10 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Throughout the ‘80s, Jackson Browne’s political conscience began dominating his songwriting. With 1989’s World in Motion, it hit its peak. The title track condemns the ever-widening gap between rich and poor and the way that advertising creates want and need. Browne matches his lyrics with a nightclub blues lick and arrangement heavy on the ‘80s synths. “How Long” is another swampy blues; it asks how society will take care of humanity while defense spending skyrockets beyond anyone’s dreams. “When the Stone Begins to Turn” adds reggae to a song for freedom, while Little Steven’s “I Am a Patriot” stands as the album’s finest anthem. Yet Browne hasn’t lost his knack for compassionate love songs. “Enough of the Night” offers hope to those seduced by the barroom lights, while “Chasing You into the Light” proves his heart still yearns and reaches for what he can barely grasp.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Throughout the ‘80s, Jackson Browne’s political conscience began dominating his songwriting. With 1989’s World in Motion, it hit its peak. The title track condemns the ever-widening gap between rich and poor and the way that advertising creates want and need. Browne matches his lyrics with a nightclub blues lick and arrangement heavy on the ‘80s synths. “How Long” is another swampy blues; it asks how society will take care of humanity while defense spending skyrockets beyond anyone’s dreams. “When the Stone Begins to Turn” adds reggae to a song for freedom, while Little Steven’s “I Am a Patriot” stands as the album’s finest anthem. Yet Browne hasn’t lost his knack for compassionate love songs. “Enough of the Night” offers hope to those seduced by the barroom lights, while “Chasing You into the Light” proves his heart still yearns and reaches for what he can barely grasp.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Pacfamily ,

Anything Can Happen

"Anything Can Happen" is one of Jackson's most beautiful and under appreciated gems. Another is "Call it a Loan" (from the Hold Out record). Give them a listen.

described by friends as a music snob ,

Here's to Jackson Browne

One of Jackson Browne's finest recordings and not to be missed. "Lights and Virtues" has some of the most inspiring lyrics he has written. An eloquent, powwerful record by a very talented artist indeed

hulus ,

Some very good songs

There are at least four very good songs on this CD: I Am A Patriot, Enough Of The Night, World In Motion, and Lights And Virtues. I also like tracks 3 & 4 almost as well as the four abovementioned.

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