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Title:
The very best of Jackson Browne
Author:
Browne, Jackson.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Elektra ; [Los Angeles] : Rhino, [2004]

â„—2004
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact discs.

Program notes by Dave Marsh and lyrics in container.

Compilation of material originally issued 1972-2002.
Language:
English
Contents:
disc 1. Doctor my eyes -- Jamaica say you will -- Rock me on the water -- Take it easy -- These days -- Redneck friend -- For Everyman -- For a dancer -- Fountain of sorrow -- Late for the sky -- Before the deluge -- Your bright baby blues -- The Pretender -- Here come those tears again -- The load-out -- Stay.

disc 2. Running on empty -- You love the thunder -- Boulevard -- Somebody's baby -- Tender is the night -- Lawyers in love -- In the shape of a heart -- Lawless avenues -- Lives in the balance -- I am a patriot -- Sky blue and black -- I'm alive -- The barricades of heaven -- Looking east -- The naked ride home -- The night inside me.
UPC:
081227809126
Format :
Music CD

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Jackson Browne long displayed an aversion to hits collections, releasing his first one 25 years after his debut album. That 1997 disc, entitled Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne, had many hits, yet it was also missing many essential songs, leaving an opening for a collection that had all of Browne's hits and signature songs in one place. Released seven years later, Rhino/Elektra's double-disc The Very Best of Jackson Browne is more or less that collection. Produced by Jackson Browne and featuring 32 songs, this set has all the major songs -- "Doctor My Eyes," "These Days," "Late for the Sky," "The Pretender," "Fountain of Sorrow," "Redneck Friend," "Running on Empty," "Somebody's Baby" -- including songs missing on Next Voice You Hear, such as "Jamaica Say You Will," "Rock Me on the Water," "Take It Easy," "Before the Deluge," "The Load-Out," "Stay," and "Boulevard." However, there are a handful of smaller hits missing -- including "That Girl Could Sing," "Cut It Away," "For a Rocker," "For America," "Chasing You Into the Night," "World in Motion," and "Call It a Loan," the latter of which was on the previous compilation -- which may frustrate some listeners. Nevertheless, this is not a major problem since the collection does contain the great majority of Browne's best and best-known material in an attractive, engaging fashion (although the cardboard packaging may be a bit too flimsy to weather heavy, repeated listening), and for listeners who want a comprehensive overview without purchasing individual albums, this suits the bill nicely. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine