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Where's the soul?

Positive
Positive
By Peabo Bryson

Elektra Records: 1988


This review first appeared in the May 6, 1988 issue of the San Diego Evening Tribune.

Possessed of one of pop's richest voices, Peabo Bryson has carved out a comfortable niche for himself on the music charts.

Bryson's most recent effort, "Positive," is selling briskly and two cuts are receiving heavy airplay. "Come on Over Tonight" is a slow funk piece, while the title track is more upbeat. Both, however, suffer from the safe, predictable blandness that has marked Bryson's career. Every song he touches could be a duet with Olivia Newton John.

"Positive" leaves the listener wondering what Bryson could do with that wonderful voice if he applied it to some challenging material.