1972 America – Homecoming

Homecoming is the second studio album by America, released on November 15, 1972 through Warner Bros. Records. Acoustic guitar-based, with a more pronounced electric guitar and keyboard section than their first album, their second effort helped continue the band’s success, and includes one of their best known hits, “Ventura Highway.”

Homecoming peaked at number 9 on Billboard’s Pop Albums Chart and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It produced three hit singles: “Ventura Highway”, which peaked at number 8 on the Billboard singles chart and number 3 on the adult contemporary chart; “Don’t Cross the River”, which hit number 35 on Billboard and 23 on the AC chart; and “Only in Your Heart” peaked at number 62 on Billboard’s Pop singles chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including “To Each His Own”, “California Revisited”, and “Cornwall Blank”.

For this album and the next six throughout the next five years, the group traditionally chose titles beginning with the letter “H” (the self-titled debut album became unofficially included in this distinction when fans started referring to it as the “Horse with No Name” album when that track was added to later pressings).

Tracks

Ventura Highway (Dewey Bunnell) 03:33  
2  To Each His Own (Gerry Beckley) 03:15
Don’t Cross The River (Dan Peek) 02:31
4  Moon Song (Dewey Bunnell) 03:41
Only In Your Heart (Gerry Beckley) 03:18
6  Till The Sun Comes Up Again (Gerry Beckley) 02:12
7  Cornwall Blank (Dewey Bunnell) 04:19
8  Head And Heart (John Martyn) 03:49
9  California Revisited (Dan Peek) 03:05
10  Saturn Nights (Dan Peek) 03:32

Musicians

GuitarDan Peek
GuitarGerry Beckley
GuitarDewey Bunnell
KeyboardsDan Peek
KeyboardsGerry Beckley
VocalsDan Peek
VocalsGerry Beckley
VocalsDewey Bunnell

Other Musicians

1 Ventura Highway

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine
PercussionHal Blaine


2 To Each His Own

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine
PercussionHal Blaine


3 Don’t Cross The River

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine
BanjoHenry Diltz
PercussionHal Blaine


4 Moon Song

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine
PercussionHal Blaine


5 Only In Your Heart

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine


6 Till The Sun Comes Up Again

BassGerry Beckley
DrumsGary Mallaber
PercussionGary Mallaber


7 Cornwall Blank

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine


8 Head And Heart

BassGerry Beckley
DrumsDewey Bunnell
PercussionDewey Bunnell


9 California Revisited

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine


10 Saturn Nights

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine

Liner Notes

Producer – America
Engineer – Mike Stone (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer – Bill Halverson (Track 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Chuck Leary (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Mastered By – Ray Staff

Photography – Henry Diltz

Mastered At Customatrix
Phonographic Copyright Warner Bros Records Inc
Copyright Warner Bros Records Inc