This release represents a startling chapter in Alice Coltrane's musical legacy. The music exists in the space where "ecstatic" meets "heavy." The most amazing aspect of this music is what few have heard before: Coltrane's very deep and physical singing voice; her lead vocals are featured on most of the album. The label has done everything right here: full participation from her family, an amazing package with a great, long Ashley Khan essay, reminiscences, and excellent sound. This is not just ecstatic music, but cosmic soul music. If you buy one archival recording this year, let this be it.
– AllMusic Guide