Jackson Browne
Revisiting the Albums Live
(Featuring Stories Shared)
Vol. 5--Running on Empty (1977)

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This is the fifth volume in a series which looks back at Jackson Browne's commercial albums by incorporating on-stage stories and radio interviews concerning the albums and their songs with selected live performances of each song in the original order from the album. In addition to the initial trip through the album, this volume includes alternate performances of 5 of the songs.

The album Running on Empty was the first of its kind--featuring all live performances of songs that had never been recorded--or heard by an audience--before the live recording was made. Itís an album painting a picture of life on the road for an up-and-coming band by a band that was actually on the road at the time. Some of the performances on this compilation were recorded before Running on Empty was commercially released and may have actually been considered for use by Jackson Browne at one time. A few others were recorded shortly after the album had been released.

The non-acoustic tracks were recorded from performances from 1977-1980 when the band was basically the group which was recorded on the Running on Empty album. At that time, the songs were played somewhat differently each time out. The tracks selected here are ones available that sound the closest to those on the commercial recording. The one exception is Nothing but Time, for which a good recording from that time period could not be found.

Most importantly: The intent of these volumes is to introduce you to Jackson Browne's albums or to renew your appreciation of them. All of Jackson's albums are still available, and hopefully if you don't have all 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.

Vol. 5 (78:59):
01. Album Intro--In the Studio (Dallas) 12.27.97
02. Running on Empty--Osaka 11.13.80
03. The Road--Los Angeles 9.13.77
04. Commentary on The Road--In the Studio (Dallas) 12.27.97
05. Recording in a Motel--In the Studio (Dallas) 12.27.97
06. Rosie--Stamford 5.19.02
07. The Origin of Rosie--In the Studio (Dallas)-12.27.97
08. Intro to You Love the Thunder--In the Studio (Dallas) 12.27.97
09. You Love the Thunder--Morrison 8.11.77
10. Intro to Cocaine--In the Studio (Dallas) 12.27.97
11. Cocaine--Morrison 8.11.77
12. Shaky Town--Birmingham 1,26.78
13. Love Needs a Heart--Inglewood 8.4.79
14. Intro to Nothing but Time--In the Studio (Dallas) 12.27.97
15. Nothing but Time--London 6.12.94
16. Intro to The Load Out/Stay--In the Studio (Dallas) 12.27.97
17. The Load Out/Stay--Birmingham 1.26.78
18. Intro to The Road (alternate version with Danny OíKeefe)--Seattle 6.1.01
19. The Road (alternate version with Danny OíKeefe)--Seattle 6.1.01
20. Rosie (alternate version)--Manchester 3.30.03
21. Intro to Cocaine (alternate version)--Greenville 4.9.00
22. Cocaine (alternate version)--Greenville 4.9.00
23. Love Needs a Heart (alternate version)--Barcelona 11.22.96
24. Album Chat--104.3 FM (New York City) 9.24.02
25. Running on Empty (alternate version)--Santa Barbara 3.28.04

Redbeard conducted all In the Studio interviews.

On Track 06, 22, 23, and 25, Jackson gives a solo acoustic performance.

On Track 19, Jackson (g, voc) performs with Danny OíKeefe (voc, harmonica).

On Track 20, Jackson Browne played piano and sang the lead vocal with backing vocals by
Jeff Young
Mauricio Lewak
Mark Goldenberg

On Track 02, the band was
Jackson Browne (voc,g)

David Lindley (g)

Bob Glaub (b)

Russ Kunkel (dr)

Craig Doerge (p)

Bill Payne (key)

Rosemary Butler (bkg voc)

Doug Haywood (bkg voc, g)

On Tracks 03, 09, 11, 12, & 17, the musicians were
Jackson Browne (voc, g)

David Lindley (g, psg, viol)

Danny Kortchmar (g)

Craig Doerge (key)

Leland Sklar (b)

Russ Kunkel (dr)

Rosemary Butler (bkg voc)
Doug Haywood (bkb voc)

Playing on Track 13 were
Jackson Browne (voc, g)

Rosemary Butler (bkg voc)
Doug Haywood (bkg voc)
& Little Feat:
Billy Payne (key)
Paul Barrere (g)
Richie Hayward (dr)
Kenny Gradney (b)
Sam Clayton (perc)

The band on Track 15 the band was
Jackson Browne (voc, p, g)

Mark Goldenberg (g)

Mauricio Lewak (dr)

Kevin McCormick (b)

Jeff Young (key, voc)

Scott Thurston (key, g, voc)

Valerie Carter (voc)