Talk about a flashback! Anyone who caught Jackson Browne on his recent European tour or at Glastonbury will have a certain image in mind: the main man has kept his youthful attributes, while all around him heads shine and shirts bulge at the midriff. But put this DVD on and it’s like the last 16 years never happened – the songs are the same; the faces look familiar but the bodies are skinny and the hair fulsome. That’s probably because Going Home was put together in 1994, for the Disney Channel. The core of the film is concert footage from the I’m Alive tour but it has been augmented, fully, with archive material, interviews with band members and earlier associates, Jackson rooting through his personal archive and remembering the genesis of songs, and so on. In short: a pretty complete guide to the life and times of JB in the mid-90s.
The 23 tracks, all beautifully captured, cover the ground you’d expect up to that point. There has been quite a lot of Jackson Browne material released recently but, as a summary of who he is and what he’s about, Going Home is a must.