If you're a Canuck-rock fan who loves the Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and Burton Cummings--and which Canuck-rock fan doesn't?--then there's a new box set coming with your name on it.
Today Sony Music Canada announced that Bachman Cummings The Collection, a box set from Guess Who bandmates Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, on October 29.
The seven-LP or seven-CD set includes five Guess Who albums from their prolific 1969-1971 period, alongside material from both BTO and Cummings.
Other goodies include a booklet of rare photographs and detailed liner notes.
“Burton and I would get together every Saturday morning at 10 or 11 a.m. and I would play him ideas I had for songs,” recalls Bachman in a press release. “We wrote very quickly. No song was a labour. If it didn’t work, we threw it away.”
“The competition between us made us a pretty good songwriting team," says Cummings. "We were force-fed many musical styles and that crept into our work."
“These songs are bigger than us or any differences that we might have had in the past," adds Bachman. "Getting together to celebrate the songs is a real triumph for us”.
Bachman Cummings The Collection certainly does include a lot of the best music the two Canuck-rock legends ever created. My only complaint is that they forgot to include BTO's best tune, "Second Hand".
The Guess Who: Wheatfield Soul
Pink Wine Sparkles In The Glass
I Found Her In A Star
Friends Of Mine
When You Touch Me
A Wednesday In Your Garden
Love And A Yellow Rose
We’re Coming To Dinner
The Guess Who: American Woman
No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
969 (The Oldest Man)
When Friends Fall Out
Humpty’s Blues / American Woman (Epilogue)
The Guess Who: So Long, Bannatyne
She Might Have Been a Nice Girl
Goin’ a Little Crazy
Life In the Bloodstream
One Man Army
So Long, Bannatyne
Hold Back The Water
Stayed Awake All Night
Let It Ride
Takin’ Care Of Business
Rock Is My Life, And This Is My Song
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Four Wheel Drive
Lookin’ Out For #1
You can preorder the box set here.