The positivity in a relationship is cherished and lauded in the catchy "Celebrate", and the SUPERB "Back In Love" with it's Randy Bowland styled guitar and lead piano and keys are seriously 80s PIR and this track is so soulful it hurts! Yes, songs and albums like this really excite me and here we are only into track 3! Please, please, please check out this song. Amazing. A wicked bassline and guitar performance pervades "I Really Want You Now" and the title song, "Lovin' You Direct" puts the tendency to take relationships into the cyber world - email, texting etc - back where it should be: on a back burner! A theme voiced by Prince a few years ago and seconded here most ably. I really want to give serious word to the final two tracks as these really do leave a great impression on me. "Realise" is absolutely wonderful. The warm 80s keys are straight out of the days of Twennynine and THAT wonderful 1979 - 1982 era. Oh, this is sheer soul heaven!!! Finally we have the AWESOME "Come Over" which closes the CD is such a sexy, stylish manner...Producer Tim Jones adds some real Philly guitar licks and the loose rhythm and Dexter Wansel-like keyboards leave you demanding MORE. I hope that we get a lot more from Richard Alexander Davis, Tim Jones and the gang. One of the best CDs I have had the pleasure to lay my hands upon this year.
The Vibe Scribe
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