Bruce Hornsby’s Spirit Trail 25th anniversary box set is out now! Purchase links are below. We’ve had a month-long release party here on Bruuuce.com, where we looked back on the record – with your help!
You can pick up your copy of Spirit Trail 25th anniversary box set now at:
- Spirit Trail 25th anniversary CD set (Amazon)
- Spirit Trail 25th anniversary LP set (Amazon)
- Spirit Trail iTunes (Apple Music)
Here on Bruuuce.com we took a look back at various documents, reviews and online chats from 1998, and how the world was living 25 years ago. Here’s a link to each:
We also enjoyed your thoughts on:
King of the Hill
“A really solid opener to the album that has aged well. It’s great on stage with the expansive piano solo in the middle being a portal to extended jamming.” – Andrew S
“Always been one of my favorites. Love the lead piano riff in the middle of the song. Boo Radley has a great lead in it too.” – Brad H
“This song has long been one of my favorites. The guitar riff underneath Bruce’s piano runs in the intro and coming out of the chorus complement each other so well. Another song with a lot of room for the Noisemakers to *really* stretch out and thus this one is incredible on stage. The imagery in the chorus is great – I can feel myself sitting in a hailstorm with the wind “whipping” my face. Songs like this and a few others (King of the Hill, Funhouse) are why Spirit Trail holds up so well – they are expansive and have a lot of space for extended jamming.” – Andrew S.
Sneaking Up on Boo Radley
“To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite movie. So much that I named my dog Scout. Her formal name is Miss Jean Louise Sneakin’ Up on Boo Radley” – Virginia W.
“It seems to reflect the movie and that scene pretty well. Dark but hopeful. A kid’s sense of curiosity, fear and adventure.” – Keith A.
Preacher in the Ring
“Hard to pick a favorite track on Spirit Trail. But if I HAD to, it would be Fortunate Son.” – Chris B.
“Amazing such a moving song have no words to describe it ! Amazing spirit, divine talent” – Terry W.
“Swan Song is amazing. So happy to see this number popping up at live shows on the 25th tour. It’s too good not to be played more! One of Bruce’s best!” – Charlie G.
“Swan Song is in the pantheon of songs like Road Not Taken, which is just a beautiful song with a great piano hook driving the melody. Obviously, it works really well as an encore, but it’s long been one of my favorite Bruce songs. It’s my favorite song off Spirit Trail.” – Andrew S.