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CD REVIEW: Crosby Loggins and The Light - We All Go Home
By Don Sechelski - 09/29/2008 - 08:30 PM EDT

Artist: Band:Crosby Loggins and The Light
Album: We All Go Home
Label: Mission Ridge Music
Website: http://www.crosbyloggins.com
Genre: Alternative Pop/Rock
Technical Grade: 10/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 10/10
Best Songs: Here She Comes, Good Enough, Angel of Mercy
CD Review:

There’s surely a genetic connection in the voice. Crosby Loggins' voice is a bit breathier yet still the intonation is similar to his more famous father. But make no mistake about it, Crosby Loggins has his own voice and he shows it very nicely on his new release with his band, The Light. We All Go Home features Crosby Loggins on vocals and acoustic guitars. He's joined by Paul Cartwright on vocals, violin, and mandolin. Forrest Williams and Jared Pope provide the rhythm on bass and drums, respectively, while Dennis Hamm plays keyboard. Jesse Siebenberg plays everything else but the kitchen sink and coproduced We All Go Home with Crosby Loggins. In a way, this CD belongs as much to Siebenberg as to Loggins. His musical contributions include some very tasty electric guitar, Dobro, lap steel, and acoustic guitar parts as well as co-songwriting credit on many of the songs. In all honesty, all the band members make songwriting contributions and that is part of what makes this album so good. There is a true collaborative band effort that gives the songs richness and depth. I'm checking to see when the The Light is coming here; I bet they put on a good show.

My favorite cut is track 6, Here She Comes. Loggins' breathy tenor is perfectly set up by Cartwright's violin. Siebenberg's acoustic guitar weaves in with Hamm's keyboard and the result is truly magic. It's a beautiful love song and made for pop radio.

There are many other great cuts on We All Go Home. The lead cut, Good Enough, is also radio ready. Again, Cartwright leads the way on mandolin. From there, the song morphs into a rock/pop ballad. The drums are so crisp and Loggins' vocal is perfect. The song is very well crafted and the production is very tight. Throughout We All Go Home, Loggins and The Light hits the mark. I've already downloaded this into my mp3 player and put it in regular rotation. It's on my top 10 list.




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