Up Close and Alone

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Burton Cummings unplugged, in a fashion, performing 18 songs from throughout his career on solo piano. Recorded in December 1995 in front of a small but very vocal and appreciative audience. The repertoire includes reprises of old Guess Who hits including "Undun," where Cummings sounds, probably unintentionally, like a lounge singer deliberately taking the piss out of the tune and a cover of "Ferry Cross the Mersey," as well as the brief and weird "Gordon Lightfoot Does Maggie May." Mostly it's his own compositions, though; not a recipe that's bound for success in the U.S., but one that worked quite well in Canada, where Cummings retains a devoted audience, and where...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Burton Cummings unplugged, in a fashion, performing 18 songs from throughout his career on solo piano. Recorded in December 1995 in front of a small but very vocal and appreciative audience. The repertoire includes reprises of old Guess Who hits including "Undun," where Cummings sounds, probably unintentionally, like a lounge singer deliberately taking the piss out of the tune and a cover of "Ferry Cross the Mersey," as well as the brief and weird "Gordon Lightfoot Does Maggie May." Mostly it's his own compositions, though; not a recipe that's bound for success in the U.S., but one that worked quite well in Canada, where Cummings retains a devoted audience, and where this album went gold.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2007
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 602458101027
  • Catalog Number: 41310
  • Sales rank: 5,809

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Burton Cummings Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Burton Cummings Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Mark Berry Producer, Engineer
Ray Folcik Engineer
Michael Wrycraft Artwork
Lorne Saifer Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great live album from a great vocalist

    I found it entertaining to listen to this compilation of Guess Who hits. He did some great tunes on his first solo album, which they should highlight more.

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