Intersections 1985-2005

Intersections 1985-2005

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by Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby may have achieved crossover success in the '80s with hits such as "The Way It Is," but he's always been somewhat overshadowed by piano-playing peers Billy Joel and Elton John. This box set -- which joins four CDs with a DVD -- spotlights the thrilling journey Hornsby has taken by choosing the path less traveled, a road that's found him exploring


Bruce Hornsby may have achieved crossover success in the '80s with hits such as "The Way It Is," but he's always been somewhat overshadowed by piano-playing peers Billy Joel and Elton John. This box set -- which joins four CDs with a DVD -- spotlights the thrilling journey Hornsby has taken by choosing the path less traveled, a road that's found him exploring unexpected sounds and textures. The audio component offers one disc of hits, another filled with songs from side projects and soundtracks, and two more containing fan favorites -- here, Hornsby unexpectedly unearths a wealth of previously unreleased material for alternate versions of some of his best-known songs. Thus, "Jacob's Ladder" is turned into a Cajun bluegrass romp; an extended version of "The Way It Is" becomes a meditative solo piece featuring Bach-flavored classical overtones; and a 2004 in-concert walk through "The Valley Road" ends up being far more jaunty and soulful than its studio incarnation. Elsewhere, Hornsby pays homage to his buddies in the Grateful Dead (a mid-tempo "Jack Straw"), hero Keith Jarrett (the syncopated, New Orleans brass-stoked "Backhand"), and Bill Monroe (a twangy take on the traditional "Darlin' Cory" featuring Ricky Skaggs). And when Hornsby isn't channeling his inner Randy Newman on cuts like the self-deprecating "What the Hell Happened," he's seamlessly segueing out of his own songs with portions of songs by a variety of sources including Pink Floyd, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans. The DVD features an array of live performances, TV appearances, a handful of music videos (some directed by Spike Lee), and other odds and ends...even a duet with Branford Marsalis on "The Star-Spangled Banner," from the 1997 World Series. All this and more makes Intersections a fascinating overview of one of pop music's more overlooked artists.

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Disc 1

  1. The Way It Is
  2. Mandolin Rain
  3. The Valley Road
  4. Jacob's Ladder
  5. Nobody There But Me
  6. The End of Innocence
  7. Look out Any Window
  8. Across the River
  9. Lost Soul
  10. Fields of Gray/That's Where It's At
  11. Walk in the Sun
  12. Gonna Be Some Changes Made
  13. Dreamland

Disc 2

  1. Song a
  2. Song B
  3. Song C
  4. Song D
  5. Variations on Swan Song & Song D
  6. Song F
  7. Song H
  8. Barcelona Mona
  9. Backhand
  10. Jack Straw
  11. Madman Across the Water
  12. Darlin' Cory
  13. The Valley Road
  14. Crown of Jewels
  15. Big Stick
  16. The Valley Road
  17. Hop, Skip and Jump
  18. Love Me Still
  19. Shadowland

Disc 3

  1. The Show Goes On
  2. Barren Ground
  3. A Night on the Town
  4. Talk of the Town
  5. Rainbow's Cadillac
  6. Pastures of Plenty
  7. Spider Fingers/Tempus Fugit
  8. White Wheeled Limousine/Long Black Veil
  9. King of the Hill/Twelve Tone Tune/Mystery Train

Disc 4

  1. Resting Place
  2. Preacher in the Ring, Pt. 1
  3. Preacher in the Ring, Pt. 2
  4. Fortunate Son/Comfortably Numb
  5. Sneaking Up on Boo Radley
  6. Shadowhand
  7. Sticks & Stones
  8. The Chill
  9. The Good Life
  10. What the Hell Happened
  11. Hooray for Tom
  12. Candy Mountain Run

Disc 5

  1. The Way It Is
  2. The Valley Road
  3. Look out Any Window
  4. Defenders of the Flag
  5. Across the River
  6. Talk of the Town
  7. Fields of Gray
  8. Walk in the Sun
  9. Swing Street
  10. Go Back to Your Woods
  11. Barcelona Mona
  12. Love Me Still
  13. The Valley Road
  14. The Mighty Quinn
  15. They Love Each Other
  16. Comfortably Numb
  17. Imagine
  18. Another Day
  19. The Tide Will Rise
  20. Talk of the Town
  21. Star-Spangled Banner
  22. Gonna Be Some Changes Made
  23. Candy Mountain Run

