America Half Century Box Set
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of classic rock legends America
7CD and 1 DVD Box Set
To be released early June 2020
The year 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. America Records is proud to release the ultimate 8-disc Anniversary Box Set. Produced for release and
Compiled by Jeff Larson for America Archives. Containing CDs of rare archival studio recordings consisting of alternate mixes, demos, and rehearsals, including several previously unreleased tracks ranging from 1970 - 2000. Along with the re-mastered Bremen 1973 in-studio performance and two CDs of Radio Interviews providing an audio overview of the band's career, along with a DVD of Super 8 'Home Movies' (1972-1975) to give fans a behind the scenes look at the early years of this enduring band.
*Disc 1: London Demos 1970: All Previously Unreleased *
London Demos 1970 These early demos from the Fall of 1970 represent America - The Trio recording songs that preceded their debut album for Warner Bros. Records. Gathered here, is the most complete collection to date of demos from this era recorded at three iconic London studios of the time.
Children (Dick James Studio) Riverside (Chalk Farm Studio) Rainy Day (Polydor Studios) Here (Chalk Farm Studio) Satan (Polydor Studios) Bummer (Chalk Farm Studio) Sea of Destiny (Chalk Farm Studio) How Long (Chalk Farm Studio) James Holladay (Dick James Studio) Children (Chalk Farm Studio)
Disc 2: Bremen 1973: (Only previously available as a DVD)
An on-air live recording of the Trio from 1973, in-between the albums Hat Trick and Holiday. This recording has been remastered for the first time and includes all the un-edited studio banter.
Ventura Highway I Need You Don't Cross The River A Horse With No Name Moon Song Lonely People Wind Wave Rainbow Song Tin Man California Revisited Green Monkey
*Disc 3: The Caribou Sessions 1976 - All Previously Unreleased *
A collection of demos, rehearsals and outtakes towards the recording of America's 6th studio album, Hideaway in February 1976. The early takes and rehearsals stem from the famed Caribou Ranch Studios in Nederland, Colorado. Both the original home demos and session outtakes here provide a glimpse into the recording process before the later overdubs and strings were applied.
She's A Liar - Outtake / Alternate Mix Amber Cascades - Alternate Early Mix Today's The Day - Outtake / Walkthrough Lovely Night - Outtake / Take 1 Session Hideaway PT 1 - Early Band Outtake Watership Down - Alternate Mix Letter - Alternate Mix Lovely Night - Buzz Studio Demo Jet Boy Blue - Outtake / Alternate Mix Who Loves You - Alternate Mix Caribou Outtakes Montage I'm New In Town - Buzz Studio Demo / Previously Unreleased Song
Disc 4: The Poison Oak Sessions 1981: All Previously Unreleased
In 1981, between the album Alibi (1980) and View From The Ground (1982), the band recorded several songs at Dewey's home studio, Poison Oak, in Northern California. This set contains early incarnations and alternate versions of songs released on later America albums as well as new songs that have been in the vault until now.
Sailors and Seagulls Look at Me Now - Early Version My Dear - Early Version Sometimes Lovers - Early Version All The People - Whole Wide World - Early Version Coming On Now I Want Your Love Inspector Mills - Early Version China Sea
Bonus: Doesn't The Time Someday Forever
*Disc 6: The Alternate 90's Plus: All Previously Unreleased *
Alternate mixes from The albums Hourglass (1994) and Human Nature (1998) along with unreleased songs that came before, in-between and after these official releases. This set also closes with a new 2020 recording with the song "Remembering".
Young Moon - Alternate Mix Call of the Wild - Alternate Early Mix Sleeper Train - Alternate Early Mix Ports of Call - Alternate Early Mix Mirror to Mirror - Alternate Mix Whole Wide World - Alternate Early Mix Hope (Beckley) - Alternate Mix Edit The Hills Are Green - Previously Unreleased Song Horse (Bunnell) - Interlude From A Moving Train - Alternate Mix Wheels Are Turning - Alternate Mix Overwhelming World - Alternate Mix Town and Country - Alternate Mix Wednesday Morning - Alternate Mix Oloololo - Alternate Mix Moment To Moment - Alternate Mix Pages - Alternate Early Mix Hot Town - Alternate Mix If It Is The End - Previously Unreleased Song Remembering (New Unreleased Song) 2020
Discs 6 & 7 America on the Radio - All Previously Unreleased
Various radio interviews stemming from 1974 - 2000's which provide's a narrative and unique overview to their long career.
America Radio Interviews and Promo - The 70's America Radio Interviews and Promo - The 80's - 2000's
EXCLUSIVE TO THE BOX SET
**Disc 8 America - Home Movies (DVD) - All Previously Unreleased
DVD America - Home Movies **
A select collection of Home Movies from 1972 - 1975 showing behind the scenes footage of "Hat Trick at Home", early home music videos, and various on the road "activities".
This collection is very, “fly on the wall” footage, these films provide an amazing insight into the band, shot between 1972 and 1975, showing behind the scenes footage of, “Hat Trick at Home”, early attempts at making home making of music videos and various on the road activities. These films give the viewer an amazing view of historical events as they unfolded.
To any America fan, the ultimate access all area’s time machine.
America Hat Trick at home 1: Rooftop Jam - Green Monkey - 1973
America Hat Trick at home 2: Goodbye - 1973
America Hat Trick at home 3: Sandman - 1973
America Hat Trick at home 4: Hat Trick Rehearsal - 1973
America: Bremen Behind The Scenes - 1973 (No Audio) America: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1 - 1973 America: Air Studios - London Misc. Footage - 1974
America: Airplane High Jinx 1 - 1974 (No Audio) America: Airplane High Jinx 2 - 1975 America: Tour Plane Interview - 1975
Produced for release and Compiled by Jeff Larson for America Archives