Yes, I said it. I found this album to be mediocre. Joe Sample is reknowned for his style, composition, and music to relax, move, or whatever his music leads the listener to do. But for some odd reason, this is an album that lack spirit. It seems to fall flat for some unknown reason. It's something that I can't seem to get into, to this day. It's not like how I feel about Norah Jones (soporific unless you hear it on a rainy day), I cannot get into this album, even after the years in which I had it. It has it's moments every now and then ("Phoenix" is one track that I listen to quite often) but for the most part it misses the soul the Sample is known best for.