Friday, May 22, 2015

CD Review: Audio Fidelity Uncovers The Warm Tones Of America's "Homecoming" Album With New SACD Release

The trio of Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley first began performing together live in 1970, before releasing their debut album the following year as the band America. For the next decade, their songs would become staples on FM radio and their albums would go on to became legendary. The masters at Audio Fidelity picked the band's second album "Homecoming" as their latest Hybrid Multi-Channel SACD release.
The album begins with America's third top ten single "Venture Highway" as the acoustic guitar strumming is a bit more prominent on this new Audio Fidelity version. While many of the songs on this album have been instilled in our memories throughout the years, this new remastered version is like listening to the album again for the first time with a fresh set of ears. Their voices have a warmer tone as in "Don't Cross The River" and the instruments are more balanced in "Only In Your Heart." Also, the introduction of electric guitars was new for the band at the time, but have been mastered to have a bigger impact in songs like "Cornwall Bank" and in "California Revisited."
This new version of America's "Homecoming" album was re-mastered by Steve Hoffman who continues to do an exceptional job with these albums. To find out more about this latest release from Audio Fidelity, please visit

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