JD Souther If The World Was You on Vinyl LP!
In 1984, singer/songwriter J.D. Souther followed the chart-topping successes of "You're Only Lonely" and the James Taylor duet "Her Town Too" with Home By Dawn, an album that Rolling Stone declared his best, with songs that rank right up there with his forlorn classics like "Run Like A Thief" and "Faithless Love." And then in 1985, after a brief tour in support of the album, J.D. Souther disappeared.
One of the principal architects of the Southern California country-rock sound, Souther famously played a key role in the formation of the Eagles and co-wrote their hits "Heartache Tonight," "Victim of Love," "New Kid In Town" and "Best of My Love," as well as writing Linda Ronstadt's classics "Faithless Love," "Simple Man, Simple Dream" and "Prisoner in Disguise."
A highly sought-after songwriter and session man, Souther also released three critically acclaimed solo albums John David Souther (1972), Black Rose (1976) and You're Only Lonely (1979) and two albums as a member of The Souther Hillman Furay Band, the supergroup which united Souther with Poco's Richie Furay and the Byrd's Chris Hillman.
But in 1985, after countless hit records, Grammy nominations, Amerian Music Awards and gold and platinum albums, J.D. Souther decided to walk away from his solo career. According to Souther, "I just wanted to be a good songwriter, I wanted to just stay home and write."
Relocating to Nashville, Souther wrote for and with artists as diverse as India Arie, Brooks & Dunn, Jimmy Buffet, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Crosby Stills & Nash, Diamond Rio, Dixie Chicks, Don Henley, One Flew South, Roy Orbision, Bernadette Peters, Bonnie Raitt, George Strait, Brian Wilson, Trisha Yearwood, Warren Zevon and most recently the newly re-formed Eagles, who chose Souther's protest song "How Long" as the debut single from their first studio album in twenty-eight years.
And now, following the release of the 18-track Border Town: The Very Best Of J.D. Souther, he returns with his first studio album in twenty-five years: If The World Was You. The release is both a bold step forward and a return to Souther's Amarillo, TX roots. Recorded live in the studio with a five-piece band, souther has crafted an inventive new musical setting for his characteristically playful and literate musings on life, love and politics. The work of a musician at the height of his considerable powers, If The World Was You is whip-smart, adventurous and seductive.
JD Souther If The World Was You Track Listing
1. I'll Be Here At Closing Time
2. House of Pride
3. Journey Down The Nile
4. One More Night
5. In My Arms Tonight
7. A Chorus Of Your Own
8. The Border Guard
9. Brown (Osaka Story)
10. Come On Up
11. The Secret Handshake of Fate