Friday, April 29, 2016

"Tender Is the Night" by Jackson Browne

Song#:  1626
Date:  09/24/1983
Debut:  79
Peak:  25
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Jackson' album Lawyers in Love got off to a good start when the title track reached #13 at Pop and #4 Rock. This next single couldn't do quite that well and faded before getting into the Top 20. It did about the same business at AC where it reached #24. It did slightly better at Rock going to #18. The album would make it to #8 and go platinum, but it was a slight disappointment coming off of three consecutive multi-platinum sellers.

ReduxReview:  With the exception of a few songs, I really don't connect with Jackson Browne's music. He certainly has classics like 1978's "Running on Empty," but most of his songs are lost on me. For every great song like "Lawyers in Love," there is a tune like "Boulevard" that is bland and forgettable. This retro-rock track arrives at about the midpoint between the two. It's a song that I have remembered, yet it is not one I'd consider to be great. Don't hate it, don't love it. It's just acceptably fine.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  In 1983, Browne began dating actress Daryl Hannah. At this point in her career, she was just getting established in Hollywood. Her first role of note came when she played the character Pris in the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. The next year she was elevated to leading lady status with her turn as a mermaid in the hit comedy Splash. Hannah has worked steadily since. Browne and Hannah remained together for nine years, splitting in 1992. Browne would not be the only musician Hannah would seriously date. Hannah has been in a relationship with rocker Neil Young since 2014.


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