Hard Times on Easy Street

Hard Times on Easy Street is a 1987 album by country singer David Lynn Jones. It was his first release. Willie Nelson's version of "Living in the Promiseland" was a number one hit in 1986. "High Ridin' Heroes" is a duet with Waylon Jennings. The album produced four singles: "Bonnie Jean (Little Sister)", "High Ridin' Heroes", "The Rogue", and "Tonight in America".

Hard Times on Easy Street
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Studio album by
Released1987
GenreCountry
Length37:11
LabelMercury
Producer
David Lynn Jones chronology
Hard Times on Easy Street
(1987)
Wood, Wind and Stone
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by David Lynn Jones; "Tonight in America" co-written by Jimmy Everett.[2]

  1. "Bonnie Jean (Little Sister)" – 3:20
  2. "High Ridin' Heroes" – 3:13
  3. "Home of My Heart" – 3:52
  4. "The Rogue" – 4:10
  5. "No Easy Way Out" – 5:02
  6. "Living in the Promiseland" – 3:47
  7. "Tonight in America" – 3:39
  8. "Valley of a Thousand Years" – 3:26
  9. "Hard Time on Easy Street" – 3:08
  10. "See How Far We've Come" – 3:56

PersonnelEdit

Musicians

Strings

  • Grace Bahng
  • Elaine Boda
  • David Davidson
  • Rosemary Harris
  • Connie Heard
  • Edgar Meyer
  • Mary K. Parker
  • Kris Wilkinson

Background vocals

Technical'

  • Richie Albright – production
  • Don Cobb – assistant engineering
  • Jim Gaines – engineering
  • David Lynn Jones – production
  • Edgar Meyer – string arrangements
  • Wayne Neuendorf – engineering
  • Gary Paczosa – assistant engineering
  • Eric Paul – assistant engineering
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Mick Ronson – production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "Hard Times on Easy Street review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Hard Times on Easy Street (LP jacket). David Lynn Jones. Mercury Records. 1987. 832 518 1.CS1 maint: others (link)