Vibe - p.108
"[With] a mature, middle-aged, lyrical aesthetic...[and] sincerity and vocal heft..."
Personnel: Peabo Bryson (vocals, keyboards, programming, background vocals); Norman Brown (guitar); Philip Hamilton (guitars, acoustic guitar); Paul Jackson, Jr. (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Barry J. Eastmond (strings, piano, keyboards, programming, drum programming); Boney James (saxophone); Paul Taylor Choristers (alto saxophone); Bobby Lyle (piano, keyboards); Regina Troupe (keyboards, programming, background vocals); Clark Anderson (keyboards, background vocals); Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington , Nate Phillips (bass guitar); Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Ricky Lawson (drums); Munyungo Jackson (percussion); Marc Freeman, Blake Eiseman (programming); Claude Kelly, Gary Brown , Dwight Watkins, Rhonda Tierra Hart, Kim Riley, Tara Jamelle Jones (background vocals).
Maintaining the same supple, jazz-inflected vocals that made Peabo Bryson's name during his 1980s run of classic R&B makeout tunes, MISSING YOU finds Bryson shifting to an indie label with no loss of style, sophistication, or smoothness. MISSING YOU features vintage-sounding slow jams such as "Count On Me," "I Promise I Do," and "I Try," with Bryson in excellent voice throughout the mellow, groove-oriented set.