Anthology

Anthology

by The Guess Who
     
 

This double set replaces both previously released RCA multi-disc overviews of Guess Who hits. As of its appearance in late 2003, both the flawed triple-CD 56-track The Ultimate Collection and 1988's excellent Track Record compilations were out of print. This release tries, and generally succeeds, as a comprehensive overview of…  See more details below

Overview

This double set replaces both previously released RCA multi-disc overviews of Guess Who hits. As of its appearance in late 2003, both the flawed triple-CD 56-track The Ultimate Collection and 1988's excellent Track Record compilations were out of print. This release tries, and generally succeeds, as a comprehensive overview of the band's glory years. In fact, it's the only one to kick off with two pre-Burton Cummings nuggets: 1964's "Shakin' All Over" and a rare 1966 garage rocking psychedelic single, "It's My Pride." Collectors will also appreciate an early 1968 version of "When Friends Fall Out," a song re-recorded three years later for the American Woman album. From there on, this is a sturdy if unremarkable collection of fairly obvious selections, some of them, such as "Heartbroken Bopper," "Glamour Boy," and "Hang On to Your Life," reproduced in difficult to find single mixes. Of minor note, "Smoke Big Factory" from the underrated Rockin' makes its first appearance on a hits album, as do the Winter/Wallace co-penned "Cardboard Empire" from #10 and "Samantha's Living Room," an excellent cut written and sung by Don McDougal and culled from the terrific Artificial Paradise. Audio remastering, track annotation (with detailed recording dates, a helpful addition), and liner notes are all up to industry standards, something that could not be said of the muddled The Ultimate Collection. That leaves the 39- cut Anthology as an excellent introduction to the band for those who want to dig deeper than the many interchangeable single "best-of" discs that glut the market.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2003
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828765485029
catalogNumber:
54850

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Shakin' All Over
  2. It's My Pride
  3. When Friends Fall Out
  4. These Eyes
  5. A Wednesday in Your Garden
  6. Laughing
  7. 6 A.M. or Nearer
  8. Undun
  9. No Time
  10. No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
  11. American Woman
  12. The Answer
  13. Hand Me Down World
  14. Bus Rider
  15. Share the Land
  16. Hang on to Your Life
  17. Do You Miss Me Darlin'
  18. Albert Flasher
  19. Broken
  20. Pain Train
  21. Sour Suite

Disc 2

  1. Rain Dance
  2. Heartbroken Bopper
  3. Smoke Big Factory
  4. Guns, Guns, Guns
  5. Runnin' Back to Saskatoon
  6. Follow Your Daughter Home
  7. Samantha's Living Room
  8. Orly
  9. Those Show Biz Shoes
  10. Glamour Boy
  11. Cardboard Empire
  12. Star Baby
  13. Sona Sona
  14. Clap for the Wolfman
  15. Hoe Down Time
  16. Dancin' Fool
  17. Dreams
  18. When the Band Was Singin' "Shakin' All Over"

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Guess Who   Primary Artist
Randy Bachman   Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Sitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Burton Cummings   Flute,Harmonica,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Domenic Troiano   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
Chad Allan   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jim Kale   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Greg Leskiw   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Don McDougal   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Bill Wallace   Bass,Euphonium,Vocals,Group Member
Kurt Winter   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Bob Ashley   Piano,Group Member
Garry Peterson   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Bruce Decker   Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Stanley Winistock   Violin

Technical Credits

Johnny Kidd   Composer
Randy Bachman   Composer
Burton Cummings   Composer
Domenic Troiano   Composer
Chad Allan   Arranger
Brian Christian   Engineer
Michael Hill   Liner Notes
Jim Kale   Composer
Don McDougal   Composer
Jack Richardson   Producer
Bill Wallace   Composer
Kurt Winter   Composer
Garry Peterson   Composer
Mathieu Bitton   Art Direction
Bob Burns   Producer
Ben McPeek   Director

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