Nature of the Beast

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
April Wine like any good wine got better with age, and the Canadians' brightest moment only arrived over a decade into their career with 1981's The Nature of the Beast. Opener "All Over Town" lurches into action on a lopsided riff before finding its awesome groove, -- a groove they seldom abandon through and to the end of the disc. All-around frontman Myles Goodwyn is in top form, leading the band through some of their most aggressive material ever "Bad Boys," "Crash and Burn", as well as through the band's career-defining power ballad "Just Between You and Me." While "Caught in the Crossfire" and "Future Tense" suffer from some cheesy sci-fi lyrics, melodic hard ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
April Wine like any good wine got better with age, and the Canadians' brightest moment only arrived over a decade into their career with 1981's The Nature of the Beast. Opener "All Over Town" lurches into action on a lopsided riff before finding its awesome groove, -- a groove they seldom abandon through and to the end of the disc. All-around frontman Myles Goodwyn is in top form, leading the band through some of their most aggressive material ever "Bad Boys," "Crash and Burn", as well as through the band's career-defining power ballad "Just Between You and Me." While "Caught in the Crossfire" and "Future Tense" suffer from some cheesy sci-fi lyrics, melodic hard rockers such as "Big City Girls," "One More Time," and "Sign of the Gypsy Queen" featuring Thin Lizzy-like dual guitar harmonies pick up the slack in spades.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/1991
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077774606721
  • Catalog Number: 46067
  • Sales rank: 25,717

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All over Town (3:00)
  2. 2 Tellin' Me Lies (3:01)
  3. 3 Sign of the Gypsy Queen (4:17)
  4. 4 Just Between You and Me (3:55)
  5. 5 Wanna Rock (2:05)
  6. 6 Caught in the Crossfire (3:34)
  7. 7 Future Tense (4:09)
  8. 8 Big City Girls (3:41)
  9. 9 Crash and Burn (2:33)
  10. 10 Bad Boys (3:10)
  11. 11 One More Time (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
April Wine Primary Artist
Myles Goodwyn Guitar, Vocals
Brian Greenway Guitar, Background Vocals
Steve Lang Bass
Gerry Mercer Drums
Gary Moffet Guitar
Technical Credits
Myles Goodwyn Producer
George Marino Mastering
Adam Moseley Engineer
Mike "Clay" Stone Producer, Engineer
Bob Lemm Concept
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