April Wine – The First Decade

Here are 18 tracks of awesome good times. I’ll admit, quite a few of these songs I hadn’t heard before.

Covering 1972-1978, mostly chronologically, a lot of classic early tunes await within. There are also four unreleased tracks thrown in. It’s a solid mix of heavier stuff, hits and lighter stuff (which were for Myles Goodwyn’s planned solo album).

As far as a well-thought out collection ought to be, this one nails it completely.


Tracks: It’s A Pleasure To See You Again* / Bad Side Of The Moon / Drop Your Guns / Lady Run, Lady Hide / Electric Jewels / Cum Hear The Band / Slow Poke / The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazy / Lovin’ You / Baby It’s You* / Somebody Like You* / Am I In Love* / Forever For Now / Wings Of Love / Marjorie / Child’s Garden / Mama Laye / Comin’ Right Down On Top Of Me

* previously unreleased

11 thoughts on “April Wine – The First Decade

  1. deKE says:

    There One More From The Road live album from 84 is real good!
    This comp is old school Wine….
    See Myles Goodwyn has his autobiography out now Mr Books…


    1. keepsmealive says:

      If I ever see that live record at work (that’s where I got this one, for cheap), I’d snap it up for sure. I really like old school April Wine – it’s like a time capsule! I didn’t know about the Goodwyn book. I’ll watch for it – same as I’m watching for Popoff bboks (I don’t own any GASP!) 🙂


    1. keepsmealive says:

      Oh they’re still going, man. This is just a collection of early stuff… And this post is filling in some CanCon requirements for the CRTC… 🙂

      April Wine are mainstays in the Canuck rock radio fabric, have been since the 70s. They write great, big rawk tunes, and really beautiful ballads too.

      Here’s some info:


      There are probably better compilations out there that would cover more of the better known hits. Try this mix!

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