New deluxe-edition box set brings the best of the Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and Burton Cummings

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      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".

      Full Tracklisting:

      The Guess Who: Wheatfield Soul

      Side A
      These Eyes
      Pink Wine Sparkles In The Glass
      I Found Her In A Star
      Friends Of Mine

      SIde B
      When You Touch Me
      A Wednesday In Your Garden
      Love And A Yellow Rose
      Maple Fudge
      We’re Coming To Dinner

      The Guess Who: American Woman

      Side A
      American Woman
      No Time
      No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature

      Side B
      969 (The Oldest Man)
      When Friends Fall Out
      Proper Stranger
      Humpty’s Blues / American Woman (Epilogue)

      The Guess Who: So Long, Bannatyne

      Side A
      Rain Dance
      She Might Have Been a Nice Girl
      Goin’ a Little Crazy
      Pain Train
      One Divided

      Side B
      Grey Day
      Life In the Bloodstream
      One Man Army
      Sour Suite
      So Long, Bannatyne

      The Guess Who: Canned Wheat
      No Time
      Minstrel Boy
      6 A.M. or Nearer
      Old Joe
      Of a Dropping Pin
      Fairing Warning
      The Guess Who: Share The Land
      Side A
      Bus Rider
      Do You Miss Me Darlin’
      Hand Me Down World
      Moan for You Joe
      Share The Land
      Side B
      Hang On to Your Life
      Coming Down Off the Money Bag
      Three More Days
      Burton Cummings: Collected
      Side A
      I’m Scared
      Your Back Yard
      Is It Really Right
      Stand Tall
      My Own Way To Rock
      Side B
      Timeless Love
      Break It To Them Gently
      I Will Play A Rhapsody
      Dream Of A Child
      Heavenly Blue
      Fine State Of Affairs
      Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Collected


      Side A

      Hold Back The Water
      Stayed Awake All Night
      Let It Ride
      Takin’ Care Of Business
      Rock Is My Life, And This Is My Song

      Side B
      You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
      Four Wheel Drive
      Hey You
      Lookin’ Out For #1
      Down, Down

      You can preorder the box set here.