Definitive America

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The trio America vocalists/guitarists Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley, and Dan Peek approximated the 1970s California pop folk sound so well that when their first single "A Horse With No Name" appeared on the radio waves in the fall of 1972, many listeners assumed it was a song by Neil Young. Ironically, "Horse" knocked Young's own "Heart of Gold" out of the Number One slot that year and jump-started America's career as a sort of lighter and less-filling version of Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. All three members of the group were competent and accessible songwriters, and their easy harmonies brought America several big hits throughout the '70s, including two produced by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The trio America vocalists/guitarists Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley, and Dan Peek approximated the 1970s California pop folk sound so well that when their first single "A Horse With No Name" appeared on the radio waves in the fall of 1972, many listeners assumed it was a song by Neil Young. Ironically, "Horse" knocked Young's own "Heart of Gold" out of the Number One slot that year and jump-started America's career as a sort of lighter and less-filling version of Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. All three members of the group were competent and accessible songwriters, and their easy harmonies brought America several big hits throughout the '70s, including two produced by Beatles-producer George Martin, "Tin Man" and "Lonely People." Peek left at the end of the decade, leaving America as a duo, and they managed one more radio hit, "You Can Do Magic" in 1982. All of these are included on this collection, along with "Ventura Highway," "Muskrat Love," "Sister Golden Hair" and key album tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2002
  • Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
  • UPC: 081227355227
  • Catalog Number: 273552
  • Sales rank: 82,783

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Horse With No Name (4:13)
  2. 2 I Need You (3:06)
  3. 3 Sandman (5:07)
  4. 4 Ventura Highway (3:32)
  5. 5 Don't Cross the River (2:32)
  6. 6 To Each His Own (3:13)
  7. 7 Only in Your Heart (3:18)
  8. 8 Muskrat Love (3:07)
  9. 9 Rainbow Song (3:55)
  10. 10 She's Gonna Let You Down (Single Edit) (3:41)
  11. 11 Tin Man (3:28)
  12. 12 Lonely People (2:28)
  13. 13 Sister Golden Hair (3:19)
  14. 14 Daisy Jane (3:09)
  15. 15 Woman Tonight (2:22)
  16. 16 Today's the Day (3:16)
  17. 17 Amber Cascades (2:50)
  18. 18 God of the Sun (3:16)
  19. 19 Political Poachers (2:40)
  20. 20 Survival (3:14)
  21. 21 The Last Unicorn (3:09)
  22. 22 You Can Do Magic (3:54)
  23. 23 The Border (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
America Primary Artist
London Symphony Orchestra Strings
James Newton Howard Synthesizer, Keyboards
Chet McCracken Conga
Tom Scott Saxophone
Russ Ballard Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Clydie King Background Vocals
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Strings
Dan Peek Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dave Attwood Drums
Michael Baird Drums
Hal Blaine Percussion, Drums
Gerry Beckley Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dewey Bunnell Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ray Cooper Percussion
David Dickey Bass
Henry Diltz Banjo
Barry Griffiths Leader
Kim Haworth Drums
Willie Leacox Percussion, Drums
Steve Lukather Guitar
Robert Margouleff Synthesizer
Fred Mollin Guitar, Percussion
Jim Ed Norman Piano
Dean Parks Guitar
Raphael Ravenscroft Saxophone
Timothy B. Schmit Background Vocals
Jessica Smith Vocals
Tom Walsh Percussion
Waddy Wachtel Guitar
Leland Sklar Bass
Jai Winding Synthesizer, Keyboards
Joe Osborn Bass
Technical Credits
Russ Ballard Producer
Louis Clark Arranger
George Martin Arranger, Producer
Dan Peek Producer
Gerry Beckley Composer, Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Dewey Bunnell Producer
Jeff Dexter Producer
Geoff Emerick Engineer
Chuck Kirkpatrick Engineer
Dennis Hetzendorfer Engineer
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
Mark Linett Engineer
Matthew McCauley Producer
David McLees Producer
Fred Mollin Producer
Jim Ed Norman Arranger
Eric Prestidge Engineer
Ian Samwell Producer
Mike "Clay" Stone Engineer
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