An obscure later set from Candi Staton – done on the heels of her bigger club hits, but in a very different mode! The style is very much in an 80s groove sort of bag – and Candi's backed on the album by the Sugarhill Gang
and West Street Mob, who both give the whole thing a nice east coast indie vibe – yet production is also by her frequent studio partner Dave Crawford, who keeps things right with the best sort of southern soul currents alongside the grooves – which, given Candi's vocals, may well make the set the strongest soul record released on Sugarhill
. The mix has an appealing indie sort of feel, and Candi's vocals are very upfront in the mix, even on the more electric tunes – and titles include "Love & Be Free", "The Sunshine Of Our Love", "Hurry Sundown", "Tender Hooks", "Count On Me", and "Suspicious Minds". CD features bonus extended versions of "Suspicious Minds" and "Count On Me".