This double America CD was originally scheduled to be released October 17, 2006. But, in order to give it the backing that it deserves, Sony decided to delay the release until January 2007.
Gerry and Dewey have teamed up with indie rock's most sought-after producers, Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, "That Thing You Do!") and James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), to record an album of brand new songs, written by the band as well as by some of today's most influential new writers and artists including Schlesinger, Iha, Ira Elliot of Nada Surf and others.
"James and I are honored to be working with Gerry and Dewey. They write timeless songs and they are phenomenal singers and musicians, and we are having a blast in the studio. Plus we get to bug them for George Martin stories in between takes!" says co-producer Adam Schlesinger.
Disc 1 includes all new songs and disc 2 is a recording of America's classic hits, recorded live at XM Radio as part of XM's "Then... Again... Live!" series. The live CD replicates their entire History Greatest Hits album which has sold over 7 million copies worldwide.