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Bruce Hornsby, Spirit Trail

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Bruce Hornsby, Spirit Trail

Audio CD

Disk ID: 290210

Disk length: 1h 17m 33s (17 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1998

Label: Unknown

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“Spirit Trail” Tracks & Durations

1. Line In The Dust 4:42
2. See The Same Way 5:36
3. Shadow Hand 4:17
4. King Of The Hill 6:18
5. Resting Place 4:45
6. Preacher In The Ring Pt. I 5:02
7. Preacher In The Ring Pt. II 4:48
8. Song C 2:47
9. Sad Moon 6:33
10. Pete & Manny 3:15
11. Fortunate Son 4:15
12. Sneaking Up On Boo Radley 5:15
13. Great Divide 5:02
14. (Down With That) 3:56
15. Song D 2:03
16. Swan Song 4:56
17. Variations On "Swan Song" & "Song D" 3:53

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Review

From its unusual jokey cover of his Uncle Charles to the diverse amalgam of styles (jazz, R&B, pop) covered over its two discs, Spirit Trail is Bruce Hornsby at his most difficult to pin down. Whereas his work with the Range set standards for '80s adult-contemporary pop, Hornsby is now determined to move from the middle of the road to new territory. The unusual piano breaks throughout the first disc ("Resting Place" detours into fuzak), the sprightly hip-hop rhythms, the horns that punctuate "Line in the Dust," the simple, playful pop pleasures of "Shadow Hand" prove Hornsby can grow. He's still a super technician with ambitious production and arrangement designs, but his singing has grown more soulful with age. He'll never cut a convincing barrelhouse tune, as "Preacher in the Ring Pt. 1" attests, but his journey into Steely Dan-type sophistication brings his approach new life. --Rob O'Connor

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Bruce Hornsby - Spirit Trail

Tracks: 17, Disk length: 1h 17m 33s