An overlooked late 70s set from Rose Royce
– not as hitmaking some of their other albums, but actually pretty darn great – thanks to some rock-solid production from Norman Whitfield
! The album's a perfect illustration of the way that Whitfield
expanded his earlier funky sound with the group – pushing more complicated elements into the bassy groove first forged at Motown – including percussion from Jack Ashford, guitar from Wah Wah Watson, and clavinet and Rhodes from Walter Downing. The funkier tunes are actually the best Rose Royce
numbers this time around – and titles include "Lock It Down", "Pazazz", "What You Waiting For", "Shine Your Light", "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight", and "You Can't Run From Yourself".
(Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)