23 Songs, 1 Hour 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jackson Browne defined the sound of the ‘70s Southern California singer/songwriter with his sincere lyrical approach and calm, reassuring melodies, which were often delivered with multi-instrumentalist David Lindley providing a perfect counterpoint to Browne’s easeful acoustic guitar and piano. Browne has proven a fellow musician’s best friend in terms of lending support. (He produced Warren Zevon’s first album, after years of performing Zevon’s songs in concert, alongside those of other upcoming artists like Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George.) This tribute is a thank you of sorts from friends, contemporaries, and newer faces who’ve been influenced by Browne's timeless music. His friends Don Henley (with Blind Pilot), Bonnie Raitt (with Lindley), and J.D. Souther bookend this 23-track tribute, with Lyle Lovett delivering faithful readings of “Rosie” and “Our Lady of the Well.” Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa offer the Spanish-flavored “Linda Paloma.” Many of Browne’s biggest songs—“Running on Empty,” “For a Dancer,” “Late for the Sky,” “Before the Deluge”—are here given subdued readings that best reveal his lyrical and melodic gifts alongside each performer’s shining vocal abilities.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Jackson Browne defined the sound of the ‘70s Southern California singer/songwriter with his sincere lyrical approach and calm, reassuring melodies, which were often delivered with multi-instrumentalist David Lindley providing a perfect counterpoint to Browne’s easeful acoustic guitar and piano. Browne has proven a fellow musician’s best friend in terms of lending support. (He produced Warren Zevon’s first album, after years of performing Zevon’s songs in concert, alongside those of other upcoming artists like Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George.) This tribute is a thank you of sorts from friends, contemporaries, and newer faces who’ve been influenced by Browne's timeless music. His friends Don Henley (with Blind Pilot), Bonnie Raitt (with Lindley), and J.D. Souther bookend this 23-track tribute, with Lyle Lovett delivering faithful readings of “Rosie” and “Our Lady of the Well.” Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa offer the Spanish-flavored “Linda Paloma.” Many of Browne’s biggest songs—“Running on Empty,” “For a Dancer,” “Late for the Sky,” “Before the Deluge”—are here given subdued readings that best reveal his lyrical and melodic gifts alongside each performer’s shining vocal abilities.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

mgmounty ,

If I had to pick a #1

Jackson Browne would be it. His songwriting has few peers in my opinion. This is an excellent representation of his music by some wonderful musical artists. Thanks Jackson, for all you’ve meant to me.

gr8bay ,

A fitting tribute

by amfk - Mar 19, 2014
No one can do a Jackson Browne song like Jackson Browne but this record is a wonderful interpretation of some of his best music. Probably the most talented songwriter for the many decades he has graced us with his writing, he is truly the musical poet laureate of my generation.

NP Bard ,

Pleasantly Surprised

Don't usually like tribute albums but this sounds like a keeper. I agree, no one can sing a Jackson tune like the man himself, but these artist's putting their own spin on these classics is almost like listening to new songs. Jackson, you're the best!

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