Entertainment Weekly - 5/28/93, p.57
"...That Diane Schuur is capable of greatness is clear on 'Crazy,' this set's most emotionally charged song..." - Rating: B
Down Beat - 9/93, p.363 Stars
- Good - "...[LOVE SONGS] basks, unabashedly, in the tradition of lushly arranged vocals projects for your dining and dancing pleasure..."
Personnel: Diane Schuur (vocals), Tom Scott (saxophones, strings), Pete Christlieb (tenor saxophone), Jack Sheldon (trumpet), Hubert Laws (flute), Gerry Vinci (violin), Roger Kellaway, Tom Ranier (piano), Eric Gale, Dori Caymmi, John Pisano (guitars), Chuck Domanico, Charles Berghofer (bass), Will Kennedy, Ralph Humphries (drums).
Orchestra personnel includes: Ron Langinger (saxophone), Bill Watrous (trombone), Vincent De Rosa (French horn), Jim Self (tuba), Bruce Dukov, Clayton Haslop (violin), Harry Shirinian (viola), David Shamban (cello), Bruce Morgenthaler (bass).
Principally recorded at Rumbo Recorders and Gold Mine Studios, Woodland Hills, California.
The jazz content on this CD from singer Diane Schuur is rather slight, but this is actually one of her finest recordings. Schuur (who has a lovely voice) sings straightforward versions of ten veteran ballads while accompanied by one of two string orchestras. Tom Scott on reeds and trumpeter Jack Sheldon have short spots, but this is very much Schuur's show. She really excels in the restrained setting, making this a superior middle-of-the-road pop recording. ~ Scott Yanow