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5.0 out of 5 stars Gloria, on the Slick-Side!, 6 May 2014
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This review is from: Gloria Gaynor - Expanded Edition (Audio CD)
With her glittering crown safely locked away in its post-disco diamond-crusted cabinet, Queen Gloria borrows heavily from Evelyn 'C' King's hit "I'm in Love" sound for this, her one and only album for Atlantic, and it works! Sticking to what she's good at, the legendary first lady of the dance floor sets the album's predominant mood with her slick uptempo rendition of Stop In The Name of Love, which is represented here in three iterations, including the previously unreleased extended mix. Tease Me, is exactly that; a sexy teaser designed to entice you onto the dance floor...and then on to the bedroom *cough*! The ballad, Even A Fool Would Let Go, was also recorded by Dionne Warwick, but Gloria seals the deal with her very emotional take. For You My Love reminds me of Chic's softer recordings, with a beautiful guitar riff and light strings throughout. Love Me Real received much airplay by a certain Mr Tony Blackburn on its original release, and is a cut aimed at GG's ever loyal disco following, as is the much more instant Runaround Love. America is another fine dance tune, even if its message is a little too 'stars and stripes' for some of us. My favourite cut above all others, has to be the deceptively danceable Mack-Side. If you're a lover of mid-tempo, bass-crafted cuts, then this is the track for you and your happy feet. I love it! I once asked Gloria about the track, but she struggled to even remember it. That's what being a legendary disco queen does to you! LOL

Pioneering Gloria Gaynor is a wonderfully gifted artist with a delightful voice, and this is one fantastic album. Although it didn't deliver any big hits on its original release, this well produced CD is a welcome addition to other GG releases by our reissue friends at Big Break Records. Her follow-up, I Am Gloria Gaynor, featured the international mega hit, I Am What I Am. Let's hope that it too gets the expanded BBR treatment soon. My money is waiting, guys!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