If you are reading this, you probably know about Leon Ware, his connection with "I want You" (Marvin Gaye) and his struggle to get his music on the market, explained in part in the inner booklet. I have four albums of Leon Ware and this is probably the one that delivers the most. Why ?
Well, for starters, you get 15 tracks and 56 minutes of music, whereas you are around 35-40 minutes in his other cds (Leon Ware, Rockin you eternally). Also, you get the "original" version of two tracks included on Marvin Gaye's "I want You". I find it always interesting to compare a final product with the creator's project. You get that here. And if you are a fan of Minnie Ripperton (another brilliant voice gone too soon), you will be in ecstasy; she sings on "Comfort" (the original version of "come live with me ") and "Instant love".
Having said this, it is true that Leon Ware is not the best or greatest voice I've heard, even if he sounds better on some tracks than others (tell me what you think of "With you" for instance). He is a great songwriter though. All the tracks on this collection are oozing with sensuality. It does sound outdated to some, but to me this is classic soul from the 70s. Well worth your money, but you need to listen to it with a positive approach and placing it in context. You will like it if you like Bobby Womack, Norman Connors, Average White Band or even Curtis Mayfield and Teddy Pendergrass.