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The Naked Ride Home
Jackson Browne - The Naked Ride Home.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2002
Recorded2001 at Groove Masters (Santa Monica, CA).
Genre Rock
Length59:47
Label Elektra
Producer Jackson Browne, Kevin McCormick
Jackson Browne chronology
The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne
(1997)
The Naked Ride Home
(2002)
The Very Best of Jackson Browne
(2004)

The Naked Ride Home is the twelfth album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). It peaked at number 36 on The Billboard 200 chart. The single "The Night Inside Me" reached number 25 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

As of February 2004 the album had sold 139,000 copies in United States according to Nielsen Soundscan. [1]

Guests included Keb' Mo' and Greg Leisz.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [3]

Mark Deming, writing for Allmusic, remarked that "The craft of Browne's songwriting is still strong, and his performances are pin-sharp and passionate, but unfortunately the very real strengths of The Naked Ride Home only make its flaws all the more glaring – namely, that Browne's muse hasn't taken him anyplace new and interesting in some time, and even though it's clear he still takes the arts of songwriting and recording very seriously, the results lack the depth or the impact of his earlier work." [2]

James Hunter, writing for Rolling Stone magazine, felt that the album delivered "a varied midtempo dependability that turns richer and more resonant upon re-listenings," and that it was "looser, warmer and more live-sounding than Browne's recent work – yet still as passionately crafted and sung ... he is the sound of unfrantic L.A. cool engaged with the long view." [3]

Track listing

All songs written by Jackson Browne, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Kevin McCormick and Jeff Young, except where noted:

  1. "The Naked Ride Home" (Browne) – 5:56
  2. "The Night Inside Me" – 4:38
  3. "Casino Nation" – 6:57
  4. "For Taking the Trouble" (Browne) – 4:25
  5. "Never Stop" – 4:56
  6. "Walking Town" – 6:20
  7. "About My Imagination" – 6:10
  8. "Sergio Leone" – 7:57
  9. "Don't You Want to Be There" (Browne) – 7:35
  10. "My Stunning Mystery Companion" (Browne) – 4:53

Personnel

  • Jackson Browne – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Jimmy Burney – choir vocals (9)
  • Marc Cohn – harmony vocals (9)
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Mark Goldenberg – electric guitar, hi string guitar (4)
  • Jennifer Gross – harmony vocals (3, 6)
  • Greg Leisz – acoustic guitar (1), 12 string electric guitar (1)
  • Kipp Lennon – harmony vocals (3, 6)
  • Mauricio "Fritz" Lewak – drums, cajón (4)
  • Fred Martin – choir arrangement (9)
  • Val McCallum – rhythm acoustic guitar (7)
  • Kevin McCormick – bass guitar, rhythm electric guitar (7)
  • Alethea Mills – harmony vocals (4), choir vocals (9)
  • Kevin Moore ( Keb' Mo') – slide guitar (4)
  • Chavonne Morris – harmony vocals (4), choir vocals (9)
  • Fernando Pullam – trumpet (9)
  • Jeff Scott Young – synthesizer, acoustic piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, harmony vocals

Production

  • Producers – Jackson Browne and Kevin McCormick
  • Engineer – Paul Dieter
  • Assistant Engineers – Sebastian Haimerl, Mark Johnson, Bil Lane and Rich Tosi.
  • Mixing – Bob Clearmountain
  • Mix Assistant – Kevin Harp
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME).
  • Technical Director – Ed Wong
  • Artwork – Dustin Stanton
  • Cover Photo – Nels Israelson
  • Booklet Photos – Dianna Cohen and Nels Israelson
  • Management – Cree Clover and Donald Miller

Charts

Album Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2002 The Billboard 200 36
2002 Top Internet Albums 36

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2002 "The Night Inside Me" Adult Contemporary 25

References

  1. ^ Newman, Melinda (7 February 2004). "Browne, Smith Depart Labels". Billboard. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "The Naked Ride Home > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Hunter, James (25 September 2002). "The Naked Ride Home > Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 3, 2012.