A dozen terrific Teddy Pendergrass tracks. Spanning from sultry red-light specials ("Close the Door" and "Turn off the Lights") to torturous self-tormenters ("The Whole Town's Laughing at Me" and "Love T.K.O"). You're on the receiving end as he drains his heart out in various emotional states: hurt, bewildered, in love, and sometimes in a total state of despair. Whether singing about being in love or getting hurt by love, Pendergrass' growling baritone does it with gusto.
AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton