I had reason to fear my redneck buddies would hate it. They loved it. We would get wasted and dance around in our big boots and down vests to the entire album. We learned all the words by heart and would sing while doing the survey work for what would eventually be the Carcross-Skagway Hwy. I just bought it for the fifth time and this time I'm not lending it out.
I still love Boz and his ability to try new things yet always bringing that beautiful voice to bear on musical style he tried. I bought this album when it was on vinyl and, after a lot of years and water under the proverbial bridge, I had to buy it again in the CD format to take me back to the sweet times I associated with this music. I wasn't disappointed. It's a very romantic album. It made me teary for my wife who enjoyed it with me and recently died.
I was so intrigued by his talent and his unique voice that I started going from record store to record store those were the pre-Amazon days to track down his earlier works. Slow Dancer was the first such album I found. I fell in love especially with Album) title track and Sail on White Moon. Heck I actually could listen to the album repeatedly all day. Every cut has its own special quality and flavor. Though I was only 16 years old, I really "got" Boz and his music.
I moved to the States when I was 19 and was no longer listening to Boz Scaggs regularly, as I did during the preceding few years. Unfortunately, it was precisely during this time that Boz's star began to fall. Between my preoccupation with my new life in this country and Boz's getting less air play, his music gradually drifted out of my life. Before moving to his country, I taped all of Boz's songs from the albums I had been lucky enough to find in the stores: My Time the original album, not the anthologyMoments, Boz Scaggs, and maybe one more really old album.
At any rate, Slow Dancer was always my favorite of all the pre-Silk Degrees albums. A couple of weeks ago I was digging through my cassettes in the car and stumbled upon those very "compilation" Boz Scaggs tapes that I personally made. It's not as if I hadn't been listening to those tapes every now and then but something happened to me that day.
I started to yearn to have Boz's voice back in my life--to enrich and enhance it, as it did so very effectively when I was 16 and living in a foreign land.
I even had to resort to buying "My Time" and "Moments" directly from a Japanese merchant because I couldn't find them here.
How I wish I still had all those vinyl records with me. I know they're worth quite a bit now. Anyway, the main thing I wanted to say here, before I started reminiscing and rambling, is that Slow Dancer has aged like the finest of fine wines.
I actually appreciate it more now as a more mature person than when I was I am feeling Boz and his music in a different way. I also feel very blessed that, even as a 16 year-old, I had enough of a discriminating taste for such wonderful talent as Boz Scaggs. I could never possibly outgrow Boz and his music.
Whether I'm in my teens or in my 40s, I'll always love Boz's voice and music. I'm really glad he's back in my life. One person found this helpful. MUCH better. Updating my CD collection At my wife's insistence, I bought this album and have listened to it several times this summer.
Very melo and relaxing - if you like Boz then you might want to check this one out! Prompt delivery was nice!!! A great addition to my Boz Scaggs CD inventory.
See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. A beautifully crafted album. His best work! Report abuse. Box very slightly damaged. Record perfect. Translate review to English. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Out Of The Blues. The Essential Boz Scaggs.
Down Two Then Left. Speak Low. Silk Degrees. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Top critical review. Reviewed in the United States on August 18, The audio quality is good. There are no bonus tracks as found on the Friday Music label Album). Sort by. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews, Album). Filter by. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers.
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Still, the music is just as rewarding, and worth a listen for fans of Boz's more pop-oriented and produced material. If you're looking at this disc, you probably already know how good it is. Yes, it's re-mastered, sounds great, and should be in your collection.
The main reason for this review is to counter the thoroughly juvenile one-star rating by the guy that can't make his i-tunes work right, and then blames it on the CD. Mine worked fine in i-tunes BTW. Great pair of albums. For me - both of these CD's are "up there" on my list of favorite Boz albums. While Silk Degrees may have out shadowed these two releases - they are both great pieces of music with Boz sounding at his best. And his most heartfelt.
I am more than just a little annoyed with this particular purchase. If so, maybe they need to be avoided. That would be acceptable, if it were not for the fact that the last track, i. It plays just fine on my CD player, but I'm not likely to haul that around if I should Slowly In The West - Boz Scaggs - My Time (CD traveling anywhere.
If there were a rating of 0 to be given, this one deserves it! At present, I am writing as a very unhappy customer. The collection of music in this set, squeezed on one CD, is not the problem. Somehow they switched the numbers around; everything is off by a value of TEN. So if you sync to iTunes, you'll have to manually re-label all the tracks after you sort this out. What a rookie mistake in publishing. As long as you can live with this glaring defect, the package of music tracks is an excellent value!
Was actually Slow Dancer first then My Time which put the songs all out of order in playlist. Quality is OK. Sharpest Cat In Town Must Be Hercules Here are the tuneful Seventies details Dinah Flo 2. Slowly In The West 3. Full-Lock Power Slide 4. Old Time Lovin' 5. Might Have To Cry 6. Hello My Lover [Side 2] 7. Freedom For The Stallion 8. He's A Fool For You 9. We're Gonna Roll Songwriting credits listed track-by-track above. That template of Soulful Rock he would adopt for much of the Seventies and Eighties kicks in with the "Dinah Flo" opener - strings and girl singers and a slightly funky edge to his Rock.
But Side One belongs to his gorgeous cover of an Al Green Hi Records classic "Old Slowly In The West - Boz Scaggs - My Time (CD Lovin'" where Boz's band sound not just comfortable but positively inhabiting the Soulfulness of the tune big organ sound and lady singers throughout. The remaster on the love song "Might Have To Cry" is gorgeous - so sweet. After the guitar-poppy "We're Gonna Roll" - the "My Time" album ends of a very Soulful note - the title track - sounding so smooth.
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