Monday, October 18, 2010

Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze (1972)

The title track gets played to all-fucking-ends on FM radio, but goddamn it if this isn't one of the most beautiful, timeless records in all of folk canon. ESPECIALLY if you have a soft spot for post-60's nostalgia, yearning for that fantastic era where your roommate was far more likely to be smoking lots of lushful, mind-expanding blunts for a rise instead of shooting shit up his nutsack with needles of dubious origin.

I'm not going to bore you with flowery descriptions of the tracks at hand, as it would be a disservice to the talents of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts. In brief however, if songs like 'Hummingbird' [possibly the most poignant sendoff to the Summer of Love as there ever was] or the otherworldly 'East of Ginger Trees' don't choke you up even just the tiniest bit, then you are without a heart. WITHOUT A HEART DAMN IT!!1

Summer breezes will make you feel fine, but to this shit you will certainly and completely unwind, and it is unanimously considered to be this dynamic Texan duo's best album for a damn good reason. Shalom.

Listen Here - "Hummingbird"

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