JACKSON BROWNE - LONG BEACH 1978

January 9, 2020 – 5:46 am

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JACKSON BROWNE
Long Beach 1978 [JEMS Transfer, 2CD]

Live at the Terrace Theater, Long Beach, CA; June 8, 1978. Very good audience recording. Mike Millard first generation cassettes via JEMS. The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol 15.

Thanks to Mike Millard; JEMS; BK; and mjk5510 for sharing the show at Dime.

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JEMS is pleased to continue our Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone series, presenting recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin done in and around LA circa 1975-77.

Our latest installment finds Millard capturing a special performance by Jackson Browne at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach. The theater is part of the Long Beach Convention center and seats 3,000. The concert was a benefit for the Anne Sippi Clinic, an organization and treatment center that helps those with mental illness. Anne struggled throughout her lifetime with severe and persistent mental illness. In her early teens she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and referred to a day services program in Hollywood, CA. At the time it was felt as though the available residential treatment environments were lacking the services that Anne, and many like her desperately required, and therefore efforts were undertaken to purchase a residential treatment center.

With the help of Anne’s mother, and musician Jackson Brown a benefit concert took place, and the seed money was found to open the Anne Sippi Clinic in Eastern Los Angeles. In 1978 the Anne Sippi Clinic, a residential treatment center was named after her. Anne lived successfully at the treatment center for more than 20 years, ultimately passing away from a heart condition.

While Jim doesn’t have as many vivid memories about this show as he does others, a few things still stuck out. “I remember it was a benefit concert and we sat somewhere on the side of the main floor. Based on the sound, we couldn’t have been more than a third to halfway back. David Lindley’s playing really stood out, especially on pedal steel. My other memory is an amusing one but confirmed by the tape: at one point a woman yells out, “Love your butt, Jackson.”

To the best of our knowledge there is no known tape of this concert in general circulation (at least in the torrent era) so this can be categorized as a previously uncirculated Millard recording and it does not disappoint. The acoustic and electric sets sound marvelous and clear, and the performance is nothing short of outstanding.

While prepping the show for release, we discovered in our own archive a copy of the show from a different recorder, which may account for the availability of a set list online though no record of the audio. Millard’s recording is the superior source.

The third leg of the “Running On Empty” Tour ended on April 20 with a show in Iowa City, Iowa. Immediately after that Jackson began a “Benefit Blitz” playing at least eight separate benefits in a row. This show was the last of those eight benefits and it is not your standard 1978 era show.

While the “official” portion of third leg of the tour stuck to the standard setlists, things began to get interesting for the benefits. At the April 21 “Palmetto Alliance” benefit show in Columbia, SC he blew up the standard set list, adding a number of different songs and with one notable absence dropping “Here Come Those Tears Again” for the first time in well over a year. More on that in a moment.

The first glimpse this was going to be a special night comes when Jackson and David Lindley kick things off with a beautiful acoustic “Jamaica Say You Will” followed by five more acoustic numbers featuring David Lindley on guitar, pedal steel and violin. During this portion Jackson is loose, interacting with the crowd, telling stories and is clearly at ease and energized by the intimate setting.

At this point the set slips back into the more familiar 1978 Tour show with fantastic versions of “The Fuse” and “Fountain Of Sorrow”. We are then treated to the next unique moment of the evening. As mentioned previously, Jackson had dropped “Here Come Those Tears Again” from the set on the 21, who knows why. One of his biggest hits not played, bored with it? Or it might have been to do a re-arrangement of the song. Introduced as “a song you probably all know”, Jackson goes on to say “this is a song I wrote with a friend who lives in France now, it’s suppose to be a country song. She wanted to play this song with Ray Price, it didn’t come out so country with me. We gotta do it that way”. With that David Lindley’s pedal steel kicks off the most unique versions of a hit song you may ever hear with a straight up country arrangement of “Here Comes Those Tears Again”.

This appears to be one of only two confirmed times it was played in this unique arrangement and captured on tape with the other being two nights later at the 5th Annual Mountain Aire Concert. Incidentally, set lists online indicate the exact same set is played at the Mountain Aire Concert, but this appears to be inaccurate based on the circulating tapes that have “The Fuse” opening the show and the first six acoustic numbers not played making this an even more unique document.

The balance of the show stays closer to the standard ‘Running On Empty” tour sets however, Jim is entirely correct when he says David Lindlley’s playing really stood out. Lindley dominates this show and never sounded so good. We’re sure the beautiful quality of Mike’s capture has something to do with it, but Lindley is a highlight and absolutely makes this show something special.

