on 15 June 2000
This is one of my favorite Jackson Browne recordings. All of the song s have such strong messages, as Jackson's always do. He really gets into his opinions of the political arena in the title song, also "For America". Also a gem is "In the Shape of a Heart." Their is absolutely no one who can approach Jackson Browne when it comes to lyrical writing ability. He paints cyrtal clear pictures for us of what he feels in his heart with his uncanny ability to phrase a feeling in the perfect words, I have always been totally awestruck by his unequalled talent. If you like intelligently written songs with strong messages about all walks of life, this is one to add to your collection.
on 23 September 2014
To me this is one of the best albums of music, you will ever listen too, in your lifetime .It is very politically charged, but oh so very true. Jackson is a brilliant artist lyrically & musically, live or on CD
on 25 May 2007
This was the album through which I was introduced to the music of Jackson Browne. I have never looked back, having bought all of his albums since. For me, this remains my favorite. The political message of the title track and others may not be to everyone's tastes, but it is eloquently put and is as relevant now as it was in 1986. Elsewhere tracks like "In The Shape Of A Heart" are classic long songs in the finest tradition. It's such a complete album. There isn't a weeak track on it. Enjoy.