JacksonBrowneLateForTheSkyJackson Browne has long been a favorite among the crowd.  In fact, many wonderful musicians can be traced through his tree.  Once a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, his songs helped to fuel some of their catalog offerings (“These Days”, “Holding”).  With a bit of time in NYC’s famed Greenwich Village, followed by a permanent move to LA, Jackson fell in with a grand slate of musical luminaries that include Glenn Frey (Eagles), Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Waddy Wachtel, Dan Fogelberg, JD Souther, Neil Young, David Lindley, and Joan Baez to name a few.

Signed to Asylum Records, he released his debut album, Jackson Browne (or, as it’s come to be known, Saturate Before Using), in 1972.  That album gave up “Doctor My Eyes”, and the lesser hit, “Rock Me On The Water”.  With a strong wave of expectation and high anticipation for the next album, For Everyman released in 1973, however did not do as well as hoped, chart-wise, despite the fact that deep fans felt it to be a classic.  Rolling Stone calls it one of 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

In 1974, Jackson Browne released what I (personally) consider to be his greatest offering to the world, Late For The Sky.  The album gave us the superlative title track, as well as many other deep and poignant looks into our lives as human beings in love, searching for meaning, growing up, and the loss of love (as heard in “Late For The Sky”).  Rolling Stone also includes this album as an essential in their 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

On April 19, Inside Recordings (the Jackson Browne-owned label) distributed via Warner Music, will reissue this excellent album in what is currently listed as being an “updated” set. While that leaves a lot to the imagination, I can only suspect that, with Jackson Browne’s label being involved, it’s gong to be a righteous reissue.

I am greatly excited for this one!

By MARowe

4 thoughts on “Jackson Browne’s Late For The Sky To Reissue In April”
  1. definitely his best – might have been perfect save for the slightly out of place “Walking Slow” – a live DVD from this era or the Running on Empty era of a COMPLETE show would be fantastic

  2. I’ll be interested to see what extras are in this set. For me “Running On Empty” is the “go to” Jackson Browne album.

  3. I will be getting this even though it will be interesting to see how the main album stacks up against the old DCC Gold disc of the album that was mastered by Steve Hoffman.
    This news has seemingly come out of the blue and I hope it will be a harbinger of more of his old albums being reintroduced back into the market. I’d love to see the first album, For Everyman The Pretender, Running On Empty and Hold Out get new treatments.

  4. This is one of my top five favorite albums ever, so I’m extremely excited to see what all will be involved with this. The idea I of including a DVD concert from this era (or anything from ’74 to ’78, really) would be most welcome. Thanks for posting this.

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