STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4892-6389 LABEL: Essential ERCD5407 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.59
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Brian's a honkie but the category is the right one - Brian slinkily oozing soulful assurance on a set of tracks which wouldn't sound out of place on R&B radio. There's tasty programming from David Lyndon Huff, some smouldering guitar interjections and Brian purrs, ducks and dives like a good one. What is lacking, at least to these ears, are songs which instantly activate the ol' grey matter. The best numbers are the ballad, "No More Words" (co-composed by DC Talk maestro Toby McKeehan) and the cover of the old Maze R&B hit from 77 "Happy Feelin's" but I suspect Brian will need stronger material before he gets among the American front runners.
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