The MARK’S VINTAGE VINYL page features something from Mark’s collection of recordings from over the years. Most of it is on vinyl – hence the name – though there will be a few entries from his CDs (remember those?).
Homecoming by America
- Released in 1972, their second album.
- Singles from the album were Ventura Highway, Don’t Cross the River, and Only In Your Heart.
- I am always drawn to music that has strong harmonies. America was one of the finest groups that featured vocal harmonies, typically three-part harmony.
- Enjoy the track Ventura Highway. The opening guitar riff is epic, one of the defining sounds of 70’s music.
4 thoughts on “Homecoming – America”
I wholeheartedly agree. Beautiful harmonies that stand out. Seems like the early 70s had a few harmonious groups: CSN (without Y), Eagles, Hall and Oates, ELO, Doobie Brothers, etc.
Love America! The strong harmonies are what get me. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!
Love it, and love this genre! This group can sometimes be categorized as (unfortunately named) “Yacht Rock”, according to some, lending it an air of disdain and ridicule. But I agree with you that the harmonies and focus on vocals in this band (and notable others) are my favorite sounds from the 70’s.
I was in high school when they were popular. I remember going on a road trip and cranking up the volume on the band. I went to see them at the MN State Fair! They were amazing! My kind of vibe! Loved “Horse with No Name”!