More than any other artist or band, the team of Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug may be singlehandedly responsible for making me really fall in love with the "smooth jazz" format all over again in my adult years, during the Eighties when "Captain Of Her Heart" crossed over from Adult Contemporary to the top of the Pop charts. Many of my friends considered this snooze-inducing aural wallpaper, but for me it was a great way to decompress after a barrage of new wave, punk/funk, hair bands and whatever else was frenetically popular at the time.
Ever had someone nice give you a long foot massage after a hard day at work? BLUE gives you that exact same feeling, except for your ears. Well-crafted, catchy but not demanding fusion pop, with "Captain", "Rangoon Moon" and "Tomorrow" as mellow stand-outs. "Your Prayer Takes Me Off" is probably about as dance-driven as this album ever gets, but if you put it into your CD player, you're not looking for "Thriller" or "Love Is A Battlefield" to begin with. Put on your headphones, kick off your shoes and enjoy.