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Hornsby   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer,Mini Moog
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Ricky Skaggs   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Mickey Hart   Drums
Shawn Colvin   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Garcia   Guitar,Background Vocals
Grateful Dead   Track Performer
Elton John   Vocals
Bonnie Raitt   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lou Reed   Guitar
Roger Waters   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Weir   Guitar
Pat Metheny   Guitar
John D'earth   Horn
David Bendeth   Guitar
Andy Fairweather Low   Guitar
Snowy White   Guitar
Bob Bailey   Background Vocals
Bill Evans   Soprano Saxophone
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Jeff Baxter   Guitar
John Bigham   Guitar
Graham Broad   Drums
Bob Carpenter   Accordion,Vocal Harmony
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Doreen Chanter   Background Vocals
Ornette Coleman   Alto Saxophone
Laura Cramer-Dunville   Background Vocals
Laura Creamer   Background Vocals
Theodore "Bo" Dollis   Percussion,Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Sonny Emory   Drums
Jimmie Fadden   Drums
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Jeff Hanna   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Debra Henry   Background Vocals
Jimmy Ibbotson   Mandolin
Steve Kimock   Guitar
B.B. King   Guitar
Craig Klein   Trombone
Bill Kreutzmann   Drums
Bernie Leadon   Banjo
Patrick Leonard   Keyboards
Phil Lesh   Bass
John Leventhal   Guitar,Mandolin
Tony Levin   Bass
Levi Little   Background Vocals
Branford Marsalis   Horn,Tenor Saxophone
George Marinelli   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jason Marsalis   Drums
Jean McClain   Background Vocals
Jim Mills   Banjo
John Molo   Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Shawn Murphy   Background Vocals
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle
John Pierce   Bass
Joe Puerta   Bass
Randy Scruggs   Guitar
John Thomas   Organ
Vince Welnick   Organ,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Peter Wood   Keyboards
Roy Huskey   Upright Bass
Doug Derryberry   Guitar,Mandolin
Bobby Read   Bass Clarinet,EWI
John Tracy   Violin
Kyle Davis   Background Vocals
Mark Fain   Bass
Matt Perrine   Tuba
Lloyd Thomas Jones   Vocals,Background Vocals
James "Woody" Green   Background Vocals
Terry Burrell   Bass
Glen D. Wilson   Horn
Clarence Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Percy Miller   Trumpet
Clay Hess   Acoustic Guitar
Tim Green   Tenor Saxophone
Peter Harris   Conductor
R.S. Hornsby   Guitar
Ralph Payne   Background Vocals
Joshua Paxton   Organ
Rodney Denton   Drums
Reginald Houston   Baritone Saxophone
Sensational Gospel Tones   Background Vocals
Michael Baker   Drums

Technical Credits

Ricky Skaggs   Producer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer
Don Henley   Composer
Bruce Hornsby   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Elton John   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer
Bob Weir   Composer
Keith Jarrett   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
David Bendeth   Producer,Engineer
Robert Brookins   Programming
Milton Campbell   Composer
Simon Climie   Engineer
Ornette Coleman   Composer
Alan Douglas   Engineer
Gus Dudgeon   Producer
Don Gehman   Producer
David Gilmour   Composer
Kevin Halpin   Engineer
Mike Mangini   Producer
Mark Needham   Engineer
John Paris   Programming
Wayne Pooley   Producer,Engineer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
John Thomas   Orchestral Arrangements
Jon Tiven   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Sally Tiven   Composer
Steven Strassman   Engineer
Danny Dill   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer
John Seymour   Engineer
Michael Stevens   Producer
Bruce Hornsby & the Range   Producer
Charlie Haden & The Liberation Music Orchestra   Composer
David Bett   Art Direction
Matt Still   Engineer
Arnold Geher   Engineer
Milan Simich   Producer
Chris Agovino   Engineer
Sharon Kearney   Engineer
Gary Weis   Director
George Stevens   Producer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Yvette Stevens   Composer
Skoti Alain Elliott   Engineer
Brian Garten   Engineer
Sam Erickson   Director
Jeff Juliano   Engineer
Allen Newman   Director
Don Mischer   Director,Producer
Maurice Philips   Director
Traditional   Composer
Eddie King   Producer,Engineer
Peter Harris   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Galea McGregor   Producer
John Hornsby   Composer

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