Content tagged 'Soft Rock'
So Far (Album of the Day)
After just two studio albums, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young had enough material for a best-of; the consistent high quality of SO FAR is testament to the remarkable talents of the group. Released to capitalize on the foursome's first stadium tour, the Atlantic collection features 11 tracks - five pf them Top 40 hits (“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Ohio,” “Woodstock,” “Teach Your Children” and “Our House”), though virtually all of these songs have become staples of classic rock radio. Filled with inventive arrangements and peerless harmony singing, SO FAR reached No.1 on the U.S. album chart on this day in 1974, and has gone on to sell more than 6 million copies.
Holiday (Album of the Day)
America formed in London, so it's only fitting that after years of international success, the trio would return to the city to make their fourth studio album, HOLIDAY. Producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick were behind the boards for the sessions, and a Bealtle-esque focus on melody and craftsmanship rings through these dozen tracks. “Tin Man” and “Lonely People” were both Top 10 hits stateside - the album as a whole reached #3 - but the Warner Bros. collection includes several others that are are equally strong (“Another Try,” “Old Man Took”). America's Dan Peek was born on this day in 1950, and we'll mark the occasion with one of his band's best albums, HOLIDAY.