With his sights aimed squarely at the R&B charts, where he had become a regular visitor in the 1980s, Herb Alpert
continued to collaborate with keyboardist John Barnes
and bassist Romeo Williams
on an album of mostly R&B-flavored dance music. Alpert
sounds exactly the same as he had throughout most of the '80s thus far, merely grafting his spare, gently dancing trumpet onto drum machines and electronic keyboard textures, with Brenda Russell
adding soul vocals at times. The most evocative track is the relatively reflective "African Flame" (later the B-side for "Cantare, Cantaras," the Latin American answer to "We Are the World"), and Alpert
still exercises his vocal cords on a couple of tracks. Otherwise, this is mostly routine high-tech club music for the 1980s.