Picks and Pans Review: Heart of the Matter

updated 01/28/1980 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/28/1980 01:00AM

The Kendalls

There's still something about hearing a father and daughter sing tunes like You'd Make an Angel Wanna Cheat or I Take the Chance ("I know it's wrong for us to steal a kiss/But when you hold me in your arms I can't resist") that is likely to arouse the Freudian in even the best-adjusted of us. But once past those mental blocks, it's easy to enjoy the casual harmonies and daddy Royce's subdued deference to daughter Jeannie's lightness of voice. Her resemblance to Dolly Par-ton may not be totally accidental—she sings Parton's Put It Off Until Tomorrow here. There's also an energetic, gospelish Gone Away and the effectively brooding I'm Already Blue. The hard-sold if humdrum single, Angel, carries on the Kendalls' celestial transgression series that began with their breakthrough Heaven's Just a Sin Away and continued with It Don't Feel Like Sinnin' to Me.

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