18 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

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4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

D-J Ross ,

Burton Cummings Unplugged

Guess Who front-man Burton Cummings, singing and playing piano, entertains this concert audience. My favorite is "Gordon Lightfoot Does Maggie May" although Burton calls it by a different title when he introduces it! P.S. Since this was recorded at Toronto's Glenn Gould Theater in DECEMBER, 1995, I doubt this CD was released "Jan 01, 1993" as iTunes claims.

tr51215rt ,

Lackluster, ballad-heavy collection

This album tends to favor Burton's ballad side. After a solid "Albert Flasher", the program bogs down with a bunch of slow dirges. He could have gone deep into the Guess Who catalog for material that lends itself to a solo piano setting, like the jazzy "Nashville Sneakers" (from Rockin') or the haiku-like "Eye" (from Flavours); instead, he plays it safe. Vocally, he does OK within his diminished range, but it's definitely not Live At The Paramount. In the CD liner notes, Cummings is in a pensive mood, nostalgic for the pre-stardom days with The Deverons. This wistful vibe carries into the performance as a whole. Burton was never really meant to be a solo artist; he did his best work when he had a Randy Bachman, Kurt Winter or Domenic Troiano to bounce ideas off. If you're a Guess Who completist or you like the mellower side of Burton, you'll enjoy this; otherwise, pass it up.

jillybean 47 ,

jillybean

I own this album, very good. Please, put his Sweet Sweet album on iTunes.

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