Album of the Day
AMERICA LIVE was the first concert album from the soft-rock hitmakers, recorded on July 24, 1977 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. The set marked a couple of key transitions for the group, being the final album of their Warner Bros. contract and their first without co-founder Dan Peek, who'd left to pursue Christian music a couple of months earlier. Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley acquit themselves admirably on these 14 tracks, which include such hits as “Ventura Highway,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Tin Man” and “A Horse with No Name. The duo had an orchestra behind them for this show, and their studio producer, George Martin, returned to make sure the sound and fuller arrangements sparkled. A virtual greatest hits collection, AMERICA LIVE is sure to please any fan of the group.