Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 59

Jackson Browne- For Everyman

My first reaction to this album after it was over was surprise at how short it is. Couldn't have been more than forty minutes. That's fine though, the songs for the most part are pretty good. I did find it pretty ridiculous to lead off with "Take it Easy" on an album soon after it was a hit for The Eagles. I know he co-wrote it and all, but still.
Overall, I really like this album. Only one song that I found pretty dull which was, "I Thought I Was A Child". But, that was followed by maybe the strongest song on the album, "These Days", which was also covered by Nico and Gregg Allman. Other highlights were "Red Neck Friend" and the title track which closes the album.
Looking at the liner notes, he's got an impressive list of players on this record. David Lindley, Jim Keltner, Don Henley, Joni Mitchell, and Bonnie Raitt to name a few.
I still like his debut album better, but this is a nice follow up. I'm really looking forward to listening to Late For The Sky tomorrow night since Allmusic and Rolling Stone both gave it five stars.

Here's a video of him performing "These Days" on AOL Sessions in 2002.

1 comment:

  1. Excuse my ignorance, but I had no idea that he did "These Days." I've always loved that song but was only familiar with the Nico version and then later the Mates of State version. Good video choice.