Human Nature (America album)

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Human Nature
Human nature cover art.jpg
Studio album by America
Released September 1998
Recorded Human Nature Studios, Sherman Oaks, California, 1998
Genre Pop, rock
Length 49:34
Label Oxygen
Producer Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell
America chronology
Horse with No Name
(1995)Horse with No Name1995
Human Nature

Human Nature is the 14th studio album by American folk rock duo America, released by Oxygen Records in 1998 (see 1998 in music). It was their first new studio album since 1994's "Hourglass". "From a Moving Train" was released as a single and was a minor hit in the US reaching #25 on the Radio & Records Adult Contemporary chart. The song did better in Europe going to number 1 in Spain. "Wednesday Morning" and "Moment To Moment" were released as follow-up singles in Europe. "Wheels Are Turning" also received some radio airplay in the US. Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) and Robert Lamm (Chicago) appear on "Hidden Talent". Carl Wilson succumbed to cancer in February 1998 before this album's release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "From a Moving Train" Gerry Beckley 3:42
2. "Wednesday Morning" Beckley 3:45
3. "Town and Country" Dewey Bunnell, Beckley 3:02
4. "Moment to Moment" Beckley, Phil Galdston 4:57
5. "Hidden Talent" Beckley 3:55
6. "Wheels Are Turning" Bunnell, Beckley 4:34
7. "World Alone" Bunnell 3:31
8. "Overwhelming World Suite: Overwhelming World/Come Back/Barstow " Beckley 7:51
9. "Pages" Bunnell, Beckley 3:52
10. "Hot Town" Bunnell 3:43
11. "Whispering" Beckley 3:27
12. "Oloololo" Bunnell, Beckley 3:08


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Allmusic gave a positive review of the album, stating "... the songs are uniformly well-crafted and hook-laden, in particular the highly atmospheric "From a Moving Train," and the jangly "Wednesday Morning."[1] Nevertheless, the album was rated only two stars out of five.