Border Town: The Very Best of J.D. Souther

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
J.D. (for John David) Souther was never a front-runner during the peak of the L.A. singer/songwriter boom of the '70s and '80s, but he was never far from those who were. His songwriting for one-time lover Linda Ronstadt and for the Eagles, which evolved out of Ronstadt's backing band, provided them both with some fine material (including the Eagles' "Heartache Tonight," "Best of My Love," and "New Kid in Town"), and as one-third of the underrated Souther-Hillman-Furay Band with ex-Poco frontman Richie Furay and original Byrds member Chris Hillman, he was briefly in the spotlight as a performer. Souther also recorded four solo albums, two of which charted but didn't really...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
J.D. (for John David) Souther was never a front-runner during the peak of the L.A. singer/songwriter boom of the '70s and '80s, but he was never far from those who were. His songwriting for one-time lover Linda Ronstadt and for the Eagles, which evolved out of Ronstadt's backing band, provided them both with some fine material (including the Eagles' "Heartache Tonight," "Best of My Love," and "New Kid in Town"), and as one-third of the underrated Souther-Hillman-Furay Band with ex-Poco frontman Richie Furay and original Byrds member Chris Hillman, he was briefly in the spotlight as a performer. Souther also recorded four solo albums, two of which charted but didn't really establish him as a major force, but until now his representation on CD has been slim. This British compilation draws from all four of those solos and Souther-Hillman-Furay, and reveals Souther to be a smart craftsman of up-tempo country-rock and ballads. "If You Have Crying Eyes," a duet with Ronstadt, is typical, driven by a shimmering acoustic guitar, Souther's plaintive lead vocals, the pair's close harmonies, and tight backing from an orchestra's worth of support musicians. The title track, by the SHF band, is a spirited tune from 1974 filled out by pedal steel guitar and Joe Lala's crisp percussion, and "You're Only Lonely," Souther's best known solo song, pays a respectful tribute to his fellow Texan Roy Orbison without really mimicking him.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Salvo
  • UPC: 698458811325
  • Catalog Number: 13
  • Sales rank: 8,909

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 White King (4:21)
  2. 2 How Long (3:25)
  3. 3 The Fast One (3:12)
  4. 4 Jesus in 3/4 Time (3:41)
  5. 5 Pretty Goodbyes (3:44)
  6. 6 Border Town (3:53)
  7. 7 Somebody Must Be Wrong (3:50)
  8. 8 Trouble in Paradise (5:06)
  9. 9 Faithless Love (3:33)
  10. 10 Black Rose (3:56)
  11. 11 If You Have Crying Eyes (5:05)
  12. 12 Silver Blue (4:13)
  13. 13 You're Only Lonely (3:45)
  14. 14 'Til the Bars Burn Down (4:42)
  15. 15 Say You Will (2:51)
  16. 16 Go Ahead and Rain (3:30)
  17. 17 I'll Take Care of You (2:33)
  18. 18 All I Want (5:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
J.D. Souther Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Musician, Vocal Harmony
Chris Hillman Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Jackson Browne Vocal Harmony
Don Henley Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Linda Ronstadt Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Don Grolnick Piano
Don Menza Alto Flute
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Jorge Calderon Vocal Harmony
Andrew Gold Piano, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Richie Furay Guitar, Vocals
Jim Gordon Percussion, Drums
Ned Doheny Guitar, Background Vocals
Peter Asher Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
James E. Bond Double Bass
David Campbell Conductor, Viola
Charles Veal Violin, Viola
Stanley Clarke Double Bass
Earl Dumler Flute, Oboe
Robert Dubow Violin
Dan Dugmore Guitar, Steel Guitar
Glenn Frey Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Bryan Garofalo Bass
Gib Guilbeau Fiddle
Hayden Gregg Vocal Harmony
Ron Grinel Drums
James William Guercio Guitar
David Hungate Bass
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Danny Kortchmar Guitar
Russ Kunkel Drums
Joe Lala Percussion
Josh Leo Guitar, Soloist
Rick Marotta Drums
Randy McCormick Keyboards
Al Perkins Dobro, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Roy Poper Flugelhorn
Paul Stallworth Bass
Joel Tepp Harp
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Guitar
John Wittenberg Violin
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Gary Mallaber Drums
Waddy Wachtel Guitar
Ray Kelly Cello
Steve "Golde" Goldstein Keyboards
David P. Jackson Bass, Piano
Paul "Blind Man" Harris Flute, Keyboards
Danny Kootch Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Technical Credits
Peter Asher Producer
David Campbell Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement
Fred Catero Producer, Engineer
Jeff Coffin Author
Bill Cooper Engineer
Larry Cox Engineer
Henry Diltz Photo Courtesy
Tom Dowd Producer
Glenn Frey Composer
Val Garay Engineer
Peter Granet Engineer
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Danny Kortchmar Composer
Greg Ladanyi Engineer
David Malloy Producer
J.D. Souther Composer, Producer
Jeff Guercio Engineer
Mark Guercio Engineer
Loyd Clifft Engineer
Garth Cartwright Liner Notes
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