Keeping The Light On - Best of Gerry Beckley - Deluxe 2CD
When you pre-order Keeping The Light On: The Best of Gerry Beckley,you'll be entered for a chance to win a limited edition photo print, which includes a picture from Gerry Beckley, co-founder of the band America's personal collection of photography. Don't worry, if you've already pre-ordered you've been automatically entered for a chance to win this exclusive print. Go to BlueElan.com for official rules. [mk_divider style="single" divider_color="#dddddd" divider_width="full_width" margin_top="20" margin_bottom="20"] Gerry Beckley, the illustrious singer, songwriter, performer and co-founder of legendary band, America, is set to release a greatest hits package featuring his solo work. Keeping The Light On – Best of Gerry Beckley is releasing as a deluxe double cd. It features a 44-page booklet including photos taken by Beckley during his tour travels over the last 50 years.The album will also be offered as a double LP set in transparent vinyl, or in a limited edition cloudy version. Included with each pre-order from BlueElan.com is a bonus CD that contains nine tracks of Beckley penned songs recorded by all female contemporary indie artists, and includes covers of classic America tunes such as “Sister Golden Hair” and “Daisy Jane.”
Keeping The Light On – The Best of Gerry Beckley takes stock of Beckley’s writing career so far.
The album offers a generous 20-track overview of Beckley's output — and beyond. 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 second single "(I'm Your) Heart Slave," that offer proof of how prodigious Beckley's output is when he's in songwriting mode.
WhileKeeping The Light On focuses on a culmination of his solo work
Beckley has never stopped writing and recording, even amidst a global pandemic — and he shows no signs of abating any time soon. "This record is from this point back, and the stuff I've been writing and recording will be from this point forward," Beckley promises. "This is certainly a summation, I guess, but it's not the end of the story. It's amazing to have 50 years in this job. Now I can't wait to start the second half-century." [mk_divider style="single" divider_color="#dddddd" divider_width="full_width" margin_top="20" margin_bottom="20"] Watching The Time - Track Listing: