Edited by Larry Flick
VENICE If I Were
PRODUCER: not listed
WRITERS: M. Lennon, K. Lennon, S. Crago
PUBLISHERS: Gramp Frank/Kippiko/Third Lug, ASCAP
Vanguard 723 (CD promo)
The latest offering from the quartet's underrated album "Born and Raised" is a sunlit acoustic-pop toe-tapper that gains much of its fuel from the group's seamless harmonies. In fact, it's easy to draw comparison to '70s light rocker like the Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash as Venice breaks into a caressing flow of "ooo's" and "aaah's" over the track's country-spiced arrangement. Actually, this mighty-fine single would sound equally at home on country and AC stations.