Feb 012004
 

From FADE INTO LIGHT
Written David Foster & Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs in 1996 released a delicious compilation for the Japanese market entitled, “Fade Into Light”. This cd offers a few new tunes like the extraordinary “Some Things Happen” co-written with Marcus Miller, a couple of remixes plus a handful unplugged remakes of some of Scaggs’ most loved and popular hits like “Lowdown”, “We’re All Alone” and “Simone” that is our choice for this week’s page.

The mood of the whole cd is very jazzy and classy (there aren’t better words to define this record) and the acoustic setting gives these classics new life and brings them to a completely different dimension.

“Simone” is such a beautiful song, a timeless melody, rich of jazz changes and wonderfully sung by Scaggs with rare intensity. Jay Winding on fender rhodes, Norbert Stachel with his warm sax, Curt Bisquera on percussion, Fred Tackett on guitar and Dave Carpenter on bass help Boz to set the right atmosphere, now all you have to do is prepare yourself a drink, sit down, close your eyes and lose yourself in the magic of this song, truly one of Foster’s best ever.


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Lead Vocal: Boz Scaggs
Piano: Jai Winding
Guitars: Fred Tackett
Percussion: Curt Bisquera
Bass: Dave Carpenter
Sax: Norbert Stachel
Background Vocals: Lisa Frazier & Kathy Merrick
Produced by Boz Scaggs


Lyrics

Darling, let’s stop this pretending
what more is there to say
here’s to your eyes and my final demise
Oh, Simone, it’s you

I knew from the start
that my easily-touched heart
was about to go out for a ride
conquer the room
with a touch of perfume
Oh, Simone, it’s you

Oh, Simone, my heart is breaking
yes, my dear, I think it’s going fast
gotta let me know
gotta let it show, for it to last
Oh, Simone, to hold you
dance you into the night
and on into the dawn
and on and on and on
to make it right

Make it romantic
make it up I don’t care
look up and sigh
even if it’s a lie
Oh, Simone, what can I do

What charm could sway me
then burn and betray me
but thrill me the way that you do
second to none, so completely undone
Oh, Simone, it’s you

Oh, Simone, my heart is breaking
yes, my dear, I think it’s going fast
gotta let me know
gotta let it show, for it to last
Oh, Simone, to hold you
dance you into the night
and on into the dawn
and on and on and on
to make it right

It’s time they told you
it’s about time you knew
straighten your gown
throw a Manhattan down
Yes, Simone, it’s true

What da ya think, you’re fooling somebody
do you think that I can’t see
there’s no doubt, not a trace
it’s all over your face
Oh, Simone, it’s me
Ohh

Oh, Simone, my heart is breaking
yes, my dear, I think it’s going fast
gotta let me know
gotta let it show, for it to last
Oh, Simone, to hold you
dance you into the night
and on into the dawn
and on and on and on
to make it right

Yes, my dear, I think it’s going fast