America's Greatest Hits: History
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||A Horse With No Name||America||4:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Need You||America||3:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sandman (1987)||America||4:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ventura Highway||America||3:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't Cross the River||America||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Only In Your Heart||America||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Muskrat Love||America||3:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tin Man||America||3:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lonely People||America||2:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sister Golden Hair||America||3:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Daisy Jane||America||3:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Woman Tonight||America||2:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
History is a succinct, no-filler compilation of America’s standout tunes from their 1971-75 heyday. This package makes it clear that singer/songwriters Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek were capable of delivering everything from quirky Neil Young-style folk-rock (“A Horse With No Name”) to soaring lovelorn balladry (“I Need You”) and sparkling California pop (“Sister Golden Hair”). A careful listening reveals the difference in the members’ styles — Beckley shows his affinity for Paul McCartney/Graham Nash-like British rock in “Only In Your Heart,” Bunnell reveals a jazz influence in “Tin Man” and Peek displays a country tinge in “Don’t Cross the River.” What binds these tracks together is the trio’s impeccable vocal harmonies, shining through on every tune included here. Legendary producer George Martin’s elegant and resourceful touch is evident on tracks 7 though 12. History presents America at the height of their powers, crafting songs distinguished by their ear-catching melodies, eclectic arrangements and a certain lyrical innocence that would be hard to achieve today.
Not a song gets skipped
This is one of the few albums I have that I genuinely enjoy every song. I usually keep my iTunes on shuffle, but when the shuffle hits one of these songs, I turn off the shuffle, start the ablum from the beginning, and hit shuffle again when it's done.
One of my favorite bands...
...brings back a lot of memories.
I am only 14 and I absolutely love Sister Golden Hair!! It's just amazing, the whole album is. <3
Formed: 1967 in London, England
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s