Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jackson Browne ❏

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Various Artists - Listen To Me: Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly Tribute
The Section (Leland Sklar, Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, Russell Kunkel) ❏
Various Artists - A Tribute To Nicolette Larson

...and don't forget to check out the Scrapbook at the bottom of this post.

Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne
Asylum SD-5051 (1972) - US LP

Side One

1 - Jamaica Say You Will*
2 - A Child In These Hills*
3 - Song For Adam*
4 - Doctor My Eyes*
5 - From Silver Lake*

Side Two

6 - Something Fine
7 - Under The Falling Sky*
8 - Looking Into You*
9 - Rock Me On The Water*
10 - My Opening Farewell*

Notes: 1) According to web sources, original US first pressing came with burlap-like textured cover and top opening. 2) Above picture and following credits were taken from German CD reissue on Asylum 7559-60622-2. Check back for full original release credits. 3) Although title of album is “Jackson Browne” some CD reprints (including the one these credits were taken from) show “Saturate Before Using” as a title on spine, inlay and screen print. To learn more about this you may check out Jackson Browne's own account on the Bill Day documentary “Under the Covers” (2002).

Jackson Browne - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)*
Russell Kunkel - Drums (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Clarence White - Acoustic Guitar
Albert Lee - Electric Guitar
Jesse Ed Davis - Electric Guitar (as Jesse Davis)
“Sneaky” Pete Kleinow - Pedal Steel (as Sneaky Pete)
Craig Doerge - Piano
David Jackson - Piano
Jim Gordon - Organ
Jim Fadden - Mouth Harp
David Campbell - Viola
Leah Kunkel - Counter Song
David Crosby - Harmonies

Produced and Engineered by Richard Sanford Orshoff

Recording Studio:
Crystal Sound

Henry Diltz - Cover Photo
Gary Burden - Art Direction for R. Twerk

Direction: Geffen-Roberts

“Thanks to David Geffen”.

German CD Reissue Additional Notes

Greg Ladanyi - CD Mastering

Jackson Browne

source/pic: my records
original US LP catalog # and side one/two breakdown: the web

Jackson Browne - For Everyman
Asylum SD-5067 (1973) - US LP

Side One

1 - Take It Easy
2 - Our Lady Of The Well
3 - Colors Of The Sun
4 - I Thought I Was A Child
5 - These Days

Side Two

6 - Red Neck Friend
7 - The Times You’ve Come*
8 - Ready Or Not
9 - Sing My Songs To Me
10 - For Everyman*

Notes: 1) Original US first pressing(s) came with punch-cut cardboard cover. 2) Above picture and following credits were taken from the German CD reissue on Asylum 8122-78913-2. Check back for full original release credits.

Jackson Browne - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Piano
Leland Sklar - Bass (7, 10)*
Doug Haywood - Bass, Harmonies
Wilton Felder - Bass
Micky McGee - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums
Gary Mallaber - Drums
Russ Kunkel - Drums (7, 10)
David Lindley - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Electric Fiddle
“Sneaky” Pete Kleinow - Pedal Steel (as Sneaky Pete)
Spooner Oldham - Organ
Bill Payne - Piano
David Paich - Piano
Elton John - Piano (as Rockaday Johnnie)
Joni Mitchell - Electric Piano
Mike Utley - Organ (as Michael Utley)
Craig Doerge - Piano
Don Henley - Harmony
Glenn Frey - Harmony
Bonnie Raitt - Harmony
David Crosby - Harmony

John Haeny - Recording Engineer
Al Schmitt - Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Ric Tarantini - Assistant Recording Engineer (to John Haeny)
Kent Nebergall - Assistant Recording Engineer (to Al Schmitt)

Recording Studio:
Sunset Sound, Studio One

Mixing Studio:
Wally Heider Recording

Anthony Hudson - Art Direction, Design
Alan F. Blumenthal - Photography (with thanks to Paul Zammitt)

Track 5:
“The Arrangement was inspired by Gregg Allman”.

