“Kenny” Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is a Grammy award-winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songwriting compositions were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970, which led to seven albums, performing as the group Loggins and Messina from 1972 to 1977. As a solo artist since 1977.
The Unimaginable Life is a release by Kenny Loggins to coincide with his 1997 book of the same name that he co-wrote with his second wife Julia. The liner notes include excerpts from the book. The album was produced by Loggins and Randy Jackson, with background vocals by Skyler Jett, Lamont Van Hook and Howard Smith.
Just as the six-year-old Leap Of Faith album concerned itself with Kenny Loggins’ divorce, The Unimaginable Life is dedicated to his remarriage.
In fact, the first voice you hear on the record is not Loggins’, but that of his current wife, reciting a poem included in the couple’s jointly written book of the same title, published concurrently with the album.
Fair warning — The Unimaginable Life is the singer’s musical love letter to his wife. Of course, that’s not necessarily a bad thing; Loggins wasn’t exactly a stranger to love songs before this, and he seems to have been inspired to return to the lush pop-soul style of hits like “What a Fool Believes,” accompanied by such currently hip purveyors of the sound as Babyface.
If you stay away from the CD booklet, which is stuffed with hopelessly sappy excerpts from the book (not to mention the lyrics), and concentrate on the obvious, if effective arrangements, this is pleasant enough Sunday morning fare.
- “Let the Pendulum Swing” (Poem written and read by Julia Loggins) – 2:17
- “Just Breathe” (Loggins, Rodridguez, Steve George) – 6:10
- “I Am Not Hiding” – (Loggins, Steve George) 5:05
- “All I Ask” – (Loggins, Babyface) 6:00
- “Now That I Know Love” – 7:03
- “The Art of Letting Go” – 7:28
- “One Chance at a Time” – 7:18
- “Love’s Got Nothin’ to Prove” – 5:27
- “This Island Earth” – 5:20
- “No Doubt About Love” (Loggins, Babyface)– 4:26
- “The Rest of Your Life” – 4:57
- “Birth Energy” – 6:41
- “The Unimaginable Life” – (Loggins, David Foster) 6:05
- “Your Spirit and My Spirit” – 1:46
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Pressed By – DADC – CTDP 000106
Mastered At – OceanView Digital Mastering
Coordinator [Album] – Chuck Randall-Raggio
Management – Higher Vision, Inc.
Mastered By – Joe Gastwirt
Producer – Kenny Loggins, Randy Jackson
Released: July 8, 1997
Style: Soft Rock
Label – Columbia Records