America is an English-American folk rock musical band, composed originally of members Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. The three members were barely past their teenage years when they became a musical sensation during 1972, scoring #1 hits and winning a Grammy for best new musical artist. Their recording success was almost entirely throughout the 1970s; some of the band's best known songs are "A Horse with No Name", "Sister Golden Hair" (both of which reached #1), "Ventura Highway", "Tin Man", "Daisy Jane", and "Lonely People". Some of the band's singles and albums were successful commercially, and they attracted the services of The Beatles' producer, George Martin, for a series of seven albums. The band suffered a heavy blow when Dan Peek quit the group in 1977, right at its apex, but Beckley and Bunnell returned America to the top 10 as a duo with "You Can Do Magic" in 1982. Continuing to tour (for almost four decades now), America maintains a loyal fan base and performs over 100 shows per year. America is the eponymous debut album released by America in 1971. The album was initially released without "A Horse With No Name," which had not yet been recorded. When "Horse" became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track. The album went to number 1 on the Billboard album chart in the US and stayed there for 5 weeks.
01 - Riverside 02 - Sandman 03 - Three Roses 04 - Children 05 - A Horse With No Name 06 - Here 07 - I Need You 08 - Rainy Day 09 - Never Found The Time 10 - Clarice 11 - Donkey Jaw 12 - Pigeon Song