3.Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)
4.Let's Fall In Love
5.Close Your Eyes
7.(We'll Be) United
8.Let's Make A Promise
10.For Your Love
11.We Belong Together
12.I Want To Stay Here
13.Time After Time (Solo)
14.When He Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters)
15.The Door Is Still Open To My Heart (Solo)
16.The Ten Commandments Of Love
Includes liner notes by Toure.
This is part of Legacy's Rhythm & Soul series.
The brief, but successful tenure of the original Peaches (Francine Barker) & Herb are recalled in the 16 tracks culled from the duo's 1966-1968 Date Records recordings, including their Top Ten pop hit "Close Your Eyes" and their Top Ten R&B hits "For Your Love" and "When He Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters)." Given the group's love ballad reputation, there are some surprisingly uptempo numbers here, but the focus is always on the vocal interaction between the two singers and their proclamations of romantic commitment, sometimes in the words of such Tin Pan Alley prototypes as Ted Koehler, Cole Porter, and Sammy Cahn. Record-company restrictions mean this set covers only the early hits, and business considerations keep it under 45 minutes (all the releases in Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series contain 16 tracks, which must indicate a ceiling on song publishing expenses), but within those parameters, this is a well-chosen collection. ~ William Ruhlmann