America’s Gerry Beckley Shares ‘(I’m Your) Heart Slave’; ‘Keeping The Light On-The Best Of Gerry Beckley’ Out 3/26

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On March 26, Gerry Beckley, the renowned singer/songwriter/co-founder of the band America, will release Keeping The Light On – The Best Of Gerry Beckley, a greatest hits package focusing on his solo material.

Today, Beckley shared a previously unreleased song from his archives that will be featured on the record. “(I’m Your) Heart Slave” is a gentle composition that can be streamed below:

And here’s “Self Image,” which was debuted previously:

Per a news release, Keeping the Light On will include 20 songs showcasing Beckley’s songcraft, spanning all eras of his solo output:

Songs culled from his first solo outing, Van Go Gan, whose ringing, uptempo “Emma,” smoothly dynamic “Now Sue” and lush, lightly country-flavored “Goodbye Highway” — all of which he co-produced with good pal Hal Linderman — are featured on Keeping The Light On. The rest of the track listing is also culminated from his six subsequent solo albums — 2000’s Go Man Go, 2006’s Horizontal Fall, 2009’s Happy Hour, 2011’s Unfortunate Casino, 2016’s Carousel and 2019’s Five Mile Road.  – including “Watching the Time,” a collaboration with Carl Wilson (the Beach Boys) and Robert Lamm (Chicago). There are also five previously unreleased tracks, including an unreleased America fan favorite, “Norman” and this newest single “(I’m Your) Heart Slave,” that offer proof of how prodigious Beckley’s output is when he’s in songwriting mode.

The album is up for pre-order now. The double-CD edition features a 44-page booklet including photos taken by Beckley during his tour travels over the last 50 years. It is also available as a 2-LP clear vinyl edition.

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For more on the band America, enjoy our hourlong RockCellarTV interview with Gerry Beckley’s band mate, Dewey Bunnell, from 2018:

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