American Woman

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For the song, see American Woman (song). For the Susan Choi novel, see American Woman (novel).
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American Woman
Studio album by The Guess Who
Released January 1970
Recorded August 12 - November 16, 1969 at RCA Mid-America Recording Center, Studio B, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, folk rock
Length 38:55
Label Nimbus 9
RCA
Buddha (re-release)
Producer Jack Richardson
The Guess Who chronology
Canned Wheat
(1969)
American Woman
(1970)
Share the Land
(1970)
Singles from American Woman
  1. "No Time"
    Released: January 1970
  2. "American Woman" / "No Sugar Tonight"
    Released: March 1970

American Woman is the sixth studio album by Canadian rock band The Guess Who. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. It stayed on the charts for over a year and was their most successful release.[citation needed]

In addition to the title cut (the group's most successful song), this album also includes the number one American and Canadian single "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature," as well as a remake of "No Time," a song the group previously recorded for Canned Wheat; the new version is the one most familiar to listeners.

This was guitarist Randy Bachman's last finished album with the group until a reformation effort in 1983.

American Woman was re-mastered and released on CD by Buddha Records in 2000 and included a bonus track, "Got to Find Another Way". A Quadraphonic mix was available on the Quadraphonic 8-track cartridge format.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+[1]
Rolling Stone favorable link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Randy Bachman/Burton Cummings except noted

  1. "American Woman" (The Guess Who) - 5:11
  2. "No Time" - 3:50
  3. "Talisman" - 5:10
  4. "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" - 4:55
  5. "969 (The Oldest Man) (Instrumental)" (Bachman) - 3:00
  6. "When Friends Fall Out" - 3:04
  7. "8:15" - 3:31
  8. "Proper Stranger" - 4:06
  9. "Humpty's Blues/American Woman (Epilogue)" (The Guess Who) - 6:12

2000 re-issue bonus track[edit]

  1. "Got to Find Another Way" - 2:51

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard
Year Chart Position
1970 Pop Albums 9
Singles – Billboard
Year Single Chart Position
1969 "No Time" Top Pop Singles 5
1969 "American Woman" Top Pop Singles 1
1969 "No Sugar Tonight" Top Pop Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 23, 1969). "Consumer Guide (9)". The Village Voice. Music section. Retrieved 2012-03-03.