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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2008
This 1970 release is the last record to feature the "Classic" line-up of: Cummings/Bachman/Kale & Peterson. Just as this album was entering the top of the charts, Randy Bachman would depart the band he helped form. But Randy went out of The Guess Who on top with: "American Woman", becoming the group's biggest selling album. With three hit singles included: {The title cut, "No Time" and "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature"} and fine album tracks; {"Talisman","8:15" and "Proper Stranger"}, the group here had all the ingredients for success.

With Randy's guitars and Burton's, vocals and piano, there is a bit of every bag included here. "Humpty's Blues" is a straight-out blooze workout for Burton to shout it out and leaves Randy lot's of space to solo. "Talisman" is Burton's poem/song that features a wonderful piano passage towards the end. "969" is a Randy Bachman instrumental track that shows Randy's jazzy side and features Burton on flute. "Proper Stranger" is a flat-out rocker like "Bus Rider", Randy plays some real crunchy guitars on this, it's a good find. But, there is a clunker on the album and it's called: "When Friends Fall Out" the tune is best left alone, it ain't so good.

After a quick epilogue of "American Woman" tacked on at the end, the original LP is over. The bonus track is called; "Got To Find Another Way" and it's O.K. but it's just O.K. and not the great missing Guess Who track, we were waiting for.

That's it, this record has some fine tracks, some average album cuts and some below-average material. It is the band's best record, but it is not a great record by the standards of 1970. Burton talks of each song in the liner notes, and all the lyrics are included. This is a fine upgrade of an already good record.
Three Stars !!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2014
I hate it when you buy a "remastered" CD and it sounds nothing like the original album. I had this issue with Tommy James Greatest hits. This CD is identical to the original album, which I still own. I bought it because their greatest hits album does not include 969 and When Friends Fall Out. The entire CD is fantastic and sounds just like my album except cleaner.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2001
The title track is what first interested me in to Buying this album. This one shows the band in top form with some great songs. My personal favorite is No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature. A simply fantastic song. Other high points include the title track, When Friends Fall Out and Proper Stranger. A few spots prevent it from being perfect mainly the instrumental 969 (The Oldest Man) and Talisman which is real boring. It has one bonus track, Got To Find Another Way which is alright but not as good as the other stuff here. Over all the album holds up pretty well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2007
What can I say about this album? This has been my very favorite album since it was released. The songs on it are mesmerizing. The beautiful ballad, Talizman, just sends me into a trance. If you don't have any other Guess Who albums, I most definately highly recommend this album for your music collection.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2000
I totally agree with all these reviews,the quality of this re:release is outstanding! I happen to be,not only By themselves or collectivelly,one of the Groups BEST&LOYAL FANS & FRIEND.I own everything ON OLD LP& I own everything that has been released so far on cd.The thing that really upsets me is the RESPECT&RECOGNITION the group has never been given is upsetting,I feel without any reservation that"THE GUESS WHO" Deserve entrance into the "ROCK&ROLL/HALL OF FAME"&REAL SOON!!!!I traveled up from Minneapolis this past July with my 2 kids to see the guys perform in Brandon Manitoba,What a Thrill&Treat it was!!!We can not wait for them to Tour the U.S.A Real Soon!!!!I recomend this CD to any Guess Who fan or any ROCK&ROLL ADDICT LIKE MYSELF,YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!ALL THE BEST!!FROM MINNESOTA MARK!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2011
The Guess Who/ American Woman (BMG/Buddha): This is a wonderful album from 1970 that reflects the era perfectly and yet remains current. Not only did the song "American Woman" become a hit (and an anthem) but "No Time" and "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" were huge hits as well. The album has never sounded better. There are even two pages of the booklet where the lead singer (Burton Cummings) gives a short statement on every song. The one bonus track is good and even fits nicely into the album. If all you know is the excellent Lenny Kravitz hit version of the song (from 1999), you will get a kick out of the original song and discover a terrific album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2000
What can I say,what a outstanding RE:issue!!!,I own all of the groups CD's,LP's and other various items.Not only am I a BIG FAN,but also a LOYAL FRIEND of the groups members.The quality of this CD,from the 1st track to the last track seem as if they were recorded a day ago!!My 2 kids and I,traveled up from Minneapolis in July to Brandon Manitoba to hear and see the guys on their "RUNNIN'BACK THRU CANADA"TOUR,all I can say is,"IT WAS FANTASTIC"I recomend this CD&the others that Amazon offers you!!To those reading this:"THE GUESS WHO"DESERVE THEIR RIGHT FOR INDUCTION INTO THE "ROCK&ROLL HALL OF FAME!!Thanks for all the GREAT MUSIC!!YOUR FRIEND,"MINNESOTA MARK"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2006
Okay, I am one of the biggest Guess Who fans, but I feel that American Woman is a little overrated, its still a great song, but I beieve "No Time" is their greatest song. It didn't top the charts, but it led the way for American Woman to storm to #1. Before "No Time", the band were seen as a softer band. The "No Time" guitar riff is my all time favourite.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2009
This is a great record, top to bottom. Great songs, better than a 'best of'. With many really good deep album cuts, love the song "8:15". Great band and one of my favorite records by anyone.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon April 25, 2003
This release was a classic when it first came out and is still one the great Rock N' Roll releases.
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