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Album: Running on Empty
# Song Title   Time
1)    Running on Empty More Info...
2)    Road More Info...
3)    Rosie More Info...
4)    You Love the Thunder More Info...
5)    Cocaine More Info...
6)    Shaky Town More Info...
7)    Love Needs a Heart More Info...
8)    Nothing But Time More Info...
9)    Load-Out More Info...
10)    Stay More Info...
 

Album: Running on Empty
# Song Title   Time
1)    Running on Empty More Info...
2)    Road More Info...
3)    Rosie More Info...
4)    You Love the Thunder More Info...
5)    Cocaine More Info...
6)    Shaky Town More Info...
7)    Love Needs a Heart More Info...
8)    Nothing But Time More Info...
9)    Load-Out More Info...
10)    Stay More Info...
 
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Tracks

1. Running On Empty

2. The Road

3. Rosie

4. You Love The Thunder

5. Cocaine

6. Shaky Town

7. Love Needs A Heart

8. Nothing But Time

9. The Load Out

10. Stay

Performer Notes
  • Also available with JACKSON BROWNE (SATURATE BEFORE USING) on 1 cassette.
  • Personnel: Jackson Browne (vocals, guitar); Danny Kortchmar (guitar); David Lindley (lap steel guitar, fiddle); Craid Doerge (keyboards); Leland Sklar (bass); Russ Kunkel (drums); Doug Haywood, Rosemary Butler (background vocals).
  • Recorded live in 1977.
  • An audacious concept album about life on the road, this is a mix of in concert performances and informal sessions taped in various hotel rooms (see "Shaky Town," although it's hard to believe that Browne, by then a major star, was actually staying at a Holiday Inn). It's very '70s--the overall aura of cocaine-fueled decadence is almost palpable--but it works far better than you'd expect, and the songs are consistently memorable, even if Browne didn't write them all.
  • High points include a stunning half hotel/half concert version of Danny O'Keefe's "The Road," still the best song ever written about the life of a travelling musician, and the closing medley of the roadie anthem "The Load-Out" and Maurice Williams and the Zodiac's doo-wop classic "Stay." The hard rocking title tune features typically lyrical yet stinging slide guitar from long time associate David Lindley.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "At the center, in splendid isolation from the surrounding cast of characters, are Browne's boyishly earnest voice and its constant shadow throughout the decade: the keening lap-steel and doleful violin of David Lindley."

Dirty Linen (p.63) - "Writing rock songs about life on the road has long been a cliche, but the topic was never treated with such verve and condor as it was on Jackson Browne's 1977 album RUNNING ON EMPTY..."
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