Harbor (album)

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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.
Producer George Martin
America chronology
Hideaway
(1976)
Harbor
(1977)
America Live
(1977)

Harbor is the seventh original studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in February 1977. It was the last to feature Dan Peek, who embarked on a solo Christian career shortly after the album's release. The album was produced by 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.[1] 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.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

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[edit]

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

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1977 Billboard 200 21

Personnel[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harbor USA chart history, Allmusic. Retrieved September 19, 2012.