If this much-ballyhooed comeback album doesn’t return the former Mrs. Brown to superstar heights, it won’t be for lack of trying. The voice is a little thin, the breath is a little raspy, but by and large, these tunes will make long-time fans happy to welcome back their diva. The autobiographical “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” is especially triumphant. Arista (arista.com). —Review: N.F.