There are varying degrees of Jackson Browne fans among the JEMS and JEMS extended family but after hearing this show… we’re all fans and agree this is one of Jackson’s all-time greatest performances.

*****

JEMS is thrilled to partner with Jim R to release more of Millard’s fantastic recordings and to help set the record straight about the man himself. It’s been 25 years since he passed away, and the Internet version of his life story is highly speculative and often inaccurate.

One thing we have come to appreciate through this new cache of tapes is the incredible artwork Mike made by hand for every cassette he gave to friends. While he is famous for the cartoony, “bubble” lettering he used on his Led Zeppelin tapes and others, for many artists he made his own logos, sometimes drafting on their album artwork, sometimes not. Working with what I presume to be a rainbow of Flair pens, Mike would sit in his room as he dubbed copies and label the cassettes and j-cards in his unique style, making every tape a mini work of art.

We can’t thank Jim enough for trusting us with your legacy in partnership with Mike. Tip o’ the cap as well to mjk5510 for his essential contributions to the Lost and Found series and to Exit Club for taking the Millard journey with us. We hope our efforts honor and celebrate the man and the music he so brilliantly preserved.

Finally, cheers to the late, great Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes. May he rest in peace.

BK for JEMS

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Lineage:
AKG 451E microphones (CK-1 cardioid capsules) > Nakamichi 550 cassette recorder
JEMS 2019 TRANSFER: first-generation cassettes made by Mike Millard for Jim R > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > iZotope RX and Ozone mastering > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Jamaica Say You Will 4:15
Track 102. Looking Into You 5:45
Track 103. Something Fine 6:13
Track 104. Linda Paloma 6:48
Track 105. The Times You’ve Come 6:54
Track 106. Song For Adam 8:17
Track 107. The Fuse 5:46
Track 108. Fountain Of Sorrow 7:54
Track 109. Here Comes Those Tears Again 4:08
Track 110. Before The Deluge 8:21
Track 111. Your Bright Baby Blues 6:12
Track 112. Rock Me On The Water 5:15
76 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Cocaine 5:06
Track 202. Rosie 3:14
Track 203. For A Dancer 6:20
Track 204. Doctor My Eyes 5:21
Track 205. These Days 4:03
Track 206. For Everyman 6:31
Track 207. Running On Empty 5:12
Track 208. Love Needs A Heart 3:40
Track 209. Nothing But Time 6:58
Track 210. You Love The Thunder 4:24
Track 211. The Load-Out and Stay 9:38
Track 212. The Pretender 7:25
Track 213. The Road And The Sky 6:50
75 mins

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  1. 35 Responses to “JACKSON BROWNE - LONG BEACH 1978”

  2. Rumor has it Jackson gots a Big Un

    By [email protected] on Jan 9, 2020

  3. Not me , another fake .

    By U L E on Jan 9, 2020

  4. It’s true though. Rumor has it Jackson gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jan 9, 2020

  5. Another gem from Mike the Mic . The audience is too rowdy for a Jackson Briwn show especially during the slow ballads, but that’s a minor complaint. Many thanks.

    By Bill on Jan 9, 2020

  6. Great show only spoilt by hysterical, noisy, loud and leery american audience (as usual) - why can’t these people shutTFup???? They’d be better served going down to washington and complaining about the unending wars they inflict on the plaanet

    By bob on Jan 9, 2020

  7. The loud obnoxious audience is a real bummer . This isn’t a Zeppelin or Stones show . Maybe during some faster songs they can let loose but on a beautiful ballad like for a dancer ? Give me a break .it was the 70s so I guess most of them were high on coke .

    By CJ on Jan 9, 2020

  8. Hey Anti , what do you think of that coon Marvin Lewis bitchen cause he didn’t get the Cowboys coaching job ? He says coons ain’t gettin opportunities to be coaches. Fuck he coached the Bengals 15 years and was 0 and 7 in the playoffs. Now he cry’s race . The motherfuckin nfl is 80 percent black so why can’t whites complain bout no opportunities to get on the field? Coon and hi yeller quarterbacks ain’t smart and can’t read defenses and coon coaches are stupid as well . Coons might be better physically but is lackin in brains.

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  9. Good Jackson Brown show here by the way ‘ but where’s the motherfuckin Classic Rock ? Get with the fuckin program .

