Camarillo, CA – Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing The Guess Who's “The Best Of Guess Who” album on Limited Edition 4.0 Quad Hybrid SACD in April 2015. They didn't have street cred; they didn't look like stars; and they weren't considered "cool" by the ultra hip and snooty underground FM rock crowd.
But over the course of their career, The Guess Who created some of the most transcendent and electrifying pop music of the Seventies. The Guess Who stubbornly flew in the face of fashion, trends, and the flourishing progressive rock movement, and built an enduring body of work that illuminates their status as immensely gifted pop rock practitioners.
Though influenced by the British Invasion, The Guess Who were purely Canadian rockers. The band scored a string of Top Ten hits in the late '60s and early '70s, including the psychedelic-romantic smash "These Eyes" and the riff-rocking anthem "American Woman." The band was a huge success in the States and even performed at President Nixon's inaugural ball (with the acerbic "American Woman" conspicuously omitted from the set list).
Burton Cummings' throaty baritone vocals and guitarist Randy Bachman's theatrical riffs gave the band their versatile sound - and their rocking classics sound as vital today as they did when they were first released.
As a special bonus that audiophiles and fans alike are sure to enjoy, Audio Fidelity has included in each package a miniature version of the coveted psychedelic poster that was contained in the original 1971 vinyl album release!
1. These Eyes
4. No Time
5. American Woman
6. No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
7. Hand Me Down World
8. Bus Rider
9. Share The Land
10. Do You Miss Me Darlin'?
11. Hang On To Your Life
Mastered dual Channel SACD from all original masters by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering
Original Recordings Produced by Jack Richardson for Nimbus 9
Recording Engineer: Brian Christian
For more information: https://audiofidelity.net/product/guess-whothe-best-guess-who
Nice write up on the Guess Who.
In 1974, while going to Grand Valley Ste College, I did a radio
interview w/Bob Seger. He was warming up for the Guess Who at Calvin
College in Grand Rapids.
I was one of those music snobs weaned on WABX that thought that they
weren't "cool". I told Bob as much after the interview. He told me I
didn't know what I was missing. He practically guaranteed I'd dig them.
He was right. They knocked me out and I managed to get a nice interview
with Burton Cumming after their set.
Wait, there's more. In my last year at GVSC, Seger and his band did a
show on our campus. I did an interview with Bob and reminded him about
his recommendation. We laughed about it, said "I told you so" several
times, gave me a tambourine and reminded me to keep my mind open.
Funny how we forget to keep our minds open after growing up in the 60's.
keep up the posting....
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