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Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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John T. from LACONIA, NH
Reviewed on 10/24/2010...
Very good album from Mr. Hornsby, who I'm not too familiar with. Some cool stuff in the jazzy/blues rock vein, some nice duets, good piano playing. The guy has good taste
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This is the one to get
Bob | Arco, Idaho United States | 10/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't own any Hornsby cd's, and you're reading the reviews to pick one, this is the one to get.
Here's the deal. I bought "The Way It Is" and "Scenes From The Southside" as soon as they came out and listened to them everyday until I knew them backwards! I was totally hooked. And I went and heard the band play live a bunch of times and totally freaked out. They are great albums for sure.
When "A Night on the Town" came out either I was going in a different way with my tastes, or it just wasn't as good. I listened to it a bit, but not nearly as intensely as the first two discs.
Then I lost track of Bruce.
A half a year or so ago I was on a gig with a bass player who said he keeps "Harbor Lights" in his car disc-changer at all times. So I thought it was time to give him another shot. I'm really glad I did.
While the previous albums were great, and had individual masterpieces on them, this cd is the complete package. It totally flows from track to track with NO WEAK TUNES. I think this really is the best thing he's done as far as having all the facets of a great album covered. The writing is great, the performances are great, the recording is great, the mood of the whole thing is perfect. THIS IS CLASSIC HORNSBY.
I think this is his highest achievement as a recording artist.
I've gotten a few of the more recent ones, and they have some nice stuff on them, but this one is THE Hornsby classic.
There are certain albums I can always count on. If I have a long trip in the car, I know I can totally groove (and be totally musically satisfied) with albums like Donald Fagen's "The Nightfly"; Joni Mitchell "Blue", Elton John's "Tumbleweed Connection", James Taylor's "Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon."
I'm proud to say that "Harbor Lights" makes it into my list of all-timers."
This is what music should be!
Andy Agree | Omaha, NE | 07/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All my life I've sought out music, across all genres, that I find exciting, moving, deep and compelling. I recently stumbled into this already aging album from an artist I had found only mildly interesting back in his late-80s heyday, and I knew I had found such music. "Harbor Lights", and its companion from two years later "Hot House" rank together as Bruce's masterworks, and establish him securely as both an artist and a pianist of significance. What kind of music is it? Well, I guess you'd have to call it rock 'n roll - but at its best, rock has always drawn from musical sources all over the map, be it jazz, gospel, country, or western swing, and it takes a musician as grounded and immensely talented as Bruce to pull it off with such seeming ease, so richly, and so satisfyingly. And his piano chops? Hands down, the best in rock history. Of special note: Pastures of Plenty is my favorite song ever by Bruce, because it includes all his best elements woven together, and is made even more memorable by Jerry Garcia's guitar solo."