Album of the Day
Released 45 years ago this month, Jackson Browne's second album, FOR EVERYMAN, was proof that his remarkable debut was no fluke. As on that earlier work, the lyrics offer sharp observations on both personal and social concerns, and Jackson sings them with even greater confidence - among the standouts from his songbook are single “Redneck Friend,” “These Days” (a song he'd given to Nico years earlier) and “Take It Easy,” which he'd co-written with Glenn Frey. Frey appears here in support, along with fellow Eagle Don Henley and a host of L.A. rock greats including David Crosby, Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt; additionally, multi-instrumentalist David Lindley begins his long collaboration with Browne on the 1973 Asylum set. Today we'll give the platinum-certified FOR EVERYMAN another spin to wish Jackson Browne a happy birthday.