The northern California-based octet presents an album with the supreme focus being love and understanding. The first release, "Love Is the Key," emphasizes this by the title alone. An uplifting composition that features a tantalizing keyboard solo, it peaked at number five on the Billboard R&B charts. "Never Let You Down," the title track, and "I Wanna Thank You" were also releases; the highest charted single of three was the compassionate "Never Let You Down," which managed to peak at number 27. The majority of the album is written and arranged in the same vein. As simplistic as these recordings are, each song still manages to offers its own unique appeal. With the exception of "Love Is the Key," none of these songs was a chart-buster. Nonetheless, the album exceeded sales of 500,000, signifying how popular these songs were among Maze followers and remain to this day.
AllMusic Review by Craig Lytle