Cross Country: S/T (1973)
Brooklyn-based Cross Country released a lone, self-titled album in 1973, and it's quite nice. It's mostly harmonic Americana, though leaning towards sunshine pop, so light it can just waft away. The band is actually a side-project of The Tokens, the 60s harmony group best known for their version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," so not surprisingly the harmonies here are the main attraction.
Opener "Today" is yet another great lost Crosby, Stills & Nash (or America) tune, gently picked acoustic guitars and lovely harmonies. Ditto the title track, which almost rocks out a bit. And there's a cover of "In The Midnight Hour" that converts the classic party tune into a lethargic, summer lullaby.
Not exactly a great lost classic, but I enjoy it quite a bit.
"Today" audio rip:...and "Midnight Hour":
What a chill sound. And one I'll keep an eye our for. I like the cover as well.ReplyDelete