Full Sail is the third album by singer/songwriter duo Loggins and Messina, released in 1973. It showed the versatility of the duo, with everything from 1950s retro to island-style to soft ballads. The single “My Music” charted at #16, and the follow-up, “Watching the River Run”, made it to #71. The album as a whole did better, reaching #10 on the Pop Charts.
This is every inch a follow-up to Loggins & Messina, including a '50s rock & roll pastiche in the style of "Your Mama Don't Dance" called "My Music" that hit number 16 as a single. Other notable material included Jim Messina's island-rock anthem "Lahaina" and one of Kenny Loggins' sensitive but generic ballads, typically called "A Love Song."…
Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina were not meant to be a duo, but that's what happened when the success of Sittin' In, done as a way to start Loggins' solo career, was bigger than they realized. Messina had been with Buffalo Springfield and Poco, and had wanted to perform, write, and arrange songs for Messina. But fans loved the melodies and blends they were able to create, and a duo was born. Full Sail is their third album together, and features a number of hits and FM radio staples. Fans who only know the duo for their hits, or Loggins for his string of soundtrack hits from the 80's, will be very surprised at the depth these two and their band were able to create on their albums, and on this. Those who have the original Columbia/CBS/Sony CD's can put them to rest, for the MFSL is THE only way to hear this. Includes original liner notes from Kenny Loggins, written specifically for this release.
The British post-rock favourites return, better late than never. Yndi Halda have never been in a hurry. Born in Kent but now based in Brighton, their first and till now last release saw songs stretch into 20-minute symphonic slow-blooms with shades of Tortoise, Mono and the Erased Tapes stable, in a scene and on a label then full of frenzied math bands. That mini-album’s title also riffed on a vast, endless span of time: Enjoy Eternal Bliss read its sleeve, their band name translated from Old Norse. Neither the group nor their cult fan base, however, saw its follow-up taking a whole decade to surface.