The Horse Legends

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The Horse Legends
Studio album by Michael Martin Murphey
Released July 8, 1997
Recorded Loft, Doghouse,
Audio Media Recorders,
Omni Recording Studios,
Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country, cowboy music
Length 43:17
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer
Michael Martin Murphey chronology
Sagebrush Symphony
(1995)
The Horse Legends
(1997)
Cowboy Songs Four
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Horse Legends is the twentieth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey. This is Murphey's tribute to the horse and contains a duet with Johnny Cash on "Tennessee Stud", cover versions of Dan Fogelberg's "Run for the Roses" and Gordon Lightfoot's "The Pony Man", and re-recordings of Murphey's "Wildfire" and "The Running Blood".[2] The Horse Legends was the last album Murphey recorded for Warner Bros. Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tennessee Stud" (with Johnny Cash) (Driftwood) – 4:11
  2. "Running Shadow" (Murphey) – 4:36
  3. "Ponies" (Bullock) – 3:54
  4. "Wildfire" (Murphey, Cansler) – 5:09
  5. "The Running Blood" (Murphey, Hoffner) – 4:15
  6. "See How All the Horses Come Dancing" (Murphey) – 5:10
  7. "Palomino Days" (Murphey) – 3:47
  8. "Run for the Roses" (Fogelberg) – 4:24
  9. "The Pony Man" (Lightfoot) – 3:46
  10. "Quarter Horse Rider (America's Horse)" (Murphey) – 4:05

Credits[edit]

Music

  • Michael Martin Murphey – vocals, producer
  • Johnny Cash – vocals
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar
  • Larry Byrom – acoustic guitar
  • Brent Mason – electric guitar
  • Steve Gibson – electric guitar, producer
  • Chris Leuzinger – 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Mark Casstevens – 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Sonny Garrish – steel guitar, dobro
  • Mark Howard – banjo, acoustic guitar
  • Hank Singer – fiddle, mandolin
  • Matt Rollings – piano
  • David Hoffner – piano, synthesizer
  • Joey Miskulin – accordion, producer
  • Michael Rhodes – electric bass
  • Craig Nelson – acoustic bass, electric bass
  • Mike Brignardello – bass
  • Eddie Bayers – drums
  • Tommy Wells – drums
  • Jerry Kroon – drums
  • Kenny Malone – percussion
  • John Wesley Ryles – background vocals
  • Lisa Silver – background vocals
  • Harry Stinson – background vocals
  • Gary Janney – background vocals
  • Dan Keen – background vocals
  • Curtis Young – background vocals
  • Dennis Wilson – background vocals

Production

  • Jim Ed Norman – producer
  • Bob Tassi – engineer
  • Rich Schirmer – engineer
  • Marshall Morgan – engineer, mixing
  • Toby Seay – engineer, mixing assistant
  • Scott "T-Bone" Stillman – assistant engineer
  • Tim Roberts – assistant engineer
  • Fred Mercer – assistant engineer
  • Bob Wright – assistant engineer
  • Jim Eaton – assistant engineer
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Don Cobb – editing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ McDonald, Steven. "Horse Legends". Allmusic. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 

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