Title - 'Best of The Guess Who' (SACD 4.0 Multichannel)
Artist - The Guess Who
With a flurry of best-selling rock hits over a short spate of several years, the Canadian group The Guess Who topped the charts and were on the "A" list for concerts and gigs. Then, seemingly as quickly as they had burst on the popular music scene at the close of the 1960s, they were gone, evaporated from the scene as the group disintegrated and went in several separate directions at the same time.
Yet there is no denying the sheer hit-producing power they possessed, or the magically rock music they left behind as a memory of their brief flirtation with super stardom. Many of their best hits are here, from 'These Eyes' to 'Laughing', from 'Undun' to 'No Time', from 'No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature' to 'Hand Me Down World'.
Yet, there are many more worthwhile cuts on this brand new, Limited, Numbered Edition of The Best of Bread (Hybrid SACD 4.0 Multichannel) collection. Also included here are some provocative lyrics and social commentary, as with both the songs listed above and some of their most memorable work, as in 'Hang Onto Your Life', 'Share the Land', and their most phenomenal and most enduring song, 'American Woman'. Which itself was a thinly disguised broadside at the blatant hypocrisy of American values in the face of the Vietnam War and the widespread social injustice so controversially debated in the late 1960s, about the time of the urban riots across the country.
Incidentally, they used the euphemism of the 'American Woman' to illustrate how Lady Liberty, the Statue of Liberty standing in New York City's harbor, was a hypocritical symbol of an arrogant America gone crazy. It is song that is consistently played, and one many of us hear almost daily. Nice collection of the hits of one of the best groups to have come out of the turbulent sixties. Enjoy.
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