Jul 292012
 

from VOX HUMANA

written by Kenny Loggins, David Foster, Nathan East & Eva Ein Loggins

Kenny Loggins often referred to his 1985 release, “Vox Humana” as his r&b album. Though that statement might be not completely true, it is pretty evident that black music influenced a good portion of it and also the stylistic approach of many of Loggins’ vocal performances

Three refined cuts are totally in the r&b territory and these are the up-tempo ditty, “I’ll Be There,” co-written with David Foster, the soulful ballad, “Love Will Follow,” co-penned with Tom Snow” and another collaboration with Foster, the classy jam, “At Last.”
This last song is the usual ear candy and showcases fantastic vocal harmonies that match Loggins’ distinctive tenor with the voices of EWF’s Philip Bailey and  the late, great Carl Anderson. “At Last” was also co-written by session ace, Nathan East whose bass playing gives the track a solid foundation with tons of keyboards to embellish the final result.
“Vox Humana” has also its share of classic Loggins like the title track that echoes the singer’s big hit, “Footloose” and one of his trademark ballads, “Forever,” that’s another Foster/Loggins classic.
“Vox Humana” was certified gold and spawned a couple of top 40 singles but it was considered a little commercial disappointment for the singer compared to his previous hit albums.


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Lead Vocals: Kenny Loggins
Bass: Nathan East
Keyboards: Steve Wood, Randy Kerber, Neil Larsen, Kenny Loggins & Greg Phillinganes
Programmer: Bo Tomlyn
Synthesizer: Randy Waldman
Background Vocals: Philip Bailey, Carl Anderson & Carl Caldwell

Produced by Kenny Loggins

 

 


Lyrics

I can’t tell you ’bout the future
I wouldn’t even swear about the past
One thing I know for certain
That’s when your heart stops hurting
Falling in love, caught up with me at last

Always knew it would, never had it so good
Now my time’s arrived, and I’m glad I’m alive
I feel like a love today, and it won’t fade away
In my heart, I know it’s right
By the way that I’m sleepin at night

People say that love ain’t easy
Find a little love and let it dawn
One thing I know for certain
It’ll make your heart stop hurting
Falling in love, caught up with me at last

Always knew it would, never had it so good
Now my time’s arrived, and I’m glad I’m alive
I feel like a love today, and it won’t fade away
In my heart, I know it’s right

I was out there, all on my own
And just a smile is all I was after
And then you filled my world up with laughter
What a wonderful life
I never saw it so beautiful

Oh-oh-wo-oh what a wonderful life

Always knew it would, never had it so good
Now my time’s arrived, and I’m glad I’m alive
I feel like a love today, and it won’t fade away
In my heart, I know it’s right

Always knew it would, never had it so good
Now my time’s arrived, and I’m glad I’m alive
I feel like a love today, and it won’t fade away
In my heart, I know it’s right