A 2013 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, JD Souther is a legitimate legend in popular music. An architect of the Southern California sound and a huge influence on modern songwriting, JD Souther has written or co-written many of the Eagles' hits including "Heartache Tonight", "Victim of Love", "New Kid in Town", "Best of My Love", Don Henley's "The Heart of the Matter" as well as the Eagles' 2007 hit, "How Long". Linda Ronstadt has recorded many of his songs. Souther's hit "You're Only Lonely" reached the top ten and was quickly followed by "Her Town, Too" which JD co-wrote with James Taylor.
Produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Rodney Crowell, Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Herbie Hancock), Tenderness continues Souther's new paths in sound and style; but at the same time, it's unlike anything he has previously recorded. The album finds Souther stretching musically, balancing his Pop and Jazz influences, paying particular homage to the geniuses of the 20th Century Great American Songbook: Cole Porter particularly, as well as the Gershwins, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Fred Coots, Yip Harburg, and picking up along the way some of the modern grace of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.
Tenderness is a late-night masterpiece, haunting and wise and entirely reflective of the persona of this mysteriously brilliant American treasure.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve / 4-page booklet
- Including bonus track "All Your Wishes"
- Brand new album!