Just two years after B.J. Thomas scored an across-the-board smash with "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song," the singer decided the pop game was no longer for him. He decamped from ABC and signed to Myrrh, deciding to pursue a Christian audience to run concurrent with his pop career. In that light, the title of Home Where I Belong carries weight: he's finding comfort in inspirational songs. Sonically, the album is a kissing cousin to the lush, country-tinged soft rock of Reunion, a sound that's so warm and alluring it's often hard to discern the Christian theme of the songs. As such, Home Where I Belong is an ideal transitional album: it eases Thomas and his fans into another phase of his career.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine