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listen  8. Key (Mastered November 12, 2000)11:16Album Only
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 12, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 1969
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Buddha Records
  • ASIN: B00005173J
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,412 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Guess Who, Canned Wheat, original masters, reissue. Buddha Records/RCA

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I remember when this album came out.
William E. Pray
I would have to say if you love The Guess Who then this is a great albulm that should be in everyones collection.
Dew
Alot of fun Guess Who music with variations of the songs.
Braden

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Steve Marshall on December 31, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Canned Wheat was The Guess Who's second album for RCA, containing the hits "Laughing" and "Undun." It also included the original version of "No Time," later re-recorded for the American Woman album. The later version is the one that you're familiar with. The original has an extended intro and outro, plus a different guitar solo by Randy Bachman. Musically, this was always my least favorite album of the band's catalog. Still, there are quite a few tracks worth mentioning (besides the hits).
"Old Joe" is one of the better tunes on Canned Wheat, featuring a theme that would show up later on "Those Show Biz Shoes," a song from the band's Artificial Paradise album. Another highlight on the CD is "Of a Dropping Pin." Originally recorded during the band's ill-fated London sessions, this version is a bit more polished than the earlier one. The album's centerpiece is the ambitious, 11-minute "Key." Reminiscent of Buffalo Springfield's "Bluebird," the song gives everyone in the band the chance to stretch out a bit--especially drummer Garry Peterson, who turns in an extended solo.
There were a couple production problems on Canned Wheat. Several copies of the CD were pressed and released with a different bonus track ("Miss Frizzy") instead of the one that was listed on the jewel box ("Species Hawk"). Unfortunately for the collectors out there, there's no way to tell which 'version' of the CD you're getting until you put it in your CD player. The other problem concerns the way the songs are tracked. Five of the songs have 'interludes' before them. In every instance, these 'interludes' are part of the previous song on the CD.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 21, 1999
Format: Audio CD
A definite original! The songwriting style of Bachman & Cummings couldn't have come out of anywhere but the Canadian midwest. The sometimes nieve (or maybe just young) lyrics and fresh/clean instrumentation combine with melodies an artist of any genre would be proud of.
The marathon KEY (the one with the obligatory drum solo)is still interesting to listen to thirty years later and has definitely aged better than FRIENDS OF MINE from Wheatfield Soul. The musical styling is more diverse and the lyrics both poetic and insightful without being overly preachy.
The album ends with some really tasty guitar styling by Randy Bachman in FAIR WARNING. A tune with a message as relevent today as thirty years ago.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "simnia" on September 6, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Most of the songs on this album aren't very exciting, but the few exceptions make it very worthwhile. "Of A Dropping Pin" is an undiscovered gem that sounds somewhat like fast-paced Moody Blues songs, "Undun" is generally considered by musicians to be one of this group's best, and I much prefer this alternative version of "No Time" because the strummed acoustic guitar chords are clearer, the guitar solo is extended, and the ending is more climactic than in the Top 40 version of early 1970.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Rubendall HALL OF FAME on August 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
"Canned Wheat" is probably the best of the Guess Who's original albums. It contains the singles "No Time" (In an extended version), "Laughing" and "Undun," as well as a number of fairly strong guitar laden album tracks. The song "Key" stretches out to over eleven minutes, but still manages to be worthwhile. The only clunker is the awful "Fair Warning," that comes along at the end like a bad acid trip, but is mercifully held to less than two minutes. At their best during this, the Randy Bachman period, the Guess Who were worthy competition for Creedence Clearwater Revival and mined some of the same musical and political ground. They only lack CCR's consistantly great songwriting. "Canned Wheat" is no "Green River," but it's still a worthwhile listen.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I haven't got that many guess who albums (3+2 best of albums), but I think this one beats American Woman. It carries a better variety of stuff, with a better version of No Time than on most other collections and American Woman itself. Key is a great song as well, with an amazing drum solo, longer than the song proper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Felknor on July 27, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I was raised on classical music (via my father) and rhythm & blues (via my mother, a former nightclub singer from the Missouri Bootheel). I didn't really know what to make of rock n' roll when I first heard it, although the Elvis and Little Richard records my babysitter favored reminded me more than a little of the music my mother loved and sang around the house. And I still love the classical music my dad played on the piano.

But with that background, I didn't know what to think of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones when they hit the big time. It was okay, and kind of exciting, but not exciting in the way that Little Richard was. You could say that Beatlemania passed me by.

My next big musical influence was the older brother of a middle-school friend of mine, and he was by far the most subversive. Billy introduced me to Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, and (especially) Pink Floyd, which at that time were transitioning from their Syd Barrett era into their classic David Gilmour phase. This was music unlike anything I'd ever heard; it was unpredictable, wild, and more than a little dangerous. You could say that it was the perfect blend of the edge of early R&B and the no-holds-barred approach of composers like Beethoven and Janacek.

This is a long intro, I know, but it's necessary in explaining why "Canned Wheat Packed By The Guess Who" stands up today as one of the most brilliant rock recordings I have ever heard.

Billy didn't introduce me to the Guess Who, and would have probably thought them lame (not "dangerous" enough). But you would have had to have been deaf to escape their first two American hit singles ("These Eyes" and "Laughing") on top-40 radio in the upper Midwest.
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