Label: True North – TND603V Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Red Vinyl Country: Canada Released: May 20, 2016 Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country Style: Folk Rock
Power in the Blood is the fifteenth studio album by Buffy Sainte-Marie, released May 12, 2015 on True North Records.
The album includes both new material and contemporary re-recordings of some of her older songs. The title track is a cover of Alabama 3's song "Power in the Blood", from their 2002 album Power in the Blood.
In a review of the album for NPR, critic Ann Powers wrote that "those who know her mostly by reputation as a standout of the early '60s folk revival will be delighted to discover an artist who's more Bjork than Baez, more Kate Bush than Laurel Canyon. Sainte-Marie is a risk-taker, always chasing new sounds, and a plain talker when it comes to love and politics."
The Canadian music magazine Exclaim! also praised the album, with Stuart Henderson writing that "in fact, Power In The Blood might just be the best album she's made since the late 1960s."