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  • The Way It Is The Way It Is Quick View

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    The Way It Is


    Mastered For This Recording By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    180g Vinyl Pressed at RTI


    Packaged In Gatefold Jacket


    Liner Notes Contain All Lyrics


    ''Hornsby's Smashing Debut...An iconic musical Americana...A Perfect Album!''


    Bruce Hornsby and the Range made a spectacular musical debut.''The Way It Is'' is a poignant, soulful, and powerful album with a flawless tracklist, beautiful melodies, feel-good rock numbers, phenomenal ballads, and socially conscious tunes such as the title track. There isn't a minute of ''The Way It Is'' that suggests it's a debut album. The album was an instant classic, one of the most complete and cherished recordings of the 1980s that went on to win the 1986 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Not since Elton John and Billy Joel came along, had a piano player made such a major impact on the pop/rock music scene.

    Perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that the music is so accomplished, Hornsby was already a consummate musician and songwriter when he made it. The record presented a unique, fresh sound, distinguished by Hornsby's remarkable, whimsical piano playing. ''The Way It Is'' was unlike anything else on the radio at the time, a combination of pop, rock, folk, jazz, classical, bluegrass and country music. The band incorporates a wide range of instruments in the songs to support this mix - mandolin, guitar, violin, piano, and even harmonica. The songwriting is fantastic, Hornsby paints vivid portraits of life in the mountain ranges, winding rivers, jagged coasts, towering forests, and stretching farmlands of his beloved Virginia. He maintains a hopeful outlook for love and happiness even during tough times both emotionally and economically. Fellow musician Huey Lewis is featured on the album, lending his harmonica and vocal talents to the track, ''Down the Road Tonight''. Lewis also helped produce the song, along with the track, ''The Long Race'' and ''The River Runs Low''.

    1. On The Western Skyline
    2. Every Little Kiss
    3. Mandolin Rain
    4. The Long Race
    5. The Way It Is
    6. Down The Road Tonight
    7. The Wild Frontier
    8. The River Runs Low
    9.The Red Plains
    Bruce Hornsby & The Range
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Way It Is The Way It Is Quick View

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    The Way It Is

    The Way It Is is Bruce Hornsby and the Range's debut album, released in 1986. Led by its hit title track, the album went on to achieve multi-Platinum status and helped the group to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.


    The group has a distinct sound of its own, often led by Hornsby's bright piano chords and elastic tenor. 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.


    It's no surprise that the music is so accomplished. Hornsby was no teenage neophyte when he made it, having kicked around the music business and gotten into his thirties, and the band includes such veterans as David Mansfield, who remembered as a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder troupe and the Alpha Band, as well as being a film composer.

    1. On The Western Skyline
    2. Every Little Kiss
    3. Mandolin Rain
    4. The Long Race
    5. The Way It Is
    6. Down The Road Tonight
    7. The Wild Frontier
    8. The River Runs Low
    9.The Red Plains
    Bruce Hornsby & The Range
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Scenes From The Southside Scenes From The Southside Quick View

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    Scenes From The Southside

    Look Out Any Window
    The Valley Road
    I Will Walk With You
    The Road Not Taken
    The Show Goes On
    The Old Playground
    Defenders of the Flag
    Jacob's Ladder
    Till The Dreaming's Done
    Bruce Hornsby & The Range
    $6.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Small cutout slit on cover Buy Now
  • Rehab Reunion Rehab Reunion Quick View

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    Rehab Reunion

    Rehab Reunion, Hornsby's piano-free new album, features guest appearances by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon as well as the magisterial soul-gospel singer Mavis Staples. Recorded in Williamsburg with The Noisemakers, produced by Hornsby, it's a trenchantly sung ten-song collection that spins into intricate dramatic scenes mundane things like skipping town ("M.I.A. in M.I.A.M.I."), calculating gratuities at restaurants ("Tipping"), and airport security as sensual experience ("TSA Man"). But it also captures rarer stretches of life that seek or attain transcendence.
    1. Over the Rise (featuring Justin Vernon)
    2. Soon Enough
    3. M.I.A. in M.I.A.M.I.
    4. Tipping
    5. Rehab Reunion
    6. Hey Kafka
    7. Tropical Cashmere Sweater
    8. TSA Man
    9. The Valley Road
    10. Celestial Road (featuring Mavis Staples)
    Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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