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We love disco do we? Well I don't. End of review. Actually, I don't mind a small dose of disco, provided it is in the right environment, probably in a club at the start of the night, the kind of music to ease you into the evening. Disco isn't too harsh and is generally easy on the ear.
This thirty track album is spread over two discs and boasts some original recordings and also some rarer tracks, I cite brand new and exclusive remixes of Thelma Houston, Tata Vega and Donna Summer, though not really sure who Tata Vega is! The album is blended into a seamless mix and you get extended versions too.
The album kicks off with Chic's 'Le Freak' a bonefide classic, this is what disco is all about! A wicked rhythm and a funky groove to get you on the floor. Heading to Indigo's 'Haven't You Heard' which has a spirited and uplifting melody and plenty of funky hooks in it to satisfy.
Disco Daze's 'Boogie Nights' is a good little one too, with a superb rhythm and a surprisingly soulful vocal on top, crisp production adds to the charm too. Stacy Lattishaw's 'Jump To The Beat' has not held up as well and sounds more dated then the others, her vocal also pierces the ears at times.
The aforementioned Thelma Houston is a blast, a tuneful and wise sounding vocal, she sounds like a woman who has been through the mill, the chorus is one of those that anyone can sing along to.
Disc two throws up some I am not so familar with, Sarah Dash's 'Sinner Man' is a lusty and slinky affair while Debbie Jacobs' 'High On Your Love' has a cool funky guitar riff going on.
My final tip is the mean and moody 'Do Or Die' by Grace Jones. Her vocal is daring and the song is textured and exciting, with a great hook. I recommend this album for anyone serious about disco.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Chic - Le Freak
2 Indigo - Haven't You Heard
3 Johnny Mathis - Gone, Gone, Gone
4 Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round)
5 Disco Daze - Boogie Nights
6 Sister Sledge - We Are Family
7 Change - A Lover's Holiday
8 Frantique - Strut Your Funky Stuff
9 Stacy Lattisaw - Jump To The Beat
10 Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way (Almighty Mix)
11 Respect featuring Shirley Lewis -Armed And Dangerous
12 H Truman - Underwater
13 Respect featuring Jackie Rawe - You Know How To Love Me
14 Utopia - Feel The Need In Me
15 Indigo - I Don't Know What I'd Do (If You Ever Left Me)
Disc #2 Tracklisting
1 Dan Hartman - Vertigo/Relight My Fire
2 John Davis And The Monster Orchestra - Love Magic
3 Sarah Dash - Sinner Man
4 Ginno Soccio - Dancer
5 Debbie Jacobs - High On Your Love
6 Voyage - Souvenirs
7 Barbara Pennington - 24 Hours A Day
8 The Duncan Sisters - Sadness In My Eyes
9 Hannah Jones - In The Name Of Love
10 Grace Jones - Do Or Die
11 Abbacadabra - Voulez-Vous (Ian Stephens Mix)
12 Tata Vaga - I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby (Almighty Mix)
13 28. Quartzlock. Don't Turn Around
14 29. Donna Summer. I Feel Love (Almighty Mix)
15 30. Gloria Gaynor. Never Can Say Goodbye