When Beatle's producer George Martin returned to the studios he'd recorded many of the classic Beatle's albums in, it was this group, America, he chose to work with. The reason why was immediately evident in the resulting album - their superb songs and melodies, his great recording and production values. The linking between songs, and beautiful opening intrumental, are all classic George Martin hallmarks, that go straight back to the 'Sergeant Pepper' album.
I played this album endlessly in 1974, and returning to it now find it sounds even better. It took the elements of the best Beatle's music, added in a British-American 'twist' lyrically, and lost the harsher Lennon-elements of the Beatles.
I was and am still puzzled why the British public preferred to buy the dross that was British music in the mid-70s, and not this, but as time now tells, this is a SUPERB album, by a talented group, and in my opinion, their best.