Tonight We Ride

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Tonight We Ride
Tonight We Ride.jpg
Studio album by Michael Martin Murphey
Released 1986
Genre Country, popular
Length 40:54
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Jim Ed Norman
Michael Martin Murphey chronology
The Heart Never Lies
(1983)
Tonight We Ride
(1986)
Americana
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Tonight We Ride is the twelfth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey and his first for Warner Bros. Records. Released in 1986, the album was produced by Jim Ed Norman and contains guest performances by Pam Tillis, Reggie Young, Mark O'Connor, Charlie McCoy, and J.D. Souther. The album's title track was also its first single. The album peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tonight We Ride" (Michael Martin Murphey, Jim Ed Norman) – 3:42
  2. "Rollin' Nowhere" (Murphey) – 2:53
  3. "Innocent Hearts" (Murphey) – 4:18
  4. "Close to My Heart" (Murphey) – 3:40
  5. "Face to Face with the Night" (Murphey) – 4:05
  6. "Building Bridges" (Murphey, Rains) – 3:10
  7. "Fiddlin' Man" (Murphey) – 4:44
  8. "I'll Break Out Again Tonight" (Owens, Shaffer) – 3:28
  9. "The One That Got Away" (Murphey, Hoffner, Sonny Throckmorton) – 3:51
  10. "Santa Fe Cantina" (Murphey, Chick Rains) – 3:52
  11. "Ghost Town (Message from the Ghost Ranch)" (Murphey) – 3:11

Credits[edit]

Music

  • Michael Martin Murphey – vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica,
  • Fred Carter, Jr. – guitar
  • Paul Worley – guitar
  • Steve Gibson – guitar
  • Reggie Young – electric guitar
  • Josh Leo – guitar, mandolin
  • Sonny Garrish – steel guitar
  • Carmen Acciaioli – steel guitar
  • Buddy Emmons – steel guitar
  • Mitch Humphries – piano, synthesizer
  • Barry Beckett – piano
  • Dennis Burnside – piano, synthesizer
  • John Jarvis – piano, synthesizer
  • David Hoffner – synthesizer, piano
  • Mark O'Connor – fiddle
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Michael Rhodes – bass
  • Michael Bowden – bass
  • Eddie Bayers – drums
  • Pam Tillis – vocals
  • J.D. Souther – background vocals
  • Gary Pigg – background vocals
  • Robb Strandlund – background vocals
  • Thomas Flora – background vocals
  • Sonny Throckmorton – background vocals
  • Michael Lund – background vocals

Production

  • Nick DeCaro – arranger
  • Bergen White – arranger
  • Scott Hendricks – engineer
  • Chris Hammond – assistant engineer
  • Eric Prestidge – engineer, mastering, mixing
  • Lee Groizsch – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Glenn Meadows – mastering
  • Kurt Markus – photography
  • W.C. Matthews – design[2][3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Tonight We Ride". Allmusic. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Tonight We Ride". Discogs. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 

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