Fade Into Light, the sought-after Japanese import from singer Boz Scaggs, will be released as a DualDisc in the U.S. by Virgin Records on September 27, 2005. The album offers “unplugged” versions of some of Scaggs’ best-known songs, along with several new compositions. Included in this U.S. Virgin DualDisc edition is a new recording by Scaggs of the 1980’s classic, “Love TKO.”
The DVD side of the U.S. package contains the entire album in Enhanced Stereo, along with concert performances in 5.1 Surround Sound and High Definition Video of “Lowdown,” “Harbor Lights” and “We’re All Alone,” taken from the “Boz Scaggs Greatest Hits Live” DVD, recorded in San Francisco.
“I’ve always worked like this in my recording,” says Scaggs of his approach. “I hire good musicians and let them do what they do. What you hear on this album is those guys, in that room, on that day.” Scaggs initiated the original session when he was hired to write and record the title track as a theme song for a Japanese film. Later, the label requested four more songs to make up an EP, and then more songs to make a full album. Scaggs and the band recorded new arrangements of his classic songs “Lowdown,” “Harbor Lights” and “We’re All Alone,” from his landmark album Silk Degrees, as well as “Simone” from Middle Man, and several newly written songs, at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, Calif. Among the players joining Boz are Nathan East, Greg Phillinganes, David Paich, Ray Parker, Jr., Lenny Castro, Dean Parks and Booker T. Jones. Tom Scott did the solo on “Lowdown.”
Fade Into Light was produced by Scaggs, with the exception of “Lowdown” (produced by Scaggs and David Paich, the original co-author of that song and the original arranger of Silk Degrees), “Love TKO” (produced by Paich), “Lost It,” “Time,” “Sierra” and “I’ll Be the One” (produced by Scaggs and Ricky Fataar).