“Thanks to David Geffen”.

German CD Reissue Additional Credits

“Recorded in 1973”.

Jackson Browne
Glenn Frey

source/pic: my records
original US LP catalog # and side one/two breakdown: the web

Jackson Browne - The Pretender
Asylum 6E-107 (1976) - US LP

Side One

1 - The Fuse*
2 - Your Bright Baby Blues
3 - Linda Paloma
4 - Here Come Those Tears Again

Side Two

5 - The Only Child
6 - Daddy’s Tune*
7 - Sleep’s Dark And Silent Gate*
8 - The Pretender

Notes: 1) Original US first pressing(s) came with combination sleeve: grey parts with cement-like textured surface and pictures/front name lettering embossed with smooth surface. Above picture and following credits were taken from said release. 2) Kenneth Rexroth’s translation of the Pablo Neruda poem “Brown And Agile Child” appears on back cover of album. Please refer to that for its text.

Jackson Browne - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 6, 7)*
Chuck Rainey - Bass
Bob Glaub - Bass
Russell Kunkel - Drums (1)
Jim Gordon - Drums
Jeff Porcaro - Drums (5, 6, 7, 8)
Fred Tackett - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Left
Albert Lee - Electric Guitar
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar Right (as Waddy)
John Hall - Guitar Solo
Luis F. Damian - Guitar, Vijuella, Background Vocal
David Lindley - Slide Guitar, Violin
Lowell George - Slide Guitar, Harmony
Roberto Gutierrez - Guitaron, Violin, Background Vocal
Craig Doerge - Piano
Roy Bittan - Piano
Bill Payne - Organ, Piano (as Billy Payne)
Mike Utley - Organ
Arthur Gerst - Harp, Background Vocal
Jim Horn - Horns
Chuck Findley - Horns
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Horns (as Dick Hyde)
Quitman Dennis - Horns (as Quitman Dennit)
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Bonnie Raitt - Harmony
Rosemary Butler - Harmony
John David Souther - Harmony
Don Henley - Harmony
David Crosby - Harmony
Graham Nash - Harmony
Jon Landau - Random Notes

Produced by Jon Landau

Arthur Gerst - Arrangement (3)
Jim Horn - Horn Arrangement (6)
David Campbell - String Arrangements (7, 8)

John Haeny - Recording Engineer (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Greg Ladanyi - Recording Engineer (3), Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Paul Black - Assistant Recording Engineer (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Mark Howlett - Additional Recording Engineer
Val Garay - Mixing Engineer (7)
Dennis Kirk - Assistant Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)

Recording Studio:
Sunset Sound

Mixing Studio:
The Sound Factory

Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:

Managed by: Mark Hammerman for One On One

Tom Kelley Studios - Front Cover Photo
Jackson Browne - Back Cover Photo
Howard Burke - The Road
Peter Golden - The Sky
Gary Burden - Art Direction, Design

Track 3:
“Milliones de gracias a Van Dyke Parks”.

“Mixed at The Sound Factory with Aphex Aural Exciter”.

“With thanks to Tony Lane // Thanks to Lowell George and Valerie Carter for their inspiration and Elizabeth Reynolds for everything else. Thanks always to David Geffen”.

Jackson Browne
Nancy Farnsworth

source/pic: my records

Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
Asylum 6E-113 (1977) - US LP
Elektra/Rhino 8122-78283-2 (2005) - Deluxe US CD/DVD-audio reissue with 2 bonus tracks and added content

Side One

1 - Running On Empty*
2 - The Road*
3 - Rosie
4 - You Love The Thunder*
5 - Cocaine

Side Two

6 - Shaky Town*
7 - Love Needs A Heart*
8 - Nothing But Time*
9 - The Load-Out*
10 - Stay*

CD/DVD-Audio reissue bonus tracks (on DVD-Audio disc only)

