Cheryl Lynn is a Water sign (Pisces, March 11th), so if u add (her element) water to this stellar collection of inspired love songs and jams produced by the legendary, Luther Vandross, you get "Instant LOVE!"
From the hearty, synth-drenched, bass slappin' Funk of the first single (the title cut) full of Miss Cheryl's unique "stank" to the delicate, string-laden magnificence of the duetted (with Vandross,) "If This World Were Mine," you KNOW that flames are going to start shooting out of your speakers!
Here is a platter of R&B that so typified the beauty and power of a long-gone era in popular R&B music. Sad as it is to say, "They just don't make music like THIS anymore."
Additionally, the album's second song, "Sleepwalkin'" is another tasty jam full of zippy synths and a bassline that won't QUIT! In FACT, the album was originally due to be entitled "Sleepwalkin'," but at the last minute was changed to "Instant Love." I know this from when I first bought the "Instant Love" single in 1982 and it read "taken from the Columbia LP, "Sleepwalkin'" across the bottom of the 45. I thought it was a cool title, but in all truth, "Instant Love" somehow held more credibility by saluting Lynn's gigantic range and incredible talent. Besides, I fear to even imAGINE what they would have done photographically with THAT title! They probably would have had her dressed in a nightgown and cap with her eyes closed and her arms stretched out in front of her with a boombox on the bed sucking her in (like something out of The Twilight Zone! LOL!)
Other choice cuts include "Believe in Me" penned by Ashford and Simpson and the closing tender midtempo, "I Just Wanna Be Your Fantasy."
If REAL R&B is what you're after, then Lynn not only boasts perfect pitch and multi-octaves (unlike many of the singers today,) but she also COULD and still CAN blow the competition right out of the..."WATER!" Wait a sec...Did I say "competition?" SCRATCH that. There IS no competition when it comes to the big, crazy, booming vocals of the GREAT Cheryl Lynn!