Nov 202005
 

From LEAP OF FAITH
Written by David Foster & Kenny Loggins

Released in 1991,“Leap Of Faith” was a new artistic success for Kenny Loggins and a true return to form after the weak results of “Back To Avalon.” On this new album the singer finally freed himself from the boundaries of the “flavor of the day” radio sounds and offered the listener a collection of high quality songs all delivered with true passion. Loggins crafted the record with a special care on the arrangements that are very refined plus a smart use of acoustic instruments that looked back at his early days with Jim Messina. On top of it all there are the usual incredible vocal harmonies of the singer with his special guests like Mike McDonald, Sheryl Crow and the Pointer Sisters. Among the many great songs on “Leap Of Faith” we like to mention the sunny, sweet up-tempo “Sweet Reunion” with an infectious rhythm and creamy vocals quite reminiscent of Take 6. Another gem is “Too Early For The Sun” an intense blue-eyed soul ballad. David Foster appears on “Leap Of Faith” as co-writer of two key episodes. “I Would Do Anything” is a latin-tinged ballad beautifully sung by Loggins with Sheryl Crow. The atmosphere is really magical and brings us to mind some of Michael Franks’ most inspired work. Flamenco guitar great Ottmar Liebert appears on it together with aces like Greg Phillinganes, Nathan East, Dean Parks and Ricky Lawson who offer their artistry to this sensual piece of music. The other Foster/Loggins collaboration here is “The Real Thing.” It’s a very moving and classic ballad, more in line with their past collaborations with the super-producer appearing on the acoustic piano.


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Lead Vocals: Kenny Loggins & Sheryl Crow
Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes
Synclavier: John Barnes
Classical Guitar: Dean Parks
Electric Guitar: Paul Jackson jr.
Classical Guitar at fade: Ottmar Liebert
Guitar Solo: Guy Thomas
Clavinger Upright Bass: Nathan East
Tom-Toms & Cymbals: Ricky Lawson
Percussion: Paulinho DaCosta
Shakuhachi: Kazu Matsui
Produced by Kenny Loggins & Terry Nelson


Lyrics

Love, where are we going,
And when do we reach the promise on the horizon,
Out on the ocean, under a sunset,
I was invited to come out and play a while
with magic and move a mountain.
Has anyone ever captured the sun,
Is the eagle ever truly tame,
Given just a little time,
I know that you’ll find a way.
I would do anything for you,
Give up the world I’ve made me
And take you away,
I swear from now on,
The trust in my heart,
The vision of you in my life
My love,
I will be faithful,
but how can I make a promise
to a place I’ve never been?
Something has taken me off,
and I don’t know if I will survive.
I believe that everything
I’ll ever need is here by the roadside.
How can you fly,
keeping heaven in sight,
blinded by the light of day?
Given just a little time,
I know that I’ll find a way
I would do anything for you,
Listen with all of my spirit,
for ecstasy calling,
You know I believe,
Cause all I have seen,
From the mountain,
The view from the heart.

I would do anything for you,
Give up the world I’ve made me
And take you away,
I swear from here on,
The trust in my god,
The vision of you in my life
Freedom is mine,
One beat at a time,
Where are we going,
I just don’t know yet,
How will we make it,
I just can’t say,
All that I know is that we’ve finally sailed away.
Seems everyone’s made a prison of love,
But if anybody can escape,
Given just a little time,
I know that we’ll find a way.
I would do anything for you,
Listen with all of my spirit,
for ecstasy calling,
You know I believe,
Cause all I have seen,
From the mountain,
The view from the heart.
I would do anything for you,
Give up the world I’ve made me
And take you away,
I swear from here on,
The trust in my god,
The vision of you in my life
In my arms, I’ll pray
I am safe, I am loved, I am free, baby
I am safe, I am loved, I am free, baby
I am safe, I am loved, I am free, baby
I am safe, I am loved, I am free, baby