A Night on the Town (Bruce Hornsby album)

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A Night on the Town
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 25, 1990
GenreRock, Soft rock
LabelRCA Records
ProducerBruce Hornsby, Don Gehman
Bruce Hornsby chronology
Scenes from the Southside
A Night on the Town
Harbor Lights
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 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.

1."A Night on the Town"Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby4:26
2."Carry the Water" 5:09
3."Fire on the Cross"Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby4:39
4."Barren Ground"Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby5:29
5."Across the River"Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby5:10
6."Stranded on Easy Street"Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby3:54
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]


  1. ^ Newson, Jim. Bruce Hornsby and the Range: A Night on the Town > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bruce Hornsby & the range – A Night on the Town" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  3. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  4. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bruce Hornsby & the range – Scenes from the Southside". Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bruce Hornsby & the range – Scenes from the Southside". Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Bruce Hornsby | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  7. ^ "Bruce Hornsby Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Bruce Hornsby – Scenes from the Southside". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Scenes from the Southside in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.