History: America's Greatest Hits

History: America's Greatest Hits

by America


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Mirroring the cover art depiction of America's dual life in England and the U.S., History: Greatest Hits perfectly spotlights both the polished and layered production of British studio legend George Martin and the West Coast tones of the band's folk-pop style. Featuring the group's many chart toppers from the first half of the '70s, this definitive roundup includes Neil Young-style acoustic sides like "Lonely People," the hippie MOR of "Muskrat Love," and breezy acid rock like "Sandman." And even though Martin didn't produce the entire lot of songs here, his sophisticated and mostly subtle way with strings, keyboards, and multi-track guitars is in evidence throughout. Adding to the fun are additional highlights like the updated surf cut "Sister Golden Hair" and ingenious McCartney-esque pop like "Only in Your Heart" and "Daisy Jane." An essential collection for fans who like their '70s folk with a pop sheen, loads of hooks, and top-drawer arrangements.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2004
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227646226
catalogNumber: 76462
Rank: 2599

Album Credits

Performance Credits

America   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Chet McCracken   Percussion
Clydie King   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dan Peek   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Dave Attwood   Drums
Hal Blaine   Percussion,Drums
Gerry Beckley   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Dewey Bunnell   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ray Cooper   Percussion
David Dickey   Bass
Henry Diltz   Banjo
Venetta Fields   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kim Haworth   Drums
Willie Leacox   Percussion,Drums
Jessica Smith   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Osborn   Bass

Technical Credits

America   Producer
George Martin   Producer,Remixing
Dan Peek   Composer,Producer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Gerry Beckley   Producer
Robin Black   Engineer
Dewey Bunnell   Producer
Jeff Dexter   Producer
Geoff Emerick   Engineer
Ian Samwell   Producer
Ed Thrasher   Art Direction
Phil Hartman   Director,Cover Design
Mike Stone   Engineer

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History: America's Greatest Hits 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dasNJ More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite albums from the 70's. I still love listening to it. I love the melodies, the lyrics and the singing. America is one of my favorite groups ever -- I just love their style. The only drawback to this cd is that some of the recordings are not very clear.
abigailJW More than 1 year ago
I loved this Cd when I got ig, it's the best!!! You should get this one if you realike America!! janine
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite albums. I love to play it. I know all the words to each and every song - Out of all there hits - I would of picked each one of these songs for the Greatest Hits. GREAT JOB!!!!!