Mr. Fry tells us in the chatty liner notes that it is time to “put down that bow and arrow and dry those tears” — his new single is out. An unabashed paean to romanticism and love, ‘The Look of Love’ is a joy, all set to the best dance rhythms since, well, I can’t remember. From the opening chords Martin’s smooth and sexy voice seduces; it’s wrapped around saxophones and strings, and backed by a persistent bass drum and an irrepressible chorus: “Who Got the Look?”
Buy the twelve inch and you’ll get a “string” version and a “funk” version. After three perfect records Mr. Fry will soon teach us the Lexicon of Love, his forthcoming LP. Well, I have seen the future of dance music and it is alphabetical: ABC.
© JJulie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 7 July 1982