Running on Empty

Jackson Browne

 
 
Year of release
1977 (mid December)
Label
Elektra/Asylum Records
Songs:
 
"Running on Empty"
Written by Jackson Browne

Recorded live on stage at Merriweather Post Pavillon, Columbia, Maryland - 8/27/77
 
"The Road"
Written by Danny O'Keefe

Recorded in room 301 at the Cross Keys Inn, Columbia, Mayland - 8/27/77 (thanks to Pete Wiley) and on stage at the Garden State Arts Center, Holmdale, New Jersey - 9/7/77
 
"Rosie"
Written by Jackson Browne & Donald Miller
Recorded backstage in the big rehearsal room at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York - 9/1/77
"You Love the Thunder"
Written by Jackson Browne
Recorded live on stage at the Garden State Arts Center, Holmdale, New Jersey - 9/6/77
 
"Cocaine"
Written by Rev. Gary Davis, additional lyrics by Jackson Browne & Glenn Frey
Recorded in room 124 at the Holliday Inn, Edwardsville, Illinois - 8/17/77
"Shaky Town"
Written by Daniel Kortchmar

Recorded in room 124 at the Holliday Inn, Edwardsville, Illinois - 8/18/77
 
"Love Needs a Heart"
Written by Lowell George, Valerie Carter & Jackson Browne
Recorded live at the Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, California - 9/17/77
 
"Nothing but Time"
Written by Jackson Browne & Howard Burke
Recorded on a bus (a Continental Silver Eagle) somewhere in New Jersey - 9/8/77
 
"The Load-out"
Written by Jackson Browne & Bryan Garofalo
Recorded live on stage at Merriweather Post Pavillon, Columbia, Maryland - 8/27/77
 
"Stay"
Written by Maurice Williams
Recorded live on stage at Merriweather Post Pavillon, Columbia, Maryland - 8/27/77
 
 
Musicians and Staff
Jackson Browne
Guitar & Piano
David Lindley
Fiddle & Lap Steel; and "a rare vocal appearance" on "Stay"
Russell Kunkel
Drums; and snare, hi-hat and cardboard box with foot pedal on "Nothing but time"
Leland Sklar
Bass
Craig Doerge
Keyboards
Danny Kortchmar
Guitars; and harmony on "Shaky Town"
Doug Haywood
Vocals
Rosemary Butler
Vocals
Joel Bernstein
Harmony (with Doug) on "Rosie"
Produced by
Jackson Browne
Engineered by
Greg Ladanyi
Assistants on stage recordings
Tom Walsh & Russel Schmitt
Assistants on hotel and bus recording
David Hewitt, Mark Salwasser & Norman Mershan
Mixed at
Sound Factory, L.A.
Assistants at Sound Factory
George Ybarra & Dennis Kirk
Technical advisor
Chris Cabral (with thanks to Dave Hassinger and Jim Nipar
Mastered by
Bernie Grundman at A&M
Art Direction and Design
by Jimmy Wachtel
Photography by
Joel Bernstein and Aaron Rapoport
Tour Manager
Howard Burke
Production Manager
Donald "Buddha" Miller
Road Crew
Eric Deterding, Michael Deterding, Jan Alahandro, Ed Kolakowski & Bill Thompson
Lightning Crew
Alan Owen, Kevin Di Piazza & Jim Watts
Monitor Mixers
Bill "Doc" Gans & Rance Caldwell
House Mixer
Jim Bonhorst
Truck Drivers
Jimmy Deluca, Byron Lisenbee & Mike "Mountain Boy" Rodgers
Bus Driver
Thomas Gustaferro
Tour Photographer
Joel Bernstein
Spasmodic Woman
Joann Madden
The Kid
Steven Deluca
Thanks to
Elizabeth Reynolds
Thanks always to
David Geffen

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