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Album Review

The Main Ingredient's second post-reunion LP pairs the trio with producer Patrick Adams, but Adams' signature club aesthetic is nowhere to be found here — instead, I Only Have Eyes for You embraces a sophisticated, quiet storm-inspired approach that restores the group's harmonies front and center. When the formula works, as on the chart hit "Evening of Love," the album evokes the Main Ingredient's classic RCA LPs from a decade earlier, but Adams relies too much on midtempo grooves that never quite catch fire. Moreover, much of the material is tepid at best: the title cut, an updated version of the Flamingos' doo wop masterpiece, sounds far fresher and more immediate than anything else here. [I Only Have Eyes for You was reissued on CD in 2008 on an Expansion label two-fer alongside 1975's Shame on the World.]


Formed: 1966 in New York, NY [Harlem]

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Main Ingredient toiled in obscurity for the better part of the '60s before making it big as a sweet, romantic soul outfit with a particular flair for ballads. Paced by the impassioned lead vocals of Cuba Gooding during their prime hitmaking years, the group is best remembered for their 1972 classic "Everybody Plays the Fool," but released a number of other fine singles, mostly during the first half of the '70s. The group was formed in Harlem in 1964 as a trio called the Poets, composed of lead...
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