This is a must-have for any serious America fan. It broke a ten year drought between albums, though still picking up pretty much from where they'd left off with "Perspective", one of their most underrated albums.
The second half of this album is not as strong as the first, but the first seven tracks are all as good as anything they'd ever done before, so that is entirely forgiveable. There's not much wrong with any of the other songs either. Dewey Bunnell shines throughout, his "Sleeper Train" and "Whole Wide World" recalling the glory days of "Ventura Highway". He collaborates with Beckley on my two very favourite tracks though, namely "Young Moon" and the glorious "Garden Of Peace".
Sadly this album failed to find its audience, but if you missed it when it came out it's not too late. You certainly won't regret the purchase.
One star is docked for the continued use of drum machines (Did they learn nothing from "Your Move"?) Otherwise perfect.