Blue Sky – Night Thunder

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Blue Sky – Night Thunder
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Studio album by Michael Murphey
Released 1975
Genre Country, cowboy music
Length 34:52
Label Epic
Producer Bob Johnston
Michael Murphey chronology
Michael Murphey
(1973)Michael Murphey1973
Blue Sky – Night Thunder
(1975)
Swans Against the Sun
(1976)Swans Against the Sun1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Blue Sky – Night Thunder is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Murphey and is considered one of the seminal albums of his career. Released in 1975, it produced two major hit singles—the platinum-certified "Wildfire" and "Carolina in the Pines"—and established him as a major force in popular music. Members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band provided backing on some of the tracks.

The album was Murphey's most successful and reached #18 on the Billboard album chart, eventually selling 800,000 US copies.[2] It remains his most commercially successful album to date.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wildfire" (Murphey, Larry Cansler) – 4:47
  2. "Carolina in the Pines" (Murphey) – 3:54
  3. "Goodbye Old Desert Rat" (Murphey) – 3:53
  4. "Wild Bird" (Murphey) – 2:24
  5. "Blue Sky Riding Song" (Murphey) – 3:32
  6. "Medicine Man" (Murphey, Murphey) – 3:49
  7. "Secret Mountain Hideout" (Murphey, Jac Murphey) – 3:56
  8. "Without My Lady There" (Murphey) – 2:33
  9. "Night Thunder" (Murphey) – 2:46
  10. "Rings of Life" (Murphey, Gary P. Nunn) – 3:18[2][3]

Personnel[edit]

Music

  • Michael Murphey – vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • John McEuen – banjo
  • Jerry Mills – mandolin
  • Sam Broussard – guitar
  • Richard Dean – guitar, background vocals
  • Jac Murphy – keyboards
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Michael McKinney – bass, background vocals
  • Harry Wilkinson – drums
  • Tracy Nelson – background vocals
  • Jeff Hanna – background vocals
  • Jimmy Ibbotson – background vocals

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c Dillon, Charlotte. "Blue Sky – Night Thunder". Allmusic. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Blue Sky – Night Thunder". Discogs. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 

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