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Album Review

Winnipeg native, Burton Cummings is perhaps best known from his days as the lead singer/songwriter for the legendary Guess Who. From his days with The Guess Who to his successful solo career, Cummings has managed to make himself something of a Canadian icon. Now, for the first time, his third solo recording and most commercially successful album, "Dream Of A Child", is available in newly remastered version. This solo album, originally released on the Portrait label in 1978, was the first to be produced by Cummings himself and featured the hits, "Break It To Them Gently" and " I Will Play A Rhapsody." The album also contains Cummings interpretations of the classic Sam & Dave hit "Hold On I'm Coming" and Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman." "Dream Of A Child" sold triple platinum status in Canada and remains Cummings most popular and best selling U.S. release. The album was remastered by legendary engineer, Bill Inglot and contains two new bonus tracks, from Cummings extensive library, which were not included on the original release. All original artwork has been fully restored, and new liner notes, written by Burton himself, and all of the songs lyrics accompany this remastered version of the album.

Customer Reviews

Outstanding Collection

This is one of the best individual albums Burton Cummings put out as a solo artist. Great variety. Not a bad song in the lot. His voice sounds as golden as ever. Highly recommended!

Sing along out loud

A good collection of songs by a great voice. "Shiny Stocking" is one you will want to learn and try to sing out loud and keep up with Burton's pace. "Break it to them gently" is melodramatic in a cool way. So is "Dream of a child." And Burton's rendition of "When a man loves a woman" is one of the better ones out there. Buy it, plug it in, and sing along out loud. Your kids will hate you for it!!


Born: December 31, 1947 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Burton Cummings, born in Winnipeg in 1947, played with the Devrons before joining the Guess Who as lead vocalist in 1965. Cummings spent ten years with that band, but left for a solo career, releasing a self-titled album in 1976. The single, "Stand Tall," sold over a million copies. He has also released My Own Way to Rock...
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Dream of a Child, Burton Cummings
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Pop/Rock
  • Released: 1978

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