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Levitate (album)

Bruce’s first record credited to the Noisemakers, and from your votes in our polls, it’s looking like a favourite…

Released: September 15 2009

  1. The Black Rats of London

    Levitate
    Levitate, 2009

  2. Prairie Dog Town
  3. Cyclone
  4. Continents Drift
  5. Paperboy
  6. Invisible
  7. Levitate
  8. Here We Are Again
  9. Space is the Place
  10. Michael Raphael
  11. Simple Prayer
  12. In The Low Country

Dedicated to R.S. Hornsby.

Your favourites: [poll id=”9″]

 

Personnel:

Bruce Hornsby (piano, vocals, keyboards, dulcimer), R.S. Hornsby (guitar), J.V. Collier (bass), Sonny Emory (drums), J.T. Thomas (organ, keyboards, guitar), Bobby Read (reeds), Doug Derryberry (guitar), Eric Clapton (guitar), Blake Mills (guitar), Keefus Ciancia (new sounds), Andy Leftwich (fiddle), Z Berg (vocals), Floyd Hill (vocals), Tim Smith (vocals), Eric Jackson (vocals), Russell Hornsby (vocals), Keith Hornsby (vocals)

 

Reviews:

Some additional reviews that we’ve found, which are largely positive. Click on each title for the full review:

New York Times: “History meets hoedowns, and modernism visits the roadhouse in Bruce Hornsby’s music, which treats Americana as the broadest possible canvas. The songs on his new album “Levitate,” can be as rootsy as Mr. Hornsby’s accordion and dulcimer and as contemporary as a programmed drumbeat. Material from “Levitate” is the basis for a prospective Broadway show, “SCKBSTD,” that will have to be pretty cosmic to match the album.”

Pop Dose: “This batch is up to the task, at once highlighting both the unbridled live energy of the Noisemakers and the fearless studio experimentation that has enlivened some of Hornsby’s finest late-period work.”

Eat Sleep Drink Music: “The focus here is on the songs, which Hornsby pares down to their most essential parts without robbing the arrangements of any of their robust vitality.”

American Songwriter: “Levitate is a staggeringly great collection of songs by one of our most gifted songwriters and instrumentalists playing at the top of his game.”

AllMusic Guide: “Old-time Hornsby fans who fell away over the years might want to give this one a listen; it’s closer to his singer/songwriter self than he’s been in many years.”

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