Such was the success of their first album together, the Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone, it's no surprise that Staples wants to continue the partnership with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy as her producer. Of course, he's more than that, crafting the warm sound on these albums, and even writing some of the most inspirational material on the disc. As unlikely as it might seem, Tweedy embraces her Gospel background and his three original tunes are as religious as the public domain hymns they sit beside on the disc.It's one of those discs where everything is done right. The mood is sanctified, searching rather than preaching. The songs are built around simple accompaniment, mostly acoustic guitar, soft bass and simple drums, played by Tweedy's 17-year old son, Spencer. That leaves the bulk of what you hear from the vocals. Staples' controlled alto remains a magnificent moan, and the call-and-responce with the backing singers is classic Gospel, exactly the way she always did it with The Staple Singers. The only nod to anything modern is a very rare atmospheric guitar part in behind, and once, Tweedy lets a short, strange-sounding lead break into a track. But the focus is firmly on the the singing, as Staples shows us what soul is all about.