With this eighth release, Vickie Winans shows all the big-league chops and credentials she has earned and accumulated during her nearly 20-year career.

With this eighth release, Vickie Winans shows all the big-league chops and credentials she has earned and accumulated during her nearly 20-year career. Pronouncing the oft-stated (and seldom achieved) goal of "something for everybody," Winans, along with 23-year-old son Marvin L. Winans Jr. as principal producers, actually achieve a multi-generational mix of material, production, and jams that fully live up to its billing. The Sunday-school perennial "Happy and You Know It" maintains its childlike singability while percolating to a kicking hip-hop groove. "Superman" is infectious pop, and "We Need a Word From You Lord" is a moving ballad. Bonus remixes of five of the album's 12 songs only add to the diversity of what should easily be one of gospel's most heralded releases of the year.—GE