On listening to the album I was amazed that I had never heard of Jackson Browne. I have a wide taste in music and pride myself in my musical knowledge but I had never heard of Jackson Browne. The album was amazing.
After listening to For Everyman I decided I would buy his first album, Saturate Before Using. The opening track, Jamaica Say You Will, is a heartfelt ballad that sets out Browne's stall for his career. It's the begining of him experimenting with his audience in styles, and himself, testing his talent. A very timid opening to a first album but a very, very effective one. The rest of the album follows suit with tremendous feeling and timeless aura around it. It's hard to see how an album like this almost got lost in time with its heartfelt songwriting and emotional vocal and music. Ask people if they've heard of Jackson Browne and many of them look at you blankly. This, his first album was a warey, almost unnoticed step out into what was a rich music scene in the 70's. But it's innocence as an album offers so much to the listener, so much presence and meaning.
After this album Browne recorded some great music until he met the 80's rock scene and seemed to lose his way a bit. His debut is as good as any of his first five albums. Many rate Late For the Sky as his best, but I personally think his first two (For Everyman and Saturate Before Using) are hard acts to beat. Emotional and musically excellent.
01 - Jamaica Say You Will.
02 - A Child in These Hills.
03 - Song for Adam.
04 - Doctor My Eyes.
05 - From Silver Lake.
06 - Something Fine.
07 - Under the Falling Sky.
08 - Looking Into You.
09 - Rock Me on the Water.
10 - My Opening Farewell.
The hardest thing to give away is Love
When you give Love
It just keeps coming back to you
Spread The Love SEED
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" ~Jimi Hendrix, 1969