Other Roads

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
When Boz Scaggs released Other Roads in 1988, he'd been off the scene for a full eight years. Produced by Bill Schnee, it featured some of his most unlikely songwriting collaborations with instrumental backing by Toto along with some studio aces. Scaggs tried hard to walk a line between the decade's obsession with more processed studio sounds that utilized electronic keyboards and drum machines up front, while relying more heavily on electric guitars and kit drums. He doesn't always succeed in keeping the balance, but the attempt sets him apart from most mainstream acts at the time. Other Roads is odd from the start: the opener, "What's Number One?" is a spacey pop number ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
When Boz Scaggs released Other Roads in 1988, he'd been off the scene for a full eight years. Produced by Bill Schnee, it featured some of his most unlikely songwriting collaborations with instrumental backing by Toto along with some studio aces. Scaggs tried hard to walk a line between the decade's obsession with more processed studio sounds that utilized electronic keyboards and drum machines up front, while relying more heavily on electric guitars and kit drums. He doesn't always succeed in keeping the balance, but the attempt sets him apart from most mainstream acts at the time. Other Roads is odd from the start: the opener, "What's Number One?" is a spacey pop number written with the late poet and songwriter Jim Carroll and bassist/arranger Marcus Miller. "Right Out of My Head," written with Dan and David Huff, juxtaposes Steve Lukather's blistering guitar work against a synth fill right out of Gary Numan's "Cars." Scaggs nailed another number one with "Heart of Mine" co-written with pop-jazz songwriter Bobby Caldwell and the only cut produced by Stuart Levine. There's a strange futurist club noir inherent in both "I Don't Hear You" and "Crimes of Passion" written by Carroll and the Huffs. "Cool Running" written by Scaggs with Patrick Leonard is a solid, grown up, island groover with staggered R&B horns contrasted with a female backing chorus and a bridge of vocal counterpoint. "Claudia," by Steve Williams is one of Scaggs' classic mid-tempo, broken love songs with a killer bridge, and stellar guitar work by Lukather. The set closer is a dreamy adult pop ballad entitled "The Night of Van Gogh," co-authored by him, Caldwell and Peter Wolf. Scaggs was in top vocal shape when he cut this: cool, bemused, but able to capture and communicate emotion mellifluously with freeze frame accuracy. While Other Roads didn't scale the charts as an album, and is regarded as a minor work, hearing it in the 21st century reveals Scaggs' ambition and vision reach outside the box in a collection of great songs -- even if the production doesn't fare as well as the material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644046328
  • Catalog Number: 40463

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What's Number One? (3:58)
  2. 2 Claudia (4:07)
  3. 3 Heart of Mine (4:12)
  4. 4 Right out of My Head (5:24)
  5. 5 I Don't Hear You (4:41)
  6. 6 Mental Shakedown (4:10)
  7. 7 Crimes of Passion (4:00)
  8. 8 Funny (5:49)
  9. 9 Cool Running (4:14)
  10. 10 The Night of Van Gogh (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boz Scaggs Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Siedah Garrett Keyboards, Background Vocals
James Ingram Background Vocals
Larry Williams Keyboards
David Lasley Background Vocals
Phil Perry Background Vocals
Robbie Buchanan Synthesizer, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Carl Carwell Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Charlotte Crossley Background Vocals
Kevin Dorsey Background Vocals
Howard "Buzz" Feiten Guitar
Michael Fischer Percussion
Dann Huff Guitar
David Hungate Bass
Pam Hutchinson Background Vocals
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Michael Landau Guitar
Rhett Lawrence Drums, Keyboards
Edie Lehmann Background Vocals
Patrick Leonard Keyboards
Steve Lukather Guitar
Paulette McWilliams Background Vocals
Kate Markowitz Background Vocals
Marcus Miller Synthesizer, Bass, Clarinet, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Synthesizer Drums
David Paich Rhythm
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Alan Pasqua Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Darryl Phinnessee Background Vocals
Carlos Rios Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Timothy B. Schmit Background Vocals
Myrna Smith Background Vocals
Myrna Smith-Schilling Background Vocals
Guy Allison Steiner Bass, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizer Drums
David Williams Guitar
Aaron Zigman Synthesizer, Keyboards
Jeanette Hanes Background Vocals
Boz Schmit Background Vocals
Steve Lekather Guitar
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Peter Wolf Keyboards
Technical Credits
Boz Scaggs Composer, Producer
Larry Williams Arranger, rhythm arrangement
Dan Garcia Engineer
Jerry Hey Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Dann Huff Arranger, rhythm arrangement
Daren Klein Engineer
Rhett Lawrence Programming, Producer
Patrick Leonard Arranger, rhythm arrangement
Stewart Levine Producer
Bryan MacLean Composer
Marcus Miller Arranger, Programming, rhythm arrangement
Doug Sax Mastering
Bill Schnee Producer
David Williams Producer, rhythm arrangement
Aaron Zigman Arranger
Shep Longsdale Engineer
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