Some say it was the work of German spies. Others maintain that it was a tragic accident of unimaginable proportions. Whatever the cause, on a bitter morning in 1917 in the booming port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1,600 people were killed and 9,000 injured when a French munitions ship exploded after striking another vessel. THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION is a comprehensive examination of the tragedy. Eyewitness accounts capture the force and horror of the explosion the largest non-nuclear detonation in history! Rare photos and archival footage reveal the incredible destruction that led thousands of mariners from around the world to converge on the devastated port in a massive relief effort. World War I historians examine the theories that surround the disaster, while a detailed reconstruction shows how accident and error compounded to create tragedy. It's an intriguing look at one of the most incredible chapters in maritime history.
'Spinning Wheel' features archive footage from a BS&T performance at the Civic Theatre, in Halifax, UK on April 9th 1980. Clayton-Thomas had recently reformed the band and released the new album Nuclear Blues in 1980. Non of the original BS&T members remained in the band, but the group of musicians assembled for this album and tour were more than worthy counterparts.