Michael Martin Murphey – “Wildfire”

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Michael Martin Murphey, with: Carmen Acciaioli- steel guitar, vocals Dave Hoffner- keyboards, vocals Leroy Featherston- drums Gary Roller- bass, vocals Robbie Robinson- elec. guitar and guest vocalists Bill Miller and Tish Hinajosa Recorded in Nashville, 1986 For much more info, check out: www.michaelmartinmurphey.com www.davidhoffner.com www.rollerstudio.com www.billmiller.net
Video Rating: 4 / five

Comments posted (25)

This is such GREAT footage and a GREAT song.

@whatsyourtubething1 You were one LUCKY kid to have had that experience,the horses must have loved it as well as must have loved singing to them.Take care.

(Continued from previous.) The homesteader? He has tried to do things right (planting seed potatoes by the dark of the moon), but then lost the crop to early snow. Discouraged, he dreads facing the planting season again in the spring. Tonight (on the SEVENTH night in a row that the owl hoots – a folk belief) he will leave his downtrodden sodbusting earthly existence and go riding with the woman/girl and Wildfire.

Discouraged homesteader eagerly anticipates imminent death and meeting a legendary ghostly woman known to descend Yellow Mountain to the farmlands below during blizzards (whirlwinds) riding the pony Wildfire. Pony, not horse, suggests girl, not woman. Speculating wildly, the girl, out trying to save her crop from the killing frost (clear night), was overtaken by sudden blizzard. Called to Wildfire. He busted out, dies beside her dying body, and the two ghosts ride off. (continued)

Discouraged homesteader eagerly anticipates imminent death and meeting a legendary ghostly woman known to descend Yellow Mountain to the farmlands below during blizzards (whirlwinds) riding the pony Wildfire. Pony, not horse, suggests girl, not woman. Speculating wildly, the girl, out trying to save her crop from the killing frost (clear night), was overtaken by sudden blizzard. Called to Wildfire. He busted out, dies beside her dying body, and the two ghosts ride off. (continued)

I had a magic like horse when I was 9-10-11 years old. He was named Rebel. He and the other sweet horses were my sanctuary and love then. I miss them. I used to ride them along the train tracks and sing to them, this is one of the songs that I would sing to them along with Sunshine on my shoulders.

Definately one of my favorite songs of all time…More impressed with this live version !

Love this song! I could never get tired of this song!

Amazing !! Song touches you sometimes where u least expect it too. Brings back memories . Amazing redition thank you !

Pure magic! Brilliant in composition, arrangements, and performance! 5 stars from this musician!

@PirateSygnal i have yet to hear a song so fabulously composed…….the way it touches the heart,mind and soul…i don’t think that i,you,or anybody else ever will :)

@usmc2076 Now 10.

no doubt one of if not the most beautiful country pop love songs ever written.. absolute country masterpiece,.and the intro is simply.brilliant…wow..
they just don’t make um like this anymore folks..thank Michael and crew for the awesome memory

May 1975, “Wildfire” reached No. 1 on the Radio and Records charts and No. 1 on all Adult Contemporary Charts, giving Murphey a new level of commercial success and exposure. It sold over one million copies, The song’s success was the unique harmonies supplied by Jeff Hanna and Jimmy Ibbotson NGDB..beautiful piano introduction and ending coda, based on Prelude in D-flat, Op. 11 No. 15 by the Russian classical composer Alexander Scriabin, and played by master jazz pianist Jac Murphy.

when music was an art and not a bussyness like today

doc are you going to, con micheals permisio, make available esta video o esta musica ? es las much mas mejor de todo senor murphys wildfire musica

doc are you going to, con micheals permisio, make available esta video o esta musica ? es the mejor de totas senor murphys wildfire musica

he seems to actually loves to sing this even after his 10,000th time

Killer tune!

My old man might be right, this may be the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard.

heck I heard this song in the mid 70′s and it still sounds so good even today.

Such a beautiful song! Love it!

Wow this brings back old memories seeing M.M. Murphy at Flores Country Store in Helotes, Tx back in the 90′s. What a great show he put on .

My kind of music….

I have loved this song for many years and it has stuck by me for as many years. Thanks, Micheal Murphey for this song

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