The Definitive America is a Australia & New Zealand compilation featuring all of the greatest hits since the 70s, for both Warner Brothers and Capitol Records. The album includes all of the smashes from their 1975 retrospective History/ Americas Greatest Hits (A Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair, Tin Man, I Need You, Ventura Highway, Lonely People), plus 11 more, including the top 10 You Can Do Magic. For most people, this is the definitive collection of their music, containing all the tracks that they are famous for and some other great songs that might encourage some to explore their music in greater depth. 01 - A Horse With No Name 02 - Ventura Highway 03 - Sandman 04 - Ventura Highway 05 - Dont Cross The River 06 - To Each His Own 07 - Only In Your Heart 08 - Muskrat Love 09 - Rainbow Song 10 - Shes Gonna Let You Down 11 - Tin Man 12 - Lonely People 13 - Sister Golden Hair 14 - Daisy Jane 15 - Woman Tonight 16 - Todays The Day 17 - Amber Cascades 18 - God Of The Sun 19 - Political Poachers 20 - Survival 21 - The Last Unicorn 22 - You Can Do Magic 23 - The Border LINK
Brainchild was a jazz rock/fusion band that recorded their sole album Healing Of The Lunatic Owl in western London in 1970 on the A&M label. The album contains sizzling brass rock, which must rank among the best of the genre (early Chicago and If), but also with the much more obscure and even more brilliant Warm Dust and Galliard. Brainchild's line-up was basically your standard prog quartet, plus a wind instrument section, including flute, sax, trumpet and trombone. Harvey Coles / bass, vocals, Bill Edwrds / lead guitar, vocals, Dave Muller / drums, Chris Jennings / organ, piano, Brian Wilshaw / saxophone, flute and Lloyd Williams / trumpet. 01 - Autobiography 02 - Healing Of The Lunatic Owl 03 - Hide From The Dawn 04 - She's Learning 05 - A Time A Place 06 - Two Bad Days 07 - Sadness Of A Moment 08 - To B LINK
The Brain Police were an early psychedelic garage band who, in the late '60s, opened for many national acts, including the Who, the Byrds, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Steppenwolf, and Buffalo Springfield. They essentially spun off from the group the Man-Dells, with guitarists Rick Randle and Larry Grant and bassist Norman Lombardo, who were all still in junior high when that group released its first single in 1965, "Bonnie" (with "Oh No" on the flipside). The trio had also played with the Other Four. They became the Brain Police in 1968, with Rick's younger brother David Randle joining on guitar, and earned a large local following. Benny Bennett: Percussion, Larry Grant: Guitar, Tony Johnson: Drums, Frank Mannix: Bass, Rick Randle: Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, David Randle: Guitar, Norman Lombardo: Bass, Vocals and Sid Smith: Drums. 01 - Election For Mayor Ride My Train Of Love 02 - I'll Be On The Inside, If I Can 03 - I'd Rather See You Dead 04 - Find Me A Moment 05 - Getting Too Much Higher 06 - Adler 07 - Gypsy Fast Woman 08 - I'll Find Love 09 - There's A Light Over The City 10 - My World Of Wax 11 - World Of Wax 12 - Smoking At Windsor Hill 13 - Bonnie 14 - Oh No 15 - Why 16 - Searching For My Love 17 - These Are The Words 18 - Once And For All Girl 19 - Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night 20 - How Do You Tell A Girl LINK
The Merry-Go-Round were a Los Angeles based pop band, best known for producing singer/songwriter Emitt Rhodes and featuring Joel Larson on drums Gary Kato on lead guitar, Bill Rinehart on bass. The band released only one full length album, The Merry-Go-Round (album) (1967). "Live", the first single from their album, was a top 10 smash at both KHJ in Los Angeles and KGB in San Diego, although it failed to crack the top 50 on the national charts. "Live" was covered by The Bangles in on their 1984 album All Over the Place and "Time Will Show The Wiser" was recorded by Fairport Convention on their debut album in 1968, a song still played regularly by Fairport at their Cropredy Festival.
01 - Live 02 - Time Will Show The Wiser 03 - On Your Way Out 04 - Gonna Fight The War 05 - Had To Run Around 06 - We're In Love 07 - You're A Very Lovely Woman 08 - Where Have You Been All Of My Life 09 - Early In The Morning 10 - Low Down 11 - Clown's No Good 12 - Gonna Leave You Alone
Second Coming, was a jazz-rock band, with Chicago-like horn instrumentation. The band was formed in 1970 and played mostly local Chicago clubs, but took a trip out to the Whiskey A Go Go in LA in September of 1970. Lots of people out there, including the owner of the club, loved the band and virtually every label came to see them. Jack Kramer (trumpet, bugle, trombone, background vocals), Buddy Stephens (trumpet, lead vocals), Bill Dinwiddie (trombone, percussion, background vocals), Rick Rudolph (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, alto flute, trombone), Les King (drums, congas, percussion, timpani), Dave Miller (Hammond organ, electric piano, background vocals), Ernie Sell (bass, guitar, backing vocals), Bob Penny (guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals), Tom Palmer (bass, guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals). The album was thefirst done in Chicago with Dolby noise reduction on all tracks. 01 - Requiem For A Rainy Day 02 - Take Me Home 03 - Nobody Cares 04 - Landlubber 05 - Roundhouse 06 - It's Over 07 - Jeremiah Crane LINK
Recorded in 1968 in Toronto, Canada. Lynn David Newton, the founder of TIME studied in the same class as Jim Cuomo from The Spoils Of War in Urbana IL, Beside 2 other members the artist David Rosenboom was a member of TIME. This is a musical masterpiece. Wellcomposed, wellplayed, touchy and twisted. All original songs with a big influence from the British Underground, with harpsichord, flutes, percussions, horns, many effects and lot´s of heavy fuzzguitar and a singer who sounds like Robert Wyatt in the early 70´s. A year later they moved to NY and became Think Dog, which will be also released this year. (www.psychedelic-music.com) 01 - A Song For You 02 - Kemp's Jig 03 - Introductory Lines 04 - Sad Benjamin 05 - Lily Has A Rose 06 - At Shadow's Eye 07 - Green Fields 08 - Waking 09 - Ma's Pan 10 - Dover Beach 11 - Elin Experience LINK