1974 Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky

Late For The Sky is the third studio album by American singer–songwriter Jackson Browne, released by Asylum Records on September 13, 1974. It was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975. It peaked at number 14 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart.

Browne was still living in his childhood home, The Abbey San Encino, where he began writing the songs for his third album. Because of the high costs of recording his previous album, Asylum Records founder David Geffen required him to complete this next album quicker and at less cost. Browne decided to use his touring band of David Lindley, Doug Haywood, Jai Winding, and Larry Zack. It was also decided that Al Schmitt, an engineer on For Everyman, would co-produce to aid in the album being completed on time. The album was completed in six weeks and at half the cost ($50,000) of For Everyman. Numerous friends of Browne’s, including Dan Fogelberg, Don Henley, and J. D. Souther contributed harmony vocals. There were only eight songs on the album, five of them longer than five minutes.


1  Late For The Sky (Jackson Browne) 05:41
2  Fountain Of Sorrow (Jackson Browne) 06:52
3  Farther On (Jackson Browne) 05:21
4  The Late Show (Jackson Browne) 05:11
5  The Road And The Sky (Jackson Browne) 03:08
6  For A Dancer (Jackson Browne) 04:46
7  Walking Slow (Jackson Browne) 03:55
8  Before The Deluge (Jackson Browne) 05:48



BassDoug Haywood
DrumsLarry Zack
GuitarDavid Lindley
Slide GuitarDavid Lindley
OrganJai Winding
PianoJai Winding
FiddleDavid Lindley
PercussionLarry Zack
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
Background VocalsBeth Fitchet
Background VocalsDan Fogelberg
Background VocalsDon Henley
Background VocalsJohn David Souther
Background VocalsJoyce Everson
Background VocalsPerry Lindly
Background VocalsTerry Reid
VocalsJackson Browne

Other Musicians

5 The Road And The Sky

Acoustic GuitarJackson Browne
Slide GuitarJackson Browne
PianoJackson Browne

Liner Notes

Producer – Al Schmitt, Jackson Browne
Arranged By (Strings) – David Campbell (Track 4)
Directed By – Peter Golden
Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Recorded By – Bob Hughes, Kent Nebergall, Tom Perry, Fritz Richmond

Calligraphy – Rick Griffin
Cover, Design – Bob Seidemann
Photography By – Bob Seidemann, Henry Diltz

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Recorded At Elektra Sound Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) Asylum Records
Copyright (c) Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records