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Looking East is the eleventh album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). It peaked at number 36 on The Billboard 200.

Looking East
Jackson Browne - Looking East.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 13, 1996
Recorded1995 at Groove Masters (Santa Monica, CA).
ProducerKevin McCormick, Scott Thurston
Jackson Browne chronology
I'm Alive
Looking East
The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne



Coming over two years after his successful I'm Alive, Browne returned to more politically and socially oriented themes on Looking East. Only two songs are credited to Browne alone as composer, the rest co-credited with his core backing band.

Guests include Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Vonda Shepard, Ry Cooder, Waddy Wachtel and David Lindley.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [1]

Looking East was considered somewhat of a letdown after the success of I'm Alive even after reaching the Top 40 of The Billboard 200. Critic William Ruhlman agreed, writing that the album "is a highly referential work from an artist who started where most end and has been earnestly seeking the right direction ever since. Looking East finds him in his own backyard, still searching."[1]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Jackson Browne, Luis Conte, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Kevin McCormick, Scott Thurston and Jeff Young, except where noted.

1."Looking East" 4:56
2."The Barricades of Heaven" 5:42
3."Some Bridges" 4:51
4."Information Wars"Browne, Jeff Cohen, Conte, Goldenberg, Lewak, McCormick, Thurston, Young5:14
5."I'm the Cat" 3:55
6."Culver Moon" 5:45
7."Baby How Long"Browne5:05
8."Niño"Browne, Valerie Carter, Jorge Calderón, Conte, Goldenberg, Lewak, McCormick, Thurston, Young5:14
9."Alive in the World"Browne4:51
10."It Is One"Browne, Carter, Conte, Goldenberg, Lewak, McCormick, Thurston, Young4:57
Total length:50:30



  • Producers – Kevin McCormick and Scott Thurston
  • Engineer – Paul Dieter
  • Assistant Engineers – Sebastian Haimerl and Bob Salcedo
  • Mixing – Ed Cherney
  • Mastered by Gavin Lurssen and Doug Sax at The Matering Lab (Hollywood, CA).
  • Technicians – Bill Irvin and Ed Wong
  • Piano Technician – Edd Kolakowski
  • Art Direction and Design – Jackson Browne
  • Photography – Dianna Cohen, Rob Gilley, Nels Israelson and Frank W. Ockenfels III.


AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 36


  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Looking East > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 18, 2010.