A welcome release from Jackson Browne featuring the superb David Lindley prior to their European Tour. They are accompanied by a number of spanish musicians in a concert recorded in Spain during 2006.
There's nothing really new from JB with the album featuring well-trodden Browne fayre with a more acoustic bias and some interesting 'spanishesque' arrangements of some of his popular tunes with Lindley and others sharing or taking the vocals on some songs. Indeed there is a lot of the song introductions are spoken in Spanish by Browne. There are a couple of songs featuring Browne's spanish collaborators too.
It feels much more like Browne's last two 'Acoustic Live' albums, atmospheric, warm and relaxed with Lindley's fiddle and slide/guitar playing simply superb. No matter how many times I hear 'For Everyman' or 'Late For The Sky' I never grow tired of them. The minor changes to the arrangements and Lindley's playing provide such high quality across both discs.
It's a fine recording, highly recommend to existing fans and those wanting to explore the talent of a great song-writer and performer.