12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gospel matron Mavis Staples’ remarkable third act continues with Livin’ on a High Note. Her fourth album for ANTI-, a rootsy sister label to the punk institution Epitaph, High Note draws on her reputation as a Civil Rights unifier (with the Staples Singers) and voice of moral dissent, featuring songs by likeminded outsiders Nick Cave (the haunting and spare “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me”), Neko Case (the protest-minded “History Now”), and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, all upheld by Staples’ frank, powerful voice.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Gospel matron Mavis Staples’ remarkable third act continues with Livin’ on a High Note. Her fourth album for ANTI-, a rootsy sister label to the punk institution Epitaph, High Note draws on her reputation as a Civil Rights unifier (with the Staples Singers) and voice of moral dissent, featuring songs by likeminded outsiders Nick Cave (the haunting and spare “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me”), Neko Case (the protest-minded “History Now”), and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, all upheld by Staples’ frank, powerful voice.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Rick Oswald ,

Mavis, I bet you give great hugs....

Dear Mavis, you are my all time favorite voice. All I feel is the Spirit of Love, Compassion, and mercy from your heart. Thank you for this. It is beautiful...

Not that BB ,

Taking us there

After several listens, I firmly believe this is one of the best efforts in Mavis’ storied career. Saying she is in prime form is an understatement. Excellent production topped off by that superlative voice!

Holiday15 ,

Absolutely Amazing

Another amazing album from the one and only legend Mavis Staples. Powerful, strong, positive and you feel such an inspiration! You must have it. I bought it twice. Hard copy and digital!!! Full support! I smell the 3rd Grammy on your way Mavis...

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