Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977

The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977

by America
A practical, no-frills clamshell box set celebrating the soft rock/folk-pop hitmakers' '70s heyday, the Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977 rounds up seven complete studio albums and one live LP. Comprised of America (1971), Homecoming (1972), Hat Trick


A practical, no-frills clamshell box set celebrating the soft rock/folk-pop hitmakers' '70s heyday, the Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977 rounds up seven complete studio albums and one live LP. Comprised of America (1971), Homecoming (1972), Hat Trick (1973), Holiday (1974), Hearts (1975), Hideaway (1976), Harbor (1977), and America Live (1977), all of which were remastered in 2014, the collection is aimed squarely at completists. Like their closest sonic contemporaries Seals & Crofts, the trio of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek was an unstoppable FM/AM radio force for the era, securing future classic soft rock staples like "Horse with No Name," "Ventura Highway,' "Muskrat Love," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair," many of which were impeccably produced by George Martin. Really the only thing missing here is the group's 1982 comeback hit "You Can Do Magic," which would make Rhino's excellent 2000 Highway: 30 Years of America the better choice for casual fans, but longtime {|America">America">{|America devotees will appreciate having the new studio masters all in one place, as well as the neatly arranged original album art and inserts.

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Disc 1

  1. Riverside
  2. Sandman
  3. Three Roses
  4. Children
  5. A Horse With No Name
  6. Here
  7. I Need You
  8. Rainy Day
  9. Never Found the Time
  10. Clarice
  11. Donkey Jaw
  12. Pigeon Song

Disc 2

  1. Ventura Highway
  2. To Each His Own
  3. Don't Cross the River
  4. Moon Song
  5. Only In Your Heart
  6. Till the Sun Comes Up Again
  7. Cornwall Blank
  8. Head and Heart
  9. California Revisited
  10. Saturn Nights

Disc 3

  1. Muskrat Love
  2. Wind Wave
  3. She's Gonna Let You Down
  4. Rainbow Song
  5. Submarine Ladies
  6. It's Life
  7. Hat Trick
  8. Molten Love
  9. Green Monkey
  10. Willow Tree Lullaby
  11. Goodbye

Disc 4

  1. Miniature
  2. Tin Man
  3. Another Try
  4. Lonely People
  5. Glad To See You
  6. Mad Dog
  7. Hollywood
  8. Baby It's Up To You
  9. You
  10. Old Man Took
  11. What Does It Matter
  12. In the Country

Disc 5

  1. Daisy Jane
  2. Half a Man
  3. Midnight
  4. Bell Tree
  5. Old Virginia
  6. People In the Valley
  7. Company
  8. Woman Tonight
  9. The Story of a Teenager
  10. Sister Golden Hair
  11. Tomorrow
  12. Seasons

Disc 6

  1. Lovely Night
  2. Amber Cascades
  3. Don't Let It Get You Down
  4. Can't You See
  5. Watership Down
  6. She's Beside You
  7. Hideaway, Pt. 1
  8. She's a Liar
  9. Letter
  10. Today's the Day
  11. Jet Boy Blue
  12. Who Loves You
  13. Hideaway, Pt. 2

Disc 7

  1. God of the Sun
  2. Slow Down
  3. Don't Cry Baby
  4. Now She's Gone
  5. Political Poachers
  6. Sarah
  7. Sergeant Darkness
  8. Are You There
  9. These Brown Eyes
  10. Monster
  11. Hurricane
  12. Down To the Water

Disc 8

  1. Tin Man
  2. Muskrat Love
  3. I Need You
  4. Old Man Took
  5. Daisy Jane
  6. Company
  7. Hollywood
  8. Sergeant Darkness
  9. Amber Cascades
  10. To Each His Own
  11. Another Try
  12. Ventura Highway
  13. Sister Golden Hair
  14. A Horse With No Name

Album Credits

Performance Credits

America   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Elmer Bernstein   Conductor
David Lindley   Electric Guitar
Chet McCracken   Conga
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Bruce Johnston   Background Vocals
Clydie King   Vocals
Carl Wilson   Background Vocals
George Martin   Piano,Conductor
Dan Peek   Bass,Piano,Vocals,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Gerry Beckley   Bass,Piano,Chimes,Electric Guitar,Vocals,6-string bass,Group Member
Dewey Bunnell   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Ray Cooper   Percussion,Bell-tree
David Dickey   Bass,Bass Guitar
Henry Diltz   Banjo
Venetta Fields   Vocals
Billy Hinsche   Background Vocals
Lee Kiefer   Harmonica
Willie Leacox   Percussion,Drums
Jim Ed Norman   Piano
Jessica Smith   Vocals
Tom Walsh   Percussion
Lorene Yarnell   Taps
Jimmy Calire   Keyboards,Saxophone
Jim Calire   Saxophone
Dave Atwood   Drums
Larry Cariton   Sitar
Hal Iilaine   Percussion,Drums
Robert Marcoliffe   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

John Martyn   Composer
America   Producer,Instrumentation
Willis Alan Ramsey   Composer
George Martin   Arranger,Producer
Dan Peek   Composer,Producer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Gerry Beckley   Composer,Producer
Dewey Bunnell   Composer,Producer
Gary Burden   Art Direction
Jeff Dexter   Producer
Geoff Emerick   Engineer
Jim Ed Norman   Arranger
Ian Samwell   Producer
Michael Stone   Engineer
Nigel Waymouth   Cover Photo
Philip Hartmann   Art Direction,Cover Design
Catherine Peek   Composer
Pete Reutier   Inspiration

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