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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : America Genre : Rock Style : Rock, Adult Oriented Rock, Contemporary, 70's Pop, Instr. : Group Rating : importance (2) popularity (1) All-Music Guide Biography This light singer/songwriter pop trio scored big with their Neil Young-like #1 hit "Horse with No Name." America generated several more harmony-laden acoustic hits before enlisting Beatles producer George Martin, who gave the band a fuller sound, while maintaining their soft pop approach. ~ Rick Clark ---------- Related Artists ----------- Peek, Dan Taylor, James Crosby, Stills & Nash ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- Young, Neil (After the Gold Rush period) Crosby, Stills & Nash AMG Artist ID # : P000003538 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Ventura Highway & Other Favorit|1992|CEMA |9763 | | Good Encore: More Greatest Hits |1991|Rhino |70529 |R | BestA Perspective |1984|Capitol |12370 | | OK Your Move |1983|Capitol |12277 | S T| OK Silent Letter |1983|Fame |4130781 | S T| OK Alibi |1983|Capitol |12098 | S T| OK View from the Ground, A |1982|Capitol |12209 | S T| OK America Live |1978|Warner Bro|3136 | S T| OK Live |1977|Warner Bro|3136 | S | Harbor |1977|Warner Bro|3017 | S T| OK Hideaway |1976|Warner Bro|2932 | S T| OK History: Greatest Hits |1975|Warner Bro|3110 |R S T|+BestA Hearts |1975|Warner Bro|2852 | S T| OK Holiday |1974|Warner Bro|2808 | S T| OK Homecoming |1973|Warner Bro|2655 | S T| OK Hat Trick |1973|Warner Bro|2728 | S T| OK America in Concert |1973|Capitol |48414 | | OK Horse with No Name |1972|Warner Bro|46157 | S | America |1972|Warner Bro|2576 | S T| In Concert |Z |Capitol |12422 | S | All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Alibi Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #142, entered Sep 6 , 1980, on charts 006 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1983 (release) AMG ID : R000000524 --------- Album Releases --------- 1980 LP Capitol 12098 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v Jai Winding - Keyboards, Synthesizer -------- Album Tracks -------- Survival Might Be Your Love Catch That Train You Could've Been The One I Don't Believe In Miracles I Do Believe In You Hangover Right Back To Me Coastline Valentine One In A Million ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : America Artist : America Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Time : 46:14 min Date : 1972 (release) AMG ID : R000029005 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1987 CD Warner Brothers 2-2576 1971 LP Warner Brothers 2576 1987 CS Warner Brothers M5-2576 1971 LP Warner Brothers BS-2576 1972 Warner Brothers 2576 CD Warner Brothers 2576 Warner Brothers 2576 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Dave Attwood - Drums Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v Ray Cooper - Percussion Jeff Dexter - Producer David Lindley - Guitar (steel) Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal Ian Samwell - Producer Ken Scott - Engineer -------- Album Tracks -------- Riverside Sandman Three Roses Children Here I Need You Rainy Day Never Found The Time Clarice Donkey Jaw Pigeon Song ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : America Live Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #129, entered Dec 17, 1977, on charts 007 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1978 (release) AMG ID : R000000521 --------- Album Releases --------- 1977 LP Warner Brothers 3136 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v James Calire - Keyboards, Sax Larry Carlton - Sitar David Dickey - Bass Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal Tom Walsh - Percussion -------- Album Tracks -------- Tin Man Muskrat Love I Need You Old Man Took Daisy Jane Company Hollywood Sergeant Darkness Amber Cascades To Each His Own Another Try Ventura Highway Sister Golden Hair Horse With No Name ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : America in Concert Artist : America Rating : OK Genre : Rock Time : 33:31 min Date : 1973 (release) AMG ID : R000000515 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1985 CD Capitol C2-48414 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Encore: More Greatest Hits Artist : America Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Rock Type : compilation Date : 1991 (release) AMG ID : R000000528 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Rhino R2-70529 CS Rhino R4-70529 CD Rhino 70529 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Well past their prime, America collects a few more hits. ~ Dan Heilman This followup to their GREATEST HITS contains "The Border" (#33), "Right Before Your Eyes" (#45), "Today's the Day" (#23), and "You Can Do Magic" (#8). The rest of the tracks are album sides or previously unreleased material. ~ All-Music Guide ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Harbor Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #021, entered Mar 12, 1977, on charts 014 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1977 (release) AMG ID : R000000522 --------- Album Releases --------- 1976 LP Warner Brothers 3017 Warner Brothers 3017 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v James Calire - Keyboards, Sax David Dickey - Bass Geoff Emerick - Engineer George Martin - Producer Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal Tom Walsh - Percussion -------- Album Tracks -------- God Of The Sun Sergeant Darkness Serah These Brown Eyes Don't Cry Baby Are You There Monster Down To The Water Hurricane Now She's Gone Slow Down Political Poacher's ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Hat Trick Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #028, entered Nov 17, 1973, on charts 018 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1973 (release) AMG ID : R000000516 --------- Album Releases --------- 1973 LP Warner Brothers 2728 1973 Warner Brothers 2728 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - g/v/PRD Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v/PRD Dan Peek - g/v/PRD Michael Stone - Engineer -------- Album Tracks -------- Muscrat Love Wind Wave She's Gonna Let You Down Rainbow Song Submarine Ladies It's Life Hat Trick Molten Love Green Monkey Willow Tree Lullaby Goodbye ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Hearts Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #004, entered Apr 5 , 1975, on charts 044 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1975 (release) AMG ID : R000000518 --------- Album Releases --------- 1975 LP Warner Brothers 2852 1975 Warner Brothers 2852 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v David Dickey - Bass Geoff Emerick - Engineer Vanetta Fields - Vocal Clydie King - Vocal George Martin - Producer Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal Jessica Smith - Vocal -------- Album Tracks -------- Daisy Jane Half A Man Midnight Belltree Old Virginia People In The Valley Company Woman Tonight Story Of A Teenager