Love Is Strange was produced by Jackson Browne and Paul Dieter and presents highlights from the tour of Spain that Browne and David Lindley played in 2006, in grand concert halls, rock venues, and intimate clubs. The recordings are "en vivo" live and "con Tino" -- with celebrated Spanish percussionist Tino di Geraldo -- as well as guest players and vocalists from Spain. "En vivo con Tino" is somewhat of a play on words; it also means to do something cleverly, or to "do it right."
In the liner notes for Love Is Strange, Browne writes of the charmed tour, "It was a flash, as we sometimes used to say in California. A flash in time that went by so effortlessly, and with such pleasure, that I must ask myself if it really happened. But here it is -- a CD of some recorded moments, or perhaps a bridge, or a small door, between a life lived mostly in America and time spent with some really good friends in Spain."
The Love Is Strange track-list includes songs from throughout Browne's career, including "I'm Alive," "Take It Easy," "For Everyman," "Late For The Sky," "Running On Empty," and "The Next Voice You Hear," as well as two of David Lindley's best-known songs, "Mercury Blues" and "El Rayo-X" -- both from the acclaimed 1981 Browne-produced LP of that name. Shows were recorded in Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Oviedo, Sevilla, and Zaragoza, with Spanish guest artists Luz Casal, Kiko Veneno, and Carlos Núñez.
On record and in concert, Jackson Browne and David Lindley have a musical collaboration reaching back almost 40 years. A legendary stringed-instrument virtuoso, Lindley has played on many of Browne's albums, beginning with 1973's For Everyman, as well as on Late For The Sky, The Pretender (both on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time), and Running On Empty. Love Is Strange captures the unique chemistry of these two iconic American musicians. From the Label