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
A Night on the Town
Harbor Lights
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

A Night on the Town was the third and final 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 songs written and composed 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


Additional personnel, by track[edit]

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


  1. ^ Newson, Jim. Bruce Hornsby and the Range: A Night on the Town > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2011.