But judging by the cover, Mr. Loggins had some pretty high ambitions for this record.
The record is pretty inconsistent, but it’s not without its shining moments. “This is It” grooves with a disco beat and Michael McDonald on BGVs (though he’s not utilized as well as Chris Cross’s absolute banger “Ride like the Wind,” which would be released a couple months later). Michael Jackson sings along on “Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong.” “Give it Half a Chance” is one of the most tender ballads to ever hit the airwaves.
Aside from these standouts, the rest of the album is more or less just some inoffensive 70s adult contemporary. Which isn’t always a bad thing.