The Guess Who: Kurt Winter, Don McDougall (vocals, guitar); Burton Cummings (vocals, flute, harmonica, piano); Jim Kale (vocals, bass); Garry Peterson (vocals, drums).
Producer: Jack Richardson.
Reissue producers: Rob Santos, Frank Uroleo.
Recorded live at The Paramount Theater, Seattle, Washington on May 22, 1972.
Includes liner notes by John Einarson.
Digitally remastered by Elliott Federman (SAJE Sound, New York, New York).
This overlooked gem of a live album, recorded in 1972, is vastly superior in the remastered and remixed version. Six additional tracks make the album far more representative of a typical GW show of the period, and astonishingly good sound highlights the surprising firepower of the group during its twin guitar days.
Highpoints include the infernally catchy riff-rocker "Runnin Back to Saskatoon," the closing version of their folk-rock classic "No Time," (featuring exquisite group harmonies and a modal guitar duel), and the free-form improv opening rant appended to "American Woman," in which front man Burton Cummings excoriates said gal in a spew of Jim Morrison-esque gonzo Beat poetry that, as the late Lester Bangs observed, actually out-Jimboed the Lizard King.
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