CD reissue of this album from the Candian singer, songwriter and musician. National Steel is a blues album by Colin James, released in 1997. The album was recorded at Rat's Ass Studios and Mushroom Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered at MasterDisk in New York City. James teams up with his longtime friend Colin Linden to record a predominantly acoustic album running the gamut from delta blues, to jug band and Chicago blues. The album covers songs written by some of the greatest bluesmen including Otis Redding, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. The album is named after the resonator guitar made by the National guitar company, also pictured on the album's cover. National Steel earned James the 1998 Juno Award for quot;Best Blues Albumquot;.