Two for the Show

Two for the Show

by TrooperTrooper

CD(Canadian Import)

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Trooper's second album finds the band getting into the gist of developing radio-tailored rock & roll, thanks to the production help of Randy Bachman. Three of the album's tracks, "Two for the Show" (the obligatory ballad), the lighthearted "Santa Maria," and the roistering guitar-built "Boys in the Bright White Sports Car" all made the Canadian Top 40, verifying the fact that the bandmembers were advancing in their songwriting and in their ability to create marketable music. Even on the non-singles like "Ready" and "Whatcha Gonna Do About Me," it's evident that Bachman's focus was aimed at the merits of a strong hook and a gripping chorus, which in turn escalated Trooper into the same category as country mates like April Wine, Loverboy, and Prism. What's even more noticeable is the added energy coming from vocalist Ramon Maguire, especially on "Sports Car," and from the significant contributions of Frank Ludwig's keyboards, which help to give the band a more confident and professional sound, particularly in comparison to Trooper's self-titled debut album released a year prior. It was with Two for the Show that Trooper won Canadian fans over, even though they wouldn't win a Juno award (Canada's equivalent of a Grammy) for another four years.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/2004
Label: Mca Int'l
UPC: 0076732221426
catalogNumber: 322214
Rank: 36765

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trooper   Primary Artist
Randy Bachman   Guitar
Harry Kalensky   Chimes,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Frank Ludwig   Keyboards,Vocals
Tommy Stewart   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Barry Keene   Conga
Ramon McGuire   Harmonica,Harp,Vocals
Brian Smith   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Randy Bachman   Producer
Harry Kalensky   Contributor
Mark Smith   Engineer
James OMara   Art Direction,Cover Art
Brian Smith   Producer
Richard Staehling   Airbrushing
Mark Cooper Smith   Producer,Engineer

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