Blue Views

This journeyman’s fifth solo effort, Blue Views, seems designed to establish the Ace/Squeeze/Mike and the Mechanics vet as a sort of Michael Bolton for people with taste. And it largely succeeds, offering 11 streamlined pop-R&B numbers ranging from pleasant fluff (”For Once in Our Lives”) to heartfelt tenderness (”Eyes of Blue”), all showcasing Paul Carrack’s effortlessly soulful vocals. B

Blue Views
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