So Long, Bannatyne

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So Long, Bannatyne
So Long Bannatyne by The Guess Who.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1971
Recorded1971 at RCA's Mid-America Recording Center, Chicago, Illinois
GenreRock
Length47:38
LabelRCA Records
ProducerJack 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"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

So Long, Bannatyne is the eighth studio album by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who, released in 1971 by RCA Records.

Background[edit]

The album's title track includes the lyrics:

So long Bannatyne, hello my Chevrier home.

The album's packaging and title track illustrate a transition in the life of Guess Who guitarist Kurt Winter moving from the city to the suburbs. The front cover has the words "So Long, Bannatyne" and shows the band dressed casually around a red Chevrolet with a Manitoba license plate in front of The Bannatyne Apartments (located at 445 Bannatyne Avenue in the band's hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba ). The back cover has the words "Hello My Chevrier Home" and shows the band now dressed formally with the same red Chevy in the back of a home located on Manitoba's Chevrier Avenue, about 5 miles from downtown Winnipeg.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Burton Cummings and Kurt Winter except noted.

Side one
  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
Side two
  1. "Grey Day" (Leskiw) - 4:16
  2. "Life in the Bloodstream" (Cummings) - 3:10
  3. "One Man Army" - 3:55
  4. "Sour Suite" (Cummings) - 4:08
  5. "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:

Track 1: "Life in the Bloodstream", "Fiddlin'", "So Long, Bannatyne"

Track 2: "Rain Dance", "Sour Suite", "Pain Train"

Track 3: "One Divided", "One Man Army", "Grey Day"

Track 4: "She Might Have Been a Nice Girl", "Goin' a Little Crazy"

Personnel[edit]

The Guess Who
Additional personnel
  • Brian Christian - engineer
  • Jack Richardson - producer

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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