Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
Topanga, CA
August 20, 2004

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Thanks to Leroy who sent me this show as a gift.

Jackson Browne gave this very special solo acoustic performance at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, CA. The concept of the performance was to chat about and perform the songs from his second album--For Everyman (1973). Jackson discusses the album and its songs with Jake Kasden, who provided background to the album and tried to ask Jackson the questions a typical fan might ask. This format meant that besides providing many interesting and unique insights into these songs, Jackson also performed "Sing My Songs to Me" for only the second time ever in a recorded public performance. In addition, to conclude the show Jackson performed "Lives in the Balance" and treated the audience to his first-ever acoustic performance of "The Late Show," a song he had not even performed with his band for more than 20 years.

This performance may or may not have been uploaded here at DIME before, but if it has been it is no longer available. I received one version of this show from my friend Leroy in 2004, but it had some issues. A month or two later, Leroy sent me a second recording of the show from another source which had much better sound quality. This is the show I am uploading here. It is a digital audience recording with very good/excellent sound. Enjoy!

All of Jackson Browne's albums are still available, and hopefully if you don't have some of them or need new copies, this will encourage you to purchase them. They are available at Jackson's own web site (www.jacksonbrowne.com) and at Amazon.com.

Disc 1 (70:21):
01. Introductions
02. Chat
03. Take It Easy
04. Chat
05. Our Lady of the Well
06. Chat
07. Colors of the Sun
08. Chat
09. I Thought I Was a Child
10. Chat
11. These Days
12. Chat
Disc 2 (54:18):
13. Redneck Friend
14. Chat
15. The Times You've Come
16. Chat
17. Ready or Not
18. Chat
19. Sing My Songs to Me
20. Chat
21. For Everyman
22. Lives in the Balance
23. Chat
24. The Late Show