30 days, 30 albums... Jackson Browne - Running on Empty

Jackson Browne at his finest – with an AMAZING band, writing and recording these songs on the road, in rehearsal rooms, hotels, one of them even on the bus while it rolled through New Jersey. I always liked bits of his other albums, but this one I adore from start to finish, the light and shade of it, the performances and the drama of the arrangements and the lyrics. And it has perhaps the best song ever written about being in a band and being on the road – 'The Load Out', coupled with 'Stay'. Priceless and timeless.