American Woman is the seventh album by Canadian rock band The Guess Who, released in 1970. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. It stayed on the charts for over a year and was their most successful release.
In addition to the title cut (the group's most successful song), this album also includes a remake of "No Time", a song the group previously recorded for Canned Wheat; the new version is the one most familiar to listeners.
This was guitarist Randy Bachman's last finished album with the group until a reformation effort in 1983.
American Woman was re-mastered and released on CD by Buddah Records in 2000 and included a bonus track, "Got to Find Another Way". A Quadraphonic mix was available on the Quadraphonic 8-track cartridge format.
Also in 2000, Lenny Kravitz covered "American Woman" for which he won Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 42nd Grammy Awards.
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