The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977

The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977

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A practical, no-frills clamshell box set celebrating the soft rock/folk-pop hitmakers' '70s heyday, the Warner Bros. Years 1971-1977 rounds up seven complete studio albums and one live LP. Comprised of America (1971), Homecoming (1972), Hat Trick (1973), Holiday (1974), Hearts (1975), Hideaway (1976), Harbor (1977), and America Live (1977), all of which were remastered in 2014, the collection is aimed squarely at completists. Like their closest sonic contemporaries Seals & Crofts, the trio of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek was an unstoppable FM/AM radio force for the era, securing future classic soft rock staples like "Horse with No Name," "Ventura Highway,' "Muskrat Love," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair," many of which were impeccably produced by George Martin. Really the only thing missing here is the group's 1982 comeback hit "You Can Do Magic," which would make Rhino's excellent 2000 Highway: 30 Years of America the better choice for casual fans, but longtime {|America">America">{|America devotees will appreciate having the new studio masters all in one place, as well as the neatly arranged original album art and inserts.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2015
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227954291
catalogNumber: 549885
Rank: 153409

Album Credits

Performance Credits

America   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Elmer Bernstein   Conductor
David Lindley   Electric Guitar
Chet McCracken   Conga
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Bruce Johnston   Background Vocals
Clydie King   Vocals
Carl Wilson   Background Vocals
George Martin   Piano,Conductor
Dan Peek   Bass,Piano,Vocals,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Gerry Beckley   Bass,Piano,Chimes,Electric Guitar,Vocals,6-string bass,Group Member
Dewey Bunnell   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Ray Cooper   Percussion,Bell-tree
David Dickey   Bass,Bass Guitar
Henry Diltz   Banjo
Venetta Fields   Vocals
Billy Hinsche   Background Vocals
Lee Kiefer   Harmonica
Willie Leacox   Percussion,Drums
Jim Ed Norman   Piano
Jessica Smith   Vocals
Tom Walsh   Percussion
Lorene Yarnell   Taps
Jimmy Calire   Keyboards,Saxophone
Jim Calire   Saxophone
Dave Atwood   Drums
Larry Cariton   Sitar
Hal Iilaine   Percussion,Drums
Robert Marcoliffe   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

John Martyn   Composer
America   Producer,Instrumentation
Willis Alan Ramsey   Composer
George Martin   Arranger,Producer
Dan Peek   Composer,Producer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Gerry Beckley   Composer,Producer
Dewey Bunnell   Composer,Producer
Gary Burden   Art Direction
Jeff Dexter   Producer
Geoff Emerick   Engineer
Jim Ed Norman   Arranger
Ian Samwell   Producer
Michael Stone   Engineer
Nigel Waymouth   Cover Photo
Philip Hartmann   Art Direction,Cover Design
Catherine Peek   Composer
Pete Reutier   Inspiration

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