Jackson Browne
Bay Front Center
St. Petersburg, FL
January 28, 1978

Transfer: Low Gen Tape > Nakamichi DR-01 (azimuth adjusted) > Audacity 2.1.1 > Peak Pro 6 (pre-production) > iZotope RX / ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC

01 Take It Easy
02 The Fuse
03 Here Come Those Tears Again
04 Late For The Sky
05 Fountain Of Sorrow
06 Your Bright Baby Blues
07 Rock Me On The Water
08 Cocaine
09 For A Dancer
10 Doctor My Eyes
11 Love Needs A Heart
12 Running On Empty
13 Walking Slow
14 Before The Deluge
15 You Love The Thunder
16 The Late Show
17 The Pretender
18 The Load Out
19 Stay
20 The Road And The Sky

Known Faults:
-Walking Slow: splice
-The Late Show: splice

Jackson Browne closed the first month of the 1978 leg of the "Running On Empty" tour with two shows in Florida. At the end of last year, I shared the Miami show from the 29th taken from an excellent copy of CB's low gen reels transferred by my JEMS partners. I'm pleased to add the penultimate night of this portion of the tour in St. Petersburg. This copy comes from a longtime Jackson Browne collector who wishes to remain anonymous.

This is the second release from his archives with the first being Detroit 1972. Anyone familiar with my Jackson uploads should be aware of my love for this tour. For me it's Jackson's sweet spot, a tour that features a tight band with an excellent setlist touring behind an album that can only be considered Jackson at his peak.

This show sandwiched between Miami on the 29th and Birmingham on the 26th (which Jackson comments on the lackluster Birmingham crowd during this show) does not disappoint and is one of the very best shows of this leg of the tour. Jackson is in a great mood, and comments numerous times about how great the audience is.

Quality is very good to excellent, close to the stage with good stability throughout only suffering from a possible generation or two loss. If the master ever surfaces it would easily make this, if not the best show, then one of the top 2 or 3 of the tour. If you are only collecting a few shows this one comes highly recommended.

In this time of uncertainty, our thoughts and prayers go out to Jackson and his family after his diagnosis with Covid-19. It sounds like he's doing ok and currently recovering. As we all shelter at home, I hope shows like this lift you up and make it just a touch easier...stay safe out there.

A big thank you to the anonymous collector who so generously lent me the tapes to share with a wider audience!

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