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A Night On The Town

Bruce Hornsby and the Range

Initial release : June 1990

RCA/BMG 2041-2-R

The third and last Bruce Hornsby and the Range album. Later Hornsby albums were credited to just Hornsby. Jerry Garcia plays on two tracks and there are many other guests. The album includes Stander On The Mountain which was performed on a couple of occasions by the Grateful Dead.


  • A Night on the Town (Bruce Hornsby / John Hornsby)
  • Carry the Water (Bruce Hornsby)
  • Fire on the Cross (Bruce Hornsby / John Hornsby)
  • Barren Ground (Bruce Hornsby / John Hornsby)
  • Across the River (Bruce Hornsby / John Hornsby)
  • Stranded on Easy Street (Bruce Hornsby / John Hornsby)
  • Stander on the Mountain (Bruce Hornsby)
  • Lost Soul (Bruce Hornsby)
  • Another Day (Bruce Hornsby)
  • Special Night (Bruce Hornsby)
  • These Arms of Mine (Bruce Hornsby)

Bruce Hornsby & The Range;

  • Bruce Hornsby - piano, accordion, synthesizers, vocals
  • George Marinelli Jr. - guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • John Molo - drums, percussion
  • John Puerta - bass, vocals
There are guest musicians on all but one of the tracks. Garcia plays on two of these tracks. The CD booklet provides guest information.

Carry the Water;

  • Laura Creamer - backing vocals
  • Shaun Murphy - backing vocals
Fire on the Cross;
  • Bela Fleck - banjo
  • Wayne Shorter - saxophone
Barren Ground;
  • Shawn Colvin - backing vocals
  • Bela Fleck - banjo
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar
Across The River;
  • Laura Creamer - backing vocals
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar
  • Shaun Murphy - backing vocals
Stranded on Easy Street;
  • David Mansfield - guitar
  • Jimmie Wood - harmonica
Stander on the Mountain;
  • Charlie Haden - bass
  • David Mansfield - violin
  • Shawn Colvin - backing vocals
Lost Soul;
  • Shawn Colvin - vocals
Another Day;
  • David Lasley - backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller - backing vocals
Special Night;
  • Shawn Colvin - backing vocals
These Arms of Mine;
  • Brigette Bryant - backing vocals
  • David Lasley - backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller - backing vocals
  • Fred White - backing vocals

  • Producers - Bruce Hornsby, Don Gehman
  • Engineer, mixing - Ed Thacker
  • Engineer (Carry The Water) - Eddie King
  • Keyboard technician - Paul "Fuel" Johnson
  • Percussion and keyboard programming - Phil "Spheel" Shenale
  • Additional engineer - Eddie King, "Sound" Steve Cormier, Don Gehman
  • Assistant engineer - Don Bosworth, Ted Pattison, Chris Winter, Robin Laine-Levine, John Pilatus, Neal Pogue
  • Mastering - Stephen Marcusson
  • Production coordinator - Sharona Sabbag
  • Representation - Tom Neece Management
  • Special thanks to Senator Bill Bradley fore inspiration on Barren Ground and to William Hoffman for inspiration on Stander On The Mountain
  • Thanks to - Bob Buziak, Rick Dobbis, Paul Atkinson, Tim Neece, Fred Ansis, Sharona Sabbag, Kathy Hornsby, Noelle Swan, Gary Haber, Arlene Katz, Rob Light, Eileen and Phil Gregory, Steve Dyer at Baldwin
  • Art direction - Ria Lewerke, Norman Moore
  • Photography - Peter Miller
  • Design - Norman Moore
  • Recorded at Record One, Kingsound and Larrabee Studios
  • Mixed at Chapel and Larrabee Studios
  • Mastered at Precision

Stander On The Mountain was performed on a couple of occasions by the Grateful Dead whilst Hornsby was a member of the group in the early 1990s.

Related releases

Two singles and one EP were released in conjuntion with this album;

  • Across The River / Fire On The Cross, Bruce Hornsby, July 1990, RCA 2621
  • Lost Soul / Stander On The Mountain, Bruce Hornsby, Oct 1990, RCA 2704
  • Set Me In Motion EP / Carry The Water / Barren Ground / Another Day, Bruce Hornsby, May 1991, RCA
At least one promo single was released in conjunction with this album;
  • Fire On The Cross / Lost Soul (Edit) / Fire On The Cross (Live version), Bruce Hornsby, 1990
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