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America - America (Full Album) (1971)
America - America (Full Album) (1971)
Published: 2014/05/07
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America Greatest Hits Full Album 2016
America Greatest Hits Full Album 2016
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Green day American idiot full album
Green day American idiot full album
Published: 2017/03/10
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America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 12 In The Country
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 12 In The Country
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: LUAN321
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 09 You
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 09 You
Published: 2014/10/30
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V.A. American Ska-Thic Vol2 (FULL ALBUM)
V.A. American Ska-Thic Vol2 (FULL ALBUM)
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America - 1972 The “Homecoming” album Live Whisky A Go Go
America - 1972 The “Homecoming” album Live Whisky A Go Go
Published: 2015/02/17
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America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 07 Hollywood
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 07 Hollywood
Published: 2014/10/30
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America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 03 Another Try
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 03 Another Try
Published: 2014/10/30
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America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 08 Baby It
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 08 Baby It's Up To You
Published: 2014/10/30
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America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 11 What Does It Matter
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 11 What Does It Matter
Published: 2014/10/30
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Audra McDonald’s Unforgettable Voice on the Number One Album in America
Audra McDonald’s Unforgettable Voice on the Number One Album in America
Published: 2014/08/02
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Holiday Shores - Columbus
Holiday Shores - Columbus'd The Whim (Full Album)
Published: 2014/12/04
Channel: algaeben
Cinders - Self-Titled (Official Album Stream)
Cinders - Self-Titled (Official Album Stream)
Published: 2016/06/01
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America # Silver Bells # album Holiday Harmony
America # Silver Bells # album Holiday Harmony
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: The Biggest Discography Channel on YT
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 06 Mad Dog
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 06 Mad Dog
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: LUAN321
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 05 Glad To See You
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 05 Glad To See You
Published: 2014/10/30
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America # Let It Snow # album Holiday Harmony
America # Let It Snow # album Holiday Harmony
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: The Biggest Discography Channel on YT
America - doodis - full album
America - doodis - full album
Published: 2013/07/06
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America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 04 Lonely People
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 04 Lonely People
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: LUAN321
America # White Christmas # album Holiday Harmony
America # White Christmas # album Holiday Harmony
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: The Biggest Discography Channel on YT
America # Winter Holidays # album Holiday Harmony
America # Winter Holidays # album Holiday Harmony
Published: 2016/12/25
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Jackie Evancho To  Release  Holiday Album
Jackie Evancho To Release Holiday Album
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: THE HIGH BROW
Inraini Album #1 - The Winter Holiday Prestasi Scholars in USA
Inraini Album #1 - The Winter Holiday Prestasi Scholars in USA
Published: 2016/06/09
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America # Have Yourself a Merry Little C # album Holiday Harmony
America # Have Yourself a Merry Little C # album Holiday Harmony
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: The Biggest Discography Channel on YT
The Making Of American Idiot ALBUM
The Making Of American Idiot ALBUM
Published: 2014/12/04
Channel: Green Day Russian Idiot Club
America # The First Noel # album Holiday Harmony
America # The First Noel # album Holiday Harmony
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: The Biggest Discography Channel on YT
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 10 Old Man Took
America - Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 10 Old Man Took
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: LUAN321
America # Sleigh Ride # album Holiday Harmony
America # Sleigh Ride # album Holiday Harmony
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: The Biggest Discography Channel on YT
America   Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 01 Miniature + 02 Tin Man
America Holiday (1974, Studio Album) 01 Miniature + 02 Tin Man
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: LUAN321
Green Day   American Idiot Full Album
Green Day American Idiot Full Album
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: Ardi Raka
Green Day - Still Breathing (Official Music Video)
Green Day - Still Breathing (Official Music Video)
Published: 2016/11/07
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The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About - Full Album - HQ
The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About - Full Album - HQ
Published: 2012/11/30
Channel: mamaneverlovedme
America # Winter Wonderland # album Holiday Harmony
America # Winter Wonderland # album Holiday Harmony
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: The Biggest Discography Channel on YT
Agent Orange - Living In Darkness (Full Album)
Agent Orange - Living In Darkness (Full Album)
Published: 2013/01/27
Channel: Saufsoldat1994
Kam - Neva Again (full album)
Kam - Neva Again (full album)
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: Hip-Hop Kung Fu
American Songbook | Full Album | Part 3
American Songbook | Full Album | Part 3
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Nostalgic Music Channel
Green Day - American Idiot - Full Album (Eb/Half Step Down)
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Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: Sam Lichter
Blackeyed Susan - Electric Rattlebone (Full Album)
Blackeyed Susan - Electric Rattlebone (Full Album)
Published: 2015/06/14
Channel: Amber
KENNY G | The Greatest Holiday Classics [full album]
KENNY G | The Greatest Holiday Classics [full album]
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: Paul Grey
Frank Sinatra - Christmas Songs (full album)
Frank Sinatra - Christmas Songs (full album)
Published: 2014/12/16
Channel: Jazz and Blues Experience
mathew lee cothran - judas hung himself in america (Full Album)
mathew lee cothran - judas hung himself in america (Full Album)
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: algaeben
Nina Simone - GREATEST HITS (FULL ALBUM)
Nina Simone - GREATEST HITS (FULL ALBUM)
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Don't Stop the Music
Album:America - A Devilish Comp
Album:America - A Devilish Comp
Published: 2012/10/27
Channel: Bus52videos
Meek Mill - Left Hollywood [Official Music Video]
Meek Mill - Left Hollywood [Official Music Video]
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: MeekMillTV
Chicago Blackhawks Sing Along Holiday Album
Chicago Blackhawks Sing Along Holiday Album
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: rhvable
Bad Religion - Christmas Songs (Full Album)
Bad Religion - Christmas Songs (Full Album)
Published: 2014/12/13
Channel: BR Discography
Demi Lovato - Made in the USA (Official Video)
Demi Lovato - Made in the USA (Official Video)
Published: 2013/07/17
Channel: DemiLovatoVEVO
MADtv   Darlene McBride Holiday Album
MADtv Darlene McBride Holiday Album
Published: 2014/07/23
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Holiday
Holiday album cover.jpg
Studio album by America
Released June 1974
Recorded AIR Studios, London, April 17 to May 7, 1974
Genre Pop rock, folk rock
Length 33:21
Label Warner Bros. 2808
Producer George Martin
America chronology
Hat Trick
(1973)Hat Trick1973
Holiday
(1974)
Hearts
(1975)Hearts1975
Singles from Holiday
  1. "Tin Man"/"In the Country"
    Released: July 10, 1974
  2. "Lonely People"/"Mad Dog"
    Released: November 27, 1974

