Rolling Stone3.5 Stars
- Very Good
CD Review - Performance 9 / Sound 9
Solo performer: Bobby McFerrin (vocals, effects).
Recorded at The Power Station, New York, New York.
Recording information: Power Station, New York, NY.
This CD will always be remembered for including Bobby McFerrin's surprise hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy." Actually, overall, this album is not quite up to the level of his previous two, for instead of taking unaccompanied vocals, the remarkable singer overdubbed his voice many times, which reduces the miraculous nature of his talents. However, McFerrin's renditions of "Drive My Car," "Drive," and "Sunshine of Your Love" (the program is quite diverse), plus the catchy "Don't Worry," are generally unique and worth hearing. ~ Scott Yanow