A return to Stax by Rance Allen – his first album for the label
after a stellar set for Capitol, and a much smoother set than before! Rance has learned from his work with Larry Mizell on Capitol, and is using a warmer glide on his tracks on this set – arrangements mostly done by producer Henry Cosby, used to kick Rance's sound up to a smoother modern soul kind of sound. The overall groove isn't as spacious as his work on Capitol, but the record's still pretty darn nice – and given Rance's always-great vocals, we tend to love just about anything he does. Titles include "Stand Up For Love", "I Belong To You", "Joy", "Security", "California Gold", "I Found A Friend", and "The Wheel Of Life". CD features lots of bonus tracks too – including "Candle In The Dark", "I Know Who", "White
Christmas", "Lying On The Truth", and "Reach Out".
(CD case has a small cutout notch.)