Live At The Paramount is a live album by The Guess Who.
It was recorded at at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington on May 22, 1972 and released in August 1972.
The Guess Who aren’t well known in the UK, except perhaps as the group that Randy Bachman left before he formed Bachman Turner Overdrive. This album is recorded after Bachman left.
The Guess Who Live At The Paramount
The original album had seven tracks:
New Mother Nature
Glace Bay Blues
Runnin’ Back to Saskatoon
Truckin’ Off Across the Sky
Six more were added to the 2000 re-release:
1. Pain Train
2. Albert Flasher
3. New Mother Nature
4. Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon
5. Rain Dance
6. These Eyes
7. Glace Bay Blues
8. Sour Suite
9. Hand Me Down World
10. American Woman
11. Truckin’ Off Across The Sky
12. Share The Land
13. No Time
The band at this stage was:
Burton Cummings: Lead Vocals, Piano, Flute, Guitar and Harmonica
Kurt Winter: Lead Guitar, Backing vocals
Don McDougall: Guitar, Backing vocals
Jim Kale: Bass, Backing vocals
Garry Peterson: Drums, Backing vocals
What Other People Say
I’ve not seen it on any of the critics best live albums lists but it is loved at Amazon.
Buying Live At The Paramount
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It’s still worth checking around on the websites to make sure that there isn’t a more up-to-date or less expensive option.
What Do You Think?
Do you think that this album is the best The Guess Who live album?
What do you like or dislike about it?
The Best Live Albums Ever
I had a few problems trying to classify this album. It’s not heavy enough for the hard rock / heavy metal live albums poll and I think purists would say that it doesn’t fit in the best blues rock live albums poll -so I put it in the best classic rock live albums poll.
I have concerns that it may not be popular enough to gain enough votes to stay there although that might be because they didn’t really cross the Atlantic.
My aim is to help you to find the best live albums through readers polls, my own reviews and from bringing in Amazon reviews.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls.