Down Two Then Left

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
With 1974's Slow Dancer, produced by Johnny Bristol, Scaggs recast himself as a more R&B-infused singer. 1976's multi-million-selling Silk Degrees found Scaggs' switch paying off commercially, displaying enough skills and chops that the odious "blue-eyed soul" tag was deemed passé. This is noticeably more detached than Silk Degrees. And although this set is indeed quirky, the often unsurprising production featuring almost-on-cue guitar solos makes this album more "mainstream" than it had to be. "Still Falling for You" kicks the album off and sets the standard for the skilled, seamless production juxtaposed to meandering, almost incoherent lyrics. The melodic "A Clue," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
With 1974's Slow Dancer, produced by Johnny Bristol, Scaggs recast himself as a more R&B-infused singer. 1976's multi-million-selling Silk Degrees found Scaggs' switch paying off commercially, displaying enough skills and chops that the odious "blue-eyed soul" tag was deemed passé. This is noticeably more detached than Silk Degrees. And although this set is indeed quirky, the often unsurprising production featuring almost-on-cue guitar solos makes this album more "mainstream" than it had to be. "Still Falling for You" kicks the album off and sets the standard for the skilled, seamless production juxtaposed to meandering, almost incoherent lyrics. The melodic "A Clue," the best of the released singles, attains the offhanded cool and tunefulness that most of this set is striving for. Although this set is more soulful throughout than Silk Degrees, nothing sticks out like "What Can I Say." More than anything, this album puts the spotlight on Scaggs' romantic views, but they are so all over the road it's hard to tell what he really thinks. On the lush "We're Waiting," a listener may not have an idea of what he's talking about, but his vocal inflections say what the lyrics fail to. After a while, Scaggs seems to give up on making this a statement about love and offers some so-so rockers. In particular, the strongly produced "1993" has Scaggs imagining a drastically changed world as he sings, "Before they take me up/They'll have to alter, alter me." Down Two Then Left has a melancholy appeal much like Al Green Is Love and Joni Mitchell's Hissing of Summer Lawns, but a few concessions prevent this from being in their elite class.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972483726
  • Catalog Number: 724837
  • Sales rank: 26,493

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boz Scaggs Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Soloist
Bobby King Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Victor Feldman Keyboards, Claves, Vibes
Don Menza Horn
Phyllis Saint James Vocals, Background Vocals
Bobbye Hall Percussion, Bongos, Conga
Scott Edwards Bass, Bass Guitar
Alan Estes Conductor, Conga
Terry Evans Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Stan Farber Vocals, Background Vocals
Venetta Fields Vocals, Background Vocals
Chuck Findley Flugelhorn, Horn, Soloist
Roy Galloway Vocals, Background Vocals
Jim Gilstrap Vocals, Background Vocals
Jay Graydon Bass, Guitar
James Haas Background Vocals
Jim Haas Background Vocals
Dana Hughes Horn
David Hungate Bass
Eldridge King Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Barbara Korn Horn
John Lehman Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar, Soloist
Steve Madaio Horn
Don Manza Horn
Myrna Matthews Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Omartian Accordion, Conductor, Keyboards, Marimbas
Jeff Porcaro Drums, Timbales
Ray Parker Jr. Guitar
Julia Tillman Waters Vocals, Background Vocals
Sid Sharp Concert Master
Zedric Turnbough Vocals, Background Vocals
Ernie Watts Horn, Saxophone
Carolyn Willis Vocals, Background Vocals
Fred Selden Horn
Jai Winding Piano, Keyboards
Bobby "Blanco" King Choir, Chorus
David Duke Horn
Technical Credits
Michael Nesmith Composer
Art Neville Composer
Tom Petty Engineer
Boz Scaggs Composer
Irving Azoff Contributor
Joe Gastwirt Remastering
Leo Nocentelli Composer
Michael Omartian Arranger, Composer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Tom Perry Engineer
Mike Reese Contributor, Mastering
Carolyn Willis Contributor
Joseph Wissert Producer, Audio Production
Don Reid Composer
George Porter Composer
Joseph Modeliste Composer
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