Stephen Bishop is one of pop’s most graceful voices that extends into a fifth decade a multi-faceted career marked by hit-making for everyone from Barbra to Beyoncé and numerous popular solo recordings and classic soundtrack cuts. The tracks here are a mix of lush ballads and mid-tempo tunes, and the steady but restrained production allows the natural depth and intimacy of Bishop’s voice and storytelling ability to shine through. Highlights include “Holy Mother,” a deeply spiritual plea co-written with Eric Clapton and a hypnotic, easy grooving update on “It Might Be You,” the singer’s early ‘80s classic from the film Tootsie.
Score: 7 out of 10
Producer: Jon Gilutin