Released as a George Baker solo album rather than by the George Baker Selection, In Your Heart
nevertheless sounds just like a band album, the only difference really being the absence of any notable pop hits.
Instead, the material here sounds like it might well be a collection of cast-offs left over from albums by the band, that failed to make the grade, for - where band albums were always likely to contain at least a couple of 5 to 5½ star tracks - In Your Heart
comes across as an album consisting entirely of filler.
The album's OK I guess, but all the songs sound rather too generic - a case of Baker just going through the motions and phoning it in, relying solely on the band's signature sound to coast by on - without any of the sparkle characteristic of his most inspired compositions.
Because of such factors, In Your Heart
is a disappointing let-down, and - as its cheap-looking artwork would suggest - the album seems to be little more than an opportunistic cash-in on Baker's otherwise solid reputation as a capable pop songsmith. Rated:
by Reviewer: bluemoon