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Change: Miracles [Atlantic, 1981]
Where their debut took off from its moments of raunch, this is pure fantasy fare--the you-can-work-it-out advisories "Hold Tight," "Your Move," and "Stop for Love" never get down (to details), and "On Top," "Heaven of My Life," "Paradise," and "Miracles" aren't exactly realistic (note titles). But what a terrific fantasy--so bright and casual and full of life. The hip punch of Mauro Malavasi's keyboards puts the dream in motion, and Diva Gray's lithe, modest vocals bring it to bed. B+