Horizon (Eddie Rabbitt album)

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Horizon
Studio album by Eddie Rabbitt
Released June 20, 1980
Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado
Genre Country pop
Label Elektra
Producer David Malloy
Eddie Rabbitt chronology
Loveline
(1979)
Horizon
(1980)
Step by Step
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Horizon is the sixth studio album of country music artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was released in 1980 under the Elektra Records label. The album produced two singles, both of which reached number one on country charts. The lead-off single "Drivin' My Life Away" reached number 5 on the Billboard 100 and 9 the Adult Contemporary chart. The other single, "I Love a Rainy Night" reached number one on all three charts, the only single in Rabbitt's career to ever do so.

Horizon reached number one on country album charts and ultimately reached platinum status. Allmusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5 and praised the tracks on side one for their "sun-inspired, guitar-based productions, heavy on the echo" but described second side as being "a bit ballad-heavy." The review described the album as a "rockabilly release". In 2009, the full album was released in CD format.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Love a Rainy Night" (David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even Stevens) - 3:11
  2. "747" (Rabbitt) - 3:07
  3. "Drivin' My Life Away" (Malloy, Rabbitt, Stevens) - 3:17
  4. "Short Road to Love" (Rabbitt, Stevens) - 2:37
  5. "Rockin' with My Baby" (Malloy, Rabbitt, Stevens) - 2:31
  6. "I Need to Fall in Love Again" (Paul Overstreet, Stevens) - 2:31
  7. "So Deep in Your Love" (Malloy, Rabbitt, Stevens) - 3:25
  8. "What Will I Write" (Malloy, Rabbitt, Stevens) - 3:01
  9. "Pretty Lady" (Malloy, Rabbitt, Stevens) - 3:28
  10. "Just the Way It Is" (Rabbitt, Stevens) - 3:45

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 19
Canadian RPM Country Albums 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC CAN Country CAN CAN AC
1980 "Drivin' My Life Away" 1 5 3 2 45 2
"I Love a Rainy Night" 1 1 1 4 11

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes[2]

String arrangements by Randy McCormick and Larry Muhoberac

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Horizon (LP). Eddie Rabbitt. Elektra Records. 1980. 6E-276. 
Preceded by
Urban Cowboy by Various Artists
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs by Dolly Parton
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 13, 1980
April 25, 1981
Succeeded by
Urban Cowboy by Various Artists
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Willie Nelson