My Ten Favorite Jackson Browne Songs: Late for the Sky (#2)

@FourWalls (17037)
United States
June 7, 2016 9:17pm CST
Almost done! Tomorrow I'll reveal my favorite Jackson Browne song. Today, however, we're at number two, and here it is. #2: Late for the Sky Now for me some words come easy But I know that they don't mean that much Compared to the things that are said when lovers touch I've mentioned that Late for the Sky is my favorite Jackson Browne album. From the opening piano riff, backed by David Lindley's slide, on this title track to the closing fade of "Before the Deluge" it's stood the test of time for me...and that's been nearly forty years. What a beautiful, melodic, gorgeous song. And, yes, I know that's almost an oxymoron given that the song is a heartbreaker about a man who's realizing that he's losing the woman he loves ("awake again, I can't pretend, and I know I'm alone and close to the end of the feeling we've known"). The title track to Jackson's masterpiece. I never get tired of this song. Late for the Sky Written by Jackson Browne From Late for the Sky, 1974 A live version of that fabulous song:
From Soundstage TV Studio, Chicago, "The Fuse" 1976.... The Band: Jackson Browne (vo, g) David Lindley (g, fdl, pcs, vo) John Mousseri (dr) Bryan Garofalo (b...
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@JohnRoberts (70596)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jun 16
Ronstadt could have done a gender reversal cover on Late for the Sky.
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@teamfreak16 (42974)
• Denver, Colorado
8 Jun 16
That's some classic Jackson Browne right there!
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