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  • Homecoming America Rock ; Listen on Apple Music. Listen on Apple Music. EDITORS’ NOTES. It would be hard to name song that captures post-hippie California dreaming better than the massive hit “Ventura Highway” from this album. The tune’s breezy folk-pop frames a conversation between an old man and a boy who dreams of leaving.
  • In his AllMusic review music critic David Cleary called Homecoming "America's finest album" and despite citing sometimes banal lyrics, wrote that "each song here has something to recommend it. This top-flight album is a very rewarding listen." Track listing.
  • America's journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 's Top 40 and FM rock radio.
  • "Ventura Highway" is a song by the band America from their album Homecoming, written by Dewey Bunnell. Dewey Bunnell, the song's vocalist and writer, has said that the lyric "alligator lizards in the air" in the song is a reference to the shapes of clouds in the sky he saw in while his family was driving down the coast from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, where.
  • Oct 20,  · Homecoming is the second studio album by America, released on November 15, through Warner Bros. Records. Acoustic guitar-based, with a more pronounced electric guitar and keyboard section than their first album, their second effort helped continue the band's success, and includes one of their best known hits, "Ventura Highway."/5(25).
  • There's no official "Ventura Highway," but Ventura is a county in California, and Highway runs through it. In Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song, Dewey Bunnell explained: "I remember vividly having this mental picture of the stretch of the coastlines traveling with my family when I was parmobontcicarnofacogostealabe.xyzinfoa Highway itself, there is no such beast, what I was really trying to depict was the.
  • One of the singles from America's album Homecoming, "Ventura Highway" is a sort of reminiscence of the band's writer/vocalist Dewey Bunnell. As a boy, his family got stuck on Pacific Coast Highway with a flat tire. The song found resonance with fans, remaining one of America's most fondly-remembered tunes.
  • Homecoming, an Album by America. Released in April on Audio Fidelity (catalog no. AFZ5 ; SACD). Genres: Soft Rock, Folk Rock.
  • 'Ventura Highway' is the best known track on show, but the swooning 'To Each His Own' and the country rock jaunt, 'Don't Cross The River' are at least its equal. 'Moon Song' is magnificent, if not as instant, featuring moments of transcendent beauty in the pauses between verses/5().