Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs 180g Import Vinyl LP
Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs 180g Import Vinyl LP
180g Vinyl LP Reissue Remastered Using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes Through To the Cutting Head
Boz Scaggs could be a candidate for the greatest overlooked, unjustly forgotten album of the classic rock era. It wasn't overlooked in its own day, when FM radio was "free form" and could play 10 minute-long tracks, the amazing "Loan Me a Dime," a delicately soulful blues wail that evolves into a monstrous Duane Allman guitar workout, was a late-night staple. But the whole album is as good as that climactic moment. "I'll Be Long Gone" is an emotional inspiration. There are many other highlights...the emotional directness of "Look What I Got" and "Sweet Release" is heavenly soul.
Boz Scaggs is actually Scaggs' second album released in 1969 as the follow-up to 1965's Boz. The players on the album include a set of studio musicians, known for their down-and-dirty backing work for Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, among many other Southern soul legends. The Muscle Shoals rhythm section, occasionally augmented by guitarist Allman, gives this music genuine grit, not necessarily a straight up blue-eyed soul record, even if the opening "I'm Easy" and "I'll Be Long Gone" are as deeply soulful as anything cut at Muscle Shoals.
This album is so complete, so rich, it's easy to hear that Scaggs obviously loves the whole wide expanse of soul, blues and R&B. Boz Scaggs is also sequenced beautifully...an almost flawless 9-song set co-produced by Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone magazine.
This Speakers Corner 180g vinyl LP reissue was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.
Boz Scaggs (guitar, vocals)
Duane Allman, Eddie Hinton & Jimmy Johnson (guitar)
Barry Beckett (keyboards)
Al Lester (fiddle)
David Hood (bass)
Roger Hawkins (drums)
Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs Track Listing:
1. I'm Easy
2. I'll Be Long Gone
3. Another Day (Another Letter)
4. Now You're Gone
5. Finding Her
6. Look What I Got
7. Waiting For A Train
8. Loan Me A Dime
9. Sweet Release
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