A couple of years ago I was in a local charity shop when I found a filthy-looking record in a scruffy plain card sleeve - so of course I had to take a look!
It turned out to be an album called 'Hearts' by America; a band I'd heard of but then only knew the song 'A Horse With No Name' (not on this album). Once cleaned up, the LP was in fine condition and I played it a lot over the next few days. I can't tell you how much I now love this. It's the record I reach for when I'm feeling a bit frazzled, tired or stressed and it never fails to stop my teeth from grinding or my brain from twitching. It almost always leaves me feeling calm and clear-headed.
|America - Hearts (1975)|
I'm always on the look out for more of their records at boot sales and charity shops - I mentioned their album Hat Trick last year here.
The CD version was never released in the UK so I bought a US import via eBay, as it's a record I don't ever want to be without! Top tracks:
America – Daisy Jane America – Half A Man America – Company
America – Woman Tonight America – Seasons
The guitar intro to Sister Golden Hair was apparently unashamedly nicked from George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord'. I forgive them.