Hits & Assorted Secrets: 1984-1993

Hits & Assorted Secrets: 1984-1993

by Northern Pikes
     
 
This remarkably comprehensive best-of package from Saskatchewan's Northern Pikes sums up their seven-year career adeptly, thoroughly including every one of their hits as well as some of the lesser-known but equally important ones. There are three unreleased tunes sandwiched between the more popular numbers that stand up well, along with live versions of "Unimportant"

Overview

This remarkably comprehensive best-of package from Saskatchewan's Northern Pikes sums up their seven-year career adeptly, thoroughly including every one of their hits as well as some of the lesser-known but equally important ones. There are three unreleased tunes sandwiched between the more popular numbers that stand up well, along with live versions of "Unimportant" and "Dancing in a Dance Club" from 1993's Gig album. Standouts throughout this set include the chord-crunching "Dream Away," re-mixed and sounding better than the original, and their most heartfelt rock song, "Believe," from 1992's Neptune. This is also the easiest place to get gems like "Kiss Me You Fool" and "Place That's Insane" or album versions of "She Ain't Pretty" and "Girl With a Problem." Both Jay Semko and Bryan Potvin take turns singing lead in this band, culminating a pleasant blend of sheer and gritty vocals. The Northern Pikes' sound teeters back and forth from wild, flyaway guitar outbursts to fine, melodic rock & roll. While their talents exceed that of a bar band, they still harbor that close, intimate feel in their music that is embodied within these 18 tracks.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2003
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0724384821920
catalogNumber:
848219
Rank:
123540

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Northern Pikes   Primary Artist
John Sebastian   Acoustic Guitar,Autoharp,Harp
Garth Hudson   Organ,Accordion,Saxophone
Barry Keane   Shaker
Stan Szelest   Piano
Crystal Taliefero   Background Vocals
Margo Timmins   Vocals
Merl Bryck   Vocals
Rick Hutt   Piano,Keyboards
Bryan Potvin   Guitar,Vocals
Jay Semko   Bass,Vocals
Robin Billinton   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ed Stasium   Remixing
Merl Bryck   Liner Notes
Rick Hutt   Engineer
Bryan Potvin   Composer,Liner Notes
Fraser Hill   Engineer
Jay Semko   Liner Notes
Rob Jaczko   Engineer

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