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Spirit Trail


Download links and information about Spirit Trail by Bruce Hornsby. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:26:39 minutes.

Artist: Bruce Hornsby
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:26:39
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No. Title Length
1. King of the Hill 6:19
2. Resting Place 4:45
3. Preacher In the Ring, Pt. 1 5:02
4. Preacher In the Ring, Pt. 2 4:46
5. Song C (Instrumental) 2:47
6. Sad Moon 6:33
7. Pete & Manny 3:15
8. Fortunate Son 4:15
9. Sneaking Up On Boo Radley 5:15
10. Great Divide 5:01
11. Line In the Dust 4:42
12. See the Same Way 5:36
13. Shadow Hand 4:16
14. Sunlight Moon 4:20
15. Listen to the Silence 4:34
16. Funhouse 4:22
17. Song D 2:02
18. Swan Song 4:56
19. Variations On Swan Song & Song D (Instrumental) 3:53



Spirit Trail is a portrait of unchecked self-indulgence; its tracks, with their overly busy arrangements, go on too long, not to mention the extended instrumental piano interludes that suddenly pop up here and there and, for example, the two versions of "Preacher in the Ring," with different music and lyrics, neither of them very interesting. Musically and lyrically, Bruce Hornsby is badly in need of an editor. The music should be cut, and the lyrics to these story songs should be streamlined — often they do not sit well on the music—- and clarified — it's usually difficult to tell exactly what he's singing about. But none of this is to criticize Hornsby as a player. He may feel compelled to display his picture ID from his days at the Berklee College of Music in the CD booklet, but nobody has ever questioned his technical ability. Maybe, however, it's time for him to go all the way into instrumental jazz or new age music. If the lyrics to the album-closing "Swan Song" are any indication, he has some changes in mind, and not a moment too soon. It's hard to imagine that a major label is going to continue to subsidize records like this for the pop market much longer.