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Ray, Goodman & Brown

  • Ray, Goodman & Brown [Polydor, 1979] B+

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Ray, Goodman & Brown [Polydor, 1979]
Resistant though I am to the seductions of falsetto romanticism, the reincarnated Moments generate a Persuasions-like formal intensity with a few simple gimmicks--studio patter, apparently impromptu acappella codas, fast songs. Their thematic range is still hopelessly narrow--responsible sexual love, pedestal included. But they sing better than the Persuasions. And they're not just a falsetto group any more. B+