This album IS a true masterpiece, I wholeheartedly agree with the previous reviewers comments, but...
Although a very good job has been done-it's been taken from vinyl.
I still award this release 4 stars because, as I say, a very good job has been made of the transfer from vinyl & the sound quality is quite excellent if you don't mind a bit of rumble & hiss + a few very subdued pops & clicks here & there.
The bonus tracks equal the original 34 minutes playing time, are all very well chosen + there are a couple of Larry Levan rarities amongst them (a must for Levan completists), the packaging is good & ultimately, this is currently the only way you will get to experience this amazing music unless you already possess it on vinyl.
So why do I & the other reviewers hold this album in such high esteem? Everything about it is PERFECT!
The singing, songwriting, musicianship, production & mixing are as good as it gets.
This is funky, electronic, dubby, sensual dance music at its very best...
Come on Universal, the original tapes must still exist, sort it out!