Offered for sale is a German pressing of America, the self-titled debut LP by America.
This German pressing is the best-sounding version of this album that we’ve ever heard.
About this copy: This copy of America is a 1972 German pressing on the Warner Brothers label of an album that was originally released in 1971.
The cover is M-. This is the second German issue with a blurb on the cover indicating that the album contains the song “A Horse With No Name.”
The disc is M- on side one and VG++ and close to M- on side two with a couple of very faint scuffs. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a terrific (and well-recorded) LP.
Background: Released in 1971, America was the first album by the band of the same name. The album originally did not include “A Horse With No Name” but the track was added after the song became a hit when released as a single.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts.
Allmusic.com gave America a 4 star review:
America’s debut album is a folk-pop classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg. Crosby, Stills & Nash are the group’s obvious stylistic touchstone here, especially in the vocal harmonies used (compare the thick chordal singing of “Sandman” and “Children” to CS&N’s “You Don’t Have to Cry” and “Guinevere”) and the prominent use of active strummed acoustic guitar arrangements (contrast “Riverside” to CS&N’s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”). …In spite of its flaws, this platter is very highly recommended.
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
||WB 46 157|
|Year of Release:||1972|