Quad LP/Tape Poll Cummings, Burton: Burton Cummings [SQ/Q8]

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Rate the SQ/Q8 of Burton Cummings - Burton Cummings

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Staff member
Since 2002/2003
Apr 21, 2002
Toronto, ON
The 1976 debut solo LP from the former Guess Who frontman, who was one of the first signings (along with Joan Baez) to CBS's fledgling Portrait Records, a sister label to Epic Records. The album, which went top-5 in Canada, yielded his only US Top-10 single, Stand Tall.


Portrait PRQ 34281 [SQ LP] RAQ 34281 [Dolby Q8]
Discogs links: LP / Q8
Wiki for the artist: Burton Cummings

Side 1
  1. I'm Scared
  2. Your Back Yard
  3. Nothing Rhymed
  4. That's Enough
  5. Is It Really Right
Side 2
  1. Stand Tall
  2. Niki Hokey
  3. Sugartime Flashback Joys
  4. Burch Music
  5. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet


500 Club - QQ All-Star
Since 2002/2003
Sep 24, 2002
Nothing on this one. That's a surprise given all the love for the Guess Who here. I remember when this came out and my brother bought the stereo album. I got the Q8 as that was in my SQ no logic days. Too poor for a decent decoder. This album is the culmination of Burton's pop aspirations that partly drove the Guess Who to break up. Some members wanted more blues sound, from what I read. Anyways, as a purely pop album, its tough to beat this collection. Almost every song is catchy, if you are into that sort of thing, and I certainly am, in reasonable doses! The mix is better on tape than through my tate. There is a lot going on and things can get a little blurry. There is a lot of rear channel reverb on some of the tracks that is great discrete. That said, I do enjoy the sound of the SQ, although it has the standard mid/high boost, bass rolloff of the era for SQ. If you liked the pop Guess Who stuff then this one is for you.