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"When the morning light comes shining in, we'll do it again. Amen"
on September 29, 2015
For most of the past 50 years Jackson Browne is, has been and likely will always be my favorite singer/songwriter. I won't demand that you, your friends or anyone agree with me, but I will demand that you allow me to appreciate Browne, believe that at his peak, he was the most eloquent, literate, insightful song-poet of his age. An age that included Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Springsteen...do you understand? From the bounty of poets who created melodies that matched their exquisitely expressed thoughts, again and again, Jackson Browne hit the sweet spot for me.
"In the end there is one dance you'll do alone."
Put that on my tombstone.
"The Pretender" is the second album of the sequence I regard as Jackson Browne's Hall of Fame trilogy. Linking "Late For the Sky"'s horrifically frank honesty to "Running On Empty"'s rendition of "Stay," "The Pretender" is, for me, the most beautiful, poignant, expressive collection of songs I believe I will ever listen to.
And thanks to this CD, I will be able to hear "The Pretender" perfectly whenever I want.
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"Through every dead and living thing, time runs like a fuse...
and the fuse is burning."--Jackson Browne "The Fuse"