Jackson Browne to Release New Live Album in May
Jackson Browne fans are gonna have a good summer. While at the MusiCares tribute to Neil Young, where Browne performed a superb cover of Young's 'Don't Let It Bring You Down,' the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Famer told Spinner he will be releasing a new album in May. "I'm putting out this record of David Lindley and me in Spain with this Spanish percussion and I kind of held it back in order to make it the double album it should be," Browne said. "So that's called 'Love Is Strange' and it's me and David Lindley."
A two-disc set recorded in Spain and coming out on Browne's own Inside Records, the collection offers new takes on both rarities ('Sit Down Servant,' 'For Taking the Trouble,' Lindley's 'El Rayo X') and some of Browne's biggest hits ('Take It Easy' 'Late for the Sky,' 'These Days'). These versions promise to offer some very new arrangements, including 'Running on Empty' with Lindley on Hawaiian guitar, 'For Everyman,' with Tino di Geraldo on tablas and cajons and Lindley's FM radio hit 'Mercury Blues,' with Browne on baritone guitar.
The two, who will be touring together starting July 20 in Las Vegas and wrapping up August 15, have of course enjoyed a long friendship and history of collaborations. And Browne, in the liner notes, released exclusively to Spinner, writes playfully that the trip abroad strengthened that rapport. "Some great things happened, beginning with the normally reclusive (hermitlike even) Lindley becoming dependent on me for food and getting to and from his hotel. Why had I not thought of this before? Take him where he doesn't speak the language and he will HAVE TO leave the gig and come with you to the restaurant, or to the club. This was an unexpected strategy