Hideaway (America album)

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Hideaway
Hideaway cover art.jpg
Studio album by America
Released April 9, 1976
Recorded February 16, 1976 – February 28, 1976
Studio Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado
Genre Pop, rock
Length 39:59
Label Warner Bros.
Producer George Martin
America chronology
History: America's Greatest Hits
(1975)
Hideaway
(1976)
Harbor
(1977)
Singles from Hideaway
  1. "Today's the Day"/"Hideaway Part II"
    Released: April 28, 1976
  2. "Amber Cascades"/"Who Loves You"
    Released: July 14, 1976
  3. "She's a Liar"/"She's Beside You"
    Released: November 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Hideaway is the sixth original studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in April 1976. The album was produced by legendary Beatles producer George Martin.

It was recorded at Caribou Ranch in Colorado in February 1976, with the album cover and inner sleeve photos reflecting the wintry environment. Deciding that they needed a contrast, the group recorded its next album Harbor in Hawaii.

This album was a hit in the US, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard album chart and being certified Gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: "Today's the Day", which reached 23 on the Billboard singles chart and went all the way to number 1 on the adult contemporary chart for two weeks; and "Amber Cascades", which peaked at 75 on the Billboard singles chart and hit number 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Several other songs received airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including "Jet Boy Blue", "Watership Down", "Don't Let It Get You Down", and "Lovely Night".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lovely Night" Gerry Beckley 2:32
2. "Amber Cascades" Dewey Bunnell 2:50
3. "Don't Let It Get You Down" Bunnell 2:58
4. "Can't You See" Dan Peek 2:22
5. "Watership Down" Beckley 4:58
6. "She's Beside You" D. Peek 2:58
7. "Hideaway Part I" Bunnell 1:30
8. "She's a Liar" Beckley 3:28
9. "Letter" Bunnell 3:05
10. "Today's the Day" D. Peek 3:15
11. "Jet Boy Blue" D. Peek, Catherine Peek 3:21
12. "Who Loves You" Beckley 4:33
13. "Hideaway Part II" Bunnell 2:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Gerry Beckley - guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboard
  • Dewey Bunnell - guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Dan Peek - guitar, banjo, lead and backing vocals, keyboard
  • David Dickey – bass guitar
  • Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
  • George Martin – piano on "She's Beside You" and "Hideaway Part I"

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1976 US 11[2]
AUS 12
NZ 12
SWE 48

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Today's the Day" US[3] 23
US AC 1
AUS 55
"Amber Cascades" US 75
US AC 17

References[edit]

Hideaway Liner Notes, Warner Bros. Records, Inc., 1976