America (Remastered) America

Album info

Album-Release:
1971

HRA-Release:
28.03.2014

Label: Warner Music Group

Genre: Folk

Subgenre: Folk-Rock

Artist: America

Album including Album cover

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  • 1Riverside03:03
  • 2Sandman05:07
  • 3Three Roses03:55
  • 4Children03:06
  • 5A Horse with No Name04:15
  • 6Here05:28
  • 7I Need You03:08
  • 8Rainy Day02:55
  • 9Never Found The Time03:50
  • 10Clarice04:01
  • 11Donkey Jaw05:19
  • 12Pigeon Song02:19
  • Total Runtime46:26

Info for America (Remastered)

America is the eponymous debut album by America, released in 1971. It was initially released without 'A Horse with No Name', which had not yet been recorded. When 'Horse' became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track.

The album went to #1 on the Billboard album chart in the US and stayed there for five weeks. It produced two hit singles; 'A Horse with No Name' spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard singles chart in 1972 (it peaked at #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart), and 'I Need You' hit #9 on the Billboard singles chart and #7 on the AC chart.

Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including 'Sandman' (long rumoured in the US Navy to be about the VQ-2 air squadron formerly based in Rota, Spain)[citation needed] and 'Three Roses'. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of one million units in the US.

Gerry Beckley, vocals, guitar
Dewey Bunnell, vocals, guitar, drums
Dan Peek, vocals, guitar

Additional musicians:
Ray Cooper, percussion
Dave Atwood, drums (on 'Sandman', 'Here', 'I Need You' and 'Donkey Jaw“)
Kim Haworth, drums (on 'A Horse with No Name“)
David Lindley, electric guitar (on 'Children', steel guitar on 'Rainy Day“)

Produced by Ian Samwell
Engineered by Ken Scott Executive producer: Jeff Dexter

Digitally remastered

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