Personnel: Kenny Loggins (vocals, guitar); Michael McDonald, Shanice (vocals); Chris Rodriguez (guitar, background vocals); Sonny Landreth (slide guitar); Marc Russo (saxophone, pump organ); Howard Levy (harmonica, Jew's harp, pump organ); Steve Conn (accordion, background vocals); Steve George (piano, background vocals); Ed Mann (vibraphone, percussion, background vocals); Freddie Washington (bass, background vocals); Herman Matthews (drums, background vocals); Alvino Bennett (drums); Kevin Ricard, Steve Croes, Lynn Fiddmont-Linsey (percussion, background vocals); Munyungo Jackson (percussion); Maxine Waters, Julia Waters, Oren Waters, Luther Waters, Santa Cruz Missionary Baptist Church Choir (background vocals).
Recorded live in The Shakespeare Festival Glen, Santa Cruz, California on June 23, 1993.
Personnel includes: Kenny Loggins, Shanice (vocals); Michael McDonald, Will Ackerman.
Recorded live in Santa Cruz, California in June 1993.
On his second live album, Kenny Loggins puts together a special show consisting of rearranged versions of old favorites like "What A Fool Believes" (complete with co-author Michael McDonald on vocals) and "Your Mama Don't Dance." It's Loggins' version of an "unplugged" performance (despite a substantial backup band), and as such, a turning away from the technology-happy days of albums like Back To Avalon (which, by the way, is forgotten in a catalog promotion in the CD booklet), without quite returning to the more homegrown quality of early albums like Celebrate Me Home. The real question in Loggins' career is what will happen with his next set of new material, but as a placeholder, this release should be welcomed by his fans, who may find even "Footloose" tolerable in a barrelhouse piano arrangement. ~ William Ruhlmann