Whatever your Fourth Of July weekend plans, the understated perfection in the late Clare Fischer’s arrangement of “America Beautiful” will help you to a calm beginning of what can be a raucous, joyous holiday. It’s from Fischer’s classic 1967 album Songs For Rainy Day Lovers.
To Columbia Records’ discredit, the label has never reissued Songs For Rainy Day Lovers on CD. Copies of the LP may be found here and there on various websites, including this one.
If you’re an American, have a wonderful holiday weekend. If you are not, please give the USA a kind thought as we celebrate our 240th birthday.