The Way It Is" is a song by American rock group Bruce Hornsby and the Range. It was released in September 1986 as the second single from their debut album The Way It Is. It topped the charts in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands in 1986, and peaked inside the top twenty in such countries as Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Written by Bruce Hornsby, it made explicit reference to the Civil Rights Movement. Musically, the song is characterized by two long piano solos.
Bruce Hornsby & The Range. Bruce Hornsby and the Range - The Way It Is. Terms of Service. Album: Live: The Way It Is Tour 1986-87, 2016. by Bruce Hornsby and the Range from their 1986 album The Way It Is. This video is from Bruce's Intersections box set. Has been played on. Germany 1020.
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Said, hey little boy you can't go where the others go 'Cause you don't look like they do Said, hey old man how can you stand To think that way, did you really think about it Before you made the rules? He said, "Son, that's just the way it is Some things will never change That's just the way it is Ah but don't you believe them"
On the contrary, the record sounds like the culmination of a band's efforts over many years. The group has a distinct sound of its own, often led by Hornsby's bright piano chords and elastic tenor, with cohesive and evocative arrangements; there is new age music here, as well as jazz and country, and the mixture is presented naturally by musicians who seem to have been playing with each other for some time. Similarly, the songwriting has its own flavor. Hornsby was no teenage neophyte when he made it, having kicked around the music business and gotten into his thirties, and the band includes such veterans as David Mansfield, who may be remembered as a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder troupe and the Alpha Band, as well as being a film composer.
Album · 1986 · 7 Songs. 1987 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. More By Bruce Hornsby & The Range. See All. The Way It Is. 1986. Scenes from the Southside.
The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby & The Range. advanced The Way It Is. ♫ Get the sheet music here! Learn how to play the Intro of ‘The Way It Is’ by Bruce Hornsby & The Range. This is a free Hybrid Piano Lesson by HDpiano.
1887 The Way of Salvation in The Lutheran Church by Rev G H Gerberding. Prairieland Antiques. Measures 9 by 12 inches; has 56 very clean, crisp pages with no writing. Covers do have surface wear but no tears. Songs with lyrics and music included: On The Western Skyline Every Little Kiss Mandolin Rain The Long Race The Way It Is Down The Road Tonight The Wild Frontier The River Runs Low The Red Plains. Great vintage music collectible and fabulous find for musicians who play vintage rock. If you were the pending.
|A||The Way It Is||4:57|
|B||The Way It Is||4:57|
|PT 49806||Bruce Hornsby And The Range||The Way It Is (12")||RCA||PT 49806||UK||1986|
|RPS-223||Bruce Hornsby And The Range||The Way It Is (7", Single)||RCA||RPS-223||Japan||1986|
|PB 49805||Bruce Hornsby And The Range||The Way It Is (7")||RCA Victor||PB 49805||Spain||1986|
|104596||Bruce Hornsby||The Way It Is (7", Single)||RCA Victor||104596||Australia||1986|
|104596||Bruce Hornsby||The Way It Is (7", Single)||RCA||104596||New Zealand||1986|
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||On The Western Skyline||4:39|
|A2||Every Little Kiss||5:46|
|A4||The Long Race||4:28|
|B1||The Way It Is||4:57|
|B2||Down The Road Tonight
Harmonica, Vocals – Huey Lewis
|B3||The Wild Frontier||4:01|
|B4||The River Runs Low||4:26|
|B5||The Red Plains||5:08|
- Manufactured By – RCA Inc.
- Distributed By – RCA Inc.
- Pressed By – Cinram
- Printed By – Ever Reddy
- Bass, Vocals – Joe Puerta
- Drums, Percussion – John Molo
- Edited By [Digital] – Bob Harlan
- Engineer – Elliot Scheiner (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B3, B5), Jim Gaines (tracks: A4, B2, B4)
- Engineer [Additional] – Eddie King, Jeff "Nik" Norman*
- Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – George Marinelli
- Guitar, Mandolin, Violin – David Mansfield
- Lead Vocals, Piano, Accordion, Synthesizer, Dulcimer [Hammered] – Bruce Hornsby
- Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
- Mixed By – David Luke, Don Smith, Eddie King, Elliot Scheiner
- Producer – Bruce Hornsby (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B3, B5), Elliot Scheiner (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B3, B5), Huey Lewis (tracks: A4, B2, B4)
NotesReleased with printed inner lyric sleeve
Previously released as NFL1-8058
"(ER) PRINTED IN CANADA" on the spine, near the center.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 0 7863-55904-1
- Matrix / Runout (Side A (etched but scratched out)): NPLI NFLI 8058-A
- Matrix / Runout (Side A (etched) poorly): AFLI5904A 2(circled)
- Matrix / Runout (Side A (stamped)): [Cinram logo]
- Matrix / Runout (Side B (etched)): AFLI 5904 B1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B (stamped)): [Cinram logo]
|NFL1-8058||Bruce Hornsby And The Range||The Way It Is (LP, Album)||RCA Victor||NFL1-8058||US||1986|
|RCLP 20386||Bruce Hornsby And The Range||The Way It Is (LP, Album, TP)||RCA||RCLP 20386||Greece||1986|
|PL89901||Bruce Hornsby And The Range||The Way It Is (LP, Album)||RCA||PL89901||Italy||1986|
|PK 89901||Bruce Hornsby And The Range||The Way It Is (Cass, Album)||RCA||PK 89901||Europe||1986|
|PCD1-5904||Bruce Hornsby And The Range||The Way It Is (CD, Album, RE)||RCA, BMG Music Canada||PCD1-5904||Canada||Unknown|