Hat Trick (album)

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Hat Trick
Studio album by America
Released October 19, 1973
Recorded 29 May – 12 July 1973 at The Record Plant, Los Angeles
Genre Folk rock
Length 41:39
Label Warner Bros. 2728
Producer Gerry 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 original studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1973. It was a modest hit in the US, peaking at #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 one minor hit single, "Muskrat Love" which reached #67 on the Billboard singles chart and #11 on the adult contemporary chart. The title track is the only song written by all three members of America.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Muskrat Love"   Willis Alan Ramsey 3:06
2. "Wind Wave"   Dewey Bunnell 2:55
3. "She's Gonna Let You Down"   Gerry Beckley 3:41
4. "Rainbow Song"   Bunnell 3:53
5. "Submarine Ladies"   Beckley 3:13
6. "It's Life"   Dan Peek 4:00
7. "Hat Trick"   Peek, Beckley, Bunnell 8:29
8. "Molten Love"   Bunnell 3:10
9. "Green Monkey"   Bunnell 3:38
10. "Willow Tree Lullaby"   Peek 2:34
11. "Goodbye"   Beckley 3:10




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.