11 - Cocaine Again
12 - Edwardsville Room 124*

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the 2005 CD/DVD-Audio reissue which consists of a 2-disc package, one an audio CD and one an Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio disc. Both discs present the original 1977 album’s content with different remixes and masterings. 2) Bonus tracks 11 & 12 are included on the DVD-Audio disc only. Track 12 in particular is an instrumental cut by The Section (Lee, Russell Kunkel, Danny Kortchmar and Craig Doerge). Please see the Section entry of this blog’s archive for this group’s discography. 3) Tracks 3 and 8 on the 2005 DVD-Audio disc have different running times/content from their CD-Audio counterparts in the same release: “Rosie” (track 3) has a few seconds of added dialogue on fade out; “Nothing But Time” clocks in at 6’23” as opposed to the original 3’08”, the missing part consisting primarily of a conversation between Jackson Browne and some players in the band over the continuation of the musical track that had been faded-out in the ‘classic’ mix. 4) Both versions of Track 1 (“Running on Empty”) in the 2005 re-issue are different from the ‘classic’ mixes issued so far. The 2005 CD-Audio cut starts dry, without the few seconds of ambient noise that were preceding the performance on the original vinyl album/CD. The 2005 DVD-Audio cut, on the contrary, keeps the ambient noise but adds a Jackson Browne’s voice-over of the first line of the song’s lyrics, right before the song’s intro. 5) DVD-Audio disc includes: a) album in Dolby 5.1 Surround mix; b) album in Dolby Stereo mix; c) album in DTS 5.1 Surround mix; d) photo gallery; e) “Running On Empty” video montage; f) “Tour Photo Album” video montage; g) lyrics; f) weblink. 6) New 2005 packaging includes a small reproduction of the original 8-page photo-booklet that came with the vinyl album plus two essays: “Making the Road His Own: Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty” by Anthony DeCurtis, and “The Photography of Joel Bernstein: The Perfect Accompaniment to a Timeless Album” by Cameron Crowe. 7) New CD booklet keeps all of the pictures from original booklet, with same positioning, scaling and cropping, but for the Rosemary Butler and Doug Haywood picture on bottom right of page 3, which has been slightly widened and re-cropped.

Jackson Browne - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12)*
Russell Kunkel - Drums (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12), Snare (8), Hi-Hat (8), Cardboard Box with Foot Pedal (8)
Danny Kortchmar - Guitars, Harmony
David Lindley - Fiddle, Lap Steel, Rare Vocal Appearance
Craig Doerge - Keyboards
Doug Haywood - Singer, Harmony
Rosemary Butler - Singer
Joel Bernstein - Harmony

Produced by Jackson Browne

Greg Ladanyi - Engineer
Tom Walsh - Assistant (Stage Recordings, using Showco’s 24 track Studer)
Russell Schmitt - Assistant (Stage Recordings, using Showco’s 24 track Studer)
David Hewitt - Assistant (Hotel and Bus Recordings, using N.Y.C Record Plant’s remote truck)
Mark Salwasser - Assistant (Hotel and Bus Recordings, using N.Y.C. Record Plant’s remote truck)
Norman Mershan - Assistant (Hotel and Bus Recordings, using N.Y.C. Record Plant’s remote truck)
George Ybarra - Assistant Mixing Engineer
Dennis Kirk - Assistant Mixing Engineer
Chris Cabral - Technical Advisor (with thanks to Dave Hassinger and Jim Nipar)

Recording Locations:
Live on stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland - 8/27/77 (1, 9, 10)
Room 301 at the Cross Keys Inn, Columbia, Maryland - 8/27/77 (thanks to Pete Wiley) (2)
On stage at the Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey - 9/7/77 (2)
Backstage in the big rehearsal room at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York - 9/1/77 (3)
Live on stage at the Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey - 9/6/77 (4)
Room 124 at the Holiday Inn, Edwardsville, Illinois - 8/17/77 (5)
Room 124 at the Holiday Inn, Edwardsville, Illinois - 8/18/77 (6)
Live at the Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California - 9/17/77 (7)
On a bus (a Continental Silver Eagle) somewhere in New Jersey - 9/8/77 (8)

Mixing Studio:
Sound Factory, L.A.

