Review

The 5th Dimension attempts a comeback by redefining itself as a Quiet Storm R&B act, but gives the game away right off the bat by having themselves introduced by co-executive producer Dick Clark, who declares, "The 5th Dimension is in the house!" Suddenly, the enterprise seems as hip as a Publishers Clearinghouse commercial, and no amount of drum programming by producer Ollie E. Brown can rescue it. Nor does it help that the group insists on covering The Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love" as well as the work of old friends Neil Sedaka and Laura Nyro. For better or worse, The 5th Dimension is what it is, even after 30 years. Back to Vegas, kids. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

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