Late For the Sky

Late For the Sky

by Jackson BrowneJackson Browne


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On his third album, Jackson Browne returned to the themes of his debut record (love, loss, identity, apocalypse) and, amazingly, delved even deeper into them. "For a Dancer," a meditation on death like the first album's "Song for Adam," is a more eloquent eulogy; "Farther On" extends the "moving on" point of "Looking Into You"; "Before the Deluge" is a glimpse beyond the apocalypse evoked on "My Opening Farewell" and the second album's "For Everyman." If Browne had seemed to question everything in his first records, here he even questioned himself. "For me some words come easy, but I know that they don't mean that much," he sang on the opening track, "Late for the Sky," and added in "Farther On," "I'm not sure what I'm trying to say." Yet his seeming uncertainty and self-doubt reflected the size and complexity of the problems he was addressing in these songs, and few had ever explored such territory, much less mapped it so well. "The Late Show," the album's thematic center, doubted but ultimately affirmed the nature of relationships, while by the end, "After the Deluge," if "only a few survived," the human race continued nonetheless. It was a lot to put into a pop music album, but Browne stretched the limits of what could be found in what he called "the beauty in songs," just as Bob Dylan had a decade before.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2014
Label: Inside Recordings
UPC: 0696751041913
catalogNumber: 10419

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackson Browne   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Slide Guitar
Dan Fogelberg   Harmony
Don Henley   Harmony
David Lindley   Fiddle,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Terry Reid   Harmony
Joyce Everson   Harmony
Beth Fitchet   Harmony
Doug Haywood   Bass,Harmony
Perry Lindley   Harmony
J.D. Souther   Harmony
Larry Zack   Percussion,Drums
Jai Winding   Organ,Piano
Henry Thome   Hand Clapping
Michael Condello   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Jackson Browne   Composer,Producer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Henry Diltz   Back Cover Photo
Kent Nebergall   Engineer
Tom Perry   Engineer
Fritz Richmond   Engineer,String Arrangements
Schmitt   Producer
Chevrolet   String Arrangements
Bob Seidmann   Cover Photo
Goldies   String Arrangements
Bob Hughs   Engineer

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