Jackson Browne’s 1978 album “Running on Empty” will be recharged Nov. 15 in an expanded and remastered CD/DVD edition via Rhino. The original 10-track release is augmented with the previously unreleased song “Cocaine Again” and the instrumental overture piece “Edwardsville Room 124,” which draws bits from several album songs.
The DVD side boasts the album mixed in DVD-Audio 5.1 Surround Sound, produced by Browne from the original multi-track master recordings. An image gallery of 300 Joel Bernstein photographs from the era is also included, as are liner notes essays from director Cameron Crowe and journalist Anthony DeCurtis.
“Running on Empty” was influenced by life on the road and was alternately recorded at shows or on tour buses and hotel rooms. It spawned such pop hits as the title track (No. 11) and “”The Load-Out”/Stay” (No. 20) and has been certified seven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of seven million copies.
As previously reported, Browne will on Oct. 11 release “Jackson Browne — Solo Acoustic, Volume 1” on his own label, Inside Recordings. The set culls live material from several recent tours.