"Nature of the Beast" is the ninth studio album band "April Wine", released in 1981. The album was recorded in at Le Manoir Studios, in the village of Shipton-on-Cherwell, in Oxfordshire, England following the band's 1981 European tour


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Album Description:

As an avid vinyl records collector, I am delighted to express my enthusiasm for "April Wine - The Nature of the Beast" album, which features an extraordinary tracklisting. Released in 1981, this record encapsulates the musical genius of the Canadian rock band April Wine. Accompanied by a poster, this 12" vinyl LP adds an extra layer of allure to the overall experience.

The album opens with the electrifying track "All Over Town", immediately captivating listeners with its powerful energy and driving rhythm. Myles Goodwyn's distinct vocals, accompanied by the band's exceptional musicianship, set the tone for the exhilarating musical journey that lies ahead.

"Tellin' Me Lies" follows, showcasing April Wine's ability to craft infectious melodies and catchy hooks. The interplay between Goodwyn's vocals and the band's instrumental prowess creates a dynamic and engaging listening experience.

One of the standout tracks on the album is "Sign of the Gypsy Queen", written by Lorence Hud. This song exudes a mystical and enchanting aura, with its mesmerizing guitar melodies and captivating lyrics. It's a true testament to the band's versatility and ability to explore different musical styles.

The timeless classic "Just Between You and Me" takes center stage, resonating with its heartfelt lyrics and melodic rock balladry. This track has become synonymous with April Wine's musical legacy, and its inclusion on this album elevates its significance.

"Wanna Rock" injects a dose of high-octane energy into the mix, as April Wine unleashes a rollicking anthem that begs to be played at maximum volume. The infectious chorus and spirited guitar work make this track an instant favorite among fans.

"Caught in the Crossfire" maintains the album's intensity with its driving rhythm section and gritty guitar riffs. The band's raw energy shines through, captivating listeners and leaving them craving more.

"Future Tense" and "Big City Girls" present a mellower side of April Wine's repertoire, showcasing their ability to craft introspective and thought-provoking compositions. These tracks provide a welcome respite amidst the album's high-energy rockers, displaying the band's versatility and depth.

"Crash and Burn" returns with a vengeance, delivering a hard-hitting and powerful punch. The aggressive guitar riffs and pounding drums propel the track forward, leaving an indelible mark on the listener.

"Bad Boys" exudes an edgy and rebellious spirit, reflecting the band's rock 'n' roll attitude. It's a no-holds-barred anthem that perfectly captures the essence of April Wine's music.

The album concludes with "One More Time", a poignant and reflective track that showcases the band's songwriting prowess and musical maturity. Goodwyn's heartfelt vocals intertwine with the poignant lyrics, leaving a lasting impression on the listener.

Music Genre:

  Canadian Hard Rock

Album Production information:

The album: "The Nature of the Beast" was produced by: Myles Goodwyn and Mike Stone for Aquarius Records


Mike Stone (Full-name: Michael Richard Seth Stone, 1951-2002) an American record producer and engineer who has worked with a wide range of rock and metal bands. He was born on 21 December 1951, in New York City.

Stone began his career as an engineer at Record Plant Studios in New York, where he worked on albums by artists such as KISS, Blue Öyster Cult, and Aerosmith. He later moved to Los Angeles and worked at Cherokee Studios, where he became known for his work with bands such as Queen, Van Halen, and Journey. He has produced all of Demon's records since 1981, many of Discharge's albums as well as producing several other bands.


Stone is perhaps best known for his work with Queen on their albums "News of the World" and "The Game," which included hits such as "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," and "Another One Bites the Dust." He also worked with Journey on their album "Escape," which included the hit singles "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms."

In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Stone has also served as a mixer, remixer, and mastering engineer on numerous albums. He has received several Grammy nominations for his work and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of audio engineering.

Record Label Information:

  Aquarius Records AQR 530
Packaging: This album includes a 12"x24" Poster of April Wine

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+LP) weight: 250 gram  

Year & Country:

  1981 Made in Canada
Band Members and Musicians on: April Wine The Nature of the Beast
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Myles Goodwyn - vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Brian Greenway - vocals, guitars
  • Gary Moffet - guitars, background vocals
  • Steve Lang - bass, background vocals
  • Jerry Mercer - drums
Track Listing of: "The Nature of the Beast"

The Songs/tracks on "The Nature of the Beast" are

  1. All Over Town
  2. Tellin' Me Lies
  3. Sign of the Gypsy Queen (Lorence Hud)
  4. Just Between You and Me
  5. Wanna Rock
  6. Caught in the Crossfire
  7. Future Tense
  8. Big City Girls
  9. Crash and Burn
  10. Bad Boys
  11. One More Time
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