My Girl.

My second attempt at a solo recording. It was not well received. I like it…mostly.

 

28 Comments

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    Dave M in Tucson AZ

    July 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Stateside, this song was called “Sonia”. I wasn’t aware that a different version of this existed at the time though a few years after your solo CD came out, I was able to score a Canadian import that was this version of your solo CD. “Caviar” was my favorite.

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    Jen & Mary

    July 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    We also had the U.S version of this cd. We loved it! We actually bought your solo album & Brian G.’s solo album on the same day. Back when there actually used to be record stores to shop in. lol We remember we used to play both of your cds back to back again & again, It was great to be able to hear you do a different style of music. Though the rock still shined through. It was a really unique blend. Off of your solo cd “Givin’ it up for your love” & “Head on” were the most played. Our dad loved Sonya. Still talks about it to this day. After a while, we were able to get a copy of the Canadian version on cassette which was cool! (Unfortunately,we lost in the flood of the hurricane we had a few months ago) But we’re glad to have had the chance to hear it at least 🙂

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    Brian P

    July 7, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I have both versions, the album rocks. Was also able to see your solo show twice, in Brampton, ON and Belleville, ON.
    It was Belleville in 1988 where I was able to meet you for the first time and you signed the promo poster for me. Has been proudly displayed in my bedroom ever since, the signature has faded a bit so maybe we should have a re-do!! 🙂

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    Bud

    July 7, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I also have this album, and appreciate the talent of Mr Goodwyn,

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 7, 2013 at 9:44 am

    thanks Brian!

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    Brian P

    July 7, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Who’s idea was it to remake Do You Know What I Mean with Lee Aaron? I love that song and the version with her rocks.

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

    My idea, cause I liked the song. Lee is a great singer! Glad you liked it. 🙂

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    Brian P

    July 7, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Excellent, with all of the know it all record company weasels around I was just curious. good choice.

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    Ronald

    July 7, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Got the album,actually critics in Ottawa gave it thumbs up at the time,reference was made to Micheal Jackson like vocals,i kid you not,may still have newspaper article,Myles were these musicians from Canada,or Bauhamas,To me the big difference was the use of synths and keyboards by big Al Dowling,going by memory here,finished product was well produced and engineered,on a sidenote,was going solo your plan,or did you want to get back into the band at the time?

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Who is big Al Downing? Anyway, I deliberately wrote tunes using synths & keys because I needed a break from writing for 2 guitars, bass and drums…and it was a fun exercise. I like most of the album and I have no regrets having done it. This was recorded in Philly. There was np plan to regroup A.W.

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    Plum Crazy Kupe

    July 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I didn’t know you had released a solo CD until just a couple of years ago, I bought it as soon as I found out. I loved it as I do all your work, Caviar is also my favorite tune from it.
    I haven’t listened to it lately, I think I will now…
    Thanks for reminding me 🙂

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    It came out in the late 80`s. 🙂 I`m gonna post the songs on the record I just need my kids to do it for me. Ha!

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    Dave M in Tucson AZ

    July 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Just curious, why Philly? Was it the cheesesteaks? LOL.

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    Ronald

    July 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    My Bad Myles,its was big Al Greaves,an assistant engineer,sorry but 5 asst engineers,and 2 mixing engineers,seems a bit much on this album,lots of cash on the payroll,could you explain how much influence the engineer plays in the production quality,Nick blagona seemed to have a nice sound on his projects,your thoughts?

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Assistants come and go..they are employed by the studio and do their shifts. Sometime a specific assistant can be requested and do the whole project, it`s a comfort thing. The $$ amount does not change regardless. Obie O`Brien was the main engineer. There were a # of programmers. There was one in particular that I liked but not sure of his name but he did some work with Cory Hart back then as well. The Lee Aaron duet was done in Toronto and the rest in the fair city of Philadelphia, the hometown of my co-producer Lance Quinn. Lance did the Walking Thru Fire lp in the Bahamas where I was living at this time.

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    Bud

    July 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Lol, like me, need my kids to do almost anything on the computer

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    Brian P

    July 8, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Did Caviar come before the movie Johnny Be Good or was it written for the movie? Another great tune.

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Before.

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    Roy

    July 12, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I thought I had read somewhere that you were planning on doing some solo (blues or AW unplugged) tunes prior to performing with the band on the current tour. Was this just a rumor?

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    Myles Goodwyn

    July 12, 2013 at 1:22 am

    i hope to release a solo blues cd this year roy.

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    Roberta

    August 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Hey Myles! I really admire your work and am a fan. I have been searching for “My Girl” for a very long time and can’t find it anywhere. How can I get that song? Would make me the happiest girl around! Thanks

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    Myles Goodwyn

    August 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    it on my myles goodwyn solo album from `87, we should have it available in merchandise, on our site.

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    Roberta

    August 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Hey I checked the site and can’t find your solo album. Lots of April Wine albums for purchase but no solo. Unless I’m looking in the wrong area. What would you suggest?

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    Myles Goodwyn

    August 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

    try googling unidisc records in montreal and enquire there, they own that l.p.

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    Roberta

    August 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Will do. Thanks!

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    KELLY

    September 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Myles l absolutely love My Girl …. have you ever or would you ever do the song live with April Wine

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    Myles Goodwyn

    September 10, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Hi Kelly, I don`t think A.W. will ever perform it, as the instrumentation and the style are not really the bands. Thanks for dropping me a line. 🙂

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    brian

    October 8, 2013 at 3:30 am

    alot of stuff is timing…..hmmm .My Girl’s a great single…. love ballads as singles really get no better…

 

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