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Millennium Music Profile: Owls - America

This page is an introduction to America whose music was used during the Millennium episode Owls. A complete list of all music by America that was used throughout Millennium is also listed below. Our Millennium Music Guide is based on detailed profiles for each artist, band or composer and their music which was used in a specific episode (sometimes more than one). Here you can learn more about the music and the people that created the music, including where available a description of the scenes in which their music can be heard.

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Artist Details

Artist:

America.



Origin:

London, England, UK


Genre:

Folk rock

Active:

1970 - present.



Music Labels:

  • Warner Bros. Records
  • Capitol Records
  • Rhino Records
  • American Gramaphone
  • Oxygen Records
  • Burgundy Records

Group Members:

  • Gerry Beckley
  • Dewey Bunnell
  • Dan Peek

Millennium Episode Details

Episode Title:

 Owls



MLM Code:

#MLM-214


Production Code:

5C14


Season:

2


Original Airdate:

1998-03-06

Episode Summary:

The discovery of an extremely valuable religious artifact -- a portion of the very cross of Christ’s crucifixion -- and its subsequent theft, force the Millennium Group’s two disagreeing factions, the Owls and the Roosters, into battle. Frank Black and Lara Means, both valuable individuals to either side, find themselves caught in the middle of a conflict that could very well decide the fate of the human race.

Main Crew:

Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Edited by George R. Potter

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Awards and Nominations:

Emmy Award:

Mark K. Crookston, Maciek Malish, Gabrielle Reeves, Ken Gladden, Debby Ruby-Winsberg, Donna Beltz, Michael Kimball, Susan Welsh, Jarmil Maupin, Jeff Charbonneau, Michael Salvetta, and Gary Murello - Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series (Nominee)

 

Music by America used in the Millennium episode Owls

 
An image related to America whose music was used in Millennium.

America is an Anglo-American folk rock band, originally comprised of members Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. The three members were barely past their teenage years when they became an overnight musical sensation in 1972; they reached a peak in popularity in the early to mid 1970s and early 1980s. Among the band's best known songs are "A Horse With No Name", "Sister Golden Hair" (both of which reached Number 1), "Ventura Highway", and "Tin Man".

Although their music was frequently derided by critics, from a commercial standpoint the band's singles and albums were exceptionally successful. They were popular enough to attract the services of famed Beatles producer George Martin for a run of seven albums. The band survived the loss of one of its original members near the peak of its success only to see Beckley and Bunnell return the act to the top of charts as a duo with "You Can Do Magic" in 1982. Consistently touring for well over three decades, America still maintains a strong following and performs over 100 shows per year. On January 16, 2007, America released Here & Now, the band's first major label studio album in over twenty years.


 

Where America can be heard in Owls

The Millennium episode Owls contains the following music by America:

  • A Horse With No Name

    Heard during the memorable scene as Mr. Johnston is driving his car at night, listening to a Horse With No Name on the radio before being murdered by Helmut Gunsche.


America - additional music heard in Millennium

Millennium's producers would occasionally use additional music from the same artist, band or composer. Sometimes a track or song could be heard in more than one episode of the series.

Music from America was used in a total of 1 episode/s of Millennium. Below is a complete list of all music by America heard throughout the series and the episodes in which it was used, including links to the relevant music and episode profiles:



Song 1: A Horse With No Name


A Horse With No Name by America.

Album Title:
America (by America) (LP 1972 & CD 1990)


Scene:
A Horse With No Name can be heard during the following scenes in the Millennium episode Owls:

Heard during the memorable scene as Mr. Johnston is driving his car at night, listening to a Horse With No Name on the radio before being murdered by Helmut Gunsche.


Details:

America's self-titled debut album was initially released in Europe with only moderate success and without the song "A Horse with No Name". Looking for a song that would be popular in both the United States and Europe, producer Ian Samwell helped the group to record the song and persuaded the Warner Brothers label to re-release the album with "Horse" included.

Originally entitled "Desert Song", the song was renamed at Samwell's suggestion. It was written on a rainy day in England and was intended to capture the feel of the hot, dry desert Bunnell remembered from his childhood at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The song is easily recognizable largely due to the fact that during the verses, the same two notes are sung repeatedly, with no variation.



Listen to A Horse With No Name

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Lyrics for A Horse With No Name:

The following lyrics are the property of the respective authors, artists and labels. The lyrics to A Horse With No Name are provided for educational and research purposes only. Please support America by purchasing relevant CD's or legal music downloads.


On the first part of the journey I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rain
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

After two days in the desert sun my skin began to turn red
After three days in the desert fun I was looking at a river bed
And the story it told of a river that flowed
Made me sad to think it was dead

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

After nine days I let the horse run free 'cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rain
The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la





Official Website:

An official website for America is listed at:

Official America Homepage


Other Websites:

Sorry, we do not currently have any other stored websites for America. If you are aware of a quality website for this artist, please contact us and we'll add it to this page.


With grateful thanks to the following sources:

Wikipedia contributors, "America (band)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America (band)

Wikipedia contributors, "A Horse with No Name," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A Horse with No Name


 
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