Not quite "GO", but a good follow-up nontheless...
R. J. Marques | Scottsdale, AZ United States | 02/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album doesn't live up to its predecessor "GO", but it is a good follow-up. Stomu's label switch from Island to Arista is a bit convoluted, but keeps many things intact. Such as Paul Buckmaster handling the orchestral arrangements, and the familiar cast including Al Dimeola on guitar, Klaus Schulze on synths and Michael Shrieve on drums. Gone is Steve Winwood on vocals, and added are other new players. Not as ethereal as the first, but it has it's moments. Best cuts are "Mysteries of Love", "Beauty" and "You and Me". Definitely recommended. Hard to find, but worth it. Arista re-released it for a VERY short time on CD, but there are plenty of CDR's of this available."
Solid Funk/Soul/Fusion Album
W. Staude | 04/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The album basically alternates between some cool funky numbers with smoking guitar solos by Al DiMeola over top-shelf fusion/funk grooves laid down by Michael Shrieve of early Santana fame and Paul Jackson, J. (Headhunters), and soulful slower pieces featuring vocals by British singers Jess Roden and session vocalist Linda Lewis as well as Doreen Chanter, all relatively unknown in their own right, but with powerful contributions on this album. Various synth interludes are provided by Klaus Schulze. Yamashta's percussion and keyboards are less prominent on this album.
The tracks, in keeping with the imaginative 70s output in the Fusion genre, are interesting but, in this case, relatively easy listening, which derive their quality from the class of the players and some good writing. At times the strings push the material towards soul-ballad cliches, which accounts for the loss of one star. A must for Al DiMeola fans and some of the best work of Michael Shrieve I've heard."
Go ... away, please.
Bradley Scroggs | Jefferson City, Missouri USA | 05/04/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As brilliant as the original "Go" and "Live From Paris" albums remain today, "Too" is obviously a poorly-conceived last-ditch effort to milk the success of the previous releases. This is dreck, plain and simple; sickening 70s-era disco-pop-funk with an occassional Al DiMeola guitar solo or Klaus Schulze space vibe thrown on top for good measure. Not only is Stevie Winwood sorely missed, but so are the rarely-heard-from DiMeola, Schulze, and Michael Shrieve. Avoid this."