The Guess Who
originally released in 1973, represented The Guess Who's
10th album with lead singer/pianist Burton Cummings at the
helm. Appropriately, #10 was more focused on Cummings' voice
and songs than the Guess Who albums that immediately
preceded it. While this caused some dissention in the band,
the music by no means suffered. #10 is among The Guess Who's
more underrated albums, but includes a typically strong and
diverse set of songs, touching on country-rock ("Lie Down,"
a revisit of Bachman-Cummings' "Miss Frizzy"), prog ("Musicione")
and incisive, orchestrated balladry (the hit single "Glamour
Boy," presented here in both its original version and in a
stripped-down, non-orchestrated mix as a bonus track).
In-depth liner notes by Guess Who authority Ralph Chapman
(Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, Metal Evolution) draw on
commentary from Cummings, drummer Garry Peterson, guitarist
Donnie McDougall, bassist Bill Wallace, and arranger Allan
Macmillan. Remastered by Vic Anesini, #10 is the sixth
release in Iconoclassic's acclaimed Guess Who reissue
1. Take It Off My Shoulders
3. Miss Frizzy
4. Glamour Boy
5. Self Pity
6. Lie Down
7. Cardboard Empire
8. Just Let Me Sing
9. Glamour Boy (sans string arrangement & sound effects)
The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in
the company's name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic
titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their
careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.
A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of
the 1970s and '80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in
notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well
as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]
Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered
from the original master tapes by award winning engineers,
such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura
Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session
on the Nested album page.
Are the original album graphics included in the
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from
the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In
addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and
additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.