Scenes from the Southside

Scenes from the Southside

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by Bruce Hornsby & the Range
     
 

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Although many bands feel pressure to record the follow-up to a successful debut, Bruce Hornsby is a seasoned musician who is comfortable in his own skin. For the most part, he and his band stick to the same formula that brought them success with The Way It Is. In other words, Scenes From the Southside is another strong set of piano-based pop with catchy

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Although many bands feel pressure to record the follow-up to a successful debut, Bruce Hornsby is a seasoned musician who is comfortable in his own skin. For the most part, he and his band stick to the same formula that brought them success with The Way It Is. In other words, Scenes From the Southside is another strong set of piano-based pop with catchy melodies. While the other musicians are able, they just fill out the sound -- this is Hornsby's gig. One of his greatest strengths is that, despite being an accomplished musician, he never shows off his chops at the expense of the song. The lyrics offer a slice of Americana; co-written with his brother, John Hornsby, the songs conjure up feelings of national pride ("Defenders of the Flag") as well as small-town nostalgia ("The Road Not Taken"). However the highlights of the album are the minor hits "Look out Any Window" and "The Valley Road," with their sprawling, grandiose arrangements that rank among his finest work. While not quite as consistent as their debut, Scenes From the Southside is one of Hornsby's best efforts and a must-own for fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972678924
catalogNumber:
726789
Rank:
34486

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Performance Credits

Bruce Hornsby & the Range   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Bruce Hornsby   Dulcimer,Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals
Jeff Gerson   Percussion
Huey Lewis   Harp
John Molo   Drums
Joe Puerta   Bass,Background Vocals
David Roitstien   Mandolin
George Marinelli   Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bruce Hornsby   Producer
Greg Bartheld   Engineer
Jimmy Bralower   drum programming
Jim Dineen   Engineer
Neil Dorfsman   Producer,Engineer
Rob Jacobs   Engineer
Dennis Keeley   Cover Photo
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Julian Stoll   Engineer
Norman Moore   Art Direction
Ria Lewerke   Art Direction
Eddie King   Engineer

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