Three singles have been released from this album so far:
From A Moving Train (reached #25 on the Radio and Records AC chart,
reached #7 on the Gavin AC chart, and
reached #1 on Spain's national radio charts)
Wednesday Morning (also charted on Spain's national radio charts)
Moment To Moment (also charted on a couple of European charts)
Here's the press release that went out the week of April 6, 1998.
POP LEGENDS AMERICA SIGNS WITH OXYGEN RECORDS
New Album, Human Nature, Scheduled for Release June 30
New York, NY - Oxygen Records, a division of the King Biscuit Entertainment
Group, announces a multi-album deal with 70's rock group AMERICA. The group is
getting ready to release Human Nature, their first album for Oxygen, on June
30, 1998. The album marks a continuation of their collaboration with the likes
of The Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit and the Beach Boys' Carl Wilson, each of
whom worked on songs on the record. The signing of America, who came to the
world's attention with their record-breaking hit A Horse with No Name is a
boon to Oxygen's roster of adult contemporary artists. King Biscuit president
Steve Ship says of the signing, "We are very proud to be working with America,
whose music has had a tremendous impact on all of us here at Oxygen and on
popular culture. America's legacy places them at the very heart of
California's legendary rock sound."
For their upcoming album, Human Nature, America assembled a group of musicians
that reads like a Who's Who of rock. Playing on the album are Phil Jones (Tom
Petty and the Heartbreakers), Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles), Robert Lamm and
Jason Scheff (Chicago). Elliot Shiner (Fleetwood Mac's The Dance) mixes two
songs for the album, including the first single, From a Moving Train.
After 30 years of making music together, America's Gerry Beckley and Dewey
Bunnell continue to tour the country and record new material. Their many hits
through the 70's and 80's include Ventura Highway, Sister Golden Hair, I Need
You and You Can Do Magic.
1997 marked the group's highest grossing tour of recent date, and America
continues touring the country this spring and summer, making stops in Los
Angeles, Portland, San Diego, Chicago, Denver, Houston and other cities.
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Highway Highlight (from the box set booklet)
"How Could I Turn You Away," was an unreleased track from the Human Nature
sessions. The tune's smoky atmosphere and
soulful groove gives Beckley a chance to show off a different side to his
vocals. Phil Galdston, cowriter of Vanessa Williams' "Save The Best For
Last," shared writing and production credit and played keyboards. Bunnell
describes the tune as "an unusual track for Gerry--funky, breathy, very cool."
Note: This track was originally scheduled to be included on the Highway
box set but it was dropped at the last minute. Perhaps it will be included
on a future album.
You can listen to Real Audio ()
and Windows Media ()
sound clips from this album by following this link to the CDNOW web site: