If the early 90s had one major influence on soul music – it was probably the wealth of underground house acts that got a chance to cut full albums on their own, often moving into wider-ranging soul style that had been heard on their earlier singles, and often with great effect! Ten City fit clearly into this camp
– as did artists like Liddell Townsell, Lil Louis, and Blaze – and although they'd cut three previous before this one, this one really shows the group at their best! The tracks are a wonderful mix of pop house grooves and smooth modern soul cuts, and thanks to some excellent vocals by Byron Stingily, the record shines with the best soul efforts of its time – perhaps even more so, because the group's underground roots give the cuts a warm, stripped-down sound that's quite refreshing, even when they're not working in a straight house mode. Titles include "Fantasy" (in 2 mixes), "All I Want", "Joy & Pain", "What My Love Can Do", "Love In A Day", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Goin Up In Smoke", and "Under You".
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)