Album of the Day
Sophomore slump? America couldn't tell you a thing about it; the trio's second album, HOMECOMING, was even better than their outstanding debut. The 1972 Warner Bros. collection boasts punchy instrumental arrangements (with prominent electric guitar and keyboards) and an irresistible set of songs – Dan Peek's “Don't Cross The River,” Gerry Beckley's “Only In Your Heart” and Dewey Bunnell's hauntingly beautiful “Ventura Highway” among them. With varied and sophisticated arrangements and top-flight harmonizing, this is among the most appealing soft-rock sets ever made, and was deservedly a Top 10 hit. Peek was born on this day in 1950, and in his honor we'll give HOMECOMING another spin.