April Wine

Best of April Wine

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By 2002, April Wine's classic material had already been crammed into at least eight greatest-hits/retrospective compilations, half of which were on Aquarius, which also issued this Europe-only Best Of. Longtime fans won't find anything new here. It's a decent set of April Wine music, covering enough of their Canadian and U.S. hits to be viable ("Just Between You and Me," "I Like to Rock," "Roller," etc.), but treading no further than the previous hash marks. It even recycles April Wine's classic straight-on '70s band photo for its back-leaf artwork. In the end, Best of is a satisfactory, if somewhat redundant sketch of the Canadian rockers' output.

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