Although the prime exponents of the '70s California soft rock style were album artists such as America, Bread, and Poco, Seals and Crofts--essentially an AM singles band--have aged even better. The key is in their tight songwriting. "Summer Breeze," "Diamond Girl," and the rest of the hits display an odd, but apt, sense of arrangement and instrumentation--and enough of a rock & roll sensibility to keep their sound from slumping into period piece laid-backism. Case in point: The duo's first band was the Champs, noted for the fake-Latin crudhopper "Tequila." Even so, it's not grit, but ace songcraft that captures the prize here. All of the ace songs are included. --Gavin McNett
Seals & Crofts were the quintessential soft-rock duo of the '70s, and these are their essential hits-10 mellow gems in all! Includes Diamond Girl; Summer Breeze; Hummingbird; I'll Play for You; We May Never Pass This Way (Again); King of Nothing , and more.