Howard's big voice is in good form here, and much of the material -- provided by such people as Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, David Foster, and Billie Holiday -- suits her. The very best of the songs ("Ain't Nobody Like You," "Release Me") are also among the very best she's recorded. Still, there's a sameness running through the grooves that becomes a bit oppressive by record's end. A varied effort with some good tunes buried.
AllMusic Review by Michael Gallucci