Hat Trick (America album)

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Hat Trick
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 19, 1973
Recorded29 May – 12 July 1973 at The Record Plant, Los Angeles
GenreFolk rock
LabelWarner Bros. 2728
ProducerGerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek
America chronology
Hat Trick
Singles from Hat Trick
  1. "Muskrat Love"/"Cornwall Blank"
    Released: June 28, 1973
  2. "Rainbow Song"/"Willow Tree Lullaby"
    Released: November 1973
  3. "Green Monkey"/"She's Gonna Let You Down"
    Released: March 1974

Hat Trick is the third studio album by the American folk rock trio America, released on Warner Bros. Records in 1973. It peaked at number 28 on the Billboard album chart, although it failed to go gold, whereas the group's first two releases had platinum sales. The album produced the single, "Muskrat Love", which reached number 67 on the Billboard singles chart and number 11 on the adult contemporary chart. That song would become a much bigger hit for Captain & Tennille three years later.

The title track is the only song[vague] written by all three members of America.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Mike DeGagne wrote that the album faltered "mainly because the songs lacked the cordial folk-rock melodies and mindful songwriting that prevailed on the earlier releases. "She's Gonna Let You Down" and "Rainbow Song" are the album's best cuts, but banal offerings such as "Green Monkey", "Willow Tree Lullaby", and "Molten Love" have Bunnell and Peek straying off course, sounding stale and musically feeble."[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Muskrat Love"Willis Alan Ramsey3:06
2."Wind Wave"Dewey Bunnell2:55
3."She's Gonna Let You Down"Gerry Beckley3:41
4."Rainbow Song"Bunnell3:53
5."Submarine Ladies"Beckley3:13
6."It's Life"Dan Peek4:00
7."Hat Trick"Beckley, Bunnell, Peek8:29
8."Molten Love"Bunnell3:10
9."Green Monkey"Bunnell3:38
10."Willow Tree Lullaby"Peek2:34




Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Position
1973 US 28[2]
AUS 24
UK 41


Year Single Chart Position
1973 "Muskrat Love" US[3] 67
US AC 11


  1. ^ a b DeGagne, Mike. "Hat Trick > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  2. ^ America – America > Charts & Awards > Billboard Album at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  3. ^ "America : Allmusic : Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved April 2, 2015.