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A lovely tribute to a wonderful artist
on 12 September 2014
I find it is always difficult to be objective about Jackson Browne's songs and music, simply because both have been such an important, underpinning part of my life since I was bought that first album for a birthday present and heard "Rock me on the water." In the UK there is a radio program called "Desert Island Discs" in which interviewees are asked to pick the eight tracks that they would wish to have with them if cast away alone on a desert island. My own list has never been without at least one Jackson Browne song - For a dancer? Sky blue and black? The Pretender? Call it a loan? Lives in the balance? Barricades of Heaven? So many from which to choose. But Jackson Browne has great courage alongside his musical and poetic gifts and no one has been able to stop him from saying what ever he thinks and feels - whether that be deeply personal and private or a well-targeted rant against brutality, inhumanity and government mendacity. This is a very lovely and loving ensemble of covers of some of his great songs, by admirers young and older. I guess they've done what I wish I could have done (had I any musical skills): paid tribute and saluted an artist of heart, courage, genius and compassion who has resonated with so many over the years.