I'd give this ten stars if I could!!!!
America Fan | Alexandria, VA | 11/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"America is one of my all-time favorite groups and I still see them once or twice a year when they come to the Northern Virginia area (they were just at the Birchmere in October). Dewey and Gerry are just two nice, down to earth guys who really appreciate their fans and always go out of their way to talk to them after the show and sign autographs.
Hourglass is one of those CDs that have stayed in constant play since I received it and will for some time. ALL the songs are good but "Young Moon" and "Mirror to Mirror" particularly stand-out.
If you're an America fan, trust me: buy it, play it, love it!
OUTSTANDING LATTER DAY RELEASE FOR AMERICA!
D. L Masters | California | 04/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Make no mistake, Hourglass recaptures the magic of America in it's prime, circa 1972-1976. Production is great, the songs are all top drawer and Gerry and Dewey never sounded better. Hourglass kicks off with a stellar "Young Moon" that sets the tone for a release that should have put the boys back on the charts. The only question here: The unnecessary and unimaginative remakes of the two oldies but at least they are performed very well.
The next chapter in latter day America history is a sad one however. The followup to this masterpiece is called "Human Nature" and is easily their worst album. So bad in fact that dozens of people are selling their copies for pennies on Amazon. And it is noteworthy that after the abysmal failure of that project, America has ceased recording."
Best case of mistaken identity turning out for the good!
D. L Masters | 09/30/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the title and "American Gramaphone" and assumed in was some dreamy Mannheim Steamroller tripe. Was I ever knocked out to hear those vaguely familiar voices singing some of the best songs I've heard in years. I can't find a "throw away". Sleeper Train and Close To The Wind are my personal favorites while my wife favors Garden of Peace. Brian Wilson and Chip Davis didn't hurt the effort, but why this wasn't a commercial success and I had to stumble on it by mistake in 1999 is the biggest disappointment of this CD."