Personnel: Enchantment (background vocals); Bruce Nazarian (guitar); George Roundtree (keyboards); Jerry Jones (drums); Bobby Green, Ed "Mickey" Clanton, Emanuel Johnson, David Banks , Joe "Jobie" Thomas (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Lewis Dene.
Recording information: Britannia, Los Angeles, CA; United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI; Universal Studio, Chicago, IL.
Photographer: Nick Sangiamo.
Arranger: Emanuel Johnson.
As with most of Enchantment's album, this one too was battling the transition that the music industry was making from disco to the electronic age of music in the '80s. Nonetheless, the Detroit-based showmen maintained their dedication to a wholesome repertoire of music, and this album, their fourth, is no exception. Turning their attention toward more uptempo and mid-tempo grooves, Enchantment does not forfeit their loyalty to that golden vocal sound that has made their music everlasting. The title track, "Soft Lights, Sweet Music," is a dance number blazing with admirable background vocal exchanges that are varnished with E.J. Johnson's skilled vocal delivery that transcends to a merciful ad lib. "I Believe in You" is somewhat of a duet; it features Dave Banks on lead through most of the song, and Johnson, who seductively carries the vocal interlude, augments the end of each verse with his rich tenor.
"I Can't Fake It" is reminiscent of two other group's that originated in Detroit: the Temptations and the Miracles. Showcasing Joe Thomas on lead, "I Can't Fake It" has all the workings of a Motown classic with a curvaceous background vocal arrangement, compliments of Johnson. Thomas' lead is also featured on "Moment of Weakness." A soft and easy-flowing number that graced the Billboard R&B charts for eight weeks and peaking at number 47. "You and Me," written and led by Johnson's nurturing tenor, this composition is in a class of its own. Maintaining the beautiful arrangement and mesmerizing tone in spite of the creative 3/4 rhythm arrangement. ~ Craig Lytle