Return to Pooh Corner

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Return to Pooh Corner
Kenny Loggins Return to Pooh Corner.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 10, 1994
Recorded1994 Gateway Recording, Pack's Place, Sound Design, Tejas Recording
GenreChildren's music, soft rock
LabelColumbia/Sony
ProducerKenny Loggins, Terry Nelson, David Pack
Kenny Loggins chronology
Outside: From the Redwoods
(1993)
Return to Pooh Corner
(1994)
The Unimaginable Life
(1997)

Return to Pooh Corner is the eighth studio album by American soft rock singer Kenny Loggins. The title is a reference to A.A. Milne's 1928 book The House at Pooh Corner. Released in 1994, it features songs written by John Lennon, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Simon and Jimmy Webb, along with several other traditional children's songs. The songs are described as "music for parents and children to enjoy together". It was a successful album for Loggins, selling over 500,000 copies, and was nominated for a Grammy. Guest appearances are made by David Crosby and Graham Nash on "All the Pretty Little Ponies", Patti Austin on the "Neverland Medley" and Amy Grant and Gary Chapman on the title track (a rewritten version of "House at Pooh Corner", a song Loggins wrote in high school and had previously recorded with Jim Messina for their 1971 album Sittin' In). Loggins returned to Pooh Corner several years later with 2000's More Songs from Pooh Corner.

Professional ratings
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Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All the Pretty Little Ponies" (Featuring David Crosby and Graham Nash) (Trad. arr: Loggins, David Pack) – 3:59
  2. "Neverland Medley" (With Patti Austin, introduction by Gene Wilder "Reprising" his role of Willy Wonka) – 7:08
    1. "Pure Imagination" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
    2. "Somewhere Out There" (Weil, Horner)
    3. "Never Never Land" (Comden and Green, Styne)
  3. "Return to Pooh Corner" (Loggins, new verse written for his third son) – 4:14
  4. "Rainbow Connection" (From The Muppet Movie) (Paul Williams, Kenneth Ascher) – 3:46
  5. "St. Judy's Comet" (Paul Simon) – 5:08
  6. "The Last Unicorn" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:27
  7. "Cody's Song" (Loggins, new version of song from previous Leap of Faith album) – 4:36
  8. "The Horses" ( Rickie Lee Jones, Walter Becker) – 5:19
  9. "Love" (John Lennon) – 5:05
  10. "To-Ra-Loo-Ra" (Trad. arr: Loggins, L. Grean) – 4:44

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny Loggins – vocals, electric guitar on "Return to Pooh Corner", acoustic guitar on "Cody's Song"
  • Chet Atkins – mandocello on "St. Judy's Comet"
  • David Benoit – keyboards on "Neverland Medley"; piano on "Love"
  • Gary Chapman – guest vocals on "Return to Pooh Corner"
  • David Crosby – guest vocals on "All the Pretty Little Ponies"
  • Nathan Eastbass guitar on "All the Pretty Little Ponies," "Neverland Medley," "Return To Pooh Corner" and "The Horses"
  • Steve George – backing vocals on "Return To Pooh Corner," "St. Judy's Comet" and "Cody's Song"; synthesizer on "St. Judy's Comet" and "The Last Unicorn"; keyboards on "Cody's Song"
  • Amy Grant – guest vocals on "Return to Pooh Corner"
  • Lorin Grean – recorders on "All the Pretty Little Ponies" and "To-Ra-Loo Ra"; celtic harp on "To-Ra-Loo-Ra"
  • Howard Levy – harmonica on "Cody's Song"; ocarina on "Love"
  • Brian Mann – accordion on "All the Pretty Little Ponies," "Return To Pooh Corner" and "Cody's Song"; synthesizer on "St Judy's Comet"
  • Terry McMillan – harmonica on "Rainbow Connection" and "The Horses"; percussion on "The Horses"
  • Graham Nash – guest vocals on "All the Pretty Little Ponies"
  • David Pack – solo guitar on "Return to Pooh Corner"; synthesizer on "Neverland Medley"; guitar on "Rainbow Connection"; electric guitar on "The Horses"
  • Dean Parks – guitar on "All the Pretty Little Ponies," "Neverland Medley," "St. Judy's Comet" and "The Horses"
  • Greg Phillinganes – synthesizer on "Rainbow Connection" and "The Horses"; piano on "The Last Unicorn"
  • Kate Price – backing vocals on "Neverland Medley"
  • Kevin Ricard – percussion on "The Horses"
  • Ed Rockett – tin whistle on "All the Pretty Little Ponies"
  • Chris Rodriguez – guitar on "Return to Pooh Corner"
  • Guy Thomas – guitar on "Cody's Song"
  • Steve Wood – keyboards on "All The Pretty Little Ponies," "Neverland Medley," "Return to Pooh Corner" and "Rainbow Connection"; bass guitar on "Neverland Medley"