On this judiciously curated collection, co-founder of beloved acoustic-folk outfit America, Gerry Beckley, has assembled 20 golden nuggets from across his eight-LP strong solo output – which began with 1995’s Van Go Gan and continues right up to 2019’s acclaimed Five Mile Road – as well as five previously unreleased tracks.
In that latter camp is (I’m Your) Heart Slave, a windswept love letter full of timpani-flushed romance which proves Beckley’s celebrated songwriting gift has only grown richer with time.
The tracks have been selected to spotlight the iconic musician’s collaborations with Robert Lamm (Chicago), Hank Linderman, Jeff Larson, Bill Mumy, and the late Carl Wilson (Beach Boys).
Keeping The Light On (The Best Of Gerry Beckley) by Gerry Beckley is out April 30 via Tasman Records/MGM.
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