Gladys and her ever reliable Pips totally out-did themselves on the original flawless album of ten tracks, but the amazing chaps at Funky Town Grooves have given new meaning to that overused word, 'expanded'; their reissue of Visions boasts an almighty thirty-three cuts over two soulful discs! From the original album I continue to adore When You're Far Away, Just Be My Lover, You're Number One, Hero (Wind Beneath My Wings), Don't Make Me Run Away, and the gigantic hit, Save The Overtime For Me. The best of the very worthy bonus cuts are the previously unreleased gems, Love's Gonna Get You, Look At The Two of Us, Heaven Sent (extended), You've Got My Word On That, and Precious Lord - Take My Hand (a favourite of my beloved late mother). I would have preferred a different track order; e.g. it would have made better sense to have the previously unreleased material directly following on from the original album cuts. The remixes and edits could then all be contained on CD two. But that's really a petty gripe on my part, because I'm totally loving this awesome release. Well done, Funky Town Grooves!
With an informative, well written booklet, and remastered sound to boot, I have visions (!!!) of Gladys fans popping their pips all over the planet on hearing this masterpiece reissue. Buy it today, today, today! Oh yes, pick up this year's other essential reissue too; Gloria Gaynor's sublime Love Tracks (expanded).