Jackson Browne – Hold Out (1980/2013) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Jackson Browne – Hold Out (1980/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:10 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Bros. Records

‘Hold Out’, Browne’s first album of the new decade is considered one of his minor efforts. This album was his immediate followup to Running On Empty (1977) and it was released around turning points in both the singer-songwriter’s personal life and his career. It was an album that discussed his brand new marriage (which unfortunately failed quickly) several years after the suicide of his first wife. It was also the last one with the same band he had used for most of his career. His main sideman, David Lindley, would never again be a permanent member of his group although the two would remain great friends and continue to work together often throughout the years. Also, to many in the critics circle, Hold Out began the rocker’s artistic slide even though he would retain his popularity with fans for a few more years.

‘Hold Out is a fine record; perhaps his finest, overall. It confirms his growth as an artist. It represents a welcome broadening of idiom.’ (John Rockwell, The New York Times)

‘Everything that’s right and everything that’s wrong about Hold Out, Jackson Browne’s first studio album since The Pretender (1976), can be found in its climax: the spoken confession at the end of the last cut, ‘Hold On Hold Out.’ Eight minutes long, ‘Hold On Hold Out’ is the LP’s anthem, its farewell address and would-be summation. With Technicolor clarity, the drive of the drums, the zing of the string synthesizer and the shoulders-thrust-back momentum of the piano jump out at you-big and bright and basic. So the drama is real when the instruments drop back and Browne stops singing and starts speaking.’ (Kit Rachlis, Rolling Stone)

1. Disco Apocalypse 05:12
2. Hold Out 05:38
3. That Girl Could Sing 04:35
4. Boulevard 03:17
5. Of Missing Persons 06:33
6. Call It A Loan 04:49
7. Hold On Hold Out 08:06

Jackson Browne, vocals, piano, guitars
Craig Doerge, piano, organ, synthesizer
Bob Glaub, bass
Russ Kunkel, drums
Doug Haywood, vocals
Rosemary Butler, vocals
Recorded by Greg Ladanyi
Mastered by Doug Sax

Producer by Greg Ladanyi and Jackson Browne

Digitally remastered