America is the debut studio album by America, released in 1971. It was initially released without "A Horse with No Name", which was released as a single in late 1971. When "A Horse with No Name" became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track. The album went to No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in the United States and stayed there for five weeks.
America Live is the first official live album by American folk rock duo America, released by Warner Bros. Records in October 1977. The album was recorded in July 1977 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California. It was the first to feature America as a duo, as Dan Peek had left the group for a solo career two months prior to the recording of this album. The album was produced by George Martin.
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Jacksonville Press On Burbank Labels.
The performance and the sound quality are both excellent, and depict the band in a more basic rock setting than their "official" Warner Bros. live album from 1977, which featured the presence of a large contingent of backing musicians. The work here is more viscerally exciting, the singing is impeccable, and the instruments have a nice, healthy, up-front presence.
Album Name America Live. Labels Warner Music Group. Music StyleFolk Rock. Members owning this album5.
|A3||I Need You||2:32|
|A4||Old Man Took||3:17|
|B3||To Each His Own||3:11|
|B6||Sister Golden Hair||3:09|
|B7||A Horse With No Name||4:01|
- Recorded At – The Greek Theatre
- Published By – LYRA
- Bass, Vocals – David Dickey
- Conductor – Elmer Bernstein
- Drums – Willie Leacox
- Engineer – Geoff Emerick
- Engineer [Assistant] – Colin Fairley, Tom Anderson
- Keyboards [Additional], Saxophone – Jimmy Calire
- Percussion – Tom Walsh
- Producer, Arranged By – George Martin
- Recorded By – Terry Stark
- Vocals, Guitar – Dewey Bunnell
- Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Gerry Beckley
- Written-By – Bunnell* (tracks: A1, A4, A6, A7, B5, B7), Dewey, Bunnell* (tracks: B2), Beckley* (tracks: A3, A5, B3, B4, B6), G. Beckley* (tracks: B1), Ramsey* (tracks: A2)
NotesAll the tunes are taken from the fourth night of a four night engagement recorded at the Greek Theatre, July 24, 1977.
|BSK 3136||America||Live (LP, Album, Jac)||Warner Bros. Records||BSK 3136||US||1977|
|56 434||America||Live (Cass, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||56 434||Germany||1977|
|150.037||America||Live (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||150.037||Venezuela||1977|
|WB 56434, (BSK 3136)||America||Live (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records||WB 56434, (BSK 3136)||Netherlands||1977|
|WB 56 434||America||Live (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||WB 56 434||Germany||1977|