Bought The Way It Is on vinyl last week... secondhand, cost me € 1. When the first song began playing, I immediately thought "this might be a good album!" Somehow I have a Mexican album, with the song titles translated to Mexican below the normal song titles. (I live in The Netherlands so this is kinda strange ;) ) But every song on this album is just great! I Only knew Bruce Hornsby from The Way It Is and the song with Don Henley "The End Of The Innocence"
I'm sorry, but this guy's got nothing to do with Steve Winwood other than that they were both big in the 80s–and that was only one phase of Winwood's career. I can only imagine the number of Hornsby fans who get more recent Latin-influenced, jazzy jams such as [track artist=Steve Winwood]Phoenix Rising[/track] on their Recommended Radio streams and wonder the same thing.
si, me transporta tambien, couldn't have said it better..went to a concert of his, thought it would be the band, but he walked out on stage and played solo for over an hour, I don't think I breathed much and years later, the musical memory is still breathtaking
Seen Bruce tagged as "Heartland Rock" recently. It actually makes a lot of sense, would catch some others like Mellencamp and Springsteen perhaps. Interesting. Hot House is like country jazz, southern-fried bebop. Go Bruce.
Hornsby is more of a mainstream second-string American artist somewhat past his prime, as such he's probably not going to be strongly represented on Last.fm with its strong European, world and underground orientation. Hornsby's Harbor Lights is one of my very favorite love songs of all time. His decent whitebread sensibility actually defines the heart of my own identity, or at least used to. Solid, wise, decent, surprisingly and tastefully inventive--friendly music.
My favorites are: Harbor Lights, Spider Fingers, Tango King, Hot House, What A Time, Pastures Of Plenty, Cruise Control, White Wheeled Limousine, King Of The Hill, Preacher In The Ring, Boo Radley - shortly: The Harbour Lights and Hot House CD & Here Come The Noisemakers. Those live Jam-Sessions are awsome. Sad that he doesn't tour Europe. :(
And I also like Marc Cohn (Walking in Memphis)