Burton Cummings and The Guess Who were at the top of the American charts in 1970 with American Woman. The next single they released, Share The Land, consolidated their counter-culture stature even further.
The contrast between the minor key verse, urging a drug-addled second person to awaken from their own self interest, with the Utopian chorale that hooks the sentiments of Woodstock to a churchy faith in communalism sold the song, although it reached a smaller audience than American Woman.
Randy Bachman had just left the band and his sturdy presence is lacking in the mix. Another prototypical anthem from outside the paradigms of American songwriting.
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