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Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He's been honored with inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (2007).
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1, 1989)
  • Original Release Date: June 6, 1989
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002H6S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,277 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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And ironically Jackson Browne's least visible album..
billy c bowden
It is also the most balanced politically, as the songwriter seeks to rise above ideology and strive for universal values like liberty.
J. Houzet
The musicianship and production quality is very good, very clean and clear sounding, so I give credit for that also.
Andrew Furst

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is a truly great, amazingly underappreciated album. Jackson's lyrics may be too political for some tastes, but they are so heartfelt and beautifully stated that they always, always remain poetry. There is not a single dull song on this album, musically or poetically. The best songs are timeless: "World in motion", "How long", "I am a patriot" (what a statement of faith, not in those who run the country, but in the people of the country, and in the importance of sticking to one's beliefs). Then there is "My personal revenge", a deeply moving anthem of forgiveness (with lovely, haunting music to back it up) and two beautiful ballads, "Anything can happen" and "Lights and virtues" (the latter probably my favorite JB song, and one of my favorite songs ever). These are not good songs, or very good songs, they are classics, every one of them, and this album is brilliant from start to finish. Thanks, JB.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
World in Motion is not Jacksons best-that honor is reserved for Looking East, but this is one of the most haunting albums I have ever heard. Anything Can Happen is clearly the best song on the album and it takes the listener away every time it plays. How Long is the best politically tinged track and the insturmentation is outstanding. Enough of the Night excells on the backround harmony that repeats 4 times, as well as the abrupt but well executed shifts from fast/hard to slow/soft. Critics hit this album for being angry and too political. It's not. Not by a long shot. In fact, if every musical album was like this we might have some brains and awareness among our young people today. (I'm 20 years old, by the way). If you only buy one album by Jackson, dont buy this one-buy his Best of cd. But if you buy two, go for World in Motion-you cant go wrong.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William E. Adams on January 24, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I like this collection. It is political, like "Lives in the Balance" (another of my favorites.) There are three songs here that can rank among his best: "Anything Can Happen",
"When the Stone Begins to Turn" and "I Am a Patriot." I play these over and over when I am in a certain mood. The other CD I would rank in his top three? "For Everyman", his second record.Browne is personal, and political, and "personally political" but he knows how to rock, and how to arrange, and how to write, and how to hook the listener. If you like JB but have not heard this effort, take a chance on it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Judy K. Hoyle on December 22, 2010
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Attention!!! fans of the Jackson Browne who writes songs like The Pretender and Before the Deluge, this album is not all bad. Overall it gets stupidly political(if anyone ever wants to make music that doesn't stand up twenty years later, sing about your current political interests). The later songs on this album aren't worthy of being on a Jackson Browne album, but there is a bright side. This cd is worth the money for the first three songs. No real Jackson Browne fan should be without World in Motion, Enough Of the Night, and Chasing You Into the Light. Enough of The Night especially, is one of JB's best tunes ever. The piano playing is reminiscent of past works, while the synthesizers and guitars make it feel a work all its own. After those few songs, this one isn't much to speak of. Sort of like Don Henley's End of the Innocence, in that this album rocks out and is overtly political. The biggest difference, End of the Innocence is good.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Footpath Cowboy VINE VOICE on January 3, 2006
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WORLD IN MOTION, the third album in Jackson Browne's protest-album trilogy, is yet another great statement. There are some songs that are a bit lighter in tone ("Enough Of The Night", "Chasing You Into The Light"), but most of the album is a call for social and political change which is, sadly, more relevant today than it was in 1989, even if the references to the plight of Nelson Mandela are a bit dated. It's actually a bit better overall than LIVES IN THE BALANCE, and much more consistent, even if nothing surpasses the former's "For America" in intensity, because much of this album equals that song for strength. Browne's belief that the young Australian tourist jailed in Indonesia on drug-smuggling charges was unjustly convicted makes this an essential purchase for both your ears AND your conscience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Caley Anderson on July 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Given that many critics have attacked this album for its strongly political message, it's melodies, with or without strong lyrics, are darkly beautiful, especially the guitar leads in the CD's best track, How Long. Other especially good tracks are Anything Can Happen, Enough of the Night, and the title track World in Motion. There is also the lyrically and musically uplifting When The Stone Begins to Turn. These are only the best, every track on this CD is excellent, and it is the Browne CD to get.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hal Darst on October 24, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Every review seems to say more about the reviewer than the album. So be it, here. Yes, a long time JB fan, strongly so, the political inspires me, the personal touches me. Generally I've regarded the first three albums as the best and the rest good to great but not really great.

I've reconsidered on this album. These days (which are better than his "These Days" ;~) this album is finding a new home. "Chasing You Into the Light" definately gets me going musically, I don't think it used to. "My Personal Revenge" is as beautiful as it gets, certainly these days as we listen about American torture, Blackwater's calloused inhumane shoot-outs, etc. I recognize JB didn't write it, but the heart that can bring it to an album is simply a good heart in a simple, true way. "When the Stone Begins To Turn", again, I was a bit disparaging before, but find it better and better. "Anything Can Happen" is a bit generic JB, and of course satirical and sarcastic folk find any form of compassion intolerable, but if you ain't hard hearted this song can get to you. I can see how, to the cynical, this song would be easy to ravage, but, I guess I do need a little hope these days, and can appreciate a
any attempts toward offering it.

"I Am A Patriot"...well in the GW America, I ain't, but someday i sure hope i am able to feel some pride in this country again. The sentiments I appreciate, but can't go there still, nonetheless it's a great song musically and in it's attempt.

Thats enough. When the album came out i was ambivalent. These days, it's one of my favorites.
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