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Road Food / Power in the Music Import, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (April 19, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bmg Int'l
  • ASIN: B0001NBL9U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,356 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Star Baby
2. Attila's Blues
3. Straighten Out
4. Don't You Want Me
5. One Way Road To Hell
6. Clap For The Wolfman
7. Pleasin' For Reason
8. Road Food
9. The Ballad Of The Last Five Years
10. Down And Out Woman
11. Women
12. When The Band Was Singin' (Shakin' All Over)
13. Dreams
14. Rich World - Poor World
15. Rosanne
16. Coors For Sunday
17. Shopping Bag Lady
18. Power In The Music

Editorial Reviews

Reissue of 1974's 'Road Food' & 1975's 'Power In The Music' on one remastered CD. 19 tracks including the hit 'Clap For The Wolfman'. Slipcase. RCA. 2004.

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It's mixed quite well.
Michael A. Despeghel
Go ahead....get these, if you are a true GW fan and enjoy.
R. M. Silkey
One of the best albums by The Guess Who ever made.
Mats Rydberg

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Despeghel on August 15, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This was my introduction to The Guess Who and it's my absolute favorite GW album. As with #10, I compared this new cd to the old Canada cd, as well as the 2-fer disc from 2004. This new reissue of Road Food sounds great. The louder it is played, the better it sounds. Again, there are informative liner notes which help to make this an essential purchase. The bonus tracks are very interesting. First up, there's a remix of Sona Sona without the 1988 overdubs, which makes for an interesting listen. It's mixed quite well. And then there's a run-through of One Way Road To Hell. This song is clearly a run-though, as Burton's voice sounds rough. But it's nice to hear the song in an embryonic state. After the track ends, there's some blank space and then a hidden track with 1:22 left...it's a nice piano/bass/drums juzz-style shuffle and just Burton, Gary and Bill fooling around. It was a pleasant surprise to hear that hidden track.

This new reissue blows the doors off of the 2004 2-fer disc, so please avoid that piece of junk. This new Iconoclassic cd is the best way to own a copy of "Road Food". The cd sounds full and dynamic. Run, don't walk and sang this disc. Here's to hoping Iconoclassic reissues more Guess Who product in the future.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R.J. on December 26, 2004
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to quibble with these Guess Who CD releases. Road Food and Power In the Music are two of their later releases, featuring some excellent tracks such as "Road Food", "Clap For The Wolfman", "Star Baby" and "When The Band Was Singing Shakin' All Over". The real value lies in the album tracks, in which there are some excellent finds for the uninitiated. Both these albums were either unavailable or impossible to find in CD version before, so it's great to see these come out. Next up, when are they ever going to release the lost album "The Way They Were" on CD?
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By The Green Man on August 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Yes, what you may have read about the sound quality of the 4 two-albums-on-one-CD reissues of Guess Who RCA-era albums is true. The sound is not quite up to the standard of original CD reissues. But, you can compensate fairly well with a graphic equalizer or bass and treble controls on your stereo system. (Of course, you probably can't do much about the sound when playing on a portable CD player these days, since some marketing genius decided that bass-boost was the only tone control that anyone needs anymore.) But what about the actual muusic offered here? Well, the first album is "Road Food," the band's suprise comeback hit of 1974. I still find that it is simply the best album they ever did. Every song is quality material. This reissue returns the songs to their original LP sequence, which is something of a plus. (For some reason, the original reissue put the LP side 2 songs first, just as the cassette version did. I suppose that was to draw attention to the top 10 hit "Clap for the Wolfman.") Though the material here is mostly about their adventures as an endlessly touring band, the lyrics are light years ahead of the usual "the road is hell" stuff written for previous albums. This is a band having a good time, and the music reflects it. "Straighten Out" and "Don't You Want Me" (an improvement over the original from "Rockin'") are flat-out joyus fun. You wish that you could be there while it's being committed to tape. If you can't find a copy of the original "Road Food" used somewhere, this is the next best thing. 5 stars for "Road Food." The second LP is their final RCA offering, "Power in the Music." This time the band seems to be getting too pretentious for its own good.Read more ›
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Steve Marshall on May 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The pairing of these albums has nothing to do with each other aside from the fact that they would fit on a single disc. Most of the tracks on Road Food lack bass, and all of them suffer from too much compression. Burton Cummings' lead vocals are mixed too low on "Attila's Blues" and "Don't You Want Me." "One Way Road to Hell" fades out early. "Pleasin' for Reason" and the title track have too much bass, and the latter fades out slightly early.
Power in the Music doesn't fare any better. The entire album (especially the first half) is compressed. The high end is boosted a bit on "Down and Out Woman." The end vocals on "Dreams" are buried in the mix, and Bill Wallace's intricate bass work is now lost in the mix. Cummings' spoken word parts in "Rich World, Poor World" are buried as well. One of the worst jobs on any of the tracks is on "Rosanne," when the intro is actually faded in. The title track (which is incorrectly listed as "Shopping Bag Lady" in the lyrics) has dropouts at 6:12 and 6:21 into the song.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Delaronde on August 28, 2012
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Hats off to Iconoclassic for their great work putting together this Guess Who reissue series. Every one so far (and I have 'em all) seems like it was a labor of love and, as a fan, what more can one ask? Each album is worth it for the liner notes alone, which offer an overview of the state of the band at the time of the recording, and descriptions and comments for every track from the band members themselves. Sweet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven L. Benaszeski on June 9, 2011
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Road Food starts off with a bang, because Star Baby is one of their best songs. Kurt Winter's slide guitar playing shines, but the song keeps moving to propel this exciting story forward. The next three songs show the jazzy side of the Guess Who and prove that no other band could ever be able to sing these thick, swinging harmonies better. One Way Road is one of their best dark lyrics and fits perfectly into the well chosen spooky chord progression and swirling guitar effects. Pleasin' For Reason is another song that could never be sung by less advanced singers like the Beatles. No other rock band in history will ever be capable of performing the wide variety of music the way the Guess Who did with such vocal and instrumental precision; No other songwriters in the world could write something as strange as the title track and play it so perfectly with such a rocking groove. If you're looking for songs that all fit a predictable hit machine formula, you will not like the Guess Who. They were always evolving and I must say that they educated me into appreciating many styles of music, because they did such a quality performance in the studio. Most bands feel they have to stick to a rigid unchanging sound so that people would recognize them. No matter how different each GW song was, you knew it was the Guess Who as soon as Burton Cummings opened his mouth because HIS VOICE was their sound. His voice is an instrument!
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Very well REMASTERED!
These are, without a doubt, the worst sounding remasters I've ever heard. I can't think of anything that comes close. If BMG had used old vinyl as masters and didn't screw with EQ, compression or anything else, they would have sounded tons better.
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