The billowing harmonies and full-service orchestration on “Ms Grace” are half a bluff, with the doo-be-doo-be backing vocals telling a truer story. This is an old-fashioned song of devotion, the modish mid-70s “Ms” the only real nod to modernity by a band enjoying a commercial indian summer after more than a decade of work. The collective protagonist may not even have “Lady Grace” yet but he doesn’t care: her presence is enough and more. This is feelgood, stress-free soul music, each singer stepping respectfully up for his turn, none of them muscling out the others. It’s restful, for all its liveliness.

Score: 6

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