Don Henley, Bruce Springsteenand Bonnie Raittare just a few of the artists contributing tracks to Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne. The 23-track album from Music Road Records premieres at USA TODAY, a week in advance of its April 1 release.
"The album was supposed to be only 15 tracks on one CD," says Tamara Saviano, one of the album's co-producers. "As these things happen, the more people hear about it, they more they want to be part of it."
Henley was one of the first artists to commit to the proejct, Saviano says. "Don Henley immediately said he wanted to These Days, and, of course, we all thought that was perfect," she says. "He foundBlind Pilot on YouTube. He went to Portland and worked with the band and their engineer and producer. It's one of my favorite tracks."
Raitt asked David Lindley, who was performed and recorded with Browne since Browne's 1973 For Everymanalbum, to join her for Everywhere I Go.
Looking Into You is the brainchild of Texas energy executive Kelcy Warren, who asked Saviano to guide the project. Saviano won a Grammy for her 2004 compilation Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster and the Americana Music Association's album of the year award for This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, who covers Browne's For Everyman, and drummerScott Crago also are listed as co-producers.
The album features several of Browne's friends from the California rock scene of the '70s — Henley, Raitt, Karla Bonoffand the band Venice. But it also features singer-songwriters Lucinda Williams, Bruce Hornsbyand Marc Cohn, who cut Too Many Angels with Joan as Police Woman. Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa contributed a version of Linda Paloma, a song that appeared on 1976's The Pretender.
Lyle Lovetthad trouble deciding which song he wanted to record.
"He settled first on Lady of the Well," Saviano says. "Then, he said, well, maybe Rosie. He was in the studio when he texted me that as long as he was in there, he was going to record both songs and then we could decide.
"Of course, both songs sounded great. Initially, we thought we'd use one track as an iTunes extra. But when it grew to a double album, we said, let's just put one track on each CD."
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Mar 25, 2014 - 9:08am
Listening to "TV Jazz themes", a tape from the late 50's my Dad had. I'm using it to break in this 1970's German made ASC tape deck I literally found in someone garbage at the curb during one of my walks. I got bored enough to repair it last night. At least this tape has a nice version of Henri Mancini doing Peter Gunn.
I have been undergoing a project almost 2 years in now of listening to my entire library of songs that have found me over the years and am about 2/3 way through. I love coming across a song and/or artists that I have never heard before, it seems I have pretty good taste. Anyway never heard of this cat before, but apparently I must like him:
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Nov 17, 2013 - 2:19pm
ahhhh... one of my all-time favorite album covers.
Tried to find out who it is and found this quote from an interview:
The cover of Stage Pass has a stunning photo of part of a woman on the cover. Before even being asked, Michael volunteers, "I don't know her. I don't know if she has legs. Never saw any more of her than you're seeing right there. I don't know if she has a top of a head. Nobody has any idea."