Hearts (album)

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Hearts cover image.jpg
Studio album by America
Released March 19, 1975
Recorded The Record Plant, Sausalito, California, January 6, 1975 - January 30, 1975
Genre Folk rock, pop rock
Length 36:31
Label Warner Bros. 2852
Producer George Martin
America chronology
History: America's Greatest Hits
(1975)History: America's Greatest Hits1975
Singles from Hearts
  1. "Sister Golden Hair"/"Midnight"
    Released: March 19, 1975
  2. "Daisy Jane"/"Tomorrow"
    Released: July 2, 1975
  3. "Woman Tonight"/"Bell Tree"
    Released: October 22, 1975

Hearts is the fifth studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1975. The album was produced by Beatles producer George Martin.

This album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 4 on the Billboard album chart and being certified GOLD by the RIAA. It produced three hit singles: "Sister Golden Hair", which went to number 1 on the Billboard singles chart and number 5 on the adult contemporary chart; "Daisy Jane", which peaked at 20 on the Billboard singles chart and number 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart; and the funky "Woman Tonight", which reached 44 on the Billboard singles chart and 41 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks including "Old Virginia", "Bell Tree" and "Midnight". The album was also released on Quadrophonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.

The cover was designed by Phil Hartman, who eventually left graphic design to pursue acting, to great success.

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Track listing[edit]

1."Daisy Jane"Gerry Beckley3:07
2."Half a Man"Dan Peek3:33
3."Midnight"Beckley, Dewey Bunnell2:41
4."Bell Tree"Beckley2:32
5."Old Virginia"D. Peek, Catherine Peek3:28
6."People in the Valley"Bunnell2:43
8."Woman Tonight"D. Peek2:19
9."The Story of a Teenager"Beckley, D. Peek3:19
10."Sister Golden Hair"Beckley3:16
11."Tomorrow"D. Peek2:48
13."Simple Life" ((bonus track on Japanese CD))D. Peek2:12


  • Gerry Beckley – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Dewey Bunnell – vocals, guitar
  • Dan Peek – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • David Dickey – bass
  • Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
  • George Martin – keyboards

Uncredited - Cello (On "Daisy Jane".)

  • Clydie King, Venetta Fields - background vocals "Story of a Teenager"

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Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Position
1975 US 4[1]
AUS 17
NZ 12


Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Sister Golden Hair" US[2] 1
AUS 28
NZ 26
"Daisy Jane" US 20
"Woman Tonight" US 44
US AC 41