Jeremy Helligar
April 18, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Flesh and Bone (Album)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Richard Marx
Producers
Capitol
genre
Rock

We gave it an B-

He may be no threat to James Brown, but Richard Marx does make an occasionally convincing soul man on his fifth album, Flesh and Bone. ”Touch of Heaven” slow-burns as sexily as any bump-and-grinder from one of R&B’s reigning Romeos. But the ’80s relic can’t help lapsing into that decade’s cheesy hallmarks: MOR arrangements, clenched-teeth vocals, and cliches like, well, ”flesh and bone.” B-

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