Wednesday, January 10, 2007

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.

Until then...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am likewise a fan of America, and really enjoyed their previous studio album "Human Nature".

I was a bit put off by all of the special releases with different bonus tracks.

I ended up buying at both and Target--just to get the bonus DVD. If you want to make a trade for bonus tracks let me know. I'll be recording the TV appearances to DVD later this month.