6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2002
This import version is really a two-for-one, with both United Kingdom (which is a decent enough album) and California (which is simply brilliant) both on one CD.
I first bought a cutout cassette copy of California, remembering the advertising campaign for it. The tagline on the ad was "California: isn't that a pretty state to be in?" Thankfully the album is indeed a pretty state to be in, with heartbreaking songwriting and appropriately borderline-sad slide guitar flourishes. It is cathartic like the best of Motown, and just as soulful.
Since most everything AMC did is now out of print, treat yourself to seeing Mark Eitzel perform the next time he's in your town. He's amazing.
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2002
buy this CD for two tracks,"Here They Roll Down", and "The Hula Maiden". If they don't move you to any degree, you're not worthy of any of AMC's or Eitzels's music. Oh yeah, also buy the CD because it contains their previous album "California" on it, which, if you can find in any other format (I got mine on vinyl) is worth for two other songs, "Lonely" and "Last Harbor".