BURTON CUMMINGS Heart (1984) & Sweet Sweet (1981)

Heart (1984)
Sweet Sweet (1981)
Two Obscure Releases From The Voice Of The Guess Who

Admittedly, these two early 80s releases are not among Burton Cummings’ best. Sweet Sweet, released on the independent Alfa label, has been roundly panned by fans and foes alike (kinda undeservedly), while Heart never even made it outside of Canada. An unworthy situation for a worthy artist. Still, if you’re a fan, like we are, there’s always something worthy in a BC release… a few solid tunes, that marvelous voice, a turned phrase that hits the spot. Additionally, the cassette rip of the uber-obscure Heart (which isn’t even listed at The All Music Guide) contains a bonus track not on the album version, “I Do My Vocals On The Boat.” Which (for a brief time) he was officially doing. These are vinyl/cassette rips. Neither of these albums have yet to make it to CD, while vinyl versions of Sweet Sweet (HERE) and Heart (HERE) are going for collector’s prices at Amazon.

Love Dream (3:41)
Whatever Happened To Your Eyes (3:21)
Heart (4:22)
Will You Show Me (4:42)
CreepinPeepin‘ Baby Blues (3:31)
Over You (3:38)
Thrill a Minute (3:34)
Be Bop a Lula (2:41)
Not Too Appealing (2:46)
I Do My Vocals On The Boat (3:42) (Bonus Track/Cassette Only)

You Saved My Soul (4:21
Real Good (3:43)
Mother Keep Your Daughters In (4:13)
Something Old, Something New (4:38)
Nothing Wrong With The Road (3:38)
Gettin‘ My Daddy’s Car (3:05)
Bad News (4:30)
Someone To Lean On (3:19)
Sweet Sweet (5:02)
Firefly (4:53)


  • Capt. Willard
    November 1, 2010 - 03:58 | Permalink

    Get them HERE.

  • mirek pawlik
    May 21, 2012 - 11:12 | Permalink

    2 briiliant and underrated materpieces by the Voice of Rock ‘n’ Roll…Should have been on CD decades ago – if there is any justice in this world…

  • Jim P.
    July 27, 2013 - 11:45 | Permalink

    Yes, it’s a shame these albums are not on CD. I have the Sweet Sweet album at home. I guess I’ll have to get one of them USB turntables and burn one.

    • Willard
      July 27, 2013 - 11:51 | Permalink

      … or click comment #1.

  • Anonymous
    September 20, 2014 - 12:38 | Permalink

    you are absolutely right jim p. sweet sweet and heart should of been on cd a long time ago

  • JR
    March 8, 2015 - 15:36 | Permalink

    Thought I was a huge Burton fan from way back but I have never heard of Heart. Ever. “Creepin’ Peepin’ Baby Blues” from that album WAS played on the first Guess Who reunion in 1983. Sweet Sweet I have on vinyl, wonder if it’s worth anything. Not a terrible album.

  • JR
    March 8, 2015 - 15:37 | Permalink

    Something Old Something New got airplay in Canada (from Sweet Sweet) mostly on middle of the road stations.

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