Essential Kenny Loggins [Limited Edition 3.0]

Essential Kenny Loggins [Limited Edition 3.0]

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by Kenny Loggins

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Columbia/Legacy's 2001 release The Essential Kenny Loggins lives up to its billing, and not just because it has all of Loggins' solo hits. No, this collection earns its title because it contains no less than seven Kenny-fronted Loggins & Messina tracks, along with all his big solo hits, plus a sharp selection of album tracksSee more details below


Columbia/Legacy's 2001 release The Essential Kenny Loggins lives up to its billing, and not just because it has all of Loggins' solo hits. No, this collection earns its title because it contains no less than seven Kenny-fronted Loggins & Messina tracks, along with all his big solo hits, plus a sharp selection of album tracks and latter-day material, for a grand total of 35 tracks over two CDs. That's a lot of material, and many listeners may find that they are drawn to the first disc, which truly captures him in his prime by spanning from "Your Mama Don't Dance" to the era just before "Footloose." This is a compulsively listenable disc, from the sweet singer/songwriterisms of "Danny's Song" and "House at Pooh Corner" to the exquisitely crafted soft rock of "This Is It" and "Heart to Heart," two of the greatest singles of their kind. If the second disc isn't as good, it's largely because it's a mishmash of dated '80s productions and latter-career cultism; there's still good stuff here, but apart from the first six songs, it's for the serious fan. That, however, is not a criticism that can be lodged of The Essential Kenny Loggins as a whole, since it far exceeds any other compilation in its scope and its success, presenting all sides of this fine, mellow singer/songwriter. Plus, the first disc is a stellar listen in its own right. [Columbia/Legacy's Limited Edition 3.0 appeared in 2008 and included a bonus CD -- in addition to the original, two-CD set.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
Sony Legacy


Disc 1

  1. Your Mama Don't Dance
  2. Vahevala
  3. Danny's Song
  4. House at Pooh Corner
  5. A Love Song
  6. Watching the River Run
  7. Angry Eyes
  8. Celebrate Me Home
  9. I Believe in Love
  10. Wait a Little While
  11. Whenever I Call You "Friend"
  12. This Is It
  13. Keep the Fire
  14. Now and Then
  15. I'm Alright (Theme from Caddyshack)
  16. Heartlight
  17. Heart to Heart
  18. I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)
  19. Don't Fight It

Disc 2

  1. Footloose
  2. No Lookin' Back
  3. Forever
  4. Danger Zone
  5. Vox Humana
  6. Meet Me Half Way
  7. Nobody's Fool (Theme from Caddyshack II)
  8. All the Pretty Little Ponies
  9. Leap of Faith
  10. The Real Thing
  11. For the First Time
  12. Conviction of the Heart
  13. Your Heart Will Lead You Home
  14. Return to Pooh Corner
  15. The Unimaginable Life
  16. What a Fool Believes

Disc 3

  1. Till the Ends Meet
  2. The More We Try
  3. Easy Driver
  4. Love Will Follow
  5. Sweet Reunion
  6. Always, In All Ways
  7. Junkanoo Holiday (Fallin'-Flyin')

