Loggins & Messina
(2005 & 2009)
In 2004, Messina joined Loggins at a benefit at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater and the nearly three decade gap was bridged in an instant; says Loggins: “As soon as we hit the harmonies, I was struck by the fact that I hadn’t heard that sound in a long time,” he says. “It hit me like the Everly Brothers hit me the first time they got back together. There was something that in thirty years I had not been able to duplicate with anyone else. There was a spark that I’d completely forgotten about. It's still there!”
That spark fueled a series of festive shows in 2005 with the duo playing their seminal songs that, says Messina “spoke to a generation, not just to a radio station.” The resulting sold out nationwide tour culminated in the CD and DVD release Loggins & Messina Live - Sittin' in Again at Santa Barbara Bowl. Messina also excavated, remastered and released a single disc collection of the original master analog recordings that he had produced and mixed for the duo during their tenure at Columbia Records entitled The Best: Sittin' in Again.
The Best of Loggins and Messina "Sittin' In Again" on Columbia Legacy records is an album containing 18 selections of our personal picks that have been remastered from the original analog masters. The "Sittin' In Again At The Santa Barbara Bowl" on Rhino Records contains 13 selections taken from the concert DVD on a CD format.
In 2009, Loggins and Messina reunited again for the Together Again Tour, a nationwide tour, which kicked off to a sold out crowd at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA.
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