Seemingly an obscurity from the late 60s/early 70s, Bergen White's one and only album has now been rightfully claimed as something of a soft pop masterpiece. White went on to have a successful career as an arranger for such luminaries as Duane Eddy and even Elvis Presley but after listening to 'For Women Only' it's hard not to think what might have been if he had remained on the other side of the recording studio. White was blessed with a fine voice which could be soothing and haunting, working particularly well on the David Gates-penned 'Gone Again' and the achingly gorgeous 'Hurt So Bad'. Each track is like a middle ground between the middle of the road and Scott Walker's style of melodrama and exquisite arrangements. Also featured are White's early singles which are probably the pick of the bunch; it can be no coincidence that 'If It's Not Asking Too Much' and 'Don't Keep Me Waiting' were recorded shortly after a meeting with Brian Wilson. Happily still alive and working today, White can now see this one-off record gain respect from a whole new generation of listeners.