The Association’s commercial success was coming to an end during the early 1970s, although the band continues to tour down to the present day.
Their time with the WB labed ended in 1971. They signed a contract with Columbia and issued the album WATERBEDS IN TRINIDAD. They picked the old Lovin’ Spoonful song, “Darling Be Home Soon” as a single.
It was not an inspired choice. Their version was not as good as The Spoonful’s plus it was basically recorded in the same way. It Bubbled Under on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart at #104 but reached number 90 on the CASHBOX Chart.
Their time with Columbia was short and it was on to another label.