Jackson Browne Announces New Album 'Standing In The Breach', Out 10/7
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 and is available today for download viaAmazonandiTuneswhen the albumStanding In The Breachis pre-ordered. "RINGING PEALS OF GUITARherald the coming of a great new Jackson Browne release," saidMOJO.
Listen to "The Birds of St. Marks" here
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"The Birds of St. Marks" was originally written in 1967 when Jackson was just 18 and returning home to California 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 hisSolo 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 toldRolling Stone. The finished version of the song features Greg Leisz playing a "McGuinn-esque 12-string," described Rolling Stone.Leisz and Jackson were joinedby Val McCallum (electric guitar), Bob Glaub (bass) and Don Heffington (drums), whileas described in MOJO "McCallum and Kipp Lennon stir[ed] essence of Crosby into the vocal harmonies."
Jackson Browne launches an album tour this fall, with band dates starting at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and ending at The Royal Albert Hall in London, England. He will also appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 6th and CBS This Morning on October 11th. Accompanying Jackson on the road are longtime band mates Val McCallum (guitar), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Jeff Young (keyboards) and Bob Glaub (bass), with the addition of acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).