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  10. Some Led Zep and Ten Years After / Sabbath etc would hit the spot

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  11. Also Cactus

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  12. Nigger love to play the race card when they dont get their way. All the coons cry like lil banshees fukin serena the he she tennis player, marvin lewis. They love to blame whitey. They blame whitey for bein on welfare. They blame whitey for poor education, lack of jobs etc. They wanna make fast money. stickups, slingin crack etc. Its the culture. No father figure. The mother is the father figure. They all have 5 kids from 5 different men

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 9, 2020

  13. check this out derrick. master of reality demo album. blows away the released album from sabbath.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExhEH5FSV1A&t=346s

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 9, 2020

  14. when did Big O become home to nfl ?

    By dropkicksarge on Jan 9, 2020

  15. Anti ; Serina Williams looks like a fuckin Gorilla. Did you know she’s married to a white dude and has a hi yeller kid ?

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  16. Guess it must be the money . He’s probably a little wimp . She probably puts a hurtin on him in the sac . I loved tennis in the 70s Cris Evert was the woman I had the hots for . She was a baby doll back then . Make up , them short skirts ‘ smooth legs . Man I gettin a hard on remembering

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  17. As for the men , my guy was Jimmy Connors . Jimbo was a street fighter on the court . Fuck I remember all them wars with Borg and McEnroe. Tennis today sucks

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  18. As for Golf , Jack Nicklaus was the man . Tiger Woods ain’t shit compared to the Golden Bear

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  19. Anti , remember the Billie Jean King Bobby Riggs tennis match back in 73,? A little trivia. On the night of that match September 20 73 , Jim Croce died in that plan crash . Lost a great one that night

    By Derrick on Jan 9, 2020

  20. Thank you!

    By leesa on Jan 10, 2020

  21. Anti , thanks for the sabbath link . That master of reality demo is fuckin. better than the official. Is there a way to download it ?

    By Derrick on Jan 10, 2020

  22. More Haters - who ZERO about anything related to something called Music…..

    By harmon on Jan 10, 2020

  23. yeah, type in vdownloader in google search. never was a golf or tennis guy growin up on the mean streets in brooklyn. back then there were gangs. the ghetto brothers, the latin kings, the tomahawks , Fulton and Rockaway Boys and the Green Leaf Gang. I was with the Green Leaf gang and if there were any niggers in the park after 6pm and they didnt have a greenleaf in their pocket, the lord be with them. I knew this nfl player jeremy shockey and he dated serena

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 10, 2020

  24. he told me that when serena went down on him she was like a buzzsaw.lol. anyway enjoy the music. sure i remember billie jean king and that wimp riggs. he made us men look bad. im sure you remember the boris spasky vs bobby fischer during those great chess matches and watchin pbs. bobby was one of those motherfreakin jew bastards

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 10, 2020

  25. what do u call the link i sent to derrick, hardon. i mean harmon. its a great demo version of sabbaths’ master of reality.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 10, 2020

  26. Happy 76th Birthday Jimmy Page.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 10, 2020

  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgTiJ-xdIII&t=1840s

    listen to this derrick. black sabbaths’ demo version of their first album. sounds very similar to released version with some different lyrics in some of the songs

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Jan 10, 2020

  28. Yeah Anti I remember the Fisher Spasky chess match in Iceland 72 . Bobby Fisher was like a rock star back then . It was being touted as the match between the red vs the red white and blue . Spasky was from Russia and the fuckin cold was was in full force

    By Derrick on Jan 10, 2020

  29. The Cold War was still in full force back then . Nixon in the White House

    By Derrick on Jan 10, 2020

  30. I didn’t know that Fisher was another fuckin Jew bastard. It figures, nuthin surprises me no more

    By Derrick on Jan 10, 2020

  31. I always thought Master of Reality was Sabbaths best Album . Sweet Leaf , Children of the grave ‘ After Forever etc . The Parnoid album is the most famous, but Master of Reality is their fuckin best

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  32. This is great-David Lindley’s in rare form, Jackson Browne is great, and the sound is amazing. THANK YOU, BIG O!

    By Eric on Jan 11, 2020

  33. Led Zep 4 came out the same time as the Sabbath album

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  34. 1971 November I think . What a great time for classic rock

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  35. Thanks O-O-O-O Thanks

    By Matches on Jan 12, 2020

  36. Great show only spoilt by hysterical, noisy, loud and leery american audience (as usual) - why can’t these people shutTFup???? They’d be better served going down to washington and complaining about the unending wars they inflict on the planet————-

    Hey Bob - Why don’t you shut the fuck up; sick and tired of our great american heritage being bashed by you euro trash scheisen, as if you people are any more well behaved in a crowd? And while your at it, take a shower more than once a month please, for “the sake of the planet”. Would love to meet and beat you somewhere sometime bro.

    By The Ugly American on Jan 21, 2020

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