Bachman–Turner Overdrive II

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive II
Studio album by Bachman–Turner Overdrive
Released December 1973
Recorded 1973, Kaye-Smith Studios, Seattle, Washington
Genre Rock
Length 39:07
Label Mercury
Producer Randy Bachman
Bachman–Turner Overdrive chronology
Bachman–Turner Overdrive
(1973)
Bachman–Turner Overdrive II
(1973)
Not Fragile
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Bachman–Turner Overdrive II is the second album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive, released in 1973. The album features the well-known single "Takin' Care of Business." Though it never cracked the Top 10 on the U.S. singles charts (reaching #12 in 1974), it became one of the band's most enduring hits. The album also produced another hit single, "Let It Ride", which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Both singles would reach #3 on the Canadian RPM charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blown" (R. Bachman, T. Bachman) – 4:18 - (vocals: T. Bachman)
  2. "Welcome Home" (R. Bachman) – 5:29 - (vocals: R. Bachman)
  3. "Stonegates" (Turner) – 5:35 - (vocals: Turner)
  4. "Let It Ride" (R. Bachman, Turner) – 4:27 - (vocals: Turner)
  5. "Give It Time" (Turner) – 5:44 - (vocals: Turner)
  6. "Tramp" (R. Bachman, Robbie Bachman) – 4:02 - (vocals: R. Bachman)
  7. "I Don't Have to Hide" (T. Bachman) – 4:22 - (vocals: T. Bachman)
  8. "Takin' Care of Business" (R. Bachman) – 4:50 - (vocals: R. Bachman)

Credits[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Randy Bachman
  • Engineer: Buzz Richmond
  • Assistant engineer: Mark Sterling
  • Mastering: Tom "Curly" Ruff
  • Equipment: John Austin
  • Design: John Youssi
  • Art direction: Jim Ladwig
  • Photography: Dave Roels

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 Pop Albums 4
1974 RPM Canada 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position Chart Position
1974 "Let It Ride" (3:33 edit) Pop Singles 23 RPM Canada 3
1974 "Takin' Care Of Business" Pop Singles 12 RPM Canada 3

Notes[edit]