$10 America - History - America's Greatest Hits
America - History - America's Greatest Hits (Warner Bros. Records - BS 2894)
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History: America's Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1975. It was a success in the United States, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified multi-platinum by the RIAA. It has also been certified 6 times platinum by ARIA for shipments of 420,000 copies in Australia.
By late 1975, America had released five commercially successful studio albums and a number of hit singles, including two Number One hits. Their second Number One hit, "Sister Golden Hair", had topped the charts that summer. Warner Bros. Records decided to capitalize on the group's commercial momentum and growing catalogue by issuing a greatest hits compilation.
The resulting compilation, released in November 1975, contained all eleven of America's charting singles to date, along with an edited version of "Sandman," a popular track from the debut album that had never been released as a single.
The album actually has two names: History, to keep with the group's tradition of issuing albums with names beginning with the letter "H," and America's Greatest Hits, to indicate that it is a compilation of the group's hits.