Personnel: George McCrae (vocals, background vocals); Roger Heijster (guitar, programming, keyboard programming); Serge Plume, Eelco Oudolf (trumpet); Jel Jongen (trombone); Maarten Helsloot (Clavinet, keyboard programming); Joost Kroon (drums); Leah McCrae, Sophia McCray (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Ward Veentra; Roger Heijster.
Recording information: Geuzenoord Studios, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Photographer: Aleksander Willemse.
Arrangers: George McCrae; Roger Heijster.
George McCrae fully embraces his soul and disco roots on Love, his first album since 2009's Time for a Change. It was recorded with his touring group, the horn section-enhanced Love Band, who hail from his adopted home base of the Netherlands. The album's spirited sound roams from aching ballads to soul stompers to disco floor-fillers without ever overwhelming McCrae, whose falsetto remains very much intact. Produced and arranged by Roger Heijster, whose knowledge of McCrae's '70s T.K. releases is obvious from beginning to end, it's an enjoyable addition to the singer's discography, though it could use something with a little grit in the manner of "I Get Lifted." ~ Andy Kellman