Nightwatch (album)

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Nightwatch
Vinyl edition
Studio album by Kenny Loggins
Released July 12, 1978
Recorded 1977-1978
Genre Rock, soft rock
Length 41:20
Label Columbia
Producer Bob James
Kenny Loggins chronology
Celebrate Me Home
(1977)
Nightwatch
(1978)
Keep the Fire
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]

Nightwatch is the second solo album from Kenny Loggins, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). The album is Loggins' highest charting album on the Billboard 200 to date, reaching number 7.

It features the hit single "Whenever I Call You Friend" featuring Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks (co-written with Melissa Manchester), which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the first recorded version of the Doobie Brothers classic "What a Fool Believes," which Loggins co-wrote with the Doobies' Michael McDonald.

Most of the artists on this album represent Loggins' original band from 1977 to 1980.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Nightwatch" (Kenny Loggins, Dan Loggins, Max Groenenthal) − 7:49
  2. "Easy Driver" (David Plehn, Jerry Riopelle) − 3:33
  3. "Down 'N' Dirty" (Kenny Loggins, Eva Ein, Brian Mann) − 4:42
  4. "Down in the Boondocks" (Joe South) − 4:20

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Whenever I Call You 'Friend'" (Kenny Loggins, Melissa Manchester) − 3:57 (Duet with Stevie Nicks)
  2. "Wait a Little While" (Kenny Loggins, Eva Ein) − 3:55
  3. "What a Fool Believes" (Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald) − 3:37
  4. "Somebody Knows" (Kenny Loggins) − 3:34
  5. "Angelique" (Kenny Loggins, Eva Ein) − 5:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny Loggins listed as "Ken Loggins" - vocals and guitar
  • Mike Hamilton - guitar, backing vocals
  • George Hawkins - bass, backing vocals
  • Brian Mann - keyboards
  • Tris Imboden - drums
  • Jon Clarke - woodwinds, saxophone
  • Vince Denham - woodwinds, saxophone
  • Bob James - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Stevie Nicks - duet vocals on "Whenever I Call You Friend"

Cover versions[edit]

  • Al Jarreau covered Wait A Little While on his 1978 album All Fly Home.

References[edit]