Bruce Hornsby A Night on the Town
Rolling Stone: 3 Stars - Good - "...Hornsby is out to prove that he's a rocker...coaxes jazz, rock, country and gospel into a vibrant, instantly recognizable sound..."
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- Released: June 19, 1990
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Rca
Rolling Stone - 7/12/903 Stars - Good - "...Hornsby is out to prove that he's a rocker...coaxes jazz, rock, country and gospel into a vibrant, instantly recognizable sound..."
Q - 12/93, p.1363 Stars - Good - "...Hornsby has been quietly proving there's more to him than the perceived nondescript miserablist ivory tinkler..."
- $1.29 on iTunes1.A Night on the Town
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Carry the Water
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Fire on the Cross
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Barren Ground
- $1.29 on iTunes5.Across the River
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Stranded on Easy Street
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Stander on the Mountain
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Lost Soul
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Another Day
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Special Night
- $1.29 on iTunes11.These Arms of Mine
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Recording information: Kingsound; Larrabee Studios; Record One.
Bruce Hornsby's hardest-rocking album, A Night on the Town announces that he is heading into a different direction in its first few notes. John Mellencamp's producer Don Gehman gives the sound, especially John Molo's drums, a feel reminiscent of Mellencamp's best work. The material here is among Hornsby's best, and guest players include Jerry Garcia, tenor saxman Wayne Shorter, banjo virtuoso B‚la Fleck, vocalist Shawn Colvin (before she was known), and jazz bass legend Charlie Haden. The arrangements still include the mix of synthesized and real percussion, and the trademark piano licks are sprinkled abundantly throughout, but the overall feel is much more rock & roll than anything before or since. The songs are great, with a political edge to "Fire on the Cross" and "Barren Ground." The latter features Garcia's lead guitar, the former a fine Shorter sax solo. "Stander on the Mountain" is a perceptive reflection on a former BMOC, straight out of Hornsby's own attendance at a high school reunion, and "Lost Soul" is one of the most profound ballads he has composed, sung as a duet with Colvin. The single, "Across the River," is a powerful look at the pursuit of one's dreams in the face of local naysayers, and the subsequent return to one's hometown with the resultant "I-told-you-so's." With A Night on the Town, Bruce Hornsby achieves a mix of mostly up-tempo rock music, adult lyrical themes, and crisp production values that has seldom been matched by other popular musicians of his generation. Though it only peaked at number 20 (his first two albums had reached the Top Five), it is an artistic high point. ~ Jim Newsom
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