Come on Home
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|1. It All Went Down The Drain|
|2. Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' (But The Blues)|
|3. Don't Cry No More|
|4. Found Love|
|5. Come On Home|
|6. Picture Of A Broken Heart|
|7. Love Letters|
|8. I've Got Your Love|
|9. Early In The Morning|
|10. Your Good Thing (Is About To End)|
|11. T-Bone Shuffle|
|12. Sick And Tired|
|13. After Hours|
|14. Goodnight Louise|
1997's Come On Home was a critically acclaimed celebration of some of Boz Scaggs' favorite blues, New Orleans r& b and early rock and roll pioneers of which he wanted to pay homage. Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Boz Scaggs' Come On Home. Mastered impeccably from the original Virgin Records tapes by Joe Reagoso, this release is truly a musical feast for the heart and soul.This limited edition 2 LP set is also packaged in a stunning gatefold cover featuring hits like Sick And Tired, It All Went Down The Drain & Goodnight Louise.
Having sat most of the '80s out, Boz Scaggs returns in the mid-'90s as an urbane blues crooner, effectively bringing his music full circle from the sleek, disco-friendly pop of his '70s commercial zenith to the purer R&B of his late '60s debut. Come Home is a soulful valentine to the same models that informed that first outing, juxtaposing solid new originals against venerable songs from Jimmy Reed, Earl King Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Mitchell, and other blues and soul masters from Memphis, Texas, and Chicago. Scaggs, always a model of taste (who else could have produced disco hits that still sound stylish), juggles two blue-chip rhythm sections with strategic infusions of soulful brass, greasy organ, and Scaggs's own deep-fried guitar work sustaining the set's bluesy accents. --Sam Sutherland
Top Customer Reviews
While covers albums are often the ones most avoided by an artist's fans, when done right, the result seems worth all the trouble. COME ON HOME not only proves this beyond a doubt, but Boz also created 4 original songs written & recorded in the vintage style. Clearly, Boz loves this music so much, he can tailor his own songs to the old sounds flawlessly, and that is far from an easy thing to do. Of the originals, the Stax horns-driven "Picture Of A Broken Heart" & the closing Blue Note-jazz-styled ballad "Goodnight Louise" are the biggest highlights. You'd swear that these songs were outtakes from the old days, they're that authentic-sounding. "I've Got Your Love" is almost straight from the Hi Records vaults with Boz sounding close to Al Green at times (not to mention showing off his often-overlooked guitar abilities). "After Hours" is exactly as its title claims, a downhearted blues shuffle that is perfect for any smoky club. Best of all, Boz is one White singer that can pull off these kinds of songs without trying too hard to sound Black. Again, this is a gift only a select few White singers possess, with Boz among them.Read more ›
There is not a bad track in this collection.It heartfeltly honours the influences and artists,both singers and songwriters,that have shaped and directed the career of Boz Scaggs.
It is a tribute to that particularly American music form,born of jazz and blues,that is R&B,and Boz Scaggs delivers it masterfully.The project was a personal desire and goal,which he has admirably delivered here,so much so that he has eclipsed the excellence of *Some Change* and raised the *bar* a little higher for the future releases.
The choice of muscians and the production and arrangements are masterful,delivering an adult oriented and traditionally rich interpretation of some classic R&B standards,as well as a couple of originals,*Goodnight Louise*,*Picture Of A Broken Heart* and*Ive Got Your Love*.The latter receiving a tremendous treatment that makes it a standout,along with *Goodnight Louise*.
The Earl King Johnson,*It All Went Down The Drain*and the Porter/Hayes,*Your Good Thing(Is About To End)*warrant the purchase of the CD on their own.
I may have lost the faith throughout the 80s,but Boz is back with a vengence in the 90s,and that is a pleasing thing.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
One of Boz Scaggs best albums. An interesting mix. The song " Sick & tired is a bit more rock & roll, or "Boogey" than Boz Scaggs usual fare- I love it!Published 21 months ago by Barry K
This is one of the best Boz Scaggs... not a bad cut on the cd, a must have!Published on July 16 2002
I'm listening to Silk Degrees as I'm writing this, and it's beautiful. But there's something more mature and beautiful about Come on Home - maybe the bit of aging and deepening of... Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2001 by Ed Falis
Boz' crowning acheivement to date, this CD is one lean mean groove! Whether he's Fats, doing 'Sick and Tired', Jimmy Reed doing 'Found Love', or himself doing T-Bone Walker, Boz... Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2000 by James Otterstrom
When Boz testified his love on "I've Got Your Love" my feet got out of the way because I had to drop to my knees. The man is on. Read morePublished on March 25 2000 by Peter Sullivan
Having been able to follow Boz since the mid 70s, This is by far is best work.Published on Sept. 24 1999
What a recording! Boz wraps his unique voice around some really good blues here. "Early in the Morning" is easily as good as the recent Clapton version. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 1999 by Walker Johnson