March-April 2008

ARTIST: JACKSON BROWNE

TITLE: SOLO ACOUSTIC - VOL. 2

LABEL: INSIDE RECORDINGS

RELEASE DATE: MARCH 4, 2008

JACKSON BROWNE BRINGS THE MUSIC TO THE FRONT

By Russ Paris

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JACKSON BROWNE SOLO ACOUSTIC VOL. 2 (released on March 4, 2008 on Inside Recordings) is the second in a series of solo acoustic albums by the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer. Though with new songs, the format is identical to the first volume, released in 2005. Vol. 2 showcases the same sense of intimacy and live energy at Jackson's recent solo acoustic concerts: he's singing to you.

The collection begins with a stripped-down version of Never Stop from his 2002 album, The Naked Ride Home, with Jackson on guitar. The acoustic arrangement emphasizes the words and it comes across as a beautiful love song. When Jackson sings “And when you make me smile, I'm the richest man I know,