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#38: Max Webster – On The Road

Brilliant acoustic-driven track, soaring and inimitable. I love this song. I don’t know how to describe it but, like the Hip and Sloan, Max just sounds like Canada to me. Is that weird? I don’t care haha!

Originally on 1977’s amazing High Class In Borrowed Shoes album, this came to my ears via my reasonably-priced copy of The Party boxed set.


Max Webster – The Party: 1976-82 (8CD Boxed Set)

Super-thanks to Boppin for the heads-up on this one. He emailed to say this beautiful set was on Amazon for $40, when it could (previously) have been as high as $100! Inexplicably, I suffered a blackout, and when I came back around, my Amazon had autonomously ordered it, no input from me I swear. Crazy! Merry Christmas to me!

Now, herein lies a story. Boppin also ordered it at that price, and we spent some time emailing back and forth with tracking updates on the shipping (it’s in Regina! It’s in Winnipeg! etc), like the good music collector geeks that we are. I received my copy yesterday, two days before the expected delivery date. Boppin (as of this writing) still hadn’t received his, as there was some weird delay even though it’s already in his town? Um, what? Man, I hope he gets his copy soon!

Also: When I first got the email from Bop, it was priced as he said. Cool. Ordered! A couple of days later it jumped back up to almost $140! WTF, Amazon. And now (as of this writing) it’s back to $40 again, but that price is an exclusive for Amazon Prime members only. We’d never seen that before. It doesn’t even seem to list a price for non-Prime members! Weird.

As for the box?

You Get (remastered copies of):

Max Webster
High Class In Borrowed Shoes
A Million Vacations
Live Magnetic Air (live)
Mutiny Up My Sleve
Universal Juveniles
The Bootleg (rarities)


Kim Mitchell EP (rare solo Kim!)

You Don’t Get: 

Any booklet or cool collectible extras, and just a basic cardboard sleeve for all the digipaks.

But who cares? This is a TON of Max Webster and it’s gonna be super-fun to go through it all. Great price (if you can get it?). Thanks again, Bop!

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