Either there was a shortage of original material or Brunswick simply tried to present Barbara Acklin
as an all-around performer. Why else would she remake four pop tunes and a Martha and the Vandellas song? Acklin
and her beau Eugene Record
only contributed four tracks, with one being the bland, vanilla "Someone Else's Arms." The album does have moments -- the whooping, harmonic "After You" and "Is It Me" are pleasures -- but "Quiet Night of Quiet Stars" and "More Today than Yesterday" leave a lot to be desired. She does a competent performance of "You've Been in Love Too Long," but adds nothing to the original version by the Vandellas
. So what was the point?