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  • In Heat [20th Century, 1974] B+

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In Heat [20th Century, 1974]
Lush, charming, and powerful, this is the most tuneful way to feed a Barry White jones. I admit that the titles on side two go "I Needed You--You Were There," "I Belong to You," "I Love You So, Never Gonna Let You Go," and "Love's Theme," but Jerry Ragovoy's "Move Me No Mountain" sums up White's basic pitch better than White ever has (read that title again), and anyway, lyrics aren't the point. The point is the voices, which have taken on enough personality to be called archetypal as opposed to anonymous--sensitive, willing, and a little more credulous than is good for them. B+