They need absolutely no introduction to two generations of music lovers. America led for four decades by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are still one of the most beloved groups in the history of pop. As they embark upon their 40th Anniversary Tour, they maintain a large and devoted fan base that attends over 100 concerts and music festival performances a year. For all their success as hit writers of enduring classics like A Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway, Sister Golden Hair, and so many others, Gerry and Dewey have never created a project that paid tribute to their favorite songs and songwriters.
Until now, that is. Back Pages is a rich, joyous collection of a dozen glimmering interpretations. The songlist stretches back in time to the 60s British Invasion (The Zombies Time Of The Season ) right up to right now ( A Road Song, a brand new song by Fountains Of Wayne.) Along the way, America offers new renditions of new standards by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Webb, and more.
In many ways, America s journey in music, still very much in progress, reflects the story of a whole nation of listeners for whom the tunes on Back Pages continue to matter. This delightful album offers a fresh take on timeless songs and proves that, for all of their own rich history, America still has the ability to surprise and enchant us.