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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb collection of Jackson Browne songs.....by many wonderful artists.
Whether you like Don Henley, The Indigo Girls, or the Bruces (Hornsby and Springsteen).... these are great performances by great artists. I love all of these...and to finish with JD Souther...just sublime !
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Pretenders...
Jackson Browne is an excellent songwriter and this double tribute album, co-produced by Tamara Saviano, Jimmy LaFave and Scott Crago, presents a selection of wonderful songs from across his career. The song "Everywhere I go" by Bonnie Raitt and David Lindley (both long-term friends and collaborators of Browne) was released a couple of weeks ago as a taster for the album...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Pretenders..., 31 Mar 2014
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G. E. Harrison (Cheltenham, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (Audio CD)
Jackson Browne is an excellent songwriter and this double tribute album, co-produced by Tamara Saviano, Jimmy LaFave and Scott Crago, presents a selection of wonderful songs from across his career. The song "Everywhere I go" by Bonnie Raitt and David Lindley (both long-term friends and collaborators of Browne) was released a couple of weeks ago as a taster for the album and it is a terrific track that highlights the song beautifully with both artists coming together but still retaining their own sound and voices to impose their own personalities on the song. The track got me excited and made me really look forward to the release of the album.

However, unfortunately the record suffers from the classic tribute album problem that the majority of the covers sound just too much like the originals. This isn't helped by the fact that many of the artists are California-based associates of Jackson - Don Henley, Keb' Mo', J.D. Southerner etc. There aren't any bad tracks here, these are all great songs and they are all very well sung, played and produced but the majority are just too close to Jackson's own versions - Lyle Lovett sounds exactly like Jackson on his two songs. I just longed to hear a punk version, or someone like Tom Waits deconstructing one of the songs and only Lucinda Williams comes close to this with her distinctive world-weary delivery of "The Pretender" making it sound like one of her own songs rather than one of Jackson's. I did quite enjoy the covers from Marc Cohn, Bruce Hornsby and Shawn Colvin - who's solo performance at least sounded different to the majority of tracks - but in the end the Raitt/Lindley track is far and away the best cover here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb collection of Jackson Browne songs.....by many wonderful artists., 29 April 2014
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Whether you like Don Henley, The Indigo Girls, or the Bruces (Hornsby and Springsteen).... these are great performances by great artists. I love all of these...and to finish with JD Souther...just sublime !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tribute Album., 14 May 2014
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I love it but I would say that, I am a fan of both Jackson Browne and Don Henley.
I don't usually like tribute albums but this is an exception in my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I hope Jackson loves it to, 16 May 2014
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Just love Jackson Browne , this wonderful tribute has introduced me to a whole new bunch of singers

whilst also re-acquainting some old freinds
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice collection of covers with the usual compilation mix of ..., 16 July 2014
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Really nice collection of covers with the usual compilation mix of some brilliance, some mediocre tracks and just one or two duffers. For Everyman MAY even be better than JB's original. Having heard this, I'd now like to hear Jackson do it with this arrangement and backing - worth the money on its own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 July 2014
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Great to hear his fine songs performed by
other artists-an excellent compilation
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 July 2014
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really enjoyable
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing..., 26 Jun 2014
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Really like Jackson Browne and many of the artists on this album, but it fails to hit the mark on so many levels. The best covers are the ones that sound like the man himself, so why bother?

Maybe he's a bit like Joan Armatrading in that respect - never heard many, if any, covers of her songs, maybe because nobody could do them any better than the original.

Shame...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the wait., 14 May 2014
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I bought this after hearing the Springsteen track on the radio; the other covers are very good, Don Henley's is brilliant. A wonderful tribute to Jackson Browne....
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!!, 9 May 2014
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Jackson Browne is one of my favourite singer songwriters, I have lost count of the times I have seen him live and he has been fantastic every time. His songs are a beautiful record of his life and loves and are often very moving. this is a fitting tribute by many of his peers and it is good to hear the different interpretations they bring to the record.
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