The Best of The Guess Who

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The Best of The Guess Who
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Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 1971
Recorded1968-1970
GenreRock
Length44:37
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerJack Richardson
The Guess Who chronology
Share the Land
(1970)
The Best of The Guess Who
(1971)
So Long, Bannatyne
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Best of The Guess Who is the fourth compilation album by The Guess Who and was released in 1971. It reached number 12 on the Billboard LPs chart[2] and has been issued on CD twice; the first CD issue in 1988 on RCA, replaced the single version of American Woman with the longer album version; and then a digitally remastered reissue issued by Legacy Recordings in 2006 with 3 bonus tracks and the single version restored. Side Two of the album consists of five songs from their previous album Share the Land; "Hand Me Down World", "Bus Rider", "Share the Land", "Do You Miss Me Darlin'?" and an edited single version of "Hang On to Your Life" (without the Psalm 22 excerpt that closes the album version).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."These Eyes"3:43
2."Laughing"
  • Cummings
  • Bachman
2:44
3."Undun"Bachman3:25
4."No Time"
  • Cummings
  • Bachman
3:45
5."American Woman"
3:50
6."No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature"
  • Cummings
  • Bachman
4:52
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."Hand Me Down World"Kurt Winter3:26
8."Bus Rider"Winter2:56
9."Share the Land"Cummings3:53
10."Do You Miss Me Darlin'?"
  • Cummings
  • Winter
3:55
11."Hang On to Your Life (single version)"
  • Cummings
  • Winter
4:08
2006 reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Albert Flasher"Cummings2:27
13."Broken"
  • Cummings
  • Winter
3:08
14."Rain Dance"
  • Cummings
  • Winter
2:44
  • The original CD issue contains a misprint of the running time for "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" as 7:51.[3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Arranger: The Guess Who (Tracks 4-11)
  • Engineer: David Greene and Elliot Scheiner (Tracks 1-3), Randy Kling (Tracks 4-6), Brian Christian (Tracks 4-5)
  • Producer: Jack Richardson[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
Position
Billboard Top LPs 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Best of The Guess Who at AllMusic
  2. ^ The Guess Who, The Best of The Guess Who Retrieved March 20, 2015
  3. ^ https://www.discogs.com/The-Guess-Who-The-Best-Of-The-Guess-Who/release/533187. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ The Guess Who, The Best of The Guess Who Credits Retrieved March 20, 2015