August 21, 2012 – 4:27 am

Although their sound was derivative, it was good copy.

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Studio Sessions [no label, 1CD]

Live sessions at unknown venue and unknown date. Ex SBD stereo.

Here’s an unknown America session that we can’t place. Hopefully readers can help identify where and when these tracks were played. Judging from the songs, it must be from 1974. No?

Nice quality with some fine renditions of America’s early hits and album tracks. While the trio blended CSNY harmonies with jaunty pop tunes, they really were hinting at the bright summer sounds of the Beach Boys. We got this in a snail mail trade all those years ago.
- Professor Red

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Ventura Highway** (7.2MB)
Track 02. I Need You* (4.4MB)
Track 03. Don’t Cross The River** (4.2MB)
Track 04. A Horse With No Name* (6.2MB)
Track 05. Moon Song** (8.4MB)
Track 06. Lonely People+ (4.9MB)
Track 07. Wind Wave*** (5.8MB)
Track 08. Rainbow Song*** (8.3MB)
Track 09. Tin Man+ (5.5MB)
Track 10. California Revisited** (7.2MB)
Track 11. Green Monkey*** (6.7MB)
TT: 43:15m

* from America
** from Homecoming
*** from Hat Trick
+ from Holiday

America are Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek.

Order the Musikladen DVD featuring America here.

From 1971 to 1974, America released some of their most cherished albums - the self-titled America, Homecoming, Hat Trick and Holiday. Rhino Records released The Complete Greatest Hits in 2001 which picks out many of the popular songs from those four albums. Buy it here.

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  1. 18 Responses to “IN THE LAND OF MOM’S APPLE PIE”

  2. Great! Thanx………

    By Timmy on Aug 21, 2012

  3. thank you so much,you are the best.paul

    By paul on Aug 21, 2012

  4. very interesting,thank you :)

    By easynow on Aug 21, 2012

  5. This is the sountrack ripped from the “America Live” DVD. It was recorded for the German TV show “Musikladen” in 1975.

    By Chuck on Aug 22, 2012

  6. Sounds more like one of those Warner Bros Live In The Studio promos.

    By Ernie Clark on Aug 22, 2012

  7. Although it does have the same exact track list as the Musikladen show so Chuck is probably right.

    By Ernie Clark on Aug 22, 2012

  8. It’s definitely the Musikladen show from the DVD. I just compared the spoken word and “futzing around” leading into Ventura Highway. Utterly identical.

    I’m not sure if the DVD is in print out or not.

    By Scott Brookman on Aug 22, 2012

  9. The DVD is still in print and I own it.

    By Chuck on Aug 22, 2012

  10. thanks, big-O!!!


    By I-) on Aug 22, 2012

  11. EXCELLENT! thanks for America. BigO

    By JALtheImpaler on Aug 22, 2012

  12. I also own the Musikladen 1975 DVD. It is one and the same as this post, approx. 45 minutes. Turn the clock back to 1972 and you can listen to America perform at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA. Here is the link:

    By Fodder Boosh on Aug 23, 2012

  13. I have this show listed as

    Musikladen, NDR-Studio, Radio Broadcasting
    Bremen, Germany
    February 15, 1975

    and yes it is the soundtrack to the DVD

    By Bob W on Aug 23, 2012

  14. Shame they didn’t play “Three Roses” - their best song

    By Bernestalketr on Aug 25, 2012

  15. Thanks Bob W and the rest for identifying the venue, date and year.

    By admin on Aug 25, 2012

  16. if a 72 show is of interest..
    a whisky a-go-go west hollywood show from 11-15-72 fm brdcst 10song 35min show is available at the following links -…



    there are discrepencies with the details of the location / date but that aside this is a killer concert. altho short.
    and it includes 3 roses. ha.

    By darth on Aug 25, 2012

  17. wow - thanks for all the other america links!


    By I-) on Aug 28, 2012

  18. Between the polished studio work and their recent live gigs,this is probally the best sounding AND played collection of songs I`ve ever heard from this great band.

    By couz on Sep 5, 2012

  19. I have the DVD of this from Germany and this the only source that I have ever heard the intro to Tin Man played by Dewey that way…..I LOVE that version.

    By Alan Bescan on Sep 6, 2012

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