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Loggins   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Soloist
Amy Grant   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Brian Mann   Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals,Soloist,Electronic Accordion
Crosby & Nash   Vocals,Guest Appearance
David Lindley   Slide Guitar
Jim Messina   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Graham Nash   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Stevie Nicks   Vocals
Smokey Robinson   Vocals
Hiram Bullock   Acoustic Guitar,Voices,Soloist
Robben Ford   Acoustic Guitar
Omar Hakim   Drums
James Newton Howard   Prophet Synthesizer
Earl Klugh   Guitar
David Sanborn   Saxophone
Bill Summers   Conga,Tambourine,Tom-Tom,Bells,Berimbau,Djun-Djun,Caxixi,Pandeiro,Djembe,Bata,Cabasa,Iya,Okonkolo,Shaker,Shekere,Udu,Tambora Apambichá,Gunga-Degun
Ralph MacDonald   Tambourine
Marilyn Martin   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Gary Chapman   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Giorgio Moroder   Synthesizer
Sheryl Crow   Background Vocals
Kate Price   Background Vocals
Nyna-Shannon Anderson   Choir Director
Peter Asher   Percussion
Michael Baird   Drums
Brian Banks   Synthesizer
Alvino Bennett   Drums
Michael Boddicker   Percussion,Synthesizer Bass
Robbie Buchanan   Piano,Keyboards
Rosemary Butler   Choir, Chorus
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Vince Charles   Steel Drums
Jon Clarke   Alto,Clarinet,Flute,Percussion,Bass Clarinet,Bass Flute,Horn,English Horn,Oboe,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Tambourine,Vocals,Steel Drums,Group,Soprano Recorder,Woodwind,Wind Instruments,Soloist,Double Reeds
Colors of Love Choir   Children's Chorus
Dennis Conway   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion,Conga
Vince Denham   Flute,Percussion,Bass Clarinet,Horn,Saxophone,Vocals,Woodwind,Cabasa,Wind Instruments
Nathan East   Bass
Stephen Erdody   Cello,Soloist
Gary Falcone   Choir, Chorus
Howard "Buzz" Feiten   Guitar
Steve Forman   Percussion
Wendy Fraser   Choir, Chorus
Eric Gale   Electric Guitar
Garth   Fiddle,Violin,Bass Clarinet,Horn,Recorder,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Claude Gaudette   Keyboards
Neil Giraldo   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Michael Hamilton   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Everette Harp   Saxophone
James Harrah   Electric Guitar
Zakir Hussain   Percussion
George Hawkins   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Milt Holland   Percussion
Dann Huff   Guitar
Tris Imboden   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Luana Jackman   Choir Director
Paul Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Classical Guitar
Derek Jackson   Bass
Munyungo Jackson   Percussion,Conga,Tambourine,Tom-Tom,Bells,Berimbau,Djun-Djun,Caxixi,Pandeiro,Djembe,Bata,Cabasa,Iya,Okonkolo,Shaker,Shekere,Udu,Tambora Apambichá,Gunga-Degun
Raven Kane   Choir, Chorus
Larry Klein   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Neil Larsen   Keyboards
Tony Levin   Bass
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Soloist
Mark Mancina   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Hammond Organ
Bob Mann   Guitar,Mandolin
Anthony Marinelli   Synthesizer
Harvey Mason   Drums
Herman Matthews   Drums,Voices
Hugh McCracken   Acoustic Guitar
Donna McDaniels   Background Vocals
Terry Nelson   Background Vocals
Michael Omartian   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Concertina,Keyboards,Clavinet,Steel Drums
David Pack   Guitar,Soloist
Bobbi Page   Choir, Chorus
Richard Page   Background Vocals
Ray Parker   Guitar
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Pescetto   Background Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar,Soloist
Kevin Ricard   Percussion
Lee Ritenour   Electric Guitar
Andrea Robinson   Choir, Chorus
Marc Russo   Saxophone,Soloist
Dan Shea   Keyboards
Larry Sims   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Stephanie Spruill   Choir, Chorus
Fred Tackett   Guitar
Richard Tee   Organ
Guy Thomas   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carmen Twillie   Choir, Chorus
Carlos Vega   Drums
Terry Wood   Choir, Chorus
Richie Zito   Guitar
Arnold McCuller   Choir, Chorus,Choir Director
Bill Sommers   Percussion
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards
Lorin Grean   Recorder
Lester A. Garth   Violin,Recorder,Saxophone,Background Vocals,Steel Drums
Randy Jackson   Bass
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Jai Winding   Keyboards
Matt Hayutin   Background Vocals
Lori Raffa   Background Vocals
Amy Rubinroit   Background Vocals
Ayanna Williams   Children's Chorus
Marilyn Dorman   Background Vocals
David E. Williams   Guitar
Ed Rockett   Penny Whistle
Dan Huff   Guitar
Michelle Rodino   Background Vocals
Laurie Schillinger   Children's Chorus
Bob James & Creations   Keyboards,Musical Direction
Jonnie Hall   Children's Chorus
Vernon Black   Guitar
Melissa Larson   Background Vocals
John Barnes   Piano,Strings,Synclavier,fairlight
Jimmy Johnson   Bass
Rickey Washington   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Mann   Horn Arrangements
Kenny Loggins   Arranger,Producer
Jim Messina   Producer
Robbie Nevil   Arranger
Smokey Robinson   Contributor
James Newton Howard   String Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements
David Sanborn   Contributor
Giorgio Moroder   Producer
Peter Asher   Producer,drum programming
Bruce Botnick   Producer
Robbie Buchanan   String Arrangements
Paul Buckmaster   String Arrangements
Jon Clarke   Horn Arrangements
Lee DeCarlo   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Steve Dubin   Drum Arrangements
Claude Gaudette   Programming
David Kershenbaum   Producer
Dennis Lambert   Producer
Derek Makamoto   Programming
Mark Mancina   Producer
Bob Mann   String Arrangements
Marty Paich   String Arrangements
Terry Nelson   Producer
Michael Omartian   Producer
David Pack   Arranger,Producer
Phil Ramone   Producer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Walter Afanasieff   Producer
Sam Emerson   Cover Photo
Hooshik Bayliss   Art Direction
Bill Eaton   Choir Arrangement
Bob James & Creations   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Jason Ruder   MIDI Programming
David Paul Campbell   String Arrangements,String Conductor

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