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I don't agree with that at all. I like the tune. I also think his lead on "I Kept on Loving You" is perfectly fine, even good. It's not great but it's not an embarrassment either. I think it's his best lead and I believe him when he says that "the road was long and wide / I had to try it". The differing opinions in this thread are quite interesting, no?
It’s a great track in part because of his committed, emotive vocal. I really do believe he means what he’s saying here too. I really believe he will never leave her again.
"When Time Was All We Had" is absolutely gorgeous to begin with but then it moves to the elevator when Herb comes in. I get why Richard added Herb but I just feel it was too much. I enjoyed the acapella part of it (in spite of the insipid lyric) so much that Herb disturbs the mood of it for me
I actually like Herb’s flugelhorn(?) part, I get that it sounds sappy but it has this mournful, almost New Orleans sound (if that makes any sense) that I like. The only song I go back to.