Fade into Light [DualDisc]

Fade into Light [DualDisc]

by Boz Scaggs

DualDisc(CD/DVD)

Overview

This elusive disc -- issued in Japan six years prior to this domestic release -- is proof positive that you can, in fact, go home again. Largely comprising stripped-down "unplugged" versions of the songs that established Boz Scaggs as one of rock's most enduring vocalists, Fade into Light exudes a mature urbanity that's not all that different than the attitude he epitomized in the '70s -- just a little older and wiser. The retooled arrangement of "Lowdown" allows the song to take the shape of a jazz standard -- the kind of thing that Tony Bennett could easily wrap his pipes around -- and while that's probably the most radical revision, acoustic versions of "We're All Alone" and "Harbor Lights" take on a burnished patina that focuses full attention on Scaggs' vocals. That tenor extends to the songs that Scaggs recorded specifically for the set, notably the heart-tugging ballad "Some Things Happen" and the title track, a gossamer wisp of a song that presaged the singer's subsequent immersion in the realm of standards. For the occasion of Fade into Light's Stateside release, Scaggs re-recorded its most upbeat number, a cover of Teddy Pendergrass's "Love T.K.O." that boasts some sultry sax work from Tom Scott. Stripped down and reenergized, Boz Scaggs has never sounded better.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0094633682320
catalogNumber: 36823

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boz Scaggs   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Robben Ford   Guitar
Tom Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Keltner   Drums
Roscoe Beck   Bass
Kevin Bents   Piano
Curt Bisquera   Percussion,Drums
Matt Bissonette   Bass
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Jim Cox   Keyboards
Nathan East   Bass
Ricky Fataar   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Lisa Frazier   Background Vocals
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Booker T. Jones   Hammond Organ
Randy Kerber   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Charles McNeal   Saxophone
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
David Paich   Organ,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Norbert Stachel   Saxophone
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar
Barbara Wilson   Background Vocals
Drew Zingg   Guitar
William D. "Smitty" Smith   Organ
Jai Winding   Piano
Kathy Merrick   Background Vocals
Michael Bluestein   Keyboards
Richard Armstrong   Trumpet
John "Hot Fat Reynolds" Ferraro   Drums

Technical Credits

Boz Scaggs   Composer,Producer,drum programming
David Foster   Composer
Terry Christian   Engineer
Ricky Fataar   Producer
Dan Garcia   Engineer
Randy Kerber   String Arrangements
Paul McKenna   Engineer
Marcus Miller   Composer
David Paich   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Michael Rodriguez   Engineer,drum programming
Cecil Womack   Composer
Linda Womack   Composer
Aaron Zigman   keyboard arrangements
Len Peltier   Art Direction
Rex Sforza   Art Direction
Lawrence Jordan   Director
John Jessel   Engineer
Daniel E. Catullo   Producer,Executive Producer
Tilton Gardner   Executive Producer
Robert McClaugherty   Executive Producer
Craig Fruin   Executive Producer
Shelly Singhal   Executive Producer
Eddie Gip Noble   Composer

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Fade Into Light 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just purchased and I am blown away. Have been a Boz Skaggs fan for years, his voice and style have only improved over the years. This is a WONDERFUL ADDITION to your CD collection. Makes me smile. Smooth and delicious!!!