In search of more platinum, Benson
turned to one-time Atlantic Records ace producer Arif Mardin
for support. Yet Mardin
's best days seemed to be behind him, as this mostly routine package of period R&B backbeats, synthesizer rhythm tracks, and love songs indicates. Any competent soul vocalist could have fit in comfortably here. For jazz fans, Benson
's albums at this point became a search for buried treasure, for his guitar time was extremely limited. But when you do encounter a Benson
solo, hang on tight. "Love Will Come Again," otherwise a routine soul bumper, concludes with a magnificent solo in octaves that Wes Montgomery
would have envied, breathtaking in its economy and swing. Also, check out the instrumental "In Search of a Dream" for proof that George Benson
could still burn.