Includes all of California
richard winchell | Vancouver + San Francisco | 04/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This import version is really a two-for-one, with both United Kingdom (which is a decent enough album) and California (which is simply brilliant) both on one CD.I first bought a cutout cassette copy of California, remembering the advertising campaign for it. The tagline on the ad was "California: isn't that a pretty state to be in?" Thankfully the album is indeed a pretty state to be in, with heartbreaking songwriting and appropriately borderline-sad slide guitar flourishes. It is cathartic like the best of Motown, and just as soulful.Since most everything AMC did is now out of print, treat yourself to seeing Mark Eitzel perform the next time he's in your town. He's amazing."