A Night on the Town (Bruce Hornsby album)

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A Night on the Town
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Studio album by Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Released May 25, 1990
Genre Rock, Soft rock
Length 55:07
Label RCA Records
Producer Bruce Hornsby, Don Gehman
Bruce Hornsby chronology
Scenes from the Southside
(1988)Scenes from the Southside1988
A Night on the Town
Harbor Lights
(1993)Harbor Lights1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

A Night on the Town was the third and final studio album by Bruce Hornsby and the Range. Following albums would be credited to Hornsby alone. A Night on the Town features Hornsby's last significant hit single, "Across the River", which spent one week at the top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. Bruce Hornsby chose Laurelle Brooks as the female lead in the music video for "Across the River".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bruce Hornsby except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Night on the Town" Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby 4:26
2. "Carry the Water"   5:09
3. "Fire on the Cross" Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby 4:39
4. "Barren Ground" Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby 5:29
5. "Across the River" Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby 5:10
6. "Stranded on Easy Street" Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby 3:54
7. "Stander on the Mountain"   6:10
8. "Lost Soul"   5:45
9. "Another Day"   4:24
10. "Special Night"   4:11
11. "These Arms of Mine"   5:53


  • Bruce Hornsby – vocals, piano, synthesizer, accordion
  • George Marinelli – guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Joe Puerta – bass, backing vocals
  • John Molo – drums

Additional personnel, by track[edit]

  • "Carry the Water" – Laura Creamer and Shaun Murphy (backing vocals)
  • "Fire on the Cross" – Béla Fleck (banjo), Wayne Shorter (saxophone)
  • "Barren Ground"– Shawn Colvin (backing vocals), Béla Fleck (banjo), Jerry Garcia (guitar)
  • "Across the River"– Jerry Garcia (guitar), Laura Creamer and Shaun Murphy (backing vocals)
  • "Stranded on Easy Street" – David Mansfield (guitar), Jimmie Wood (harmonica)
  • "Stander on the Mountain" – Charlie Haden (upright bass), David Mansfield (violin), Shawn Colvin (backing vocals)
  • "Lost Soul" – Shawn Colvin (vocals)
  • "Another Day" – David Lasley and Arnold McCuller (backing vocals)
  • "Special Night" – Shawn Colvin (backing vocals)
  • "These Arms of Mine" – Bridgette Bryant, David Lasley, Arnold McCuller and Fred White (backing vocals)


  • Produced by Bruce Hornsby and Don Gehman
  • Engineered by Ed Thacker (Tracks #1, 3-11) and Eddie King (Track #2).
  • Additional Engineering – Steve "Sound" Cormier, Don Gehman and Eddie King.
  • Assistant Engineers – Don Bosworth, Robin Laine-Levine, Ted Pattison, John "Chamberlin" Pilatus, Neal Pogue and Chris Winter.
  • Recorded at Record One (Sherman Oaks, CA), Kingsound Studios (Hollywood Hills, CA) and Larabee Sound Studios (N. Hollywood, CA).
  • Mixed by Ed Thacker at Larabee Sound Studios and Chapel Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Mastering (Hollywood, CA).
  • Keyboard Technician – Paul Johnson
  • Production Coordination – Sharona Sabbag
  • Art Direction – Norman Moore and Ria Lewerke
  • Photography – Peter Miller
  • Management – Tim Neece

Charts and certifications[edit]