first, I am not a fan of smooth jazz. This album came out in 79, before the term "smooth jazz" was used. I find this relaxing music for people with brain injury.
This album also came before Grover's hit with bill withers, when we wondered at that time if he had "gone commercial," as we said in those days.
I wouldn't buy the whole album, just one song for John Blake or five songs for the funk:
1. Paradise, written by John Blake and features him on violin, wow! closer to straight ahead jazz than the rest of the album.
2. all of "side two" (I have the vinyl)
a) Asia's theme is happy funky major key
b) shana is calm and cloudy, intriguing, you'd think it good for massage or drifting to sleep but halfway through the song there is a journey into another realm, jungle beats, then fading back to mellow--you wouldnt hear this on the song preview. A good song takes you places.
c) Tell me about it now is funky minor key
d) feel it comin is funky major key
Some people would find this album relaxing for massage but it would be one person in a hundred. Better for creating a mood at gatherings, at work, or listening while clacking on the computer all day.