Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees - 180g LP

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Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Pure Pleasure / Columbia PC 33920  - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

Pure Analogue Mastering  -  Pressed at Pallas Germany - Limited Edition

AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered by Ray Staff at Air London

A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and r&b, rock and jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians.
Boz Scaggs is a unique and fabulous singer. His soulful voice can be both silky soft and sensual as well as funky and upbeat, depending on the mood of the song, but always irresistible. The ten great songs from "Silk Degrees" are an ideal opportunity for Boz Scaggs, to demonstrate the extent of his voice. 
Scaggs, also an accomplished composer, wrote three of the pieces together and five more with David Paich. Paich contributed the wonderful "Love Me Tomorrow" at, while the remaining song is a re-interpretation of Allen Toussaint's excellent "What Do You Want the Girl To Do". Stylistically are all compositions of pop and rock influenced Phillysoul. 
production is very professional and refined thanks to the arrangements of the future keyboardist Toto, David Paich, Sid Sharp's orchestral conducting (strings and brass) and the soulful backing vocals and last but not least the skill all the musicians involved. 
A classic elegant and well-made music!
Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs was not only one of the finest examples of crossover soul, pop and rock ever recorded, but it was also one of the biggest albums of the seventies and included some of the finest grooves ever played by Boz Scaggs, which netted him a Grammy for his mega number one hit Lowdown. 
Other major hit singles included Lido Shuffle, Georgia, What Can I Say and It’s Over. Other artists like Rita Coolidge and Frankie Valli covered songs from this watershed album and had major hits themselves, which further illustrates the importance and influence of this highly loved and regarded masterwork.
Featuring his friends like Fred Tackett (Little Feat), Les Dudek, and of course the future hit makers Toto as his backing band for most of this fine album, Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees still rocks with all of us and is a crowd pleaser to this day!
Boz Scaggs - vocals, guitar, background vocals
David Paich - keyboards
Steve Porcaro - keyboards
Jeff Porcaro - drums
David Hungate - bass
Fred Tackett - guitar
Louie Shelton - guitar
Les Dudek - Slide guitar
1. What Can I Say
2. Georgia
3. Jump Street
4. What Do You Want the Girl To Do
5. Harbor Lights
6. Lowdown
7. It's Over
8. Love Me Tomorrow
9. Lido Shuffle
10. We're All Alone
Recording: In the Davlen Sound Studios & Hollywood Sound, Los Angeles, Tom Perry 
Production: Joe Wissert
Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees - 180g LP
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At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records. During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

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