I've always loved the rock 'n soul of this artist. I grew up with his hits, but this album always resonated with me to the greatest extent. I wore out the cassette playing the deep tracks! The range from driving rock tracks to ballads is superb!
Awesome early 80s Pop Rock at its finest
I love Kenny Loggins, and I feel his solo career (outside of his awesome soundtrack songs, which inspired me to check out his solo work,) is underrated, and I consider this among my favorite albums, even though I love most of his other albums as well. I love the hard rockers like Don't Fight It (a duet with Journey's Steve Perry, of all people), Swear Your Love, and If It's Not What You're Looking For, and I also love the mid-tempo works like Heart To Heart and Heartlight. If there's one thing about the album I'm not a fan of, it's the ballads The More We Try and Only A Miracle. I do love ballads, but I'm not big into those that don't have some form of gentle tempo or something to at least keep focus and interest to me, since those are often the ones I find forgettable. I dunno, maybe if I listened to those two a few more times and read the lyrics to see what they're about, maybe I'd grow to appreciate them more. Still, the album as a whole is definitely worth a listen, since it's diverse enough to at least have something for everyone.
(Although I don't know why they divided it up "By Song Only" rather than allowing the whole album for sale, since the whole album is clearly on there...)
By Greg T Carpenter
I wish Kenny would write another melodic rock masterpiece like High Adventure. The rock songs are fun and have a lot of hooks. The ballads are heartfelt and have inventive instrumentation. As far as albums go, I really believe he was at his prime on this album. It's a shame he slid into adult contemporary obscurity in the 90's. Kenny, it's not too late to rock again.
two thirds of a great album
Swear Your Love rocks. It's his most underrated song. Typical Loggins album in that the first half is great and the second half trails off to throwaways. But Don't Fight It and Heartlight are two of his bests as well.
The ballads are two of his best. I sang Only a Miracle to my son just seconds out of the womb in the delivery room. He cried and so did I. The man touches my soul in so many ways. Didn't see it coming.....Celebrate Me Home is his best album in my opinion, this one is a strong 2nd. Download it and let the adventure begin.....
Slice of early 80s pop heaven...
I don't agree with the review that this is Kenny Loggins' best album (Leap of Faith is my choice for that honor), but it is certainly contains many of his finest tunes. Don't Fight it is huge pop/rock fun, as is I Gotta Try. But for me the highlights are the two big ballads, The More We Try and Only a Miracle. If these don't bring tears to your eyes, check your pulse.