Still Better Than Most
R. M. Ettinger | Cleveland Heights, OH USA | 06/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I think this is the only Marti Jones disk I have not reviewed on this site (untrue - 'Unsophisticated Time; isn't even listed to review).
While certainly not a horrible record, I just find it did not measure up to Jones' first three efforts. The elements are there: good vocals, songwriting, production - but something just misfires (like the cover of Any Trouble's "Second Choice").
All the songs work on an individual basis, but as a group they aren't very cohesive. Jones and Don Dixon started taking on more of the songwriting duties, and though they are good, maybe the selection wasn't all it could be.
I'll admit this isn't one of the Jones disks I listen to a lot. I did in the '90s, but it hasn't been one I pull back out. That being said, and I've said it in other reviews: it's still better than 90% of what's out there.
If you can find it - I'd never not recommend picking up a disk by Marti Jones.