1979 Kenny Loggins – Keep The Fire

Keep the Fire is a soft rock album released in 1979 by Kenny Loggins. It was his third solo album after Loggins & Messina disbanded, and is perhaps best known for the hit single “This is It”. The song was co-written by Michael McDonald, who also performed on the track. Michael Jackson sings backup vocals on the track “Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong”.


1  Love Has Come Of Age (Kenny Loggins) 3:50
2  Mr. Night (Kenny Loggins; Richard Stekol) 3:21
This Is It (Kenny Loggins; Michael McDonald) 3:58
4  Junkanoo Holiday (Fallin’-Flyin’) (Kenny Loggins) 4:34
5  Now And Then (Kenny Loggins; Jeff Bouchard) 3:56
6  Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong (Kenny Loggins; Richard Page) 5:37
7  Keep The Fire (Kenny Loggins; Eva Ein) 4:31
8  Give It Half A Chance (Kenny Loggins; Stephen Bishop) 4:52
9  Will It Last (Kenny Loggins; Eva Ein) 5:50


BassGeorge Hawkins
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarKenny Loggins
GuitarMike Hamilton
KeyboardsBrian Mann
ProgrammingMax Gronenthal
AccordionBrian Mann
ClarinetJon Clarke
FluteJon Clarke
HornJon Clarke
OboeJon Clarke
RecorderJon Clarke
SaxJon Clarke
PercussionTris Imboden
PercussionMilt Holland
VocalsKenny Loggins

Other Musicians

2 Mr. Night

Background VocalsRichard Stekol
Background VocalsGeorge Hawkins

3 This Is It

PianoMichael McDonald
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsGeorge Hawkins
Background VocalsMike Hamilton

6 Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong

SaxMichael Brecker
Background VocalsMichael Jackson
Background VocalsRichard Page

8 Give It Half A Chance

Background VocalsJeff Bouchard
Background VocalsGeorge Hawkins
Background VocalsMike Hamilton
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett

9 Will It Last

Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett

Liner Notes

Producer – Tom Dowd
Arranged By [Horns] – Brian Mann (Track 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jon Clarke (Tracks 2, 7)
Crew – C. Wolfstock Wittenberg, Johnny Pace, Mitch Miller
Engineer – Steve Gersky
Engineer [Second] – Michael Carnevale
Engineer (Assistant) – Terry Nelson (Track 2)
Mastered By – Mike Fuller
Technician – Wayne Williams

Coordinator (Visua) – Tony Lane
Design Concept (Cover) – Kenny Loggins
Painting (Cover), Design Concept (Cover) – Scott Thom
Photography By (Cover) – Ed Caraeff Studio
Photography By (Sleeve) – Eva Ein

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Filmways/Heider Recording
Recorded At – Santa Barbara Sound Recording
Mastered At – Criteria Recording Studios
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.

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