is Oleta Adams
' most straightforward and mainstream release to date. Considering that she is working with Whitney Houston
and Mariah Carey's producers (Rich & Friedman and Vassal Benford
, respectively), the shift in sound shouldn't come as much of a surprise. What is a surprise is how well Adams
' subtle voice works in this setting, adding extra textures to the subdued arrangements. Unfortunately, that can't compensate for inconsistent material, but Moving On
remains a fine contemporary soul record.