Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Boz Scaggs - Other Roads (1988)


Note: the CD I listened to was not the 2016 remaster with bonus tracks.

Other roads, yes, but Boz shoulda warned us about how many different roads he was taking. There's plenty of odd production choices and weak material in this comeback attempt and the efforts to update Boz's sound with an edge fall flat. To call this a mixed bag is putting it mildly, but the high points are great. Other than those few tracks, however, this is a fairly generic product of its time, recognizable as a Boz Scaggs release only by his distinctive voice. Other than that, it could be Chicago 18½.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #47

Tracks: The highlights are Heart Of Mine (#35 pop, #3 AC), Cool Running, and The Night Of Van Gogh. The rest is easily forgotten.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Silk Degrees (1976)

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