The iconic multi-platinum-selling group AMERICA--co-founders GERRY BECKLEY and DEWEY BUNNELL--are continuing their 50th anniversary celebration by streaming their concert special “America--Live at the London Palladium” for the very first time, beginning Friday, November 27. In a new Q&A below, BECKLEY and BUNNELL talk about what made the concert, filmed in the fall of 2018 at the iconic London Palladium and which has been commercially available as a DVD and CD, truly a night to remember. Watch the trailer here. The concert’s set list is also below.
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“America--Live at the London Palladium” celebrates 50 years of great music from the perennial classic-rock band who were formed in England in 1970 with founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell along with former band mate Dan Peek. They met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” From their formative years, AMERICA has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, their audience continues to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group's enduring appeal. “America--Live at the London Palladium” is packed with their timeless smash hits—including “A Horse With No Name,” “I Need You,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross the River,” “Tin Man” and many others—as well as deep album cuts that underline the band’s prowess and vision.
AMERICA have also been celebrating their 50th anniversary with a newly recorded song, “Remembering.” It’s featured on the August 28, 2020 release of their ultimate 8-disc anniversary box set HALF CENTURY (America Records). Watch the lyric video here which premiered (8/19) via Ultimate Classic Rock. Listen to “Remembering” here.
The song, written by BECKLEY, is classic AMERICA: harmony-rich rock, mixed with ringing guitars and pop smarts, with a compelling soul-searching lyric. “After 50 years together, this song is about the time spent looking back rather than looking forward...so much to be grateful for,” says BECKLEY, who produced and mixed the song with Jeff Larson. “Remembering” will also appear on AMERICA’s next studio album in 2021.
Watch the promotional film.
HALF CENTURY was produced for release and compiled by Jeff Larson for America Archives. It contains CD's of rare archival studio recordings consisting of alternate mixes, demos and rehearsals, including several previously unreleased tracks ranging from 1970 - 2000. Along with the re-mastered Bremen 1973 in-studio performance and two CD's of radio interviews providing an audio overview of the band's career, along with a DVD of Super 8 “Home Movies” (1972-1975) to give fans a behind the scenes look at the early years of the legendary and enduring band. For more information: https://www.musicglue.com/america