Browne, Jackson / Looking East
Artist Browne, Jackson
Title Looking East
Format CD
Released 1996
Label Elektra
Tracks
1. Looking East (4:57)
(Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak & Luis )
2. The Barricades of Heaven (5:42)
(Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak & Luis )
3. Some Bridges (4:51)
(Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak & Luis )
4. Information Wars (5:14)
(Jackson Browne, Jeff Cohen, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio L)
5. I'm the Cat (3:56)
(Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak & Luis )
6. Culver Moon (5:45)
(Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak & Luis )
7. Baby How Long (5:05)
(Jackson Browne)
8. Nino (5:13)
(Jackson Browne, Jorge Dalderón, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauric)
9. Alive in the World (4:51)
(Jackson Browne)
10. It is One (4:54)
(Jackson Browne, Jeff Young, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Luis C)
Notes Musiques de danse pour party divers. Chansons très connues en français et en anglais. About this album Label: ELEKTRA Release date: 1996 Personnel: Jackson Browne (vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar, piano); Kevin McCormick (acoustic guitar, bass, background vocals); Scott Thurston (electric & baritone guitars, background vocals); Mike Campbell (guitar, electric 12-string guitar); Mark Goldenberg (guitar, oud); Waddy Wachtel (guitar); Ry Cooder (slide guitar); David Lindley (lap steel guitar); Jeffrey Young (Hammond organ, background vocals); Benmont Tench (Hammond organ); Mauricio Lewak (drums); Luis Conte (percussion); Vonda Shepard, Mark Vieha, Mark Campbell, James Gilstrap, Phil Perry, Suzie Benson, Sally Stevens, Beth Anderson, Kipp Lennon, Jim Haas, John Joyce, Sir Harry Bowens, Willie Greene, Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Renee Geyer, Jorge Calderon, Valerie Carter, Katia Cardenal, Salvador Cardenal, David Crosby, Severin Browne (background vocals). Recorded at Groove Masters, Santa Monica, California. After two albums in which his songwriting had become increasingly more politically oriented, Jackson Browne returned here (mostly) to his more familiar brand of introspective folk/pop/rock. The title song is an exception; over a stark, guitar-driven backing (much harder and more alternative-sounding than Browne had ever previously attempted), the singer meditates on what he sees as hollowness in America's soul (with harmony vocal courtesy of ALLY MCBEAL singing star Vonda Shepard). Elsewhere, there's a Dylan-esque ode to Browne's struggling years, and an attack on big media, "Information Overload," with a worldbeat feel. Other highlights are an extremely hooky pop song ("I'm the Cat"), and an uplifting reggae tune, "It is One," bemoaning the world's lack of unity. back to top Reviews Rolling Stone (3/7/96, p.48) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Browne delivers earnest, graceful roots pop that's in keeping with the direction his music has been going since the '70s..." Entertainment Weekly (2/16/96, p.61) - "...Beneath that preternaturally pretty exterior, we're finding, is a core of stubborn creativity....he's a shrewd craftsman who industriously seeks, and finds, ways to mirror his open-eyed passage through life. In his last album, he had to tell us he was alive; here, he proves it." - Rating: A- back to top Guest Artists Bonnie Raitt; Valerie Carter; Ry Cooder; Luis Conte; David Lindley; Vonda Shepard;