Tuesday, 25 June 2019
America - Holiday (1974)
The fourth studio album from this US band.
The band was a trio with a lineup of guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals.
An extra musician added drums.
After a bit of a slump on their previous album Hat Trick from 1973 (see my review somewhere else), the band hired in George Martin, the ex The Beatles producer.
Let me say this first of all: George Martin's production of this album and the follow up album should be included as one of his finest ever production jobs. Credit where credit is due.
George Martin came with his producer experience from the greatest songs and albums ever to see the light of day. And that shows.
America has added some The Beatles'esque details on this album. The strings, done by George Martin, is superb and comes with several winks to John and Paul.
The songs on this album is also good and this album has some hits too. Tinman is one of them. Nevertheless, the more pastoral songs and soundscapes makes this a good album and one to really enjoy.
I am positive surprised by this album, indeed. It is full in details and colours. There is no true great songs here, though. Nevertheless, this is a good album and one I will listen to a lot more while I grow older and get more grey hair.