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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ralph Heibutzki
Soft rock duo Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille definitely didn't fit everybody's notions of cool. "Muskrat Love" is a quintessential slice of novelty cheese that could only have scored during the '70s. But it's unfair to judge them by something they didn't write and isn't representative of their career. However, Dragon's bare-chested poses on the original gatefold sleeve definitely fell into the "what were they thinking?" file. Otherwise, there aren't any blemishes on this roundup of their first three A&M albums -- a commercial coup accorded to few acts so early in their careers. The buoyant "Love Will Keep Us Together" is the natural opener -- and set the template ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ralph Heibutzki
Soft rock duo Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille definitely didn't fit everybody's notions of cool. "Muskrat Love" is a quintessential slice of novelty cheese that could only have scored during the '70s. But it's unfair to judge them by something they didn't write and isn't representative of their career. However, Dragon's bare-chested poses on the original gatefold sleeve definitely fell into the "what were they thinking?" file. Otherwise, there aren't any blemishes on this roundup of their first three A&M albums -- a commercial coup accorded to few acts so early in their careers. The buoyant "Love Will Keep Us Together" is the natural opener -- and set the template for a style centered around Dragon's lush, baroque keyboards and Tennille's breathy, intimate vocals. The song also showed the duo's good taste in material; it's one of three hits written by Neil Sedaka, whose "Lonely Nights Angel Face" is also included. Tennille is exceptional form, especially on "Wedding Song There Is Love" and an evocative version of "Disney Girls," by former Beach Boys vocalist Bruce Johnston. He also gave them "I Write the Songs," which naturally differs from the Barry Manilow hit version; the massed vocal choir at the intro shows the tricks that presumably rubbed off from Dragon's early-'70s touring days with the Beach Boys. 1990s-era compilations have supplanted this album's relevance, but the track listing shows how smart cherry-picking of a back catalog can serve casual and committed fans alike. Most of the tunes stand up, so why apologize for picking up this guilty pleasure?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075021310520
  • Catalog Number: 3105
  • Sales rank: 97,437

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Captain & Tennille Primary Artist
Toni Tennille Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Hal Blaine Percussion, Conga, Drums
Clark Burroughs Background Vocals
Daryl Dragon Bass, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Dennis Dragon Drums
Gene Morford Bass (Vocal)
Ed Greene Drums
Myrna Matthews Background Vocals
Michael E. Mathis Conga
Michael Price Trumpet
Gary Sims Bass (Vocal), Background Vocals
Hal Blanc Percussion, Conga, Drums
Jane Tennille Background Vocals
Louisa Tennille Background Vocals
Melissa Tennille Vocals, Background Vocals
Captain Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Andy Boettner Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Toni Tennille Producer
Morgan Cavett Producer
Daryl Dragon Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Dennis Dragon Engineer
Dave Iveland Engineer
John McCarthy Cover Design, Sculpture
Rick Porter Engineer
Roger Young Engineer
Tommy Oliver Engineer
Ed Lever Engineer
Tom Wallace Engineer
Captain Arranger, Producer
Roland Young Engineer, Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I got this when it first came out

    If you like feel good albums, this one's for you. The music is timeless and Toni's voice is solid.

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    Posted February 20, 2012

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