Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Loggins & Messina|
Genres: Pop, Rock
First U.S. release on CD for this live album, the final album from this duo?s five-year partnership, originally released as a double LP in 1977. This album was previously only available as an expensive two CD set from Japa... more »
First U.S. release on CD for this live album, the final album from this duo?s five-year partnership, originally released as a double LP in 1977. This album was previously only available as an expensive two CD set from Japan. We have now fit it onto a single disc. Reaching #83 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, Finale sees Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina dipping into their classic recorded output and performing hits and album favorites to an adoring crowd.
Greg Frediani | San Mateo, CA | 12/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put - Be Free is one of the best live performances you will ever hear. That track alone is worth the purchase. This is also a well-rounded album in terms of genre and career coverage. From the country medley to a bit of rock, to the musicianship of the instrumental breaks. It's difficult to believe it is all so long ago now, and more surprising it's taken this long to release on CD."
Thomas D. Hayowyk | Somers CT | 03/29/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this recording on Amazon - and paid more - because it listed 24 tracks, not just the 16 track version I have seen elsewhere. When I received my CD it had only the 16 tracks, cutting off 17-24 as shown on the track listing on Amazon. If you are looking for the full Finale, plus the studio versions of many of the songs that were released on the Japanese version, and were supposed to be on this CD but are not, then don't buy this."
It's really a shame....
ol'guy | 02/20/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"... that the production interfered with what should have been a fantastic album. The sound quality is great, the singing & musicianship fantastic, but when I get a live album I'm looking for something different from the studio albums: I want to hear the enthusiasm, the kinetic energy of performing in front of an audience. "Finale" really interrupts what sounds like a great performance by "fading out" the end of the songs rather than continuing "the flow" of the concert. If this idiosyncrasy does not bother you than I would highly recommend "Finale"; but for me it really interfered with my enjoying this album."