America To Release ‘Half Century’ Box Set For 50th Anniversary

America have announced plans to release an eight-disc box set titled Half Century to commemorate the band’s 50th anniversary in early June.

The box set will include a book, replica posters and memorabilia, along with a series of previously unreleased demos, album outtakes and home movies.

The previously unreleased material includes tracks from the Caribou Sessions, which are rehearsals, outtakes, and demos from February 1976 for the album Hideaway, and tracks from The Poison Oak Sessions.

“I think that the ingredients of the America sound are the basic fundamentals that translate internationally. The Italians are huge fans of dance music, but they also love a ballad – they’re romantic at heart,” the band’s founder Gerry Beckley said.

“It’s the same in the Far East,” he added. “A lot of times in these countries, we see people singing along, and they don’t really know what the words mean. Music is truly the international language.”

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