Various Artists
Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht
Numero Group
2023 repress, gatefold sleeve w/ booklet
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1Jim Spencer - Wrap Myself Up In Your Love
2Michael Miglio - Never Gonna Let You Go
3Ned Doheny - Before I Thrill Again
4Johnny Gamboa - That Good Old Feeling Back Again
5Solenoid - Acquaintances
6Steps - Your Burning Love
7Jeff Harrington - Kristi
8Paul Skyland - Give Me Your Love
9Rob Galbraith - Tell Me With Your Eyes (Just Be You)
10Calvin Johnson - Dance Of Love
11Salty Miller - One More Time
12Canyon - Country Lovin'
13AJ Loria - Please Analyze
14Gary Marks - Sailing
15Country Comfort - To Be Lonely
16Madness - Madam Operator
17Chuck Senrick - Don't Be So Nice
18Breathers - Don't It Make You Feel
19Damon Danielson - How Long Has It Been
20Rudy Norman - Back To The Streets

The Numero Group's dive into the deep end of America's private press continues. Having battled the witches and wizards of Darkscorch, the outlaws of Cosmic Americana, and traveled alongside Ladies From the Canyon and their Lonesome Heroes, it's time to take it easy.

With pop music's volume knob adjusted for deflation in the early '70s, softness begat smoothness. Crewmen arrived from the worlds of jazz, folk, rock, and soul, all peddling a product that was sincere, leisurely, and lofty. A sound that was buoyant, crisp, defined. Sometimes classified as West Coast—and, later, Yacht Rock—the compass points of our Private Yacht expedition are the blue-eyed harmonies of Hall and Oates, the cocaine-dusted Fender Rhodes of Michael McDonald, and the combover strums of James Taylor. Here, at the glassy apex of rock’s softer side, 20 strong swimmers are gathered together. An album for both relaxation and reflection, where listeners can enjoy the present, a cool breeze, and a taste of the good life.