Hard Times on Easy Street

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Hard Times on Easy Street
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Studio album by David Lynn Jones
Released 1987
Genre Country
Length 37:11
Label Mercury
Producer
David Lynn Jones chronology
Hard Times on Easy Street
(1987)
Wood, Wind and Stone
(1990)Wood, Wind and Stone1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Hard Times on Easy Street is a 1987 album by country singer David Lynn Jones. It was his first release. Willie Nelson's version of "Living in the Promiseland" was a number one hit in 1986. "High Ridin' Heroes" is a duet with Waylon Jennings. The album produced four singles: "Bonnie Jean (Little Sister)", "High Ridin' Heroes", "The Rogue", and "Tonight in America".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Lynn Jones; "Tonight in America" co-written by Jimmy Everett.[2]

  1. "Bonnie Jean (Little Sister)" — 3:20
  2. "High Ridin' Heroes" — 3:13
  3. "Home of My Heart" — 3:52
  4. "The Rogue" — 4:10
  5. "No Easy Way Out" — 5:02
  6. "Living in the Promiseland" — 3:47
  7. "Tonight in America" — 3:39
  8. "Valley of a Thousand Years" — 3:26
  9. "Hard Time on Easy Street" — 3:08
  10. "See How Far We've Come" — 3:56

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Strings
  • Grace Bahng
  • Elaine Boda
  • David Davidson
  • Rosemary Harris
  • Connie Heard
  • Edgar Meyer
  • Mary K. Parker
  • Kris Wilkinson
Background vocals
Technical
  • Richie Albright — production
  • Don Cobb — assistant engineering
  • Jim Gaines — engineering
  • David Lynn Jones — production
  • Edgar Meyer — string arrangements
  • Wayne Neuendorf — engineering
  • Gary Paczosa — assistant engineering
  • Eric Paul — assistant engineering
  • Denny Purcell — mastering
  • Mick Ronson — production

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "Hard Times on Easy Street review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hard Times on Easy Street (LP jacket). David Lynn Jones. Mercury Records. 1987. 832 518 1.