Burton Cummings Up Close & Alone

CD (August 26, 1997)
Original Release Date: August 26, 1997
Label: Hip-O Records
Cummings unplugged, in a fashion, performing 18 songs from throughout his career on solo piano. Recorded in December 1995 in front of a small but very vocal and appreciative audience. The repertoire includes reprises of old Guess Who hits (including "Undun," awhere Cummings sounds, probably unintentionally, like a lounge singer deliberately taking the piss out of the tune) and a cover of "Ferry Cross the Mersey," as well as the brief and weird "Gordon Lightfoot Does Maggie May." Mostly it's his own compositions, though; not a recipe that's bound for success in the U.S., but one that worked quite well in Canada, where Cummings retains a devoted audience, and where this album went gold. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
1. Albert Flasher
2. Timeless Love
3. Stand Tall
4. Sour Suite
5. Break It to Them Gently
6. Laughing
7. Undun
8. Clap for the Wolfman
9. I Will Play a Rhapsody
10. Share the Land
11. Gordon Lightfoot Does Maggie May
12. You Saved My Soul
13. No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
14. Ferry Cross the Mersey
15. Take One Away
16. I'm Scared
17. Dream of a Child
18. These Eyes/Goodnight Everybody