Full Sail/Mother Lode

Full Sail/Mother Lode

by Loggins & Messina
     
 
Anyone who has felt that the Columbia CD reissues of Loggins & Messina's classic albums were lacking -- and doesn't want to spring for the out of print Mobile Fidelity audiophile CD -- should jump right on this double-CD set from England's Beat Goes On label. The freshly remastered sound (circa late 2006) is rich, spacious, and

Overview

Anyone who has felt that the Columbia CD reissues of Loggins & Messina's classic albums were lacking -- and doesn't want to spring for the out of print Mobile Fidelity audiophile CD -- should jump right on this double-CD set from England's Beat Goes On label. The freshly remastered sound (circa late 2006) is rich, spacious, and detailed, bringing out the most exquisite elements not only of the singing, but also of Jim Messina's arrangements and all of the playing, especially the myriad stringed instruments. The latter attribute makes Mother Lode's "Be Free," to name but one track, almost worth the price of admission by itself, and there's a lot more where that came from. Indeed, this set allows for a fresh reassessment of both albums, with the curious result that Mother Lode -- which is generally regarded as the slightly weaker of the two -- now seems the equal of Full Sail. The annotation by John Tobler also provides a very full historical overview of the duo's roots and origins. It sounds like a funny thing to say of a 2007 CD reissue -- and damning in terms of what it says, conversely, about Columbia Records domestic CD production quality -- but it's reissues like this that capture what CDs were supposed to do when they first popped up on the music scene 20 years earlier.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2007
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261207463
catalogNumber:
746
Rank:
50873

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Loggins & Messina   Primary Artist
Kenny Loggins   Guitar,Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Jim Messina   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Victor Feldman   Percussion
Merle Brigante   Drums
Chris Brooks   Koto
Vince Charles   Steel Drums
Jon Clarke   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Horn,English Horn,Oboe,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Garth   Violin,Bass Clarinet,Horn,Recorder,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Milt Holland   Percussion
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
David Paich   Keyboards
Don Roberts   Horn
Larry Sims   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
David Wallace   Synthesizer
Reed Roberts "Manson"   Horn
Merel Bregante   Drums

Technical Credits

Jim Messina   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Alex Kazanegras   Engineer
Dann Lottermoser   Composer
Maury Muehleisen   Composer
John Tobler   Liner Notes
Corey Bailey   Engineer
Ron Coro   Art Direction
Joe Garnett   Illustrations
Bob Wilson & His Orchestra   Location Coordinator

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