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Harbor (album)

Harbor
Studio album by America
Released February 15, 1977
Recorded Ka Lae Kiki Studios, Kauai, Hawaii, 1976
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 33:20
Label Warner Bros. 3017
Producer George Martin
America chronology
Hideaway
(1976)
Harbor
(1977)
America Live
(1977)
Singles from Harbor
  1. "God of the Sun"/"Down to the Water"
    Released: April 1977
  2. "Don't Cry Baby"/"Monster"
    Released: June 1977
  3. "Slow Down"/"Sarah"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]

Harbor is the seventh original studio George Martin.

Though a major commercial disappointment compared to America's six previous albums, the album did reach number 21 on the Billboard album chart.[2] Three singles ("God of the Sun", "Don't Cry Baby" and the disco song "Slow Down") were released from the album but all failed to chart, although "God of the Sun" and "Now She's Gone" did get some airplay.

Despite the serene tone of the title and artwork, Harbor is more brooding and pessimistic than most of America's previous albums.

Contents

  • Track listing 1
    • Side One 1.1
    • Side Two 1.2
  • Personnel 2
  • Chart positions 3
  • References 4

Track listing

Side One

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "God of the Sun"   Gerry Beckley 3:11
2. "Slow Down"   Dan Peek 3:11
3. "Don't Cry Baby"   Peek 3:18
4. "Now She's Gone"   Beckley 2:25
5. "Political Poachers"   Dewey Bunnell 2:39
6. "Sarah"   Beckley 2:42

Side Two

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sergeant Darkness"   Beckley 2:54
2. "Are You There"   Bunnell 2:51
3. "These Brown Eyes"   Peek 2:32
4. "Monster"   Beckley 2:00
5. "Hurricane"   Peek 2:29
6. "Down to the Water"   Bunnell 2:35

Personnel

  • Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek – lead and backing vocals, guitars, pianos, synthesizers
  • David Dickey - bass guitar
  • Willie Leacox - drums, percussion
  • Jim Carlire - saxophone
  • Tom Walsh - percussion
  • Larry Carlton - electric sitar
  • George Martin - producer
  • Harry Diltz - photographer
  • Philip Hartmann - cover design
  • Vivien Bunnell, Lexie Hartmann and Jim Hoskins - additional poster photography

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1977 US 21[3]
AUS 19
NOR 13
NZ 31
SWE 33

References

  1. ^ Harbor (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ USA chart historyHarbor, Allmusic. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  3. ^ – America > Charts & Awards > Billboard AlbumAmerica at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 April 2008.


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