Boz Scaggs Some Change
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- Released: April 5, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Virgin Records Us
Rolling Stone - 5/5/94, p.514 Stars - Very Good - "...It's a deftly rocking reminder that for all his suavity and expertise, Scaggs began playing lean blues and R&B alongside Steve Miller....Among top-rank blue-eyed soul singers, Scaggs, with his rootsy grounding, remains the sturdiest...his voice, resonant with experience, renders each song confessional, an intimate exchange...."
- 1.You Got My Letter
- 2.Some Change
- 3.I'll Be The One
- 4.Call Me
- 5.Fly Like A Bird
- 7.Lost It
- 10.Follow That Man
Personnel: Boz Scaggs (vocals, various instruments); Michael Omartian (various instruments); Fred Tackett (acoustic & electric guitars); Ricky Fataar (accordion, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion); Austin De Lone, Barry Beckett (piano); Kevin Bents (electric piano); William "Smitty" Smith, Booker T. Jones (organ); James "Hutch" Hutchinson, Nathan East, Neil Stubenhaus (bass); Michael Rodriguez (programming).
Engineers: Dan Garcia, Paul McKenna, Michael Rodriguez.
Personnel: Boz Scaggs (vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer); Kevin Bents (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Austin DeLone, Barry Beckett (piano); William D. "Smitty" Smith, Booker T. Jones (organ); Ricky Fataar (keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Richard Dodd.
Recording information: San Francisco, CA.
Photographer: Jean Baptiste Mondino.
Unknown Contributor Role: Mark Scaggs.
Arrangers: Michael Omartian; Michael Rodriguez ; Paul McKenna.
When Boz Scaggs signed with Virgin Records after spending at least 17 years with Columbia, listeners had no idea what to expect. Some Change proved to be a pleasant surprise. Instead of going out of his way to be as slick and commercial as possible or offering something contrived and robotic, the singer-turned-restaurant-owner let his better instincts win out and delivered a very honest and natural-sounding collection of pop, pop/rock, and soul-influenced pop. On songs ranging from the smooth "I'll Be the One" (which has a slightly Average White Band-ish appeal) and the haunting "Sierra" to the ominous "Follow That Man," there's no question that Scaggs is coming from the heart. Arguably, Some Change is his best album since 1976's Silk Degrees. ~ Alex Henderson
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