12 Songs, 48 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

Scott Swail

Very Well-Balanced Album

This was an underrated album back in 1980, but it is very well-balanced and adventurous. Cummings takes several chances in this effort, utilizing synthesizers and other effects; not exactly his MO. The end result is a very good listen. "Heavenly Blue" is perhaps the best song on the album, although it did not catch on as a single. "Fine State of Affairs" was the breakaway hit (and his first number one in Canada as a solo artist) on the album. Although catchy, it does grate after a while and isn't the best work. "It's Hard" is a good rocking song, as is "Had to Be You." If you like Burton Cummings, this is a must download.

About Burton Cummings

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 (1977), Dream of a Child (1978), Woman Love (1980), Sweet Sweet (1981) and Plus Signs (1990). ~ John Bush

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
December 31, 1947



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