America Releasing Special Collection For 50th Anniversary


Rhino have announced that they will be celebrating 50 years of the iconic group America with the release of the special "50th Anniversary: The Collection" this summer.

Set to hit stores on July 12th, the collection will be offered in various formats including 3CD ($29.98), 2LP ($39.98) and digitally. A single CD ($14.98) version is also available on the same day. We were sent the following details:

The three-disc version of 50th Anniversary: The Collection brings the core of America's recorded legacy together with choice rarities like an early studio recording of "Ventura Highway," a live performance of "Riverside," and an unreleased demo for the #1 hit "Sister Golden Hair." All of the band's Top 10 singles are included here: "Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway," "Tin Man," "Lonely People" and more.

All seven albums that America recorded in the '70s with Warner Bros. Records are represented in the set with tracks from America (1971), Homecoming (1972), Hat Trick (1973), Holiday (1974), Hearts (1975), Hideaway (1976), and Harbor (1977). The set also includes "You Can Do Magic," a Top 10 hit from the album View From The Ground released by Capitol Records in 1982.

Two other versions of America's anniversary collection will also be available on July 12. The single-disc version has 16 tracks that focus mainly on the band's biggest radio hits. The double-LP and CD versions dive deeper into the band's catalog with a total of 25 tracks.

CD Track Listing:

Disc One
1. "A Horse With No Name"
2. "I Need You"
3. "Sandman"
4. "Here"
5. "Rainy Day"
6. "Three Roses"
7. "Riverside" (Live On BBC) *
8. "Children" (Live On BBC) *
9. "Everyone I Meet Is From California"
10. "Ventura Highway"
11. "To Each His Own"
12. "Don't Cross The River"
13. "Only In Your Heart"
14. "Cornwall Blank"
15. "Till The Sun Comes Up Again"
16. "Head And Heart"
Disc Two
1. "Hat Trick"
2. "Muskrat Love"
3. "Green Monkey"
4. "Submarine Ladies"
5. "Molten Love"
6. "It's Life"
7. "Rainbow Song"
8. "She's Gonna Let You Down"
9. "Tin Man"
10. "Another Try"
11. "Lonely People"
12. "Hollywood"
13. "Baby It's Up To You"
14. "Old Man Took"
15. "Mad Dog" (Demo) *

Disc Three
1. "Midnight"
2. "Sister Golden Hair"
3. "Daisy Jane"
4. "Woman Tonight"
5. "Old Virginia"
6. "Company"
7. "Today's The Day"
8. "Amber Cascades"
9. "Watership Down"
10. "Letter"
11. "God Of The Sun"
12. "Political Poachers"
13. "Sarah"
14. "Are You There"
15. "You Can Do Magic"
16. "Sergeant Darkness" (Demo) *
17. "Ventura Highway" (Early Take 4)
18. "Sister Golden Hair" (Demo) *
19. "A Horse With No Name" (Live)

CD Track Listing:
1. "A Horse With No Name"
2. "I Need You"
3. "Sandman"
4. "Don't Cross The River"
5. "Ventura Highway"
6. "Only In Your Heart"
7. "Muskrat Love"
8. "Tin Man"
9. "Lonely People"
10. "Daisy Jane"
11. "Woman Tonight"
12. "Sister Golden Hair"
13. "Amber Cascades"
14. "God Of The Sun"
15. "You Can Do Magic"
LP Track Listing:
Side One
1. "A Horse With No Name"
2. "I Need You"
3. "Sandman"
4. "Three Roses"
5. "Everyone I Meet Is From California"
6. "Don't Cross The River"
Side Two
1. "Ventura Highway"
2. "To Each His Own"
3. "Only In Your Heart"
4. "Muskrat Love"
5. "Green Monkey"
6. "Rainbow Song"
Side Three
1. "Tin Man"
2. "Another Try"
3. "Lonely People"
4. "Hollywood"
5. "Daisy Jane"
6. "Woman Tonight"
7. "Sister Golden Hair"
Side Four
1. "Company"
2. "Today's The Day"
3. "Amber Cascades"
4. "God Of The Sun"
5. "Political Poachers"
6. "You Can Do Magic"

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