Whether Belasco's sound is influenced by others or simply derivative is open to argument. On various tracks his singing echoes either Sting's jazz-pop moan or Marvin Gaye's soul falsetto. The music itself owes a tip of the hat to Mose Allison's bop-pop and latter-day Beatles. What is undeniable is the appeal of the mix. Two mesmerizing ballads, "I'll Never Tell" and "Without Within," stand out as the most original and compelling, and the brief closing track, "Make More Love," features delicious orchestration.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Tim Sheridan