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Running on Empty (1977)

Jackson Browne
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Running on Empty is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. Released in 1977, the album reached #3 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978 and stayed on the charts for 65 weeks. The single for the title track, "Running on Empty", peaked at #11 and the follow-up single, "The Load-Out"/"Stay", reached #11 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.
The album produced two Grammy Award nominations in 1979: one for Album of the Year (the winner being Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track) and the other for Pop Male Vocalist for the lyrics to the song "Running on Empty" (the winner being Barry Manilow for the lyrics to his song "Copacabana (At The Copa)"). The song "Running on Empty" was included in the film Forrest Gump.
In addition to tracks recorded on-stage during concerts, it also contains songs recorded in hotel rooms, on the tour bus, and backstage. It is unusual among live albums, in that none of the tracks had ever appeared on a previous studio album. Browne composed only two of the songs himself, co-writing four others and covering another four. Many of the songs deal with touring. In a Rolling Stone interview about the tour during which the album

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Tracks

3:55 You Love the Thunder (live)
3:28 Love Needs a Heart (live)
3:41 Rosie (live)
3:23 Stay
3:37 Nothing but Time (live)
3:38 Shaky Town
5:35 The Load-Out
5:29 Running on Empty (live)
4:53 Cocaine (live)
4:46 The Road
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