The Way It Is is the debut album of Bruce Hornsby & the Range, released in 1986. Led by its hit title track, the album went on to achieve multi-platinum status and helped the group to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Other hits from the album include "Mandolin Rain" and "Every Little Kiss". Huey Lewis features on harmonica and vocals on "Down the Road Tonight". Lewis also co-produced the song, along with the tracks "The Long Race" and "The River Runs Low".
Tracks 2 and 5 were written by Bruce Hornsby; all other songs written by Bruce Hornsby and John Hornsby.
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