DARYL BRAITHWAITE
The Horses
(Walter Becker - Rickie Lee Jones)
Australia 1990
#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.

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).

Update 2008: Daryl Braithwaite recorded an acoustic version of Horses for his album Lemon Tree (store).

View: Daryl Braithwaite's performance of 'Horses' on Channel 7's Sunrise, November 2008. (Spot the friend of PopArchives out on the street!)
Reference: Ian McFarlane, Encycopedia of Australian Rock & Pop.
Further reading: 1. Daryl Braithwaite page at Australian Jazz Agency. 2. Daryl Braithwaite biography at All Music Guide. 3. Rise at Wikipedia. DarylBraithwaite.com. 4. Sherbet at Milesago.

RICKIE LEE JONES
The Horses
(Walter Becker - Rickie Lee Jones)
1989
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 and his collaborator Donald Fagen were at the heart of Steely Dan. Since then, Becker has  worked as a producer, as well as releasing solo albums of his own.

Further reading: RickieLeeJones.com and WalterBecker.com. All Music Guide: Rickie Lee Jones and Walter Becker.
Thanks to Terry Stacey for suggestion and initial research.

Later versions:

KENNY LOGGINS
The Horses
(Walter Becker - Rickie Lee Jones)
1994
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
(Walter Becker - Rickie Lee Jones)
Australia 2005
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 and MySpace page of Lisa Edwards.

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