As I've stated before, ever since I was about 10 or 11, I have been a big fan of the rock band America. Next Tuesday, they will be releasing their 17th studio recording (of original material) titled, "Here & Now." Besides being another in a long list of albums that start with the letter "H" (only 5 started with a different letter), this 2-disc set also includes a live version of their very popular "History, America's Greatest Hits" recording.
Although the discs come out next week, iTunes made it available for download which also includes a bonus track. Since I know very few of you are interested in my review of this album, I'll just say that it does remain true to the America formula, while also allowing it to be influenced by the album's producers, Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Ryan Adams and James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins).
For an excellent review of this album, click here.
Anyway, I'm off for a bit of a holiday starting tomorrow (gosh that sounds British). I'm heading south to Dallas to visit with family.