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While it would be a little too extreme to -- to paraphrase Frank Zappa -- call this Bruce Hornsby's "Shut Up and Play Your Piano" album, Halcyon Days is something of a return to roots for the erstwhile ivory tickler. Whether cleaving gentle, island-kissed polyrhythms, as on the wry morality play "Gonna Be Some Changes Made," or tackling things entirely all-but-solo, as on the Crescent City–tinged Randy Newman sound-alike "Heir Gordon," Hornsby ensures that those 88 keys are stationed front and center. That's no mean feat when you consider the fact that he's teaming with guests such as Eric Clapton, who adds guitar to three songs while harmonizing on the good-time jaunt...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While it would be a little too extreme to -- to paraphrase Frank Zappa -- call this Bruce Hornsby's "Shut Up and Play Your Piano" album, Halcyon Days is something of a return to roots for the erstwhile ivory tickler. Whether cleaving gentle, island-kissed polyrhythms, as on the wry morality play "Gonna Be Some Changes Made," or tackling things entirely all-but-solo, as on the Crescent City–tinged Randy Newman sound-alike "Heir Gordon," Hornsby ensures that those 88 keys are stationed front and center. That's no mean feat when you consider the fact that he's teaming with guests such as Eric Clapton, who adds guitar to three songs while harmonizing on the good-time jaunt "Candy Mountain Run"; Sting, whose wavering tenor adds an added layer of poignancy to the title track; and Elton John, Hornsby's duet partner on "Dreamland," a late-night musing that wafts along smoothly on waves of orchestration. But despite his low-key demeanor, Hornsby has always been a forceful performer with an easily recognizable style, which he plies with abundant charisma on Halcyon Days.
All Music Guide - Skyler Miller
Big Swing Face announced a new and improved Bruce Hornsby, one who wasn't afraid to "Try Anything Once." The lead track of Halcyon Days, "Gonna Be Some Changes Made" -- subtly echoing "The Way It Is" in its piano work -- continues this affirmation of progress, although Hornsby's growth is not sustained across the entire album. Still, the first half of Halcyon Days, while much less ambitious than Big Swing Face, starts off promisingly enough. From the poppy "Changes" to the soothing title track, Hornsby delivers an agreeable set of songs. In its own restrained way, it's a bid for commercial airplay, with guest stars Elton John, Sting, and Eric Clapton all doing their part for the cause.
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  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969265222
  • Catalog Number: 92652

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gonna Be Some Changes Made - Sting
  2. 2 Candy Mountain Run - Eric Clapton & Eric Clapton
  3. 3 Dreamland - Elton John
  4. 4 Circus On The Moon
  5. 5 Halcyon Days - Sting
  6. 6 What The Hell Happened
  7. 7 Hooray For Tom
  8. 8 Heir Gordon
  9. 9 Mirror On The Wall
  10. 10 Song F
  11. 11 Lost In The Snow
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruce Hornsby Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Bruce Hornsby & the Range Indexed Contributor
Elton John Vocals
Sting Vocals
Dan Reed Violin
Lloyd Jones Vocals, Background Vocals
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Karen Dreyfus Viola
Sonny Emory Drums
Jeanne Ingram Violin
Myung Hi Kim Violin
Jeanne LeBlanc Cello
Suzanne Ornstein Violin
Sandra Park Violin
Wayne Pooley Guitar
Sue Pray Viola
Laura Seaton Violin
Doug Derryberry Guitar
Bobby Read Clarinet
Paul Woodiel Violin
J. Collier Bass
Sarah Seiver Cello
Eileen Moon Cello
James "Woody" Green Background Vocals
Sharon Yamada Violin
Robert Rinehart Viola
Elizabeth Dyson Cello
Lisa Kim Violin
Fiona Simon Violin
Vivek Kamath Viola
Jung Sun Yoo Violin
Dawn Hannay Viola
Sarah Kim Violin
Matthew Lehmann Violin
David Creswell Viola
Duoming Ba Violin
Maryia Borozina Violin
R.S. Hornsby Guitar
Kurt Muroki Bass
Ayano Ninomiya Violin
Satoshi Okamoto Bass
Ralph Payne Background Vocals
Donnie Stuckey Background Vocals
Michael Roth Violin
Soohyun Kwon Violin
Ralph Payne Background Vocals
Bonnie Bonaparte Percussion
Woody Green Background Vocals
J.V. Collier Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Bruce Hornsby Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Simon Climie Engineer
Alan Douglas Engineer
Kevin Halpin Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Wayne Pooley Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
John Thomas Orchestral Arrangements
David Bett Art Direction
Matt Still Engineer
Brian Garten Engineer
Peter Harris Orchestral Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hornsby Fans Will Want This One, Too

    I'm a die-hard Bruce Hornsby fan, but I don't like everything he has done. "Halcion Days" is no different, with great and poor on the same CD. I loved "Gonna Be Some Changes Made", "Circus On the Moon," and "Mirror On the Wall". The reason they appeal to me is that they are real music, full of interesting and creative sounds and tunes. The piano is there, of course, even though it doesn't dominate like it has at times in earlier albums. This CD is still not as good as his early albums, and the recent "Here Come the Noisemakers." I've listened to this one many times, and even the weaker songs can get stuck in your head. I'm happy with my purchase.

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