Day’s heart just doesn’t appear to be into the production on the first half of the CD. Things pick up for him with Track #5, “Everlasting,” a midtempo ballad. Guaranteed other ballad, Changes is the album’s second strongest song. Co-written with Michael Stokes, the vibe Day should’ve kept for the entire album. Although I did like “Meant To Be Together” and “Who’s That Girl.”
It’s not that Guaranteed is a bad album; it’s just unfocused. I understand what the label was going for by possibly introducing Day to a younger fan base, but Day’s style just didn’t mesh with the New Jack swing sound of 1992. Perhaps a four-song EP combined with Day’s previous hits would’ve been the better route to go.
Top Songs: “Everlasting,” “Changes,” “Meant to Be Together,” and “Who’s That Girl
Final Grades: Color of Success (B+), Daydreaming (B), Guaranteed(C)
The first time I saw Purple Rain, it was all about Prince and still is. However, no one can just COOL Morris Day was and still is. If you’ve never heard his solo work, it’s worth checking out.
All three albums are available on all streaming platforms, as is Day’s new music.
Be sure to tune into TV One this Sunday as well for Unsung: Morris Day