Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1978 on Mercury Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320Kbps
Produced By: B.T.O.
Engineered By: Rolf Hennemann, Jeff Tolman
Recorded At: Can Base Studios, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Cover Art: James Omara
I'm In Love
Down The Road
Takes A Lot of People
A Long Time For A Little While
Street Action
For Love
Madison Avenue
You're Gonna Miss Me
The World Is Waiting For A Love Song
C.F. Turner - Guitar, Vocals
Rob Bachmn - Drums, Percussion
Blair Thornton - Guitar
Jim Clench - Bass, Vocals
John Hall - Keyboards on I'm In Love
Tom Keenlyside - Sax on Madison Avenue
By Yours Truly
Here's an album by a band that most everybody out there has heard of. Just to prove that it Doesn't have to be way out by the left field fence to get on this blog I thought I'd put this one up for a bit of a change of pace. Back in the 70's these boys were a good rock and roll band and like a lot of folks I bought the first 2 releases. After the first two I lost interest though and didn't pay much attention until a friend played this release for me not long after it came out and I found that I really liked it.
It's funny to me that what has become my favorite album of theirs doesn't include the band's namesake, Randy Bachman, who'd wandered off to do a solo album. While I think this is a solid album of basic 70's rock and roll my particular favs are "A long time for a little while, Madison Avenue & The World is Waiting for a love song". It doesn't seem this album has gotten much attention in the music blog world so I thought I'd do my part and share my favorite B.T.O. album. Rock on kids!

READ THIS for more information on this album.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tom...I agree with you on this BTO album: it's actually got a nice handful of songs, yet it's been overlooked probably because Randy had already left the group. I think this is every bit as good as "Freeways" (the LP which preceded this one, and the last one WITH Randy). I remember buying both LPs in a cutout bin in the early 1980s for a couple bucks apiece. A steal.

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