Candi Staton – The Best of Candi Staton (1995)

Candi Staton - The Best of Candi Staton (1995)
Artist: Candi Staton
Album: The Best of Candi Staton
Genre: Soul / Southern Soul / Gospel
Label: Warner Bros.
Released: 1995
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
Here I Am Again 04:01
As Long As He Takes Care of Home 03:20
Six Nights And A Day 02:52
He’s Making Love To You 03:36
Young Hearts Run Free 04:09
One More Chance On Love 04:35
A Dreamer Of A Dream 03:37
Run To Me 06:43
Honest I Do Love You 05:54
When You Wake Up Tomorrow 06:43
Victim 08:31
I Ain’t Got Nowhere To Go 03:48
Halfway To Heaven 04:37
Take My Hand, Precious Lord 04:24


A long-overdue compilation of the soul siren’s best-known ’70s dance hits, featuring “Victim,” “When You Wake Up Tomorrow,” “Run to Me,” and her signature tune “Young Hearts Run Free.” Also included on the 14-song set is a previously unissued Southern soul ballad entitled “He’s Making Love to You (But He’s Thinking of Me).” The set also features four of Staton’s last recordings with renowned soul producer Rick Hall on the erotic “As Long as He Takes Care of Home” and the torchlike “Here I Am Again” ballad. The set is rounded out with lesser-known dance tracks and album tracks from between 1974 and 1980, such as the quiet storm ballads “One More Chance on Love” and “Halfway to Heaven.” The album closes with a very traditional, almost a cappella reading of “Precious Lord” with just piano and background singers.
Review by Bil Carpenter

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