The 1985 gold-selling album from the band fronted by Frankie Beverly encompassed a strong group of songs. The first release was an energized song of reclamation, "Back in Stride." Laid down in a funky groove accented by frigid strokes of the keyboard, the single strutted its way straight to the top of the charts for two consecutive weeks. Maze kept the rhythm going with the release of "Too Many Games." Addressing the issues of ups and downs in a relationship, the gritty composition was game enough to grab the number five position on the charts. The third and final release from this album was "I Want to Feel I'm Wanted." The moderately paced song was written two decades prior to its release. However, the song has a natural beauty as if it were conceived especially for this album. It managed to peak at number 28 on the charts after a 13-week run. The remainder of the album is just as creditable as the aforementioned singles.
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AllMusic Review by Craig Lytle