Naked Ride Home

Naked Ride Home

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by Jackson Browne
     
 

Jackson Browne remains one of the '70s' best and most lauded singer-songwriters, but he continues to impress several decades on with The Naked Ride Home, his 13th album and his first in six years. The disc finds Browne backed by his longtime band but making room for special guests Keb' Mo' (a reggae-tinged "For Taking the Trouble") and Marc Cohn (theSee more details below

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Jackson Browne remains one of the '70s' best and most lauded singer-songwriters, but he continues to impress several decades on with The Naked Ride Home, his 13th album and his first in six years. The disc finds Browne backed by his longtime band but making room for special guests Keb' Mo' (a reggae-tinged "For Taking the Trouble") and Marc Cohn (the gospel-touched "Don't You Want to Be There"). Introspection serves as the anchor for most of these songs, whether the subject is keeping a relationship going, as in the Counting Crows-flavored "About My Imagination," or the breathless nature of a first encounter chronicled on the confessional title track. While it's not as overly political as 1986's Lives in the Balance, Browne's latest journey does include a number of topical observations, such as "Casino Nation," which finds him decrying a society where "entertainment shapes the land" and "all those not on TV/only have themselves to blame." Most impressive, however, is "Sergio Leone," Browne's epic tale of a bandit inspired by the father of the spaghetti western that features a chunk of Giuseppe Verdi's La Forza del Destino" (The Force of Destiny). Not one to rest on his laurels, Jackson Browne continues to make artistic strides and to strike an emotional core with this intimate, finely wrought collection.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
For the most part, The Naked Ride Home devotes itself to Jackson Browne's two favorite themes -- the slightly melancholy recollections of relationships either failed or failing which dominated albums like The Pretender and Late for the Sky, and socio-political observations of an increasingly chaotic world in the manner of Lives in the Balance and World in Motion. The craft of Browne's songwriting is still strong, and his performances are pin-sharp and passionate. It's clear he still takes the arts of songwriting and recording very seriously.
Rolling Stone - James Hunter
Looser, warmer and more live-sounding than Browne's recent work -- yet still as passionately crafted and sung.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596279321
catalogNumber:
62793
Rank:
4033

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackson Browne   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,fender rhodes
Marc Cohn   Vocal Harmony
Luis Conte   Percussion
Mark Goldberg   Electric Guitar,Hi String
Greg Leisz   Acoustic Guitar
Kipp Lennon   Vocal Harmony
Mauricio-Fritz Lewak   Drums,Cajon
Val McCallum   Electric Guitar
Kevin McCormick   Bass,Electric Guitar
Kevin Mo   Slide Guitar
Jennifer Gross   Vocal Harmony
Jeff Scott Young   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer,Vocal Harmony
Chavonne Morris   Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Jackson Browne   Producer
Paul Dieter   Engineer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Kevin McCormick   Producer
Fred Martin   Choir Arrangement
Dustin Stanton   Artwork
Kevin McCormack   Producer

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