Bruce Hornsby And The Range - The Way It Is - 180g LP

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Bruce Hornsby And The Range - The Way It Is - 180g LP
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Exhibit Records - eXLP1-44072 -  180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
 
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio -  Pressed at RTI
 
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
 
There isn't a second of Bruce Hornsby & the Range's The Way It Is that suggests it's a debut album. On the contrary, the record sounds like the culmination of a band's efforts over many years. The group has a distinct sound of its own, often led by Hornsby's bright piano chords and elastic tenor, with cohesive and evocative arrangements; there is new age music here, as well as jazz and country, and the mixture is presented naturally by musicians who seem to have been playing with each other for some time.
 
Similarly, the songwriting has its own flavor. Hornsby wrote seven of the nine songs with his brother John Hornsby, and they create their own world, a working-class environment of longing and loneliness set against the background of the Virginia Tidewater area. (The album cover displays a sepia-toned photograph of the band set over another photograph of the long Chesapeake Bay Bridge.) The lyrics are lightly poetic and restrained, for the most part. The exception is the title song (written by Bruce Hornsby alone), a brave if somewhat clumsily written attack on the heartless right-wing politics of the mid-'80s, as the U.S. suffered through a second Reagan administration determined to roll back civil rights gains.
 
Bruce Hornsby – vocals, piano, synthesizer, hammered dulcimer, accordion
David Mansfield – guitar, mandolin, violin
George Marinelli – acoustic guitar, vocals
John Molo –drums, percussion
 
Additional personnel:
Huey Lewis – harmonica, backing vocals 
John Gilutin, Sean Hopper – additional keyboards
 
Producers: Bruce Hornsby, Huey Lewis, Elliot Scheiner
Mastered for this LP by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio / Pressed at RTI
 
Side One:
    On The Western Skyline 
    Every Little Kiss 
    Mandolin Rain
    The Long Race
 
Side Two:
    The Way It Is
    Down The Road Tonight
    The Wild Frontier
    The River Runs Low
    The Red Plains
 
Bruce Hornsby And The Range - The Way It Is - 180g LP

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