Thursday, May 17, 2012

RUNNING ON EMPTY   -   Jackson Browne

YEAR:  1977
LABEL:  Elektra/Asylum
TRACK LISTING:  Running On Empty,  The Road,  Rosie,  You Love the Thunder,  Cocaine,  Shaky Town,  Love Needs A Heart,  Nothing But Time,  The Load-Out,  Stay
IMPRESSIONS:  I'm no Jackson Browne fan; this is, in fact, the only Jackson Browne I own.  But the reason for that is that this was a major "camping" album during the early 90s when our group of friends headed out to the state park in early autumn.  I'm not sure if it was Cindy or the Queen (Dee Dee) who supplied this album but it was one of those in heavy rotation around the campfire.  Both ladies are sadly gone now so that makes this album particularly poignant to hear these days.  
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS:  The Road, You Love the Thunder,  Cocaine,  Shaky Town,  The Load-Out,  Stay
FACT SHEET:  RUNNING ON EMPTY is Jackson Browne's fifth album.  The album concept deals with touring and the album consists of songs recorded either live in front of an audience or in hotel rooms, etc.  Called by Bill Shapiro "audio verite", RUNNING ON EMPTY has an intimate feel to it and paradoxically became Browne's biggest selling album.      

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