LATE FOR THE SKY, Jackson Browne's third Asylum album, is his most mature, conceptually unified work to date. It's overriding theme: The exploration of romantic possibility in the shadow of apocalypse. No contemporary male singer/songwriter has dealt so honestly and deeply with the vulnerability of romantic idealism and the pain of adjustment from youthful narcissism to adult survival as Browne has in this album. LATE FOR THE SKY is the autobiography of his young manhood. Recordings.