Holiday is the fourth original studio album by the American folk rock band America, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in June 1974. The album was produced in London by noted record producer George Martin.

The album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: "Tin Man" reached number 4 on the Billboard singles chart and went to number 1 on both the adult contemporary chart as well as the Radio & Records chart; and "Lonely People" which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard singles chart and also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including "Baby It's Up To You" and "Another Try".

History[edit]

Bandmember Dewey Bunnell was thrilled at the prospect of working with Martin as producer. He was quoted as saying that it "was great working with George. It was like we knew each other. We were familiar with the Beatles, of course, and we had that British sense of humor."[1] In a separate interview, Dan Peek recalled to Circus magazine: "Gerry (Beckley) had been in England, and we'd talked about using George Martin as our producer. He's such a hot arranger, thinking about all the stuff he's done. There were several other people we wanted to use, but that idea sort of flashed and George was available."[2]

It was the recording debut of America's longtime drummer Willie Leacox, who is in the car in the cover photo.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]

In his Allmusic review music critic Mike DeGagne noted the effect of George Martin's production on the album as well as the rebound from the failure of Hat Trick, writing "this album as a whole ascertained that the group was definitely showing their true potential once more."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Miniature" Gerry Beckley 1:12
2. "Tin Man" Dewey Bunnell 3:27
3. "Another Try" Beckley 3:16
4. "Lonely People" Dan Peek, Catherine Peek 2:27
5. "Glad to See You" D. Peek 3:42
6. "Mad Dog" Beckley 2:33
7. "Hollywood" Bunnell 2:49
8. "Baby It's Up to You" Beckley 2:24
9. "You" D. Peek 2:25
10. "Old Man Took" Bunnell 3:10
11. "What Does It Matter" Beckley 2:18
12. "In the Country" D. Peek 2:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek - Bass, Keyboards, and Guitars
  • Dewey Bunnell - Guitars
  • Willie Leacox - Drums and Percussion
  • George Martin - Producer, Arranger and Keyboards
  • Geoff Emerick - Engineering
  • Peter Henderson - Tape Operator
  • Gary Burden - Art Direction

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1974 US 3[4]
AUS 25

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Tin Man" US[5] 4
US AC 1
AUS 46
"Lonely People" US 5
US AC 1
AUS 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 147.
  2. ^ Lonely People Songfacts
  3. ^ a b DeGagne, Mike. "Holiday > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ America – America > Charts & Awards > Billboard Album at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  5. ^ "America : Allmusic : Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 

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