Out today (April 24th) is America's latest vault collection, Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976. The set is a followup to 2017's critically acclaimed package Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973. The 13-track set features alternate versions of such America favorites as “Tin Man,” “Simple Life,” and “Amber Cascades,” among others.
Newly discovered is a previously unreleased 13-minute acoustic instrumental jam by the band — Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and the late-Dan Peek — called “Jameroony.”
Dewey Bunnell recalled to us America's early pre-fame High School days when the group was living overseas: “We were at a U.S. Air Force base in England — that's where we met. And we had these kind of similar interests in the music world, and we knocked around London and saw all these great acts of the late-'60s and stuff going on there; the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park. It was just an exciting time.”