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BIO: Back To The Mansion is April Wine.s 18th album in their 31-year career and features original members Myles Goodwyn (vocals, guitars and keyboards), Brian Greenway (guitars, vocals), Jim Clench (bass, background vocals), Jerry Mercer (drums). Formed in 1969 in Nova Scotia, April Wine relocated to Montreal in 1970 where they soon became one of Canada.s favorite rock bands. April Wine enjoyed international success with such hits as .Sign Of The Gypsy Queen., .Just Between You And Me., .Like A Lover, Like A Song., .Could Have Been A Lady. and .Roller., (which has been recently included on the soundtrack for the Columbia Pictures. .Joe Dirt. starring David Spade), The group has continually earned the reputation of being the hardest working band in Canada. Fifteen studio albums, three live releases, numerous compilations, a boxed set, and thousands of concerts later, APRIL WINE has become enormously popular in Canada, the United States and throughout the world. Back To The Mansion is April Wine.s first release in 7 years, and the debut for Goodwyn.s own label, Civilian Records. Produced by Myles Goodwyn and April Wine, the album features eleven new recordings, including the first single .Talk To Me.. FAST FACTS In 1977, April Wine was selected to pose as the headliner for a charity event with a group called the Cockroaches. Rock history is made when the Cockroaches turned out to be The Rolling Stones. April Wine remains a big concert draw in both Canada and the United States. In July of 1992, APRIL WINE played its first concert in 8 years to a sold out audience in Manitoba. For the balance of that summer they played to sold-out shows right across Canada. In San Antonio Texas, 20,000 people emerged to see them, and the band continues to have a strong US fan base in the Central and Western states. Their recordings are repeatedly being asked to appear in theatre released films and made for TV movies, the most recent being .Joe Dirt. featuring SNL alumni David Spade and Dennis Miller. Their fan base has reached many people over three generations, including fellow golf fanatic Wayne Gretzky and Canadian indie-rock stars Sloan, who covered .I Wouldn.t Want To Lose Your Love. for their .Party Rock. album. CRIA Certified Gold and Platinum Albums .Stand Back. - Double Platinum July 1979 .The Nature of the Beast. - Double Platinum December 1981 .Greatest Hits. - Double Platinum May 1992 .The Whole Worlds Going Crazy. - Platinum June 1976 .Harder...Faster. - Platinum April 1980 .Power Play. - Platinum October 1982 .The Hits. - Platinum April 1994 .First Glance. - Gold July 1979 .Forever for Now. - Gold July 1979 .The Best of April Wine Rock Ballads. - Gold August 1985 .Attitude. - Gold August 1993

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