The Naked Ride Home

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
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...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
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.
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.

Looser, warmer and more live-sounding than Browne's recent work -- yet still as passionately crafted and sung.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596279321
  • Catalog Number: 62793
  • Sales rank: 12,363

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Naked Ride Home (5:56)
  2. 2 The Night Inside Me (4:38)
  3. 3 Casino Nation (6:57)
  4. 4 For Taking the Trouble (4:25)
  5. 5 Never Stop (4:56)
  6. 6 Walking Town (6:20)
  7. 7 About My Imagination (6:10)
  8. 8 Sergio Leone (7:57)
  9. 9 Don't You Want to Be There (7:35)
  10. 10 My Stunning Mystery Companion (4:53)
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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, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Welcome home, Jackson..

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Souljam in the studio

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's almost there

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Timeless

    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.

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