Posted 1 year ago
Loving Couples, a weak PG movie about spouse swapping featuring Susan Sarandon, Shirley Maclaine, and James Coburn vanished without fare. The soundtrack features songs by Syreeta, Billy Preston, Jermaine Jackson, and the Temptations faded even faster. Motown's promotional efforts were minimal at best. The only single release deserved a better fate "Take Me Away" by Temptations featured Glenn Leonards' exciting, shimmering falsetto on a beautiful, lilting ballad. Jermaine Jackson's instrumental "Bass Odyssey" appeared on his debut LP; it's O.K. but fails to live up to its grandiose title. Billy Preston & Syreeta's "With You I'm Born Again," not featured here, had scored heavily so Motown featured both artists on solo sides. Billy Preston's "I'll Make It With Your Love," and Syreeta does two: an uptempo "Turn Up the Music," and the romantic "And So It Begins."