Personnel: Jackson Browne (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano); David Lindley (acoustic & electric guitars, slide guitar, fiddle); Kevin McCormick (acoustic guitar, bass); Clarence White (acoustic guitar); Jesse Ed Davis (electric guitar); Sneaky Pete Kleinow (pedal steel guitar); Craig Doerge (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, Mini-Moog synthesizer); David Paich, Elton John (piano); Benmont Tench (Hammond B-3 organ); Jai Winding (organ, synthesizer); Doug Haywood (organ, background vocals); Michael Utley (organ); Leland Sklar, Chuck Rainey (bass); Russell Kunkel (drums, congas); Jeff Porcaro (drums); Luis Conte (percussion); Vonda Shepard, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Glenn Frey, Dan Fogelberg, Don Henley, J.D. Souther, Bonnie Raitt (background vocals).
Producers include: Jackson Browne, Al Schmitt, Jon Landau, Greg Ladanyi, Scott Thurston.
Compilation producer: Jackson Browne.
Recorded between 1972 & 2002. Includes liner notes by Dave Marsh.
Personnel: Jackson Browne (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, sequencer); David Lindley (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, fiddle); Doug Haywood (vocals, organ, background vocals); Rosemary Butler (vocals); Mark Goldenberg (guitar, electric guitar); Scott Thurston (guitar, keyboards); Danny Kortchmar (guitar, maracas); Rick Vito (guitar, background vocals); John Hall, Waddy Wachtel, Kevin Dukes (guitar); Fred Tackett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Clarence White, Kevin McCormick (acoustic guitar); Greg Leisz (acoustic 12-string guitar, electric 12-string guitar); Jesse Ed Davis , Val McCallum (electric guitar); Mike Campbell (electric 12-string guitar); Lowell George (slide guitar); Jorge Strunz (nylon-string guitar); Hugo Pedroza (tiple, charango); Craig Doerge (piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer, mini-Moog synthesizer); Jai Winding, Bill Payne (piano, organ, synthesizer); David Paich, Elton John, Jeff Scott Young, Roy Bittan (piano); Michael Utley (organ); Russ Kunkel (drums, congas); Larry Zack (drums, percussion); Mickey McGee, Jeff Porcaro, Jim Gordon , Jim Keltner, Mauricio-Fritz Lewak, Rick Marotta, Stan Lynch , Michael Jochum (drums); Walfredo Reyes (congas); Luis Conte (percussion); Arnold McCuller, Valerie Carter (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: David Tickle; Dennis Kirk; Ed Cherney ; Greg Ladanyi; James Geddes; Al Schmitt; Richard Sanford Orshoff; Bob Clearmountain.
Audio Remasterers: Robert Hadley; Doug Sax.
Liner Note Author: Dave Marsh .
Recording information: Crystal Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); Downtown, Los Angeles, CA (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); Elektra Sound recorders, Los Angeles, CA (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); Groovemasters, Santa Monica, CA (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); The Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); The Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); The Outpost, Los Angeles, CA (08/27/1977/09/06/1977); The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA (08/27/1977/09/06/1977).
Photographer: Henry Diltz.
Before this double-disc dose of Jackson Browne's best came along, the influential troubadour's most extensive career summary was the 15-song THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR. This truly definitive anthology contains just about everything on that disc and plenty more. Browne helped define the 1970s singer/songwriter idiom, and that process is carefully documented here, as on the precociously world-weary "These Days" and the soulful, Van Morrison-like "Doctor My Eyes." The collection follows Browne through the years, as he toughens up his sound with more of a rock edge ("Running on Empty," "Boulevard") and adds a sociopolitical edge to his lyrics ("Lives in the Balance," "I am a Patriot"). Through it all, Jackson's humanity and humility, not to mention his lyrical song-craft, shine with an e