Naked Ride Home

The Naked Ride Home

4.0 5
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 (the

Overview

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.

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:
33708

Tracks

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
Kevin McCormick   Producer
Fred Martin   Choir Arrangement
Dustin Stanton   Artwork
Kevin McCormack   Producer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Naked Ride Home 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Naked Ride Home is teasingly close to the Browne that has attracted his listener's for 30 years. Clearly his foray into political admonishment of American society in his Lives in the Balance and World in Motion albums were as disconnected to his loyal fans as he has ever been, The Naked Ride home gives those same fans a lift closer to the man that performed and wrote Foreveryman, Late For the Sky and the Pretender, all lyrical masterpieces. I think Jackson is no longer running from what made him famous and has grown comfortable with his place in life. Rank: 1. The Naked Ride Home 2. Don't you want to be there? 3. For taking the trouble 4. About my imagination 5. My stunning Mystery Companion 6. The night inside me 7. Walking town 8. Sergio Leone 9. Casino Nation
Guest More than 1 year ago
This will never become a real Jackson album in my ears.Im really sad to say(for the first time)that his new album is bad. No real good songs(except "The night inside me" and maybe the titlesong,just laidback jams around a chord or two.And the song are faaaaar to long ,6-7 minutes songs that should have been 3-4,no more. I´ve been a Jackson fan since -78,I got all his records and I really like then all. Throw away the whole band.Let them play this kind of music behind Sting or something Where is D.Lindley? Or at least Scott Thurston
Guest More than 1 year ago
Born too late to be able to boast that I've been a fan since the 70's. Just discovered his music recently but am very touched and love it a lot! Definitely 21st century Jackson. The artist is timeless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Welcome home, Jackson, it's been awhile since we've heard anything from you..This album is quite a change from your others, yet strangely familiar and comforting at the same time..Your composition and collaboration with Marc Cohn was truly great..Brings to mind another great American singer/songwriter Mr. Springsteen in it's simplicity and pared down arrangement..Indeed, Jackson, welcome home, back to the fans who know and love your work and have for many years.