Rob Brunner
July 30, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Staying Power

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Barry White
Producers
Private Music

We gave it a B-

The voice is still deep, the subject matter is still sex, the songs are still long (none shorter than five minutes), and the orchestration is still layered, complex, and hypnotic. Too bad the production is so blandly cheeseball. With its dinky-sounding drum machines and fuzak synth, Staying Power sounds woefully wimpy compared with White’s lavish symphonic ’70s recordings. B-

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