Picks and Pans Review: Radio Heart

UPDATED 05/27/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/27/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT

Charly McClain

Nobody ever said McClain wasn't smooth or dynamic. Nobody ever accused her of lacking commercial sense. Still she has never sounded as warm as she does on this album, and a lot of credit for that must go to her husband, Wayne Massey. Massey, a former soap star on One Life to Live, is a Southern California-born country crooner whose voice makes an ideal complement to McClain's sheen. He joins her for three full-scale duets, including an affecting Steve Davis-Dennis Morgan tune, With Just One Look in Your Eyes, and Marilyn Evers' song You Make Me Feel So Good. He also chips in with some stray harmonizing elsewhere on the album. For the traditionalists among her fans, McClain adds her ritual "radio" song in the title track, a typical uptempo country popper. But even those listeners who have not been madly in love with her singing in the past may at least get a little infatuated after hearing the unexpected feeling that she has injected into this album. (Epic)

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