Wednesday, September 1, 2010

America - 1976-04-24 - Boston, MA


America
April 24, 1976

Boston Garden, Boston, MA

(plus bonus tracks)
Audience recording, good quality
mp3 @ 192

Here's another America show, from a bit later in their career (past their early peak years), but still while all 3 original members were present and the live shows were solid. This show starts out great, featuring several of their early classic songs, but then lags considerably in the second half, when they play songs from their then-current album, the relatively lackluster Hideaway ('Jet Boy Blue'?!, 'She's a Liar'?, 'Don't Let it Get You Down'?), before finishing strong with rousing versions of 'Horse', 'Golden Hair', and 'Sandman'. To make up for some of the lamer songs included, I have added a handful of excellent and rarely played earlier album tracks from a 1978 KBFH show (featuring a couple from Hat Trick, a couple from Homecoming, and a rousing 'Here' to finish it off). Feel free to replace the Hideaway tracks with these, or just keep them here at the end (they add some much needed oomph to round out the show). Anyway, here's more America.

Disc 1
01. Three Roses
02. Don't Cross The River
03. Muskrat Love
04. Riverside
05. Ventura Highway
06. I Need You
07. Tin Man
08. Baby, It's Up To You
09. Amber Cascades
10. Moon Song
11. Lonely People
12. Today's The Day
13. Old Virginia
14. Old Man Took

Disc 2
01. Daisy Jane
02. Jet Boy Blue
03. She's A Liar
04. Woman Tonight
05. Don't Let It Get You Down
06. Company
07. A Horse With No Name
08. Sister Golden Hair
09. Sandman
Bonus tracks (1978-07-04 - LA):
10. Rainbow Song
11. Wind Wave
12. Till the Sun Comes Up Again
13. Cornwall Blank
14. Here

disc 2, tracks 10-14, 1978-07-04 - Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA FM

New Links! (Updated 12/23/13)
disc1: America_-_1976-04-24_-_Boston_disc1.rar
disc2: America_-_1976-04-24_-_Boston_disc2.rar

3 comments:

speedymjb said...

Great post! Thanks!

Canadian Music said...

thanks for this one it's looks like a great one for sure...
I made a back cover it can I send you it?

gypsymuse said...

Oh I love it!....and Speedy is over here too!

Looks too GREAT!