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The Guess Who – Road Food & Number 10 (1974-1973) [Reissue 2018] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

The Guess Who – Road Food / #10 (1974-1973) [Reissue 2018]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:54 minutess | Scans included | 3,36 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,65 GB
2LP on 1SACD | Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound | Vocalion # CDSML 8538

Canadian rock trailblazers The Guess Who are spotlighted on a disc that unites arguably their two finest latter-era albums, 1973’s #10 and 1974’s Road Food.

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The Guess Who – American Woman & Share The Land (1970) [Reissue 2019] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

The Guess Who – American Woman / Share The Land (1970) [Reissue 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:48 minutes | Front, Scans NOT included | 3,52 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | 73:05 minutes | Front Cover | 1,73 GB
2 LP on 1 SACD | Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Vocalion # CDSML 8564

Though influenced by the British Invasion, The Guess Who were purely Canadian rockers. The band scored a string of Top Ten hits in the late ’60s and early ’70s, including the psychedelic-romantic smash “These Eyes” and the riff-rocking anthem “American Woman”. The band was a huge success in the States and even performed at President Nixon’s inaugural ball (with the acerbic “American Woman” conspicuously omitted from the set list). Burton Cummings’ throaty baritone vocals and guitarist Randy Bachman’s theatrical riffs gave the band their versatile sound – and their rocking classics sound as vital today as they did when they were first released. This Dutton Vocalion’s reissue combines a pair albums from 1970 “American Woman” and “Share The Land”, remastered from the Original Master tapes by Michael J. Dutton.

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The Guess Who – Wheatfield Soul & Canned Wheat (1969) [Reissue 2019] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

The Guess Who – Wheatfield Soul / Canned Wheat (1969) [Reissue 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 79:19 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 3,52 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | 79:40m | F/R Covers | 1,73 GB
2 LP on 1 SACD | Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Vocalion # CDSML 8570

While the Guess Who did have several hits in America, they were superstars in their home country of Canada during the 1960s and early ’70s. However, further American success eluded the Guess Who until the 1969 Top Ten hit “These Eyes”; the recording session for the accompanying album, “Wheatfield Soul”, was paid for by producer Jack Richardson, who mortgaged his house to do so. “Canned Wheat” produced three Top 40 singles later that year. This Dutton Vocalion’s reissue combines both these albums, remastered from the Original Master tapes by Michael J. Dutton.

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The Guess Who – Rockin’ & The Best Of The Guess Who Vol. 2 (1972+73) [Reissue 2019] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

The Guess Who – Rockin’ / The Best Of The Guess Who, Volume II (1972+73) [Reissue 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 79:57 minutes | Front, Scans NOT included | 3,62 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | 80:21 min | Front Cover | 1,76 GB
2 LP on 1 SACD | Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Vocalion # CDSML 8562

Rockin’ takes The Guess Who into a new direction in 1972 primarily featuring the songwriting of Burton Cummings, striding away from their bread and butter Top 40 hit parade. But this album never received the same level of notoriety as the first four Guess Who albums, including the first one without Randy Bachman, Share the Land. This strange exercise has its best parts showing up on The Best of the Guess Who, Vol. 2, which is now restored on Hybrid Quad SACD from the original masters by Michael J. Dutton.

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The Guess Who – The Future is What It Used to Be (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

The Guess Who – The Future is What It Used to Be (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 41:14 minutes | 852 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Cleopatra Records

Classic rock giants, The Guess Who, are back with their first studio album of new material in over 30 years. Features what could be the most rockin’ line-up of the band since it’s ’60s heyday, anchored by original GW drummer Garry Peterson along with vocalist Derek Sharp, superstar bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Ozzy), guitarist Will Evankovich, and multi-instrumentalist Leonard Shaw. Also featured on the album are several special guests including, Tommy Shaw (Styx) on vocals, Brent Fitz (Slash, Gene Simmons) percussion, Jim Kale (Guess Who founding member) and Michael Devin (Whitesnake) on bass guitar. The album includes the single “Playin’ On The Radio”.

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The Guess Who – The Best Of The Guess Who (1971) [Audio Fidelity 2015] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Guess Who – The Best Of The Guess Who (1971) [Audio Fidelity 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:13 minutes | Scans included | 3,05 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 42:27 mins | Scans included | 842 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 4.0 multichannel surround sound | Mastered by Steve Hoffman | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 199

The Guess Who always seemed a bit like the Canadian predecessor/counterpart to Grand Funk Railroad, but they typically fared far better with the critics because of the versatility that they possessed. That trait is very evident on this collection of hits and great songs. From the opening “These Eyes,” with its orchestral strings and Zombies-like baroque pop feel to the classic AOR crunge of “American Woman,” The Guess Who played a wide variety of music. It is sometimes hard to believe that the same group that brought the world the jazzy “Undun” and the CS&N-ish hippie anthem “Share the Land” is also responsible for the rocking “No Time.” This 11-track collection paints a very entertaining picture of a mutli-talented band and is a perfect introduction for the casual fan.

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