Guess Who
Artificial Paradise
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Guess Who

Artificial Paradise
Sealed 1973 Original In Die-Cut Brown Paper Bag. Small Saw Notch. “Artificial Paradise May Be The Most Consistent Album Project By The Post-Randy Bachman Guess Who, A Solid Offering Of Strong Melodies, Superb Production, And Focused Artistic Vision. It Is Also One Of The Group's More Obscure Offerings; A Small Fortune Was Obviously Spent On The Gratuitous And Excessive Packaging Which Says Absolutely Nothing And Probably Did Much To Sink This Fine Effort. Surprisingly, Burton Cummings Only Writes Two Titles On His Own, Contributing To Four Others By His Current Bandmates. Winter, Wallace, And McDougal Actually Get A Freer Songwriting Reign On This Ten-Track Release And It Harkens Back To The Initial Success Of The Share The Land Album, The First Project Where The New Members Explored, Blending Their Musical Skills. The Beauty Of Don McDougal's "Samantha's Living Room" Or The "Iko Iko"-Inspired "Follow Your Daughter Home," Are Stand Outs. Beyond The Packaging, Though, The Other Dilemma Is That This FM-Oriented Project Holds Onto The Sensibilities Of The Band's AM Hits. No Matter How You Slice It, They Were Not Hip In America At This Point In Time. Decades Later The Music Is Very Persuasive, But For 1972 How Could The Guess Who Compete With The Velvet Underground, The Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Or Even Vanilla Fudge For Counterculture Cool? As With Bachman-Turner Overdrive, They Couldn't, With The Aura Of The Mainstream Following The Group As It Did Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Despite The Image Problem With The Band And The Album Cover, Every Track Here Excels And Is First-Rate. Artificial Paradise Is The Album In Between Live At The Paramount And #10, A Time When The Band Was Attempting To Cross Over To The FM Dial. As Good An Effort As It Is, They Should've Stuck With Their Major Strength: Keeping Their Hand In The Top 40 Game.” Joe Viglione, AMG.


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  • Artist: Guess Who
  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: RCA
  • Catalog ID: LSP 4830
  • Condition:
    Near Mint (NM OR M-)
  • Country ID: USA
  • SKU: 3198

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