The first album from Labelle
in 30 years, but a set that's surprisingly faithful to their classic 70s groove – thanks to solid production from Lenny Kravitz, Gamble & Huff, and Wyclef Jean! That raspy, funky style that Labelle
picked up when hitting Epic is very much in place here – a gritty groove on the bottom that seems even more effective here alongside the vocals than it did before – especially when compared to some of Patti Labelle
's recent recordings. Patti
's as great as ever, and both Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash live up to their legend too – making us like this album a lot more than we expected, and wishing that someone had sent us a promo in advance, so that we could get behind the release a bit more strongly! Titles include "Candlelight", "Rollout", "Superlover", "System", "Tears For The World", "Dear Rosa", "How Long", and "Truth Will Set You Free".
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