Live at the Paramount

Live at the Paramount

by The Guess Who
     
 

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The August 2000 reissue of Live at the Paramount on the Buddha label has 13 songs, the whole 75 minutes of music from the first of two shows, and provides the best explanation of how the Guess Who endured as a major concert draw years after their biggest hits were behind them; when they wereSee more details below

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The August 2000 reissue of Live at the Paramount on the Buddha label has 13 songs, the whole 75 minutes of music from the first of two shows, and provides the best explanation of how the Guess Who endured as a major concert draw years after their biggest hits were behind them; when they were spot-on, as they were that night, they gave an exciting show. Remixed and remastered properly, this is now a killer concert album, showing off the double lead guitar attack that was a hallmark of their live sound in blazing glory, energizing even familiar songs like "New Mother Nature," and Burton Cummings near the peak of his form with the band as a singer. Surprisingly, the songs that were left off of the original LP included several hits, both vintage ("These Eyes," "No Time") and relatively recent ("Rain Dance," "Share the Land"), though the highlight is "Sour Suite," which is a dazzling showcase for Cummings as a singer and pianist. The remixing also helps the material that was on this album originally, pumping up the volume on the bluesy jam that opens "American Woman," which also sounds a lot better (and is worth hearing in the 15 minute jam version featured here). "Share the Land" comes off better here than its official version, set ablaze by Kurt Winter's and Don McDougal's guitars and a spirited vocal performance.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972677125
catalogNumber:
726771
Rank:
16189

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Guess Who   Primary Artist,Group
Burton Cummings   Flute,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Jim Kale   Bass,Vocals
Don McDougal   Guitar,Vocals
Kurt Winter   Guitar,Vocals
Garry Peterson   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom Scott   Remote Recording
Brian Christian   Engineer
Elliott Federman   Mastering
Dennis Ferrante   Remixing
Wally Heider   Remote Recording
Jack Richardson   Producer
Ray Thompson   Remote Recording
Paul White   Reissue Producer
Mathieu Bitton   Art Direction
John Einarson   Liner Notes
Nimbus Nine   Producer
Terry Stark   Remote Recording
Frank Ursoleo   Reissue Producer

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