Picks and Pans Review: One More Try for Love

updated 07/02/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/02/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Ronnie Milsap

Milsap crosses so far over on one track of this LP that he seems to be biting the tonearm that feeds him. Suburbia, written by Dan Williams, is not only a patronizing song about folks who live in the suburbs (you have more than a few fans there, Ronnie), it is dumb: "And as your stocks and bonds mature/ How come you feel so insecure?" The rest of the album is first-class Milsap, though, highlighted by two Mike Reid tunes, a hard-driving trucker song, Prisoner of the Highway, and an effective lament, I Might Have Said. There's also Night by Night, noteworthy because it's a duet with Lisa Silver, a veteran sweet-voiced Nashville backup singer who, to judge by this track, ought to be positioned out front a lot more often. (RCA)

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