Jackson Browne Announces New Album Standing In The Breach Out October 7th On Inside Recordings
FIRST TRACK, "THE BIRDS OF ST. MARKS" DEBUTED THIS WEEK
On October 7th, Jackson Browne will release his 14th studio album, Standing In The Breach. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and features the single "The Birds Of St. Marks," which debuted yesterday on Rolling Stone and MOJO.
"RINGING PEALS OF GUITAR herald the coming of a great new Jackson Browne release, " said MOJO.
"The Birds of St. Marks" was originally written in 1967 when Jackson was just 18 and returning home toCalifornia after a brief stint living in New York. The song was recorded as a demo in 1970 and occasionally heard in the live setting as captured on his Solo Acoustic Vol. 1, but has only now been given the treatment Jackson had originally envisioned. "This is a song I always heard as a Byrds song, and that was even part of the writing of the song," he told Rolling Stone. The finished version of the song features Greg Leisz playing a "McGuinn-esque 12-string," described Rolling Stone. Leisz and Jackson were joined by Val McCallum(electric guitar), Bob Glaub (bass) and Don Heffington (drums), while as described in MOJO "McCallum andKipp Lennon stir[ed] essence of Crosby into the vocal harmonies."
Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life. "The interplay between Val McCallum and Greg Leisz on this album - the effortlessness of their chemistry is a gift really, that just dropped into my lap," says Jackson. The album will be available everywhere on October 7th, 2014.
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