First Glance

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First Glance
Studio album by April Wine
Released March 1978 (1978-03)
Recorded Studio Tempo, Le Studio
Genre Rock
Length 33:26
Label Aquarius, Capitol
Producer Myles Goodwyn
April Wine chronology
Live at the El Mocambo
(1977)
First Glance
(1978)
Greatest Hits
(1979)
Alternative Cover
First Glance (1978) American edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

First Glance is the seventh studio album by Canadian rock band April Wine, released in March, 1978. First Glance became April Wine's first gold record outside Canada.[2][3] "Roller" was a hit in Flint, Michigan and radio listeners there made "Roller" a top requested song.[4][5][6] It ended up as a top forty hit in the States. After the release of First Glance, bands such as Rush, Journey, and Styx all requested for April Wine to open their shows in the United States.[5]

Canadian track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Myles Goodwyn unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Hot on the Wheels of Love" (M. Goodwyn, S. Lang) – 3:14
  2. "Get Ready for Love" – 4:25
  3. "Rock n' Roll is a Vicious Game" – 3:10
  4. "Right Down to It" (B. Greenway) – 3:03
  5. "Roller" – 4:19
  6. "Comin' Right Down on Top of Me" – 4:10
  7. "I'm Alive" – 2:55
  8. "Let Yourself Go" – 2:56
  9. "Silver Dollar" – 5:14
  • This version is only available in Canada.

Note: both versions of the CD have the first two tracks in the opposite order.

US/UK track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Myles Goodwyn unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Get Ready for Love" – 4:25
  2. "Hot on the Wheels of Love" (M. Goodwyn, S. Lang) – 3:14
  3. "Rock n' Roll is a Vicious Game" – 3:10
  4. "Right Down to It" (B. Greenway) – 3:03
  5. "Roller" – 4:19
  6. "Comin' Right Down on Top of Me" – 4:10
  7. "I'm Alive" – 2:55
  8. "Let Yourself Go" – 2:56
  9. "Silver Dollar" – 5:14

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Glance overview at AllMusic". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Quintessential Canadian rockers April Wine to be inducted to Canadian Music Hall of Fame". JunoAwards.ca. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Music Week 2009". CMW.net. Retrieved 2009-10-09. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Aquarius Records - other acts - April Wine". AquariusRecords.com. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  5. ^ a b "April Wine, the Buerster Collection - Boxed set, booklet 1". AprilWine.ws. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  6. ^ "April Wine - Discography - First Glance - 1978". AprilWine.ca. Retrieved 2009-10-09.