Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Definitely a Jewel
Michael Courtney | San Antonio, Texas United States | 01/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The name describes this disc better than I ever could...Electric Jewels. It's a shame April Wine couldn't release this in the U.S., but I was lucky enough to hear Joe Anthony play it and I searched it out in Imports to snag my copy. I believe that this was their third album and up to that time their best effort. They have managed to put good songs on all of their releases, but this was one of those rare moments for any group where everything clicked on every track.My favorite is "Weeping Widow", but other great tracks include "Just Like That", "You Opened Up My Eyes", "Lady Run", "Cat's Claws" and the title track. This is vintage April Wine at their best. Not until Live AT the El Mocambo, where they opened for the Rolling Stones would they put together as strong a package for release. This is almost 30 years old, but don't let that scare you off this is one of the best rock offerings out there. Go for it!"
That's something now! New style and new band members...
skyfoxx | Boston, MA USA | 01/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Definitely a major change of style. That's not surprising since there were major changes in the band - check out the history at AMG or at the band's web site /www.aprilwine.ca/. Anyway, the album has next to none of that unfortunate filler stuff which is present in oh so many hard rock albums of the classic era and which leaves you wondering why the hell this album was ever written ... well some of the songs in the middle might be not very interesting melodically but the guys were trying various directions and experimenting with the style and lyrics so that's understandable. For me the highlights are "Lady Run Lady Hide", "I Can Hear You Callin'" and "Band Has Just Begun" (kinda prophetic title)."
Cpt Glenn D. Robertson | Netherlands | 06/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"01. Weeping Widow
02. Just Like That
03. Electric Jewels
04. You Opened Up My Eyes
05. Come On Along
06. Lady Run, Lady Hide
07. I Can Hear You Callin'
08. Cat's Claw
09. The Band Has Just Begun
"The recording of Electric Jewels was marked by significant changes within the band. As a result of creative differences, the Henman brothers left April Wine and were replaced by guitarist Gary Moffet and drummer Jerry Mercer.
The high-energy sound of this album reflected the band's increasing emphasis on live performance.
Weeping Widow was something of an FM Radio favorite at the time of it's release."