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So Long Bannatyne / # 10
Guess Who
So Long Bannatyne / # 10
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Guess Who
Title: So Long Bannatyne / # 10
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Release Date: 4/19/2004
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Hard Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 828765301220, 766487319348

CD Reviews

Overstated Mastering Issues
Anthony M. Kaczynski | Boston, MA United States | 05/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Hey, kids, I can only speak for this two-fer of "Bannatyne/10" (haven't heard the other three reissues), but this doesn't sound so bad to my rock-blasted ears. The drums do indeed sound boxy, but that's just like they did back in the day, 1971-1973. On my office system (a Bose, but nothing fancy), the bass is generally well defined on "Bannatyne," and other than some extra crispy cymbals on the otherwise excellent "One Man Army," I have no real problems with the sound quality, and I certainly didn't have to change my normal settings to enjoy. In short, don't let overstated mastering complaints dissuade you from what are two pretty rockin' albums that have been out of circulation for way too long. Any disc with "Sour Suite" on it is automatically granted four stars in my book. A totally underrated band that never seems to get its proper due, although my man Lester Bangs sure liked 'em, and I'm glad they got their props in "Almost Famous." Growing up in Detroit and listening to Windsor's CKLW, I was convinced they were as huge as, say, The Beatles or something (because every single got pumped due to the Canadian content rule), and I dug mightily every single single, but their albums always seem to have four or five great sleepers that reward the careful listener. Welcome back, "Bannatyne/10.""
A Great Pair of . . . . . . . . . . .!
Smuggs | Helena, MT USA | 04/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you don't want to read a review from a huge Guess Who fan, then take a walk - cuz this one's comin' from a diehard. I can still be objective despite being a big fan of Burton and the boys, but I love these two albums and I'm not gonna criticize something I like (a lot). Everyone already knows how great 'Rain Dance' and 'Sour Suite' are from SO LONG BANNATYNE, so no need beatin' my drum about those songs. The true test of an album is whether its worth listening to after you get past the hits that make it onto the multi-numerous Guess Who re-packagings that appear in the marketplace year-after-year. These two albums pass the test easily. BANNATYNE boasts some great songs like 'She might Have Been a Nice Girl' - 'Pain Train' - the title track - 'Grey Day' - and 'Life in the Bloodstream.' Even 'Fiddlin' and 'One Man Army' -- albeit sort of goofy, are fun songs.

#10 is an album that is greatly underrated, and is my personal favorite Guess Who album. 'Glamour Boy' is an outstanding track, with Burton lashing out at the state of the music industry in 1973. David Bowie was championing androgyny at the time and Burton (probably decked out in a flannel shirt or hockey jersey) laments the ability to make the big bucks by "looking like a woman tonight." I've never really understood the "Ricky & the Balloons" interlude in the middle of the song, which seems to make it lose its momentum, but still a great track. 'Take it Off My Shoulders' and 'Lie Down' are terrific country-influenced tunes. The real gem on this album, however, is 'Miss Frizzy.' Frizzy is a fast-paced rocker that is totally infectious and a fun listen. Check this one out folks, it's great! I even love the cover of #10 - finally a plain & simple photo of the band, with Burton Cummings the centerpiece (which is only right; afterall, B.C.'s voice is what that band was all about anyway). #10 finishes up with the great 'Just Let Me Sing' which is probably all Cummings ever wanted to do.

Don't miss this two-pack folks - it's well worth what you'll pay for it."
Two great albums in an odd pairing
Robert Miller | Eastern USA | 08/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Personally, I wish So Long Banatyne would have been paired with Rockin', and #10 with either Artificial Paradise or Road Food. Nevertheless, it's great to see this stuff back in print. I have to address #10 - this LP was in the $1.99 bins about a year after it came out, not due to the failure of the Guess Who, but more likely due to the failure of RCA records. #10 is an excellent album - as the other reviewer said the vocal harmonies shine. Some of the material is country tinged (with pedal steel) such as Lie Down and Take it off my shoulders and some of it is funky/rockin/jazzy such as Musicione and Self-Pity. One of the most amazing songs is Cardboard Empire which I believe was written by Kurt Winter & Billy Wallace. The lyrics are bizarre and the looping guitars are very spacy. I love #10 - it should have been a huge success. So Long Banatyne is another favorite of mine. Pain Train is another Kurt Winter showcase - Sour Suite is a beatiful ballad - introspective almost depressed sounding Cummings. Rain Dance is another reason to buy this collection. I think these are two of the more perfect Guess Who albums, so I heartily recommend this 2-fer."