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The stellar harmonies of Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek made America one of the best-selling and much-loved groups of the ‘70s. Peek passed away in 2011 without ever reuniting with his old bandmates, however, Bunnell and Beckley have been riding a renaissance since their 2007 comeback Here and Now. This collection of covers is a truly satisfying collection. The songs are perfect choices, from Simon and Garfunkel’s “America” and the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” to the Fountains of Wayne’s “A Road Song” and Marshall Crenshaw’s hit for the Gin Blossoms, “Til I Hear It From You,” Bunnell and Beckley nail the rich melodies with the same precision that made their name. The list of songwriters covered here — Dylan, Neil Young, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell — is mostly what you might expect, but the challenges of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson’s “Caroline No,” Jimmy Webb’s “Crying In My Sleep” and the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” are worth the price of admission.

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America's latest CD

AWESOME CD.....Reminiscent of when music was music instead of the ugliness of hip hop & rap.


I've been a fan of America for many years. But... I'm not a big fan of cover albums. That being said, I gave this album a shot. After several listens, I can safely say I LOVE this album. Lush harmonies, beautiful arrangements. They made virtually every song their own. Some highlights for me were "A Road Song", "Caroline No", "Something in the way she moves" and "My Back Pages".

The only song I was a bit confused on is "Sailing to Philadephia". Mind you, it was done really well.... but I don't think it's possible to improve on the version with Mark Knoffler and James Tailor. That version was done so well, and not too long ago. However, this version is top knotch nonetheless.

Not too many rockers here, but then again.... America is a folk band at it's roots, so that doesn't bother me too much. There are certainly a few songs here that pick up the pace. Many of these will find their way into my permanent America playlist (which is currently sitting at over 100 songs.... whew).

Great job, guys!

Perfect harmonies!

While new music from America is always the best news, their covers of some of their favorite songs is wonderful. Their voices sound great within the songs they chose. It helps that I also love these songs! Good for them for doing an album they wanted to do! Look forward t seeing them in September at Tuacahn!!!


Formed: 1967 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A light folk-rock act of the early '70s, America had several Top Ten hits, including the number ones "A Horse with No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair." Vocalists/guitarists Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley met while they were still in high school in the late '60s; all three were sons of U.S. Air Force officers who were stationed in the U.K. After they completed school in 1970, they formed an acoustic folk-rock quartet called Daze in London, which was soon pared down to the trio of Bunnell,...
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