In the midst of the 1970s disco boom, Candi Staton spent time atop international dance charts with now-classic gems like "Young Hearts Run Free," "When You Wake Up Tomorrow," and "Victim." After a lon

In the midst of the 1970s disco boom, Candi Staton spent time atop international dance charts with now-classic gems like "Young Hearts Run Free," "When You Wake Up Tomorrow," and "Victim." After a long, successful run as a contemporary gospel artist, Staton returns to her dance roots musically with an album that is still gospel in content. As writer of 12 of the album's 14 selections, co-producer/ artist Staton is in top form. Her still-avid dance and gospel following—as well as the uninitiated—will find plenty here to feast on. The title track is exuberant, straight-ahead house/ disco, while "Tell It" takes a totally credible reggae turn. "When There's Nothing Left but God" is potent, down-home blues, and "I Need to Make Some Changes" is contemporary R&B. Miss Candi is back, and the news is nothing but good.—GE

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