Numero Group reissue of Columbus, Ohio’s Capsoul label favorite.
Every song sounds like a hit…all killer no filler! The Capsoul house band is strong on this one and two of my favorite cuts are written by the late great Dean Francis: “Row My Boat” and “Too Far Gone.” Also “Keep On Loving You” by Norman Whiteside, John Primm, and Wm. Gilbert is simply incredible.
The minute “You’re My Desire” starts with a drum roll and then slows the pace with horns and tip-top vocal harmonies, you know you’re in for a treat. Then “Row My Boat” takes it up a notch and gets stuck in your head instantly with its piano roll intro, bells, and a vibe that is reminiscent of some of the best Delfonics songs. “Too Far Gone” will have you bopping your head and bouncing in your seat… and you will be too far gone, but as the next song begs… “You’ll Want to Come Back,” which makes me think of something that The Impressions very well could have recorded. “Keep on Loving You”… is one of the catchiest songs on the album… reminds me a bit of Sam and Dave in their prime.
Originals of this album go for $150 to $500, so it’s great they made a solid reissue of this that everyone can play and enjoy!