Album of the Day
Jim Seals and Dash Crofts each had decade-long music careers before teaming to become one of the most successful soft-rock duos of the 1970s. With the title track of their fourth album, SUMMER BREEZE, the pair had their first Top 10 single, and the song remains among their best known. But there's a lot more to love about the 1972 Warner Bros. set, which boasts another radio hit (“Hummingbird”), the lovely “East Of Ginger Trees” and the country-influenced “Fiddle In The Sky” among its ten originals. It's an ambitious collection, with philosophical lyrics reflecting the performers' Baha'i faith and orchestral arrangements by Marty Paich complementing the duo's bright harmony vocals. SUMMER BREEZE just might be Seals & Crofts' best studio album, and we'll give it another spin now to celebrate Jim Seals' birthday.