Sister Golden Hair Tomorrow Seasons ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Hideaway Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #011, entered May 1 , 1976, on charts 022 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1976 (release) AMG ID : R000000520 --------- Album Releases --------- 1976 LP Warner Brothers 2932 1976 Warner Brothers 2932 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v David Dickey - Bass Geoff Emerick - Engineer George Martin - Piano, Producer Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal -------- Album Tracks -------- Lovely Night Amber Cascades Don't Let It Get You Down Can't You See Watership Down She's Beside You Hideaway Part 1 She's A Liar Letter Today's The Day Jet Boy Blue Who Loves You Hideaway Part 2 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : History: Greatest Hits Artist : America Rating : Best-of-Artist (First Pick) Charts : Billboard #003, entered Nov 22, 1975, on charts 063 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 38:16 min Type : compilation Date : 1975 (release) AMG ID : R000000519 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1987 CD Warner Brothers 2-3110 1975 LP Warner Brothers 2894 1987 CS Warner Brothers M5-3110 CD Warner Brothers 3110 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- A nice roundup of their peak years (1971-1975), including tracks like "A Horse with No Name" (#1), "I Need You" (#9), "Ventura Highway" (#8), "Tin Man" (#4), "Lonely People" (#5), "Sister Golden Hair" (#1), and more. ~ Dan Heilman ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Dave Attwood - Drums Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Hal Blaine - Drums Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v Ray Cooper - Percussion David Dickey - Bass Henry Diltz - Banjo Vanetta Fields - Vocal Kim Haworth - Drums Clydie King - Vocal Chet McCracken - Percussion Joe Osborn - Bass Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal Jessica Smith - Vocal -------- Album Tracks -------- Horse With No Name, A I Need You Sandman Ventura Highway Don't Cross The River Only In Your Heart Muskrat Love Tin Man Lonely People Sister Golden Hair Daisy Jane Woman Tonight ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Holiday Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #003, entered Jul 13, 1974, on charts 053 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1974 (release) AMG ID : R000000517 --------- Album Releases --------- 1974 LP Warner Brothers 2808 Warner Brothers 2808 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v Geoff Emerick - Engineer George Martin - Producer Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal -------- Album Tracks -------- Miniature Tim Man Another Try Lonely People Glad To See You Mad Dog Hollywood Baby It's Up To You Old Man Took What Does It Matter In The Country ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Homecoming Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #009, entered Dec 2 , 1972, on charts 032 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1973 (release) AMG ID : R000000514 --------- Album Releases --------- 1972 LP Warner Brothers 2655 Warner Brothers BS-2655 1972 Warner Brothers 2655 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- America - Producer Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Hal Blaine - Drums Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v Henry Diltz - Banjo Gary Mallaber - Drums Joe Osborn - Bass Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal Mike Stone - Engineer -------- Album Tracks -------- Ventura Highway To Each His Own Don't Cross The River Moon Song Only In Your Heart Till The Sun Comes Up Again Cornwall Blank Head & Heart California Revisited Saturday Nights ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Horse with No Name Artist : America Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Date : 1972 (release) AMG ID : R000029006 --------- Album Releases --------- 1972 LP Warner Brothers 46157 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v Dan Peek - Guitar, Vocal ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : In Concert Artist : America Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000172357 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- LP Capitol 12422 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - v/p/g Dewey Bunnell - Vocal, Guitar Willie Leacox - Drums, Percussion Mark Linett - Engineer Matthew McCauley - Producer Brad Palmer - Guitar (bass), Vocal (background) Michael Woods - Guitar (electric), Vocal (background) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Live Artist : America Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Date : 1977 (approx.) AMG ID : R000187563 --------- Album Releases --------- 1977 Warner Brothers 3136 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Geoff Emerick - Engineer George Martin - Producer ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Perspective Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #185, entered Nov 10, 1984, on charts 003 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1984 (release) AMG ID : R000000527 --------- Album Releases --------- Capitol 12370 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Silent Letter Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #110, entered Jul 7 , 1979, on charts 006 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1983 (release) AMG ID : R000000523 --------- Album Releases --------- 1983 LP Fame 4130781 Capitol SO-11950 1979 Capitol/ EMI 11950 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v James Calire - Keyboards, Sax David Dickey - Bass Geoff Emerick - Engineer George Martin - Producer Tom Walsh - Percussion -------- Album Tracks -------- Only Game In Town All Around Tall Treasures 1960 And Forever Foolin' All Night No Fortune All My Life One Morning High In The City ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Ventura Highway & Other Favorites Artist : America Rating : Good Genre : Rock Date : 1992 (release) AMG ID : R000070706 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1992 CEMA 9763 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : View from the Ground, A Artist : America Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #001, entered Feb 19, 1972, on charts 040 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000000513 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1982 LP Capitol 12209 CS Capitol 4N-16350 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Russ Ballard - g/v/k/b Gerry Beckley - Guitar, Vocal Dewey Bunnell - d/g/v Bobby Colomby - Producer Christopher Cross - Vocal Hadley Heckensmith - Guitar Mark Isham - Synthesizer Chuck Kirkpatrick - Vocal Bill Mumy - Guitar Rick Neigher - Guitar Jeff Porcaro - Drums Mike Porcaro - Bass Chris Sote - Keyboards, Synthesizer Alvin Taylor - Drums Sarah Taylor - Vocal Tom Walsh - Percussion Carl Wilson - Vocal Jai Winding - Keyboards, Synthesizer -------- Album Tra

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