High Adventure

High Adventure

by Kenny LogginsKenny Loggins
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Well, if Duran Duran decided to rip off Raiders of the Lost Ark, why not Kenny Loggins? After all, the swashbuckling cover to High Adventure fits this album, since it finds him relying equally on rockers and melodic pop
ock. The album kicks off with Loggins' hardest-rocking single, "Don't Fight It," a surging arena-rocker duet with Steve Perry. This signals that the rest of the record will be harder than his previous record and that's true to a certain extent, since this doesn't just rock on occasion, it also has his best ballads and mid-tempo charmers. In other words, it's his best album, showcasing all sides of his personality effectively. "Don't Fight It" is a great single, but the best moment here is "Heart to Heart," the second of two pop classics Loggins cut as a solo artist. Here, he has a great mid-tempo groove, a good lyric and an indelible melody that is soft rock at its finest. The rest of the album may not match this height -- most of the genre didn't -- but it's all strong (though it's awful strange that "Heartlight," a tribute to the children's foundation Heartlight, has the oddest melody he's ever written -- an ominous march that just gets creepier when the children's choir pops up at the end). Celebrate Me Home may be more consistent, but this is the most diverse record he ever cut, blessed by fine studio craft and a nice reliance on pseudo-new wave production techniques.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643812726
catalogNumber: 38127
Rank: 56396

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Loggins   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Michael McDonald   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Steve Perry   Vocals
James Newton Howard   Synthesizer,Keyboards
David Sanborn   Saxophone
David Foster   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Tom Snow   Synthesizer
Albhy Galuten   Synthesizer,Strings
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Jon Clarke   Percussion,Recorder,Wind
Dennis Conway   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion,Conga
Nathan East   Bass
Steve Forman   Percussion
Steve George   Vocals,Background Vocals
Neil Giraldo   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Max Gronenthal   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Hamilton   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Bells
Heartlight School Singers & Dancers   Vocals
Tris Imboden   Harmonica,Percussion,Drums
Derek Jackson   Bass
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Neil Larsen   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Richard Page   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Paich   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Vernon Porter   Bass
Steve Wood   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Kenny Loggins   Composer,Producer
Michael McDonald   Composer
David Foster   Producer
Bruce Botnick   Producer
Heartlight School Singers & Dancers   Contributor
Stephann Perry   Composer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Christ Memorial Youth Choir   Contributor

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