Hideaway (America album)

Hideaway is the sixth 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.

Hideaway
Hideaway cover art.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 9, 1976
RecordedFebruary 16, 1976 – February 28, 1976
StudioCaribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado
Genre
Length39:59
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerGeorge 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
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

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 listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lovely Night"Gerry Beckley2:32
2."Amber Cascades"Dewey Bunnell2:50
3."Don't Let It Get You Down"Bunnell2:58
4."Can't You See"Dan Peek2:22
5."Watership Down"Beckley4:58
6."She's Beside You"D. Peek2:58
7."Hideaway Part I"Bunnell1:30
8."She's a Liar"Beckley3:28
9."Letter"Bunnell3:05
10."Today's the Day"D. Peek3:15
11."Jet Boy Blue"D. Peek, Catherine Peek3:21
12."Who Loves You"Beckley4:33
13."Hideaway Part II"Bunnell2:03

PersonnelEdit

  • Dewey Bunnell - guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Gerry Beckley - guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboard
  • 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 positionsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ America – America > Charts & Awards > Billboard Album at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  3. ^ "America : Allmusic : Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved April 2, 2015.

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