Sunday, November 06, 2016

3398. America - Man's Road
From: The Last Unicorn Soundtrack; Year: 1982; Genre: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
The other day Woordenaar picked one from America and it got me wanting to choose something from the band.
This one comes from the animated classic The Last Unicorn, which is a movie I still cherish to some point from my childhood. What I loved about America's contribution to the soundtrack is that their songs work excellently with the film, but also by themselves. Man's Road is my favourite song they did; while it has that soft/mellow "yacht rock" that they were known for at the time, this one has some great arrangement and an overall dark and brooding feeling that is somewhat mixed with a majestic and upbeat sound thanks to their use of a mix of minor, major, augmented, and diminished chords.

Hear Man's Road on YouTube.

My song pick one year ago today: Bernard Wright – Haboglabotribin’

My song pick two years ago today: Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

My song pick three years ago today: The Beach Boys - I Get Around

My song pick four years ago today: Dick Dale - Nitro

My song pick five years ago today: Blue Öyster Cult - Astronomy

My song pick six years ago today: Yoshiki Fukuyama - Angel's Voice

My song pick seven years ago today: The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman

My song pick eight years ago today: The Allman Brother's Band - Ain't Waistin' Time No More

My song pick nine years ago today: Red Sovine - Phantom 309