Gladys Knight's brilliant, hit-laden legacy has endured for more than four decades. With "One Voice," she turns her talents to gospel with richly satisfying results.

Gladys Knight's brilliant, hit-laden legacy has endured for more than four decades. With "One Voice," she turns her talents to gospel with richly satisfying results. As founder and director of the 100-voice choir Saints Unified Voices, she oversees this multiethnic, musically diverse group as much as she positions herself as its focus. Mixing updated, classic hymns ("Blessed Assurance") and contemporary originals (BeBe Winans' "Right Here Waiting"), SUV is a perfect counterpart to Knight's ever-stirring vocals and features several strong soloists of its own. "He Lives," co-written by Knight and her husband, William McDowell—along with Kenny G and Walter Afanasieff—is a powerful, benedictive ballad. Here Knight touches, as she has for years, that nameless, transcendent place that is the very essence of true heart and soul. One voice, indeed.—GE

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