The Essential Kenny Loggins [Limited Edition 3.0]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886973246528
  • Catalog Number: 732465

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Loggins Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, 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 Apambich√°, 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
Al 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 Jr. 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 Apambich√°, 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 Sr. 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 Jr. Guitar
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, 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
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved all these hits!

    If you like Kenny Loggins or Loggins and Messina music, you'll like this. Two CDs packed with hit after hit to enjoy!

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