Allmusic derided almost every aspect of the album, beginning with the song material ("Apparently, old rock singers who have exhausted their commercial appeal and have sung all the pop and soul standards have but one place to turn -- the American popular songbook.") and ending with Scaggs's vocal delivery ("His off-hand phrasing sometimes is too casual and he delivers the tunes predictably, never finding a way to make these much-heard songs sound fresh."). They praised the decision to use a small quartet of solid performers instead of heavy orchestrations, but concluded "even longtime Boz Scaggs fans may not find a reason to spin this more than once."
It must be pointed out that, as in the case of the Allmusic review, a single reviewer's impressions are just that — subjective opinion. Attentive listeners and sophisticated jazz enthusiasts may derive substantial enjoyment from repeated listenings to the artist's interpretations of classics such as Never Let Me Go, Sophisticated Lady, and You Don't know What Love Is.