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Daryl Braithwaite - The Horses (1990)

(Walter Becker - Rickie Lee Jones)
Australia Australia
#1 Sydney #2 Melbourne #1 Brisbane #1 Adelaide #1 Perth

From the 1990 album Rise by former lead singer of chart-topping 70s band Sherbet. Personnel on the album included Margaret Urlich and John Farnham on backing vocals.  Horses also appeared on Daryl Braithwaite's live acoustic album Lemon Tree (2008).

Melbourne-born, Sydney-based Daryl Braithwaite returned from a fallow period after Sherbet's 1984 break-up with a best-selling solo album (Edge, 1988) and a number of charting singles, notably As The Days Go By (1988), One Summer (1989), and The Horses (charted 1991).

View: Daryl Braithwaite & Ricki Lee Jones singing The Horses, April 2017

References, further reading: 1. Ian McFarlane, Encycopedia of Australian Rock & Pop. 3. Daryl Braithwaite biography at All Music Guide. 4. Rise at Wikipedia. 5. DarylBraithwaite.com. 6. Sherbet at Milesago.

Rickie Lee Jones - The Horses (1989)

(Walter Becker - Rickie Lee Jones)
Original version

On Rickie Lee Jones's 1989 album Flying Cowboys, her fifth, produced by Walter Becker, co-writer of The Horses. Also heard on the soundtrack of Jerry Maguire (1996). 

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones broke through with her Billboard #3 debut album Rickie Lee Jones that yielded the #4 USA single Chuck E's In Love.

Walter Becker (1950-2017) and his collaborator Donald Fagen were at the heart of Steely Dan. After that, Becker worked as a producer, as well as releasing solo albums of his own.

Further reading: 1. RickieLeeJones.com 2. WalterBecker.com. 3. All Music Guide: Rickie Lee Jones and Walter Becker.

Thanks to Terry Stacey for suggestion and initial research.

Kenny Loggins - The Horses (1994)

(Walter Becker - Rickie Lee Jones)
Later version

On album for children Return To Pooh Corner by singer-songwriter best known for his 1970-1976 partnership with Jim Messina as Loggins & Messina (Your Mama Don't Dance, 1973, #4 USA, and several popular albums). The title Return To Pooh Corner echoes Kenny Loggins's song House at Pooh Corner, one of four of his songs that appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 1970 album Uncle Charlie And His Dog Teddy.

Further reading: Kenny Loggins and Loggins & Messina overviews at All Music Guide.

Lisa Edwards - The Horses (2005)

(Walter Becker - Rickie Lee Jones)
Australia Australia
Later version

On 2005 album State Of The Heart by Melbourne singer known as a backing singer for John Farnham on stage and in the studio since 1988. Daryl Braithwaite guests on this track.

Further reading: Official site of Lisa Edwards.