Highway (America album)

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Highway: 30 Years Of America
Highway cover art.jpg
Box set by
ReleasedJuly 2000
Recorded1971-94
GenreRock, folk rock, pop
Length3:44:53
LabelRhino
ProducerVarious
America chronology
Human Nature
(1998)
Highway: 30 Years Of America
(2000)
The Complete Greatest Hits
(2001)

Highway: 30 Years Of America is the third principal major label compilation album by American folk rock duo America, released by Rhino Records in 2000 (see 2000 in music). The collection represented the first boxed set release of America's material. Originally, the collection was to promoted as including four discs, including newly recorded material, but was scaled back to three discs shortly before release. The resulting collection was heavily tilted toward the Warner Bros. releases, with the remainder of the group's career relegated to a portion of the third disc. No material from Human Nature, and only one track from Alibi, was included. All songs which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart are represented with the exception of the group's 1982 hit, "Right Before Your Eyes". The collection notably contains a demo of "Ventura Highway" prior to the addition of the famous guitar riff for which it is best known. Only two previously unreleased tracks were included in the 64-track set: "Mitchum Junction" and "James Holladay."

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Riverside"Dewey Bunnell3:06
2."A Horse with No Name"Bunnell4:14
3."I Need You"Gerry Beckley3:08
4."Rainy Day"Dan Peek2:57
5."Here"Beckley5:30
6."Three Roses"Bunnell3:56
7."Sandman"Bunnell5:10
8."Everyone I Meet Is From California"Peek3:06
9."Ventura Highway"Bunnell3:34
10."To Each His Own"Beckley3:15
11."Don't Cross The River"Peek2:32
12."Cornwall Blank"Bunnell4:22
13."Only In Your Heart"Beckley3:20
14."Saturn Nights"Peek3:34
15."Hat Trick"Beckley, Bunnell, Peek8:27
16."Molten Love"Bunnell3:11
17."It's Life"Peek4:02
18."Submarine Ladies" (unedited, alternate mix)Beckley3:43

Disc Two[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Muskrat Love"Willis Alan Ramsey3:08
2."Green Monkey"Bunnell3:39
3."She's Gonna Let You Down" (single edit)Beckley3:42
4."Rainbow Song"Bunnell3:56
5."Tin Man"Bunnell3:29
6."Another Try"Beckley3:20
7."Lonely People"Peek, Catherine Peek2:29
8."Hollywood"Bunnell2:54
9."Baby It's Up To You"Beckley2:28
10."Old Man Took"Bunnell3:14
11."Simple Life"Peek2:14
12."Sister Golden Hair"Beckley3:20
13."Daisy Jane"Beckley3:11
14."Woman Tonight"Peek2:24
15."Who Loves You" (alternate mix)Beckley4:24
16."Lovely Night"Beckley2:35
17."Amber Cascades"Bunnell2:53
18."Can't You See"Peek2:24
19."Watership Down" (alternate mix)Beckley4:43
20."Letter" (alternate mix)Bunnell3:03
21."Today's the Day"Peek3:17
22."Sarah"Beckley2:45
23."Are You There"Bunnell2:54
24."God Of The Sun"Beckley3:16
25."Sergeant Darkness"Beckley2:55

Disc Three[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."California Dreamin'"John Phillips/Michelle Phillips2:47
2."All My Life"Beckley3:04
3."Only Game In Town"Casey Kelly/Julie Didier/Lewis Anderson4:12
4."1960"Beckley3:12
5."Survival"Beckley3:14
6."The Last Unicorn"Jimmy Webb3:08
7."You Can Do Magic"Russ Ballard5:12
8."Inspector Mills"Beckley5:12
9."My Dear"Bunnell4:22
10."The Border"Ballard, Bunnell4:00
11."She's A Runaway"Ballard4:10
12."(Can't Fall Asleep To A) Lullaby"Bunnell, Steve Perry, Robert Haimer, Bill Mumy3:49
13."Special Girl"Eddie Schwartz, David Tyson3:47
14."Nothing's So Far Away (As Yesterday)"Bunnell, Haimer, Mumy3:35
15."Young Moon"Beckley, Bunnell4:32
16."Greenhouse"Bunnell, Haimer, Mumy2:41
17."Mitchum Junction" (demo)Bunnell2:09
18."Satan" (demo)Peek3:57
19."Ventura Highway" (demo)Bunnell3:07
20."James Holladay" (demo)Peek3:27
21."Riverside" (demo)Bunnell2:47

("Satan" was released on America as "Donkey Jaw".)

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