Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1

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Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 11, 2005
Recordedca. 2002 – 2005
GenreFolk rock, folk, singer-songwriter
ProducerJackson Browne, Paul Dieter
Jackson Browne chronology
The Very Best of Jackson Browne
Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1
Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2

Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 is a live album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 2005 (see 2005 in music). It reached number 4 on the Top Independent Albums chart and number 8 on the Top Internet Albums chart.


Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 was Browne's first live release since 1977's landmark Running on Empty. The performances were recorded at various locations in the United States and Europe during Browne's 2004 solo acoustic tour. The live version of "Lives in the Balance" from the album was released as a promotional single.[1]

"The Birds of St. Marks" was originally written in 1970 and sometimes played in live performances, but was not released on any recordings until this release. "The Rebel Jesus" is a bonus track on Australian and Japanese versions, and on special edition CDs bought in the U.S. at Best Buy.

At 48th Grammy Awards Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars [3]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Jurek wrote: "The music here speaks for itself... his gift as a songwriter is enigmatic, unassailable, and singular."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jackson Browne, except where noted.

  1. "The Barricades of Heaven" (Browne, Luis Conte, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston, Jeff Young) – 6:00
  2. "These Days" – 3:39
  3. "The Birds of St. Marks" – 4:47
  4. "Fountain of Sorrow" – 7:05
  5. "Your Bright Baby Blues" – 6:12
  6. "For a Dancer" – 4:48
  7. "Too Many Angels" – 5:08
  8. "For Everyman" – 4:37
  9. "Lives in the Balance" – 3:38
  10. "Looking East" (Browne, Conte, Goldenberg, Lewak, McCormick, Thurston, Young) – 5:42
  11. "The Pretender" – 6:40
  12. "Take It Easy" (Browne, Glenn Frey) – 4:09
  13. "The Rebel Jesus" (Bonus track)



AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2005 Top Independent Albums 4
2005 Top Internet Albums 8


  1. ^ Paris, Russ. JACKSON BROWNE COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY. Archived 2010-08-18 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  3. ^ "Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 > Review" (968). Rolling Stone. 2005: 90. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)