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Chilliwack - 1982 Opus X

ARTIST: Chilliwack
LABEL: Millenium
SERIAL: BXL 1-7766 (USA), SGR-1014 (Canada)
YEAR: 1982
CD REISSUE: 2002, Solid Gold (Canada), 71007-2 * 2008, Airmail Recordings (Japan), AIRAC-1472


LINEUP: Bill Henderson - vocals, guitars * Brian 'Too Loud' MacLeod - vocals, guitars, keyboards, drums * Ab Bryant - bass

TRACK LISTING: 01 Whatcha Gonna Do * 02 Secret Information * 03 She Don't Know * 04 Night Time * 05 Lean On Me * 06 Don't It Make You Feel Good * 07 Really Don't Mind * 08 You're Gonna Last * 09 Midnight

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Another Canadian rock icon during the seventies were the British Columbia based Chilliwack, named after a town in the province not far out of Vancouver. Their history goes back a way, and they'd released a swag of soft rock albums during that time. However, it really wasn't until 1981's 'Wanna Be A Star' album did they start seeing some commercial benefit, with the track 'My Girl' venturing into the US singles chart, followed up by the ballad 'I Believe'. This album plus their next 'Opus X' were released on the Millennium label, home of Franke And The Knockouts. Come 1982 and 'Opus X' is released, and in my books, it's the best they've done. Full of crunching rockers, great production and lots of frilly touches with the keyboards shining through. The combined talents of Henderson and MacLeod cannot be stated highly enough. They make a great team. The late Brian MacLeod is indeed one talented individual, and his trademark sound has been heard on other projects, the Headpins and Chrissy Steele in particular, just prior to his passing.

The Songs
For a three piece they surely do have a full sound, and this is exemplified by all the tracks on side one. Twenty minutes of AOR bliss. 'She Don't Know' (which is 'My Girl' Part II surely?), the bombastic 'Night Time' and the incredible AOR of 'Lean On Me' still sound great years later. Side two is slightly less immediate, though 'Don't It Make You Feel Good' has the makings of a track The Ladder would be proud owners of, while the ballad 'Midnight' is delightful, though putting it at the end of the record seems like a silly thing to do.

In Summary
I've yet to see this as a CD release (Correction.. subsequent CD releases, see above.. Ed), though their 'Greatest Hits' from 1988 only includes 'Whatcha Gonna Do' as the only cut sourced from 'Opus X'. A pity, because there are so many strong songs here. For the AOR and melodic rock fan, their three eighties albums 'Wanna Be A Star', 'Opus X' and 'Seque' are all worth getting. The aforementioned 'Greatest Hits' is good too, though it has a lot of cuts from their earlier history, dating back as far as 1969.

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#1 | vinyldinosaurus on January 31 2008 15:58:28
I saw Chilliwack perform (mimic) a couple of songs from Opus X on American Bandstand when they were doing promo for the album. Went out and bought it shortly afterwards.
#2 | Eric on February 01 2008 00:11:53
Everything Chilliwack did from 'Dreams, Dreams, Dreams' forward is fantastic with 'Breakdown in Paradise' from 1980 as my fave...Thumbs Up
#3 | richardb on June 13 2008 13:55:54
A well nigh faultless example of classic Canadian AOR and a firm favourite of mine. I also love 'Breakdown in paradise', particularly the track 'Let it all begin' though I don't recall it ever getting a CD re-release.

Richard B
#4 | Nick C on August 23 2008 12:25:33
A great album, Chilliwack changed their sound/approach a fair bit over the years culminating with this AOR masterpiece. Possibly my fave Chilliwack but some of their earlier stuff like Lights From the Valley have some wonderful moments.
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