Bernie Grundman - Original Album Mastering Engineer
Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer (2005 release)
Robert Hadley - Mastering Engineer (2005 release)

Mastering Studios:
A&M (original album)
The Mastering Lab (2005 release)

Jimmy Wachtel - Art Direction & Design
Joel Bernstein - Album Photography, Tour Photographer
Aaron Rapoport - Album Photography (where noted)
Jackson Browne - Photo of Joel Bernstein

Howard Burke - Tour Manager
Donald “Buddha” Miller - Production Manager
Eric Deterding - Road Crew
Michael Deterding - Road Crew
Jan Alahandro - Road Crew
Edd Kolakowski - Road Crew
Bill Thompson - Road Crew
Alan Owen - Lighting Crew
Kevin Di Piazza - Lighting Crew
Jim Waits - Lighting Crew
Bill “Doc” Gans - Monitor Mixer
Rance Caldwell - Monitor Mixer
Jim Bornhorst - House Mixer
Jimmy Deluca - Truck Driver
Byron Lisenbee - Truck Driver
Mike “Mountain Boy” Rogers - Truck Driver
Thomas Gustaferro - Bus Driver
Joann Madden - Spasmodic Woman
Steven Deluca - The Kid
Ethan Browne - The Little Kid

Track 2:
“For Judy”.

Track 5:
“Additional lyrics by Jackson Browne & Glenn Frey. Any resemblance to persons living or nearly dead…”.

Track 10:
“Featuring a rare vocal appearance by David Lindley. The Zodiacs don’t mind”.

“This album was mixed from the original multitracks by the producer and engineer and mastered especially for this DVD-Audio release. Due to differences in hardware configurations, DVD-Audio discs may not play back the same way in all players, including computers”.

“Light & Sound by Showco // Piano supplied by Sound Productions // Tour booked by Peter Golden and the Wm. Morris Agency // Many thanks to Elizabeth Reynolds // Thanks always to David Geffen”.

DVD-Audio Credits

DVD-Audio Produced by Jackson Browne
Robin Hurley - Executive Producer

Greg Ladanyi - Surround Sound Remix (using Nuendo)
Rob Hill - Editing, Transfer Engineering
Paul Dieter - Additional Engineering

Surround Sound Remix Studio:
Tidal Wave Sound

Steve Hall - Surround Sound & Stereo Mastering Engineer

Surround Sound & Stereo Mastering Studio:

Management: Donald Miller & Cree Clover Miller

Craig Anderson - Authoring
Spencer Chrislu - Authoring
David Dieckmann - Authoring
Joel Bernstein - Creative Direction
Andy Thomas - Creative Direction
Greg Allen@gapd - Reissue Art Direction & Design
Andy Thomas - Screen Design & Animations (for Thomas & Friends Production, Inc.)
Joel Bernstein - Screen Photographs
Cory Frye - Editorial Supervision
Ginger Dettman - Project Assistance
Steve Pokorny - Project Assistance
Steve Woolard - Project Assistance

“Special thanks to Paul Dieter, Elliot Mazer, John Beug & Dianna Cohen”.

Jackson Browne
Howard Burke
Valerie Carter
Rev. Gary Davis
Bryan Garofalo
Lowell George
Danny Kortchmar (as Daniel Kortchmar)
Donald Miller
Danny O’Keefe
Maurice Williams
Additional Songwriter (CD reissue):
Craig Doerge

A vintage postcard of the Holiday Inn Motel in Edwardsville, Illinois. This is the location where tracks 5, 6, 11 & 12 were recorded. (This picture was taken from the blog In The Heart Of Downtown. Thanks to Jordan Smith. © All rights reserved by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?).

source/pic: my records
original US LP catalog #: the web

Jackson Browne - Scrapbook


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