|The Best of Friends|
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|Loggins and Messina chronology|
|Christgau's Record Guide||C+|
It consists of 10 of their most popular and best loved songs in what is essentially a "greatest hits" LP.
The CD release featured the same tracks as the original 1976 LP; "Angry Eyes" is still the edited version and no additional tracks were added to fill the CD to the 80 minute limit.
- Side One
- "Angry Eyes" (Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina) – 2:23
- "Be Free" (Messina) – 6:57
- "Vahevala" (Daniel Loggins, Dann Lottermoser) – 4:45
- "Peace of Mind" (Messina) – 4:04
- "My Music" (Loggins, Messina) – 3:03
- Side Two
- "Thinking of You" (Messina) – 2:18
- "House at Pooh Corner" (Loggins) – 4:20
- "Watching the River Run" (Loggins, Messina) – 3:25
- "Danny's Song" (Loggins) – 4:14
- "Your Mama Don't Dance" (Loggins, Messina) – 2:47
- Kenny Loggins - vocals, background vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
- Jim Messina - vocals, background vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro
- Merel Bregante - drums, backing vocals
- Jon Clarke - flute, oboe, recorder, baritone, soprano & tenor saxophones, steel drum
- Victor Feldman - percussion
- Al Garth - fiddle, recorder, alto & tenor saxophones, steel drum
- Milt Holland - percussion
- Michael Omartian - organ, piano, keyboards, clavinet, concertina, steel drum
- David Paich - keyboards
- Larry Sims - bass, vocals, backing vocals
- Producer: Jim Messina
- Engineers: Alex Kazanegras, John Fiore
- Photography: Annie Leibovitz
- Design: Ken Anderson
- Liner notes: Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina
|US Billboard Top LPs||61|
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Best of Friends at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: L". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 1, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- "Loggins & Messina Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. January 7, 1977. Retrieved February 25, 2020.