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  • Summary: The gospel/soul singer attempts to capitalize on on her reemergence on the pop scene (thanks to a 2004 compilation) with this disc of a dozen brand-new tracks, one of which was written by Will Oldham. Lambchop's Mark Nevers produced.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. 100
    A through-and-through classic.
  2. Her voice is still like clear honey dripped on freshly baked bread, and almost sounds nourishing.
  3. Like Solomon Burke and Johnny Cash before her, she's turned to the likes of Will Oldham, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard for source material, and turns in an album of love, pain, suffering and redemption to rival any of them. [May 2006, p.130]
  4. Just as good [as the compilation]. [1 Apr 2006, p.43]
  5. Those people who want authentic, genuine soul will find much to love in His Hands.
  6. The voice is willing, but the musical backdrop is weak.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. aungkyaws
    Jan 6, 2007
    10
    i like it with emotions
  2. billyc
    Apr 7, 2006
    10
    if there is a better soul cd this decade than 'his hands' i'll eat hay with a horse. candi's again superb vocal's if there is a better soul cd this decade than 'his hands' i'll eat hay with a horse. candi's again superb vocal's knock the spots of anybody. to sum things up elton john once did a cover of 'stand by your man' and the reviewer said i quote ' he couldn't hold candi's headphones, end of story. Expand
  3. WillO
    Jun 2, 2006
    5
    i hate to say this, but pitchfork's right. the backing music is really lame. aside from the title track, the album lacks the soul of her i hate to say this, but pitchfork's right. the backing music is really lame. aside from the title track, the album lacks the soul of her 70s work. Expand