So Long, Bannatyne

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So Long, Bannatyne
Studio album by The Guess Who
Released July 1971
Recorded 1970-1971 at RCA's Mid-America Recording Center, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Rock
Length 47:38
Label RCA Victor
Iconoclassic (re-release)
Producer Jack Richardson
The Guess Who chronology
The Best of The Guess Who
(1971)
So Long, Bannatyne
(1971)
Rockin'
(1972)
Singles from So Long, Bannatyne
  1. "Rain Dance"
    Released: 1971
  2. "Sour Suite"/"Life in the Bloodstream"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

So Long, Bannatyne is the eighth studio album by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who.

Story[edit]

The album covers and the title track illustrate a transition in band member Kurt Winter's life.

Bannatyne Avenue is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the home city of The Guess Who. The front of the album cover for the vinyl LP has the words "So Long, Bannatyne" above a red Chevy with a Manitoba licence plate. In the background there is a building labelled "Bannatyne Apartments". On the back of the album cover is the red Chevy again, but in a residential neighbourhood. The song lyrics include the line:

So long Bannatyne, hello my Chevrier home.

The Bannatyne Apartments caught fire on May 10, 2015. Fire officials are currently investigating as to how the fire was started, as well as the amount of fire damage.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rain Dance" - 2:45
  2. "She Might Have Been a Nice Girl" (Cummings) - 3:13
  3. "Goin' a Little Crazy" - 6:59
  4. "Fiddlin'" - 1:06
  5. "Pain Train" - 3:45
  6. "One Divided" (Greg Leskiw) - 2:38
  7. "Grey Day" (Leskiw) - 4:16
  8. "Life in the Bloodstream" (Cummings) - 3:10
  9. "One Man Army" - 3:55
  10. "Sour Suite" (Cummings) - 4:08
  11. "So Long, Bannatyne" - 5:55
Bonus Tracks (2010 Iconoclassic CD Release)
  1. "Albert Flasher" (Cummings)
  2. "Broken"

8-Track[edit]

  • The 8-track release featured a different ordering of tracks:
  1. "Life in the Bloodstream"
  2. "Fiddlin'"
  3. "So Long, Bannatyne"
  4. "Rain Dance"
  5. "Sour Suite"
  6. "Pain Train"
  7. "One Divided"
  8. "One Man Army"
  9. "Grey Day"
  10. "She Might Have Been a Nice Girl"
  11. "Goin' a Little Crazy"

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak Position
1971 Billboard 200 52

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1971 "Rain Dance" Canada 3
Australia 55
Billboard Hot 100 19
"Sour Suite" Canada 12
Billboard Hot 100 50
1972 "Life in the Bloodstream" Canada 39

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