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Studio Album, released in 1982

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bluetown Boogie
2. Sunny Afternoon
3. Long Way Back Home
4. Love Potion #9
5. Pipe Dream
6. Rockin' Ragtime Band
8. Summernightsmusic
- a. Summernightsmusic I
- b. Just Getting to Know You
- c. My Best Girl
- d. You Belong to Me
- e. Mayo / Islands in the Stream
- f. Poeme Afrique
- g. This Goodbye
- h. Summernightsmusic II

Total Time 41:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve McCann / Keyboards, Bass, Guitars, Vocals and Percussion
- Randy Dawdy / Drums, Congas, Tympani, Vocals and Percussion

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Review by b_olariu
3 stars Busker forth album from 1982 named Summernight music is another good album from this discrete band from Canada. Here Busker combine besides some symphonic prog arrangements with jazzy elements and here and there some more new age keybords added. By the early '80's many bands from prog scene become more intrested in this kind of new fase in keybords technology, adding new sounds and new concepts, Busker use them only in small quantity and for theat the album still sounds good to my ears. Also her are some flute, trumpet and trombone played by some guests. Again pleasent vocal parts and good instrumental passages. Busker always played at the border of mainstrem symphonic prog, not realy comercial but more accesible then other bands, not very complicated tunes, always with good atmosphere easy to sing along some of them, but sometimes rather unintristing overall. This album I no better then Impression of a city not worse either, they keep same attitude and I like it, still prefere Impression over this one. 3 stars gain, good album but nothing special.
Review by apps79
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1 stars In 1982 Busker returned with their fourth release, the privately-pressed ''Summernightsmusic''.With Steve McCann admiting he was more influenced by Jazz and Tropical Music at the time and callin' this one an ''Island album'', ''Summernightsmusic'' was completed with the participation of some guest musicians, Bill Koluk played the bass in four tracks, Steve Horner, Darcy Irvine and Maurice Wozniak provided the sporadic trumpet, flute and trombone tunes.

Let's face the truth, it has been quite some time that Busker were interested in Prog Rock, with ''Summernightsmusic'' they just put the farewell notes to their slightly E.L.P.-influenced days.This is a collection of poppy short tunes with a jazzy background and unbearable vocals and nothing reminds of Busker's mediocre attempts to play keyboard Prog anymore.With hillarious lyrics and choirs, Cabaret-like piano lines, acoustic guitars and dated organs they recall more of the 60's than the 80's, this fact along with McCann's voice, which still resembles to the one of GREG LAKE, are the only things to admire in this album.All the remaining facts circulate around bland Pop Music with wannabe-ethereal and -tropical vibes with the most dreadful American influences both on vocal and music tones, as the duo struggles to compose trully enjoyable and tricky tunes.First and last track to escape from the rule was ''Pipe dream'', which actually is not interesting at all, but somehow offers a fresh break between all these dull moments.It was an attempt by McCann to introduce Electronic Music into his palette, but the result was more of an experimental composition with abstract Casio keyboard sounds popping up.Narcotic and slightly psychedelic stuff with no specific ups or downs.

I won't take much more space for this work.This is typical Busker.A band that wanted to sound a bit proggy, but ended up to sound uninteresting, directionless, very commercial and extremely predictable.End of the ''Summernightsmusic'' story.

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