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- Released: September 15, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Oxygen Records
- 1.From A Moving Train
- 2.Wednesday Morning
- 3.Town And Country
- 4.Moment To Moment
- 5.Hidden Talent
- 6.Wheels Are Turning
- 7.World Alone
- 8.Overwhelming World Suite (Overwhelming World / Come Back / Barstow)
- 10.Hot Town
America: Gerry Beckley (vocals, various instruments); Dewey Bunnell (vocals, acoustic, electric & nylon-string guitars).
Additional personnel: Andrew Gold (vocals, various instruments); Timothy B. Schmit, Robert Lamm, Carl Wilson, Jeff Foskett, Robbyn Kirmsse, Serena Nelson (vocals); Phil Galdston (various instruments); Paul Livant (acoustic guitar); Hank Linderman (6 & 12 string electric & slide guitars); Ira Siegel, Michael Thompson (electric guitar); Henry Diltz (clarinet); Brad Palmer, Jason Scheff (bass); Phil Jones (drums); Willie Leacox (bongos).
Producers: Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Hank Linderman, Phil Galdston.
Engineers include: Gerry Beckley, Hank Linderman, Dom Maita.
Principally recorded at Human Nature Studio, Sherman Oaks, California; East Wing Studio, New York, New York; Roman Foods, Los Angeles, California.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Dewey Bunnell (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Gerry Beckley, Robert Lamm, Timothy B. Schmit (vocals); Hank Linderman (guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar); Paul Livant (acoustic guitar); Ira Siegel, Michael Thompson (electric guitar); Henry Diltz (clarinet); Willie Leacox (bongos).
Audio Mixers: Elliot Scheiner; Mark Linett; Phil Galdston.
Recording information: East Wing Studio, NY, NY; Human Nature Studio, Sherman Oaks, CA; Roman Foods, Los Angeles, CA; Woodcliff Studio, Sher.
Photographer: Paul Maxon.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jason Scheff; Phil Jones; Robert Lamm; Timothy B. Schmit.
Twenty-six years after their debut album, America's HUMAN NATURE proves that their formula--boyish harmonies with a debt to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, lots of acoustic guitars, vaguely cosmic lyrics--still works. Nothing here is as instantly memorable as their early hits, but the songs are uniformly well-crafted and hook-laden, in particular the highly atmospheric "From a Moving Train," and the jangly "Wednesday Morning."
There's next to no tinkering with the basic America sound here. In fact, unless you listen extremely hard, these could easily be outtakes from the '70s (the modern drum sound is the only giveaway).
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