On the follow-up to his Grammy-winning "Pocket Full of Gold" album, Gill falters out of the starting gate. The first three songs provide some vocal calisthenics but little that's emotionally involving. "Nothing Like a Woman," in particular, is but a slight, equally condescending variation on the "South Pacific" chestnut "There Is Nothing Like a Dame."
But beginning with "Tryin' to Get Over You"--the only song on the album Gill wrote without a partner--he sinks his teeth into a six-song stretch in which the cargo is more worthy of the carrier. He contends with temptation ("Under These Conditions"), lost love ("Say Hello"), repentance ("One More Last Chance") and casanovas ("Pretty Words") and delivers one absolute knockout ballad ("Love Never Broke Anyone's Heart").