America - Heritage II: Demos Alternate Takes 1971-1976 [LP] Limited 2020 RSD

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Limited Edition 2020 RSD Release!

Contains 11 previously unissued demos and alternate tracks from 1971-1976. • Liner notes by the band’s Gerry Beckley • Includes long rumoured 13 minute acoustic jam “Jameroony.” In 2017, Omnivore Recordings released Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973. And now, due to critical and commercial acclaim, we are pleased to announce for Record Store Day 2020, the vinyl release of Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976.

This collection picks up where the first volume left off, centering mostly on the beginning of the Sir George Martin era. Martin produced seven albums by America and Heritage II focuses in on demos and alternate takes from the Holiday, Hearts, and Hideaway albums from 1974–1976. Hear for the very first time, an unreleased Gerry Beckley song, “Mandy”; demos of songs from Holiday (“What Does It Matter” and “Mad Dog”), outtakes from Hearts (“Simple Life”) and alternate mixes from Hideaway (“Amber Cascades” and “Today’s The Day”).

In addition to these gems, there’s a real rarity included herein from 1971, an acoustic instrumental jam by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek entitled, “Jameroony” lasting nearly 13 minutes. Unearthed from the band’s archives, this track has been rumored for years but only just found recently. An early ’70s soft rock fan’s dream come true. This collection spotlights a new direction in the band’s sound as Sir George Martin takes the reins and leads them to many more platinum albums and hit records. Please enjoy this alternate walk down memory lane as you immerse yourself in the guilty pleasures of America!

A1Cornwall Blank (Demo #2)
A2Jameroony (Acoustic Jam)
A3Mandy (Demo)
B1What Does It Matter (Demo)
B2You (Vocals/Strings Excerpt)
B3Mad Dog (Demo/Track Mix With Backing Vocals)
B4Simple Life (Alternate Mix)
B5Lovely Night (Demo)
B6Today’s The Day (Alternate Mix)
B7Amber Cascades (Acoustic Mix/Take 3)
B8Letter (Alternate Mix)
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