|1. BaOn The Western Skyline|
|2. Every Little Kiss|
|3. Mandolin Rain|
|4. The Long Race|
|5. The Way It Is|
|6. Down The Road Tonight|
|7. The Wild Frontier|
|8. The River Runs Low|
|9. The Red Plains|
Japanese only 2009 remastered paper sleeve pressing. Includes two bonus tracks. Sony.
Bruce Hornsby is now best known for his stints playing keyboards with the Grateful Dead and for his involvement in such post-Dead projects as the Further Festival. An incomparable keyboard wizard whose skills are widely admired while his albums are consistently underrated, Hornsby's greatest commercial success is slipping rapidly into the past. His 1986 debut, The Way It Is (recorded with his band, the Range) is the high watermark of his career commercially, having sold several million copies and spawned a trio of hit singles, including "Mandolin Rain," "Every Little Kiss," and of course, the No. 1 smash, "The Way It Is." Overall, it's Hornsby's most tuneful album, though not necessarily his most accomplished work. His is a catalog that is long overdue for reevaluation. --Daniel Durchholz
I was fortunate enough to pick up copies of both The Way It Is and Scenes From The Southside sealed through the Amazon US marketplace a few years ago. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2013 by Bricktop
This album is great. Everything 80's pop could be in the hands of genuine artists. This is Americana before anyone had ever heard of the word. Read morePublished on May 22 2004
Bruce Hornsby worked with Ambrosia shortly before the group disbanded for seven years. That's how he met Range bassist Joe Puerta. Read morePublished on March 16 2004 by andy8047
"The way it is" is the most popular song by Bruce. It is also the best song that I can think of that he performs. It will be on his new release Greatest Radio Hits album.Published on Dec 23 2003 by "elmo531us"
This was a monster hit for Bruce but with several follow ups, he couldn't seem to generate the excitement of this album. Read morePublished on April 17 2003 by W. Grandy
Bruce Hornsby exploded onto the pop music scene from out of nowhere with 1986's "The Way it Is. Read morePublished on March 2 2003 by Brian D. Rubendall
At a time when drum machines and dance beats ruled the radio, Bruce Hornsby almost single-handedly revived heartland rock with this Appalachian-flavored debut. Read morePublished on July 12 2002 by Steven R. Seim
I can't believe this. The 1980s spawned some truly promising artists. Bruce Hornsby is not one of them. Read morePublished on July 9 2002 by The Groove
"The Way It Is", "Mandolin Rain" and "Every Little Kiss" blared out of my boombox radio when I was a kid, and not until I was in my mid-twenties did I... Read morePublished on May 3 2002 by "mdp_451"