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America Live
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America Live
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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The Final Album of their Warner Bros. Records Contract also Became their Final Album as a Trio, Since Dan Peek Left Shortly after to Pursue a Career in Christian Music. The Set of Songs Here Draws from their Most Popular H...  more »

      
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All Artists: America
Title: America Live
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wea International
Release Date: 4/2/1996
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Oldies, Folk Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992669023

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The Final Album of their Warner Bros. Records Contract also Became their Final Album as a Trio, Since Dan Peek Left Shortly after to Pursue a Career in Christian Music. The Set of Songs Here Draws from their Most Popular Hit Singles as Well as Album Tracks. Live Albums were the Order of the Day in the Wake of "Frampton Comes Alive", but These Tracks' Best Renditions Had Already Been Recorded. This Album was a Keepsake for their Many Fans.

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CD Reviews

Would have been a great studio album.
12/30/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Not bad, but I thought it was over produced. Goerge Martin tried to make it sound like a studio album, using an orchestra to back the band. This causes America to lose some energy and makes them sound more like a night club act than a classic rock band. Though it does provide some insight into how George Martin would have handled America's early hits had he produced them. His arangement of Horse With No Name is very interesting."
CLASSICS - LIVE!
A Fan | 05/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great songs with very different, but incredible, arrangements.
Having seen other concerts at The Greek, I can only imagine the incredible how the orchestra looked behind the band.Sound quality is good, but shows some drawbacks of early technology. Enjoy it!"
Their first album as a duo.
A Fan | VA | 08/29/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Contrary to the official review, this was recorded after Dan Peek had left the band and not before. This was their first album as a duo and it is not bad, but I agree that it was over produced by George Martin. It was America's first commercial flop, failing to crack the Billboard Top 100 Albums chart in 1978 despite including live recordings of many songs that had been big hits just a few years ealier. I think they would have been better off without the backing orchestra and tried for a more "classic rock" style performance which was more typical of their live shows."