Performer: Jackson Browne
Artist: David Crosby; Bonnie Raitt; Don Henley; Joni Mitchell; Glenn Frey
Engineer: John Haeny; Al Schmitt; John Haeny; Tarantini; Schmitt...
Producer: Jackson Browne...
Distributor: WEA (Distributor)
Notes: Personnel: Jackson Browne (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards); Jackson Browne; Doug Haywood (vocals, bass instrument, background vocals); Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bonnie Raitt (vocals, background vocals); Jon Douglas Haywood (vocals); Sneaky Pete Kleinow (pedal steel guitar); Rockaday Johnnie, Rockaday Johnnie (piano); Mike Utley (organ, keyboards); Leland Sklar, Wilton Felder (bass instrument); Mickey McGee, Micky McGee (drums); David Crosby (background vocals); David Lindley (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, violin, fiddle); Joni Mitchell (piano, electric piano); Bill Payne (piano, keyboards); Craig Doerge, David Paich (piano); Michael Utley, Spooner Oldham (organ); Gary Mallaber, Jim Keltner, Russ Kunkel (drums). Audio Mixer: Al Schmitt. Recording information: Sunset Sound, Studio One (1973). Browne's second album is state of the art early '70s L.A. ruminative singer/songwriter stuff, but in retrospect it's nowhere near as slick or mellow as the listener might remember. In fact, the combination of Sneaky Pete Kleinow's pealing steel and David Lindley's smudgy psychedelic lead guitar on songs like "Take It Easy" (all but unrecognizable from the Eagles' pop version) and "Our Lady of the Well" create a sound that eerily anticipates the '90s alt country rock of the Jayhawks and Golden Smog. Even better, Browne's songwriting, though not quite as consistent as on his debut, is still in top form here. The poignant, often-covered "These Days," the uptempo feel and nudge-nudge humor of "Red Neck Friend," the autobiographical "Ready or Not," and the reflective title track all rank among Browne's best tunes. FOR EVERYMAN has a fuller sound than the singer's debut, and the new sonic textures and excellent songwriting proved that Browne's success with the first album was no fluke, and that he was in the game for keeps.
Rolling Stone (8/5/99, p.71) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...the songwriter of the moment on a Seventies scene that was just emerging as a cultural force....he was testing his talents with obvious joy, because, like his audience, he was just discovering them."
Jackson Browne was part of the mid-'60s Orange County, CA folk scene that also included Tim Buckley, Steve Noonan (one of the first to record Browne's compositions), and Greg Copeland (for whom Browne later produced an album). After having songs cut by everyone from Nico to the Byrds, Browne embarked upon a highly successful solo career, becoming the premier sensitive singer-songwriter of the '70s Los Angeles studio-rock scene that included Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles. Browne's commercial fortunes waned a bit when his writing veered from the personal to the political, but the quality of his work has never waned.
Also Appears On:
Armatrading, Joan Bloom, Luka Buckley, Tim Chapin, Harry Chapman, Tracy Childs, Toni Cohn, Marc Colvin, Shawn Cooder, Ry Copeland, Greg Croce, Jim Crosby & Nash Crosby, David Crosby, Stills & Nash Dunnery, Francis Eagles Fogelberg, Dan Forbert, Steve Henley, Don Hiatt, John Himmelman, Peter Indigo Girls Joel, Billy Johnson, Michael Jones, Marti Jones, Rickie Lee Karp, Peter King, Carole Lennon, John Lightfoot, Gordon Lindley, David Loggins, Kenny Lovett, Lyle McMurtry, James Mitchell, Joni Muldaur, Maria Nash, Graham Newman, Randy Nyro, Laura O'Keefe, Danny Parsons, Gram Prine, John Rafferty, Gerry Ronstadt, Linda Rush, Tom Seals & Crofts Shear, Jules Simon, Paul Smither, Chris Souther, J. D. Souther-Hillman-Furay Band Stevens, Cat Stills, Stephen Taylor, James (Soft Rock) The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Van Morrison Vega, Suzanne Waits, Tom Waldman, Wendy Webb, Jimmy (Writer/Producer/Ke Winchester, Jesse Young, Neil Zevon, Warren
Andersen, Eric Beatles (The) Byrds (The) Dylan, Bob Lovin' Spoonful (The) Mitchell, Joni Neil, Fred Paxton, Tom Rush, Tom Simon & Garfunkel Velvet Underground (The) Young, Neil
|Regular Items||Double Rewards Items|
|Regular Items||Double Rewards Items|