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Billboard magazine called him "one of the finest artists on the music scene today" in 1971 and in 1996 referred to his debutalbum as one of the "best albums of the decade".
The American Dream is released in 1971 and is considered his third album. It is, in fact, his first. All recordings were made in 1967-1968. He recorded some of them with his previous band the Merry Go Round and some solo. The influence of Paul McCartney (Mother Earth / Someone Died) and Harry Nilsson (The Man He Was / In The Days Of The Old) can definitely be felt here. If you want to know what kind of music the beatles would have made if Harry was one of them you should listen to Holly Park. He doesn't copy them but there's a big resemblance.
If you are familliar with 10cc than "Mary Will You Take My Hand" will sound familiar.
Tracks: 1. Mother Earth / 2. Pardon Me / 3. Textile Factory / 4. Someone Died / 5. Come Ride, Come Ride / 6. Let's All Sing / 7. Holly Park / 8. You're a Very Lovely Woman / 9. Mary Will You Take My Hand / 10. Man He Was / 11. In the Days of the Old / 12. 'Til the Day After