is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough debut album with the 5-disc box set, “Intersections 1985-2005
.” The collection arrives as Bruce Hornsby and his band The Noisemakers are in the midst of their 2006 summer U.S. tour.
The career-spanning collection, comprising four CDs (totaling 53 tracks, 26 of them previously unreleased on CD) and one DVD (with 23 clips, 21 of them previously unreleased on DVD), arrived in stores July 25. “Bruce Hornsby: Intersections 1985-2005” includes a full-color booklet, spiced up by Hornsby's provocative and witty track-by-track annotations.
“Intersections 1985-2005” spans Hornsby's career thus far, either with original album tracks or live performances of songs that originated on every one of his albums. These range from 1986's The Way It Is
, all the way through 2004's Halcyon Days
. The box includes a staggering array of guest artists including the Grateful Dead
, Branford Marsalis
, Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny
and Shawn Colvin
. Also included are previously unreleased live versions of "The Way It Is," "Mandolin Rain," "The Valley Road," "Jacob's Ladder," "Look Out Any Window," "Lost Soul," the medley "Fields of Gray/ That's Where It's At," and "Dreamland."
The 23-track bonus DVD includes video clips of Hornsby and features collaborations with Branford Marsalis, Chaka Kahn
, Roger Waters
, Bonnie Raitt
, the Grateful Dead and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- Read our review of "Intersections 1985-2005" here
- Get tickets to a Bruce Hornsby show.