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Homecoming [Import, Original recording remastered]

AmericaAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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America was a light folk-rock act of the early '70s who had several Top Ten hits, including the number ones "A Horse with No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair." Vocalists/guitarists Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley met while they were still in high school in the late '60s; all three were sons of U.S. Air Force officers who were stationed in the U.K. After they ... Read more in Amazon's America Store

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  • Audio CD (July 23, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Wea International
  • ASIN: B000Q7ZHVO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,905 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ventura Highway
2. To Each His Own
3. Don't Cross The River
4. Moon Song
5. Only In Your Heart
6. Till The Sun Comes Up Again
7. Cornwall Blank
8. Head & Heart
9. California Revisited
10. Saturn Nights

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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
America's second album, Homecoming (1973), builds on the sound and success of their first album, but it also takes a step towards the commercial soft rock sound that would eventually lead to their demise. Fortunately, it stays within the bounds of down-to-earth hippie relevancy and doesn't alienate the fans of their debut album.

The opener, Ventura Highway, with it's creative acoustic guitar lines, smart vocal harmonies, and spacey California lyrics is a step up, and was a hit single. Of course, it's also a fan favorite and one of their best songs. To Each His Own features piano and thoughtful lyrics, and Don't Cross The River is a classic that includes a subtle banjo and great harmonies. Moon Song is an acoustic guitar song with images of an outside summer party, "Amidst the dancing paradise, a case of beer, a smile, a motorcycle child". Head And Heart and Only In Your Heart are both very good piano ballads. Cornwall Blank is a great song, one of America's best, and their most intense. It's a minor key acoustic/electric guitar lament of lost innocence.

I cannot learn much more life, I cannot see much more,
Somebody should stop the new sight, somebody should close the door.

The song is a hidden gem. California Revisited is an acoustic/electric, retitled update of their b-side single, Everyone I Meet Is From California, and along with Saturn Nights, closes the album perfectly.

Homecoming is an acoustic assortment of thoughtful, well-written, and professionally performed songs, embellished in the golden California sunset. It's one of America's better albums, possibly their best, and along with their self-titled debut, America, is essential for the America fan.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums from the early 70s! September 3, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
A great album! It was a big hit in 1972 and went Platinum in the US. Contains the classic Ventura Highway and the hits Don't Cross the River and Only In Your Heart. Nearly every song on the album received airplay in 1972/1973. Plus it has one of my favorite album covers of all time! Very cool!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hola Mon in N. California January 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Wow! This gem of an album sat in my collection after "History" came out, but I just got the cd and can't believe how hauntingly beautiful this music is. "Ventura Highway" and "Don't Cross the River" are well-known hits, but songs like "Saturn Nights" "Til the Sun Comes Up Again" and "Moon Song" are just as good and this album plays just like their debut "America". If I could choose 10 cd's to take on Survivor with me, this would definitely be one. Not a weak cut in the bunch.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent second album February 17, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Dewey, Gerry and Dan put together another melodic album full of catchy folk ballads and great harmonies. They each have three song writing credits and each sing a bit on the strong cover 'head and heart'.

Gerry was always excellent at writing beautiful ballads and he provides three on this album. 'To each his own' has a melodic piano and a gorgeous melody. 'Till the sun comes up again' is another acoustic ballad with more beautiful harmonies. 'Only in your heart' follows a theme of Gerr's of often having the names of people in his songs. 'Daisy' crops up in a couple of songs. 'Clarice' and now 'Mary'. For further evidence of this, listen to 'goodbye'. Gerry rarely seems to write in an abstract way. This song is a piano and acoustic guitar lead ballad, which develops into a slightly progressive and amazing instrumental section, awash with backward electric guitars.

Dewey is also in fine form. Probably the best song on the album is 'Cornwall blank'. An almost psychedelic melody, which remains in the key of Bmin for much of it, it has amazing double tracked electric guitars, that pan through the spectrum, throughout the latter part of the song. This also has many texture changes, from a small acoustic guitar passage to the multi tracked electric guitars, towards the end. Incredible song.

Dewey also provides 'ventura highway', probably the best known on here, and indicative of America's indicative folky style. 'Moon song' is also a good indicator of Dewey's writing style. Really like the melody of this one, particularly on the descending 'and you..' line.

The reason for only giving this four stars, is that I think Dan's tracks are a bit below par.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEFINITELY A OUTSTANDING SEQUEL TO THEIR DEBUT ALBUM December 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
My favorite songs on this album are DAN PEEK'S DON'T CROSS THE RIVER (I love to play this song on my 12-string acoustic guitar) with his singing, harmony vocals, the acoustic guitars and banjo, his piano ballad SATURN NIGHTS with excellent harmony vocals, 12 string guitar, and moog synthesizer, the group's arrangement of HEAD AND HEART with the FENDER RHODES piano, acoustic guitar, and all three singers in a solo spot, and GERRY BECKLEY'S piano ballad TO EACH HIS OWN with the moog synthesizer, harmony vocals, acoustic and electric guitars. DEWEY BURNELL'S acoustic ballads CORNWELL BLANK that features excellent lead guitar riffs by DAN and GERRY and MOON SONG with the harmony vocals, acoustic and leslie guitars are excellent. GERRY'S piano ballads TILL THE SUN COMES UP AGAIN with the harmony vocals, acoustic guitar and the radio classic ONLY IN YOUR HEART with the harmony vocals, the moog synthesizer, the acoustic and electric guitars, and the DA, DA, DA, DA, or whatever they are saying throughout the main chorus of the song, seems to give it a signature sound. Plus, the arrangement of CALIFORNIA REVISITED written and sung by DAN with an excellent acoustic guitar intro and lead guitar riffs by DAN and GERRY is definitely better than the original single version that appears on the ENCORE cd. Plus, I also like the harmony acoustic lead guitar by DAN and GERRY on the radio classic VENTURA HIGHWAY that was written and sung by DEWEY. Therefore, this is an outstanding sequel to their debut album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oldies are goodies.
One of first albums I bought with my own money --- always a favorite. Happy to have it back in the fold.
Published 2 months ago by J. Erickson
4.0 out of 5 stars It wil lift you up
Everything they do is unique and thought provoking.I have given it to three of my favorit people. It is good relief for sad depressed people
Published 4 months ago by James G Meenahan
4.0 out of 5 stars Ho hum, just another excellent record from America
I liked America, a lot, from the first chords of the debut until the band had banked about five or six records. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Philip Bradshaw
2.0 out of 5 stars Can't play
I can't get this older CD to even load on Windows 7. What a disappointment and waste of money. I had no idea that older formats were a problem.
Published 10 months ago by William T. Whobrey
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad I found this.
This is my favorite America Album of all time and have been looking for it but didn't find it until I found it on Amazon. I will always be an America fan.
Published 12 months ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars warning: may not be CDROM readable
My copy, which appears to be a genuine Warner Bros. product, is unreadable by a computer CD-ROM. Therefore, it cannot be ripped to an MP3 file. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kurt
5.0 out of 5 stars Homecoming Back to Vinyl
I bought this album when it was originally released but over the passage of time, moving houses etc. it was lost. Read more
Published 16 months ago by DAISY JANE
5.0 out of 5 stars good choice
This is something I have been looking for this for a long time. I am glad to own it now.
Published 19 months ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars Love America
Great vocals and great songs. I espeacially like "Head and Heart". Add America today to your music collection and include this cd. Great duo. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Allartifacts
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic treasure
I was pleased to get this classic cd at a very reasonable price. The cd came quickly and was in perfect shape. Unfortunately for America fans, this cd is being discontinued. Read more
Published on June 29, 2012 by crozerjo
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