Peter Boe (keyboards); Richard Cousins (bass); David Olson (drums); The Memphis Horns.
Recorded at Sunset Sound and Sunnyside Studios, Los Angeles, California.
After winning a Grammy with 1986's STRONG PERSUADER, Robert Cray returned with 1988's DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, a follow-up that found him once again working with The Memphis Horns. Cray's favorite topics continued to be the intricacies of relationships whether neglect ("Don't You Even Care"), a friend's betrayal ("I Can't Go Home") or an inevitable break-up ("At Last"). Although the production on DARK sands down some of Cray's rougher edges, his soulful singing style and the crackling twang of his guitar still remain a constant on songs such as "Night Patrol" and "Across The Line." This smoother-edged blues approach is best represented by "Acting This Way," featuring a by-the-numbers David Sanborn sax solo, and a cooly reassuring title track that ended up having its video go into regular rotation on VH-1.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very Good
- Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
- Don't You Even Care
- Your Secret's Safe With Me
- I Can't Go Home
- Night Patrol
- Actin' This Way
- Gotta Change The Rules
- Across The Line
- At Last
- Laugh Out Loud
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