On "So Much 2 Say," Take 6 deftly avoids the sophomore jinx that sometimes comes with a second album and instead surges past and defies expectations. "So Much 2 Say," which opens the album, is a masterpiece of scat singing, combined with smooth, long musical lines that break up the staccato abruptness of the speedy vocals. The six members of Take 6 are breathtaking in the assurance of their performance here, and it only gets better from there.
"I L-O-V-E U" is a superb dance tune (try it!) and a funky, beat-filled tribute to God's love. "Something Within Me" starts out like a traditional a cappella gospel tune, but after the first minute or so, transforms itself into a speedy, finger-snapping combination of soaring solo vocals (by which member, it doesn't say) grounded by the insistent, propulsive group work of the other five members. They even manage to work in some island flavor ("yah, mon," they sing, suddenly switching to clearly Caribbean accents) here, and it's charming.
"Come Unto Me" is reverent and crystalline in its purity. This a cappella exercise is utterly mesmerizing and a testament to the powerful talents of these six men, both as vocalists and as arrangers (they arrange most of their own music, not to mention writing a lot of it as well). "Sunday's on the Way" is a hilarious tale of Satan having a party in hell to celebrate the crucifixion:
Well, the demons were planning on having a little party one night
(We're having a party, we're gonna have a party)
They brought beer, Jack Daniels and some pretzels
A little red wine, and a little white . . .
This is a superb collection of songs, made all the more exciting by the breathtaking virtuosity of the singers. Long live Take 6!