1976 Jackson Browne – The Pretender

The Pretender is the fourth album by American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). It peaked at #5 on Billboard’s album chart. The singles from the album were “Here Come Those Tears Again” which reached number 23 and “The Pretender” which peaked at number 58.

The title track was featured in the 1995 film Mr. Holland’s Opus. The album was certified as a Gold record in 1976 and Platinum in 1977 by the RIAA. It reached Multi-platinum in 1997 and 2006.

Tracks

1  The Fuse (Jackson Browne) 5:50
2  Your Bright Baby Blues (Jackson Browne) 6:05
3  Linda Paloma (Jackson Browne) 4:06
Here Come Those Tears Again (Jackson Browne, Nancy Farnsworth) 3:37
5  The Only Child (Jackson Browne) 3:43
6  Daddy’s Tune (Jackson Browne) 3:35
7  Sleep’s Dark And Silent Gate (Jackson Browne) 2:37
The Pretender (Jackson Browne) 5:54

Musicians

1 The Fuse

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Slide Guitar David Lindley
Keyboards Craig Doerge


2 Your Bright Baby Blues

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Jim Gordon
Slide Guitar Lowell George
Organ Bill Payne
Piano Roy Bittan
Background Vocals Lowell George


3 Linda Paloma

Guitar Roberto Gutierrez
Guitar Luis Damian
Violin Roberto Gutierrez
Harp Arthur Gerst
Background Vocals Roberto Gutierrez
Background Vocals Arthur Gerst


4 Here Come Those Tears Again

Bass Bob Glaub
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar (solo) John Hall
Guitar Fred Tackett
Acoustic Guitar Fred Tackett
Organ Mike Utley
Piano Bill Payne
Background Vocals Bonnie Raitt
Background Vocals Rosemary Butler


5 The Only Child

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Albert Lee
Acoustic Guitar Fred Tackett
Piano Bill Payne
Violin David Lindley
Percussion Gary Coleman
Background Vocals Don Henley
Background Vocals John David Souther


6 Daddy’s Tune

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Slide Guitar David Lindley
Piano Craig Doerge
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trombone Dick Hyde
Horn Denis Quitman
Horn Jim Horn


7 Sleep’s Dark And Silent Gate

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Acoustic Guitar Fred Tackett
Piano Craig Doerge


8 The Pretender

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Acoustic Guitar Fred Tackett
Piano Craig Doerge
Background Vocals David Crosby
Background Vocals Graham Nash

Liner Notes

Producer – Jon Landau
Arranged By (Horns Arranged B) – Jim Horn (Track 6)
Arranged By (Strings Arranged By) – David Campbell (Tracks 7, 8)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Greg Ladanyi (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Mixed By (Assisted By) – Dennis Kirk (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Recorded By (Additional Recording) – Mark Howlett
Recorded By (Assisted By) – Paul Black
Recorded By (Tracks Recorded By) – John Haeny (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Art Direction, Design – Gary Burden
Liner Notes (Brown And Agile Child) – Pablo Neruda
Photography By (Back Cover Photo) – Jackson Browne
Photography By (Front Cover Photo By) – Tom Kelley Studios

Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Asylum Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Published By – Swallow Turn Music
Published By – WB Music Corp.
Published By – Open Window Music
Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Mixed At – The Sound Factory
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria