Share the Land (song)
|"Share the Land"|
Cover of the 1970 German single
|Single by The Guess Who|
|from the album Share the Land|
|Released||September 1970 (CAN, US)|
November 1970 (UK)
|Recorded||1970 at RCA's Mid-America Recording Center, Chicago, Illinois|
|Label||Nimbus Records 0388 (CAN)|
RCA Victor 0388 (US)
RCA Records 2026 (UK)
|The Guess Who singles chronology|
"Share the Land" is a song written by Burton Cummings and performed by The Guess Who. It reached #2 in Canada, #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #63 in Australia in 1970. The song was also released in the United Kingdom as a single, but it did not chart. The song is featured on their 1970 album, Share the Land.
The song was produced by Jack Richardson and arranged by The Guess Who. The song's lyrics looks forward to a future point where the world's land is to be given away and everyone will live together.
However, this song was criticized by conservatives as being communistic and socialistic, especially in the United States. (Source:. "Dick Clark's 25 years of Rock and Roll")
- Burton Cummings – lead vocals, keyboards
- Kurt Winter – lead guitar, backing vocals
- Greg Leskiw – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Jim Kale – bass
- Garry Peterson – drums
- The Guess Who, "Share the Land" Canadian Chart Position Retrieved March 10, 2015
- The Guess Who, "Share the Land" United States Chart Position Retrieved March 10, 2015
- The Guess Who, "Share the Land" UK single release Retrieved March 10, 2015
- The Guess Who, Share the Land Retrieved March 10, 2015
- The Guess Who, "Share the Land" Canadian single release Retrieved March 10, 2015
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca.
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
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