Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jackson Browne - Song Traveler (Live Solo Acoustic Compilation 1970-2004)

Jackson Browne
Song Traveler
8-CD Compilation of Live Solo Acoustic Performances 1970-2004

Various audience recordings, mostly good to very good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

Here's a special gift for all the Jackson Browne fans out there, an 8-CD fan compilation that puts together "all the best available solo acoustic performances" from throughout Jackson's concert career (or at least from 1970-2004). Although Jackson is also fine when playing with a band, he is at his best in these solo acoustic performances, and they show off his artistry and mastery as a songwriter and performer, giving subtle new meanings to old and new favorites and classics. The first 5 discs contain Jackson's songs roughly arranged by songwriting period (from earliest to latest), with discs 6&7 devoted to covers, and disc 8 with rare and alternate versions of classic songs. It's a very thorough and impressive collection, and an undoubtedly painstaking and time-consuming endeavor, compiling performances from literally several dozens of shows. Naturally, the sound quality does vary somewhat from show to show, but overall quality is very good. Now, this is not my compilation, but I have no idea who originally put this excellent compilation together (I got it from another site, and it came with little supporting info). From a google search, one of the torrent sites attributes it to someone called Jayhawk, so thanks to them, or whoever it was, 'cause this is some great stuff. The compilation even includes a track from the 2002 Maine solo acoustic show I was at ('Nothing But Time', which was originally written and recorded after a show in Maine for the Runnin' On Empty album. Although listed here as being in Bangor, the show was actually in Orono, on the University of Maine campus). Anyway, although a bit too much to take in all at once, this is a real treat for us fans. Enjoy.

Tracklist:
Disc One (64:51) (1st album, For Everyman era songs)
01. A Child In These Hills - Hollywood 4-6-70
02. Jamaica Say You Will - Santa Monica 10-12-97
03. Looking Into You - Richmond 5-17-00
04. Colors Of The Sun - Philadelphia 1-23-72
05. Doctor My Eyes - Tokyo 4-22-04
06. I Thought I Was A Child - Jacksonville 4-10-00
07. Ready Or Not - Stamford 5-9-02
08. Redneck Friend - Greensboro 5-21-02
09. Under The Falling Sky - Berkeley 10-9-97
10. Something Fine - Paris 11-4-96
11. Song For Adam - Olympia 8-17-00
12. Rock Me On The Water - Olympia 8-17-00
13. Our Lady Of The Well - Paris 11-4-96
14. The Times You've Come - Paris 11-4-96
15. These Days - Baltimore 5-18-02
16. My Opening Farewell - Chicago 2-21-72
17. Together Again (Holiday Inn) - Syracuse 3-27-71

Disc Two (74:34) (Late For The Sky, The Pretender)
01. For Everyman - Hamburg 11-15-96
02. Before The Deluge - Hamburg 11-15-96
03. The Birds Of St. Marks - Providence 5-10-02
04. Fountain Of Sorrow - Richmond 5-17-02
05. The Late Show - Udine 11-28-04
06. Farther On - Paris 11-4-96
07. Shadow Dream Song - Syracuse 3-27-71
08. Here Come Those Tears Again - London 11-1-04
09. Walking Slow - Providence 5-10-02
10. The Road And The Sky- Osaka 4-27-04
11. For A Dancer - Greenville 4-9-00
12. Sing My Songs To Me - Toganga 8-20-04
13. Late For The Sky - Richmond 5-17-00
14. Linda Paloma - London 11-11-96
15. Sleep's Dark And Silent Gate - Berkeley 10-9-97
16. The Only Child - Nottingham 10-30-04
17. Take It Easy - Kansas City 11-14-03
18. Daddy's Tune - Linden 6-22-04

Disc Three (75:17) (Runnin On Empty, Hold Out, Lawyers in Love)
01. The Pretender - Cedar Rapids 7-10-00
02. You Love The Thunder - Omaha 7--6-00
03. Rosie - Cedar Rapids 7-10-00
04. Cocaine - Hilversum 12-8-76
05. Call It A Loan - Santa Monica 10-12-97
06. Of Missing Persons - Amsterdam 11-17-96
07. Love Needs A Heart - Barcelona 11-22-96
08. Nothing But Time - Bangor 5-6-02
09. Lawyers In Love - Stockholm 11-9-04
10. Tender Is The Night - Topeka 7-11-00
11. Somebody's Baby - Osaka 4-28-04
12. Soldier Of Plenty - Redwood City 2-27-02
13. For America - Udine 11-28-04
14. Your Bright Baby Blues - Santa Cruz 12-21-98
15. Running On Empty - London 11-11-96
16. The Load Out >>> Stay - Rome 11-5-96
17. Just Like Forever - Hollywood 10-16-77

Disc Four (74:48) (Lives in the Balance, World in Motion, I'm Alive)
01. I'm Alive - Madrid 3-21-99
02. In The Shape Of A Heart - Madrid 3-21-99
03. Lawless Avenues - Santa Monica 10-12-97
04. Black And White - Brooklyn 5-5-99
05. Enough Of The Night - Portland, Or 10-29-98
06. Everywhere I Go - Hamburg 11-15-96
07. Miles Away - Shreveport 6-9-00
08. Nino - Brighton 10-18-04
09. Too Many Angels - Olympia 11-17-00
10. Two Of Me, Two Of You - London 11-9-96
11. World In Motion - Chicago 10-17-00
12. Lives In The Balance - Greenville 4-9-00
13. When The Stone Begins To Turn - Tokyo 9-30-89
14. Take This Rain - Birmingham, Uk 11-14-04
15. Lights And Virtues - London 11-11-96
16. Sky Blue And Black - Richmond 5-17-00
17. All Good Things - Stamford 5-9-02

Disc Five (70:55) (Looking East, Naked Ride Home)
01. The Naked Ride Home - Rochester 5-17-02
02. The Night Inside Me - San Francisco 8-30-02
03. For Taking The Trouble - Stamford 5-9-02
04. The Barricades Of Heaven - Los Angeles 3-3-98
05. About My Imagination - Den Haag 11-24-04
06. Casino Nation - New York City 10-25-02
07. Alive In The World - Hamburg 11-15-96
08. The Rebel Jesus - Santa Cruz 12-21-98
09. Looking East - Washington 4-25-98
10. Some Bridges - Washington 4-25-98
11. World In Motion - Chicago 10-17-00
12. The Next Voice You Hear - Chicago 10-17-00
13. Never Stop - Stamford 5-9-02
14. I'm The Cat - Hamburg 11-15-96
15. Sergio Leone - Osaka 4-28-04
16. My Stunning Mystery Companion - South Bend 10-19-03

Disc Six (50:50) (Covers)
01. The Crow On The Cradle - Los Angeles 8-15-99
02. Hasten Down The Wind - Columbus 10-16-03
03. Jazzbird - Seattle 6-1-01
04. Jesus In 3/4 Time - Syracuse 3-27-71
05. Mohammed's Radio - Udine 11-28-04
06. Long Distance Love - Greenville 4-9-00
07. Lawyers, Guns And Money - South Bend 10-19-03
08. Redemption Song - Amsterdam 11-17-96
09. The Road - Udine 11-28-04
10. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner - Stockholm 11-9-04
11. Sweet Little Sixteen - Chicago 2-21-72
12. Tiki Torches At Twilight - Stamford 5-9-02
13. Waterloo Sunset - Tokyo 9-30-90
14. I Am A Patriot - Madison 7-19-86
15. Pretty Girl Rules The World - Culver City 3-14-94
16. Danza Da Lua En Santiago - Madrid 3-19-97
17. Tracks of My Tears - ? 1995)
18. When A Man Loves A Woman - ? 1987

Disc Seven (45:27) (Covers)
01. Man Of Constant Sorrow - Los Angeles 8-15-99
02. Peaceful Easy Feeling - London 5-18-72
03. Across The Borderline - Nagoya 4-30-04
04. Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Rockford 11-7-03
05. Desperados Under The Eaves - South Bend 10-19-03
06. Tell Me Why - Topanga 9-3-04
07. El Salvador - Spilinbergo 7-24-97
08. My Personal Revenge - San Francisco 4-29-90
09. Mutineer - Melbourne 4-16-04
10. Shaky Town - Osaka 4-27-04
11. Werewolves Of London - Hamburg 11-15-96
12. Carmelita - Melbourne 4-16-04
13. Freebird - Little Rock 6-7-00
14. Volunteer - Washington, Dc 10-27-03
15. You **** You - Pittsburgh 5--14-02

Disc Eight (77:03) (Rare, Alternate Versions)
01. Don't You Want To Be There (Guitar Version) - Osaka 4-26-03
02. Rock Me On The Water (Guitar Version) - Rome 11-5-96
03. Jamaica Say You Will (Guitar Version) - Stony Brook 2-24-72
04. Doctor My Eyes (Early Version) - London 5-18-72
05. Cocaine (Rehab Version) - Ballybofey 7-31-97
06. For Taking The Trouble (Early Version) - Ojai 11-5-00
07. These Days (Piano Version) - Cedar Rapids 7-10-00
08. These Days (Early Guitar Version) - Syracuse 3-27-71
09. Never Stop (Newer Lyrics) - London 11-1-04
10. Black And White (Guitar Version) - Spilinbergo 7-24-97
11. Alive In The World (Guitar Version) - Barcelona 3-21-99
12. Linda Paloma (Piano Version) - Hilversum 12-8-76
13. Your Bright Baby Blues (Alternate Arrangement) - Udine 11-28-04
14. Late For The Sky (Alternate Arrangement) - Osaka 4-26-03
15. Doctor My Eyes-About My Imagination - Richmond 5-17-00
16. Running On Empty (Alternate Arrangement) - Santa Barbara 3-28-04
17. Don't You Want To Be There (With Trumpet) - Santa Barbara 3-28-04

New Links! Updated 12/18/13
disc1 - Jackson_Browne_Song_Traveler_d1.rar
disc2 - Jackson_Browne_Song_Traveler_d2.rar
disc3 - Jackson_Browne_Song_Traveler_d3.rar
disc4 - Jackson_Browne_Song_Traveler_d4.rar
disc5 - Jackson_Browne_Song_Traveler_d5.rar
disc6 - Jackson_Browne_Song_Traveler_d6.rar
disc7 - Jackson_Browne_Song_Traveler_d7.rar
disc8 - Jackson_Browne_Song_Traveler_d8.rar


13 comments:

Reggie said...

Nice set, thanks a bunch.

synonymicious said...

For those like me, who tuned out after Lawyers In Love, there's a lot of good songwriting here to discover. JB gets overlooked a lot when the pundits speak of great scribes, but you can't listen to this set without reassessing his remarkable output....

DK said...

Thanks so much for the excellent posts on your blog. Everything is always of high quality. And this Jackson Browne collection is a gem! Many thanks! Kurt

Esteban Garcia Alonso said...

Could you repost this one? Thanks!

wkc said...

Thank you for the Jackson Browne update. Very appreciated. Having one problem - Disc 3 link is actually disc 4 and disc 4 is an unvalid link it goes to an upload page for MF. Still need a valid link for Disc 3 if possible. Thanks again.

BBKron said...

oops! links fixed! Try again. Thanks for the heads up (I was wondering why so few downloads for 3

wkc said...

Thank you for the quick response and for all the wonderful shares.

MJ said...

Hey, I'm a huge JB fan and would love to dl this collection, but the MediaFire links that're posted show as invalid/deleted. Any way we could get them back online? If I'm able to download a copy of this then I'd be happy to set up & indefinitely seed a torrent version as an alternate download method. Thanks! :)

BBKron said...

Links revised and updated!

Greg Edwards said...

Pulled this set down last night. I'm a huge JB fan, and this is a treasure trove. Overall, the quality is pretty good for live recordings. I love the little variations of his classics and some covers I hadn't heard him sing before. I've seen him perform live and I agree that he's at his best in a solo acoustic setting. He just riffs and plays whatever the crowd wants. The man is such a poet and true artist. Thanks!

Dolphing Mings said...

Thanks a million, dude !

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