April wine st

$75.00

April Wine - ST

Format: LP
Label: Aquarius AQR 502
Year: 1971
Origin: Halifax, Nova Scotia - Montréal, Québec
Genre: rock, psych
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Value of Original Title: $75.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Top 1000 Canadian Albums of All Time, 1970's, Nova Scotia, Canadian Psych, Canadian Rock

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Oceana
Can't Find The Town
Fast Train
Listen Mister

Side 2

Track Name
Page Five
Song For Mary
Wench
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Information/Write-up

debut LP from April Wine featuring the original line-up of Jim Henman, Richie Henman, David Henman, and Myles Goodwyn. It blows the mind that this disc is not heralded as one of the great psychedelic rock platters from Canada. Probably because most have never heard it.

During the recording of April Wine's debut album, Myles Goodwyn began to take over from Jimmy Henman as the band's lead singer. Myles also emerged as the key composer. His song Fast Train became April Wine's first single and its success was probably the reason that April Wine was able to record a second album.

Fast Train, written by Goodwyn, became April Wine's first hit. It's fast paced pop-oriented sound really jumps out in comparison to the "anti-commercial" sound on other parts of the record. David Henman sums up his approach to the music.

"The songs I contributed to that first album were "stream of consciousness" pieces, different song ideas, kind of strung together in a way that made sense only to me"

Fast Train shows up on the soundtrack of a movie called Natural Enemy.

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