Sweeney Todd - If Wishes Were Horses

Format: LP
Label: London PS 694
Year: 1977
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: rock, glam
Value of Original Title: $75.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Top 1000 Canadian Albums of All Time, British Columbia, 1970's, Canadian Rock


Side 1

Track Name
If Wishes Were Horses
Until I Find You
Pushin' & Shovin'
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Side 2

Track Name
Song For A Star
Shut Up
All Of A Sudden
Wastin' Time
Say Hello Say Goodbye



If Wishes Were Horses


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If Wishes Were Horses cannot escape the unmistakable influence of hot child Nick Gilder and his trusty sidekick James McCulloch, who acrimoniously split for the City of Angels after writing the doomed single "Roxy Roller" on the first Sweeney Todd. Enter a certain 16-year-old named Bryan Guy Adams, mimicking the gilded genius down to the last note and pushing this rocky choral show all the way over the top. Except for stellar opener "Tantalize" and bizarre Berlin finale "Say Hello Say Goodbye," Gilder is gone (Sweeney Todd gives him a snide sendoff in "Song for a Star"). Throughout the remainder of this grand and cosmic obscurity, Adams croons (the title track, written by the band's manager) and moons ("Until I Find You"), but never shuts up until "All of a Sudden," a mesmerizing instrumental, materializes out of nowhere. With the greatest of ease, Bryan the boy wonder spreads Gilder's glittering gospel of pixie dust and backstage biz with more helium and heady Mercury bombast than anywhere in his homogenized solo work, even sliding in some sexual shenanigans ("Pushin' & Shovin'"), resulting in a theatrical touch of magic sure to make you sigh.
-Doug Stone, All Music Guide

Bryan Adams: vocals
Budd Marr: bass
John Booth: drums
Skip Prest: guitar
Dan Gaudin: keyboards

Produced by Martin Shaer


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