Holiday is the fourth original studio album by America, released by Warner Bros. Records in June 1974. The album was produced in London by Beatles producer George Martin. The album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: "Tin Man" reached number 4 on the Billboard singles chart and went to number 1 on both the adult contemporary chart as well as the Radio & Records chart; and "Lonely People" which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard singles chart and also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including "Baby It's Up To You" and "Another Try". 01 - Miniature 02 - Tin Man 03 - Another Try 04 - Lonely People 05 - Glad To See You 06 - Mad Dog 07 - Hollywood 08 - Baby It's Up To You 09 - You 10 - Old Man Took 11 - What Does It Matter 12 - In The Country LINK
Bread was a rock band from Los Angeles, California. They placed 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1970 and 1977 and were a primary example of what later was labeled soft rock, releasing a string of well-crafted, melodic soft rock singles. The band consisted of David Gates (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, violin, viola, percussion), Jimmy Griffin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion), Robb Royer (bass, guitar, flute, keyboards, percussion, recorder, backing vocals), Mike Botts (drums; joined in 1970), and Larry Knechtel (bass, guitar, keyboards, harmonica; replaced Royer in 1971). Manna is the third album released by Bread in 1971. The title, like that of the preceding album On the Waters, is a Biblical pun on the name Bread, this time to the manna from Heaven fed to the Israelites. Although this was not literally Bread (the word Manna simply means "What is it?") it has often been metaphorically described as bread from Heaven.
01 - Let Your Love Go 02 - Take Comfort 03 - Too Much Love 04 - If 05 - Be Kind To Me 06 - He's A Good Lad 07 - She Was My Lady 08 - Live In Your Love 09 - What A Change 10 - I Say Again 11 - Come Again 12 - Truckin'
Badfinger was a rock band formed in Swansea, Wales in the early 1960s who became one of the earliest representatives of the post-'60s power pop genre. During the early 1970s the band was at times tagged as the heir apparent to The Beatles, partly because of their close working relationship with them and partly because of their similar sound. The band had four consecutive worldwide hit songs and contributed "Without You," a No. 1 Billboard hit for Harry Nilsson which was covered by hundreds of artists. Magic Christian Music is an album by Badfinger, released in early 1970 on Apple Records. Three tracks from the LP are featured in the film The Magic Christian, which also gives the album its title. However, Magic Christian Music is not an official soundtrack album for the film.
01 - Come And Get It 02 - Crimson Ship 03 - Dear Angie 04 - Fisherman 05 - Midnight Sun 06 - Beautiful and Blue 07 - Rock Of All Ages 08 - Carry On Till Tomorrow 09 - I'm In Love 10 - Walk Out In The Rain 11 - Angelique 12 - Knocking Down Our Home 13 - Give It A Try 14 - Maybe Tomorrow 15 - Storm In A Teacup 16 - Arthur
Steppenwolf is a Canadian - American hard rock group that was prominent in the late 1960s. The group was formed in 1967 in Los Angeles by vocalist John Kay, guitarist Michael Monarch, bassist Rushton Moreve, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton after the dissolution of Toronto group The Sparrows of which Moreve was not a member. The band has sold more than 25 million units worldwide, releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles of which six were Top 40 hits, including three Top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me". Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1974, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Steppenwolf the Second is the second studio album, released in 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records. The album contains one of Steppenwolf's most famous songs, "Magic Carpet Ride". 01 - Faster Than The Speed Of Life 02 - Tighten Up Your Wig 03 - None Of Your Doing 04 - Spiritual Fantasy 05 - Don't Step On The Grass, Sam 06 - 28 07 - Magic Carpet Ride 08 - Disappointment Number (Unknown) 09 - Lost And Found By Trial And Error 10 - Hodge Podge Strained Through A Leslie 11 - Resurrection 12 - Reflections LINK
Traffic was an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic rock group whose early singles were influenced by The Beatles, and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like the Mellotron, reed instruments, and by incorporating jazz and improvisational techniques in their music. Their first three singles were "Paper Sun", "Hole in My Shoe", and "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush". After disbanding in 1969, during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, Traffic reunited in 1970 to release the critically acclaimed album John Barleycorn Must Die. The band's line-up varied from this point until they disbanded again in 1975, although a partial reunion, with Winwood and Capaldi, took place in 1994. This album, recorded at Capitol Theater, Port Chester,NY,June 26, 1970 by Steve Winwood - organ, guitar, vocals, Jim Capaldi - drums, vocals and Chris Wood - sax, flute, keyboards.
01 - Tuning 02 - Scott Muni Intro 03 - Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring 04 - Every Mother's Son 05 - Medicated Goo 06 - John Barleycorn 07 - Pearly Queen 08 - Stranger To Himself 09 - Empty Pages 10 - 40,000 Headmen 11 - Freedom Rider 12 - Feelin' Good 13 - No Time To Live
Quicksilver Messenger Service is an American psychedelic rock band, formed in 1965 in San Francisco and is considered one of the leading acts on the city's psychedelic scene in the mid-to-late 1960s. Quicksilver Messenger Service gained wide popularity in the Bay Area and with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe. Many of their albums ranked in the top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. Though not ultimately as commercially successful as their contemporaries Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead, the band was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences, as well as a strong folk background, the band attempted to create a sound that was individual and innovative. Cavalry is a 1990 compilation of live performances released by the Vulture label. John Cipollina Guitars (1-14), Gary Duncan Vocals & Bass (1-14), Greg Elmore Drums & Percussions (1-14), David Freiber Vocals & Guitars (1-14), Nicky Hopkins Piano (1-12), Dino Valenti Vocals & Guitars (1-12). Recorded Live at Fillmore West 1968 01 - Mona 02 - Maiden Of The Cancer Moon 03 - Cavalry 04 - Smokestack Lighting Recorded live at Golden State Recorders November 19, 1968 05 - Stand By Me 06 - Cavalry 07 - Happy Trails Recorded live at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, 1970 08 - Won't Kill Me 09 - All In My Mind 10 - Good Old Rock'n Roll 11 - What About Me Revisted 12 - Local Color Live in Calibration Show 1971 13 - Mojo 14 - The Hat LINK