Keeping The Light On – Best of Gerry Beckley – Deluxe 2CD

Gerry Beckley

This first-ever collection of solo hits from America co-founder Gerry Beckley includes:

  • Deluxe 2CD of Keeping The Light On 
  • Stunning 44-page booklet which features photos taken by Beckley while on tour
  • Watching the Time bonus CD featuring covers of Beckley-penned songs by contemporary indie artists
  • Digital download of the record, including 5 unearthed tracks, available for instant download upon purchase

This impressive 20-song output features 5 previously unreleased tracks unearthed for the very first time.

CD Track Listing:

Disc One

  1. 3am
  2. Crying
  3. Emma
  4. Watching The Time
  5. Calling You
  6. Self Image
  7. Now Sue
  8. Goodbye Highway
  9. Norman
  10. Always

Disc Two

  1. Hang Your Head High
  2. (I’m Your) Heart Slave
  3. Life Lessons
  4. Once A Distant Heart
  5. Tokyo
  6. Cup of Rain
  7. How Can I Turn You Away
  8. Calling
  9. Home Again
  10. Keeping The Light On



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.

While Keeping 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.”

Watching The Time – Track Listing:

  1. 3am Overture – Saga Strings
  2. Daisy Jane – Roan Yellowthorn
  3. I Need You – Amy Wilcox
  4. Sarah – Car Astor
  5. Survival – Gina Sicilia
  6. Sister Golden Hair – Chelsea Williams
  7. Never Be Lonely – Natalie Gelman
  8. Only In Your Heart – Mary Scholz
  9. Carousel – Cindy Alexander