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  • Summary: The second full-length solo release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Joe Henry and recorded in four days.
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  1. Sep 21, 2018
    80
    As fine as Didn't It Rain was, This Too Shall Light better illustrates the diversity and power of Helm's abundant talent.
  2. 80
    The set was recorded in four days with no overdubs and only a few takes for each track. That provides a fresh, revealing quality that weaves through the songs. Although each can stand alone, there is a tangible groove to the playlist capped by the concluding “Gloryland,” a traditional hymnal that closes this terrific effort on an appropriately sanctified note.
  3. Sep 20, 2018
    70
    This Too Shall Light is Amy Helm's second album outside of her group Ollabelle, proving further that risks pay off when you put your soul into it, and even within the unfamiliar, there is always light.
  4. Uncut
    Sep 20, 2018
    70
    Helm seems constrained within the immaculate settings, only intimating the emotional lift-off the material yearns for. She makes a deeper connection with the newly penned "Heaven's Holding Me," delivering the LP's most heartfelt, uplifting performance. [Nov 2018, p.30]
  5. Mojo
    Sep 20, 2018
    60
    The album lags in some of its quieter moments, but still stands as a fine successor in the righteous roots line that includes The Band and The Staples Singers. [Oct 2018, p.93]