of Canada by Reprise Records.

The Speckless Sky is no longer available on CD, but can be obtained via her store site on Bandcamp.[1]


Keyboard compared Jane Siberry's sound to "Petula Clark trying to sound like Kate Bush", but praised the album for the "startling electronic orchestrations" featured in several tracks in the album.[2]

Track listing[]

All songs by Jane Siberry.

  1. "One More Colour" – 4:38
  2. "Seven Steps to the Wall" – 5:11
  3. "The Very Large Hat" – 5:35
  4. "Vladimir • Vladimir" – 7:08
  5. "Mein Bitte" – 4:20
  6. "The Empty City" – 6:40
  7. "Map of the World (Part II)" – 5:07
  8. "The Taxi Ride" – 5:39


Additional personnel[]



Year Chart Peak position Weeks on the chart
1986 Billboard 200 149
1985 RPM Top 100 Albums 17[3] 32


Song Year Chart Position
"One More Colour" 1985 RPM Top 100 Singles 27[4]
"Map of the World (Part II)" 1986 RPM Adult Contemporary 17[5]


Organization Level Date
CRIA – Canada Gold March 21, 1986

Cover Versions[]

The Art Of Time Ensemble featuring (former Barenaked Ladies singer) Steven Page recorded The Taxi Ride for their 2010 album A Singer Must Die.


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  2. ^ "In Review". Keyboard. 12 (7): 23. July 1986. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Top Albums/CDs - Volume 43, No. 12, November 30 1985
  4. ^ Top Singles - Volume 43, No. 11, November 23 1985
  5. ^ Adult Contemporary - Volume 44, No. 4, April 19 1986

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