Picks and Pans Review: All in the Name of Love

updated 06/08/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/08/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Atlantic Starr

The brothers Lewis—David, Jonathan and Wayne—dumped four of the five other members of their group and added a lead vocalist, Barbara Weathers, for this, their eighth album. The result is a band that can go to its funk a little more while remaining a very smooth bunch of balladeers. Weathers and David and Wayne Lewis turn out the vocals in various solo and combined configurations, though it's the duet mode that seems most effective. The manpower cutback didn't seem to hurt. The small corps of studio musicians who back up the Starr provide a plenty beefy sound. Other than a puzzling 73-second track, Interlude, that seems to have been inserted only as an excuse to let Albert "Duke" Jones toot his flugelhorn a little, this is a well-rounded, well-packaged set. (Warner Bros.)

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