Straight from the Universal Masters Collection, this album is sure to be any disco lover's dream come true. The album consists of all-time favourites from the 70s. Covering a range of artists like Diana Ross ("Upside Down"), Rose Royce ("Car Wash") and The Brothers Johnson ("Stomp"), it showcases the disco music that defined an entire generation.
Bursting with energy, it manages to cover an entire gamut of emotions, from the defiance of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" (which ranks as my personal favourite) to Thelma Houston's soft "Don't Leave Me This Way". Barry White gets a mention with the just-gotta-dance "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", while the easily-recognizable voice of Diana Ross also finds a place with "Upside Down".
The flip side also has some well-known disco classics - "Too Hot Ta Trot" by The Commodores, "I Need Your Lovin'" by Teena Marie and "Heavens Must Have Sent You" by Bonnie Pointer - although I thought the collection might have included a track or two by Earth, Wind And Fire.
This is a beautiful compilation of timeless classics from the disco era - a must have for all those of you still caught in the generation of bell-bottoms and day-glo colours!This article was first published on 03 Oct 2000.