Night Lights (Elliott Murphy album)
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|Elliott Murphy chronology|
|Christgau's Record Guide||C+|
Night Lights is the third major label album by singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy produced by Steve Katz and recorded at Electric Lady Studio. It was reviewed by Dave Marsh in Rolling Stone, where he wrote "In 1973 and 1974 it seemed to many of us in New York that it was a tossup whether Bruce Springsteen, the native poet of the mean streets, or Elliott Murphy, the slumming suburbanite with the ironic eye would became a national hero." The album featured guest appearances by fellow Long Island native Billy Joel and former Velvet Underground member Doug Yule. The cover photo of Murphy standing in Times Square early one Sunday Morning was taken by photographer Michael Dakota although stylised by Steven Meisel. The song "Lady Stilletto" was thought to be an homage to Patti Smith.
All tracks composed by Elliott Murphy
- "Diamonds by the Yard"
- "Deco Dance"
- "Rich Girls"
- "Abraham Lincoln Continental"
- "Isadora's Dancers"
- "You Never Know What You're In For"
- "Lady Stilletto"
- "Lookin' For a Hero"
- "Never As Old As You"
- Elliott Murphy – vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
- Billy Joel – piano on "Deco Dance"
- Michael Braun – drums
- Michael Brecker – horn
- Howard Johnson – horn
- Lou Marini – horn
- Lew Soloff – horn
- Ernie Brooks – bass
- Richard Davis – bass
- Jerry Harrison – organ, piano
- Steve Katz – background vocals
- Ralph Schuckett – organ, piano, horn and violin arrangement
- Doug Yule – guitar, background vocals
- Harry Lookofsky – violin
- Ruhllmann, William. Night Lights at AllMusic
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- http://www.elliottmurphy.com/downloads/rsnightlights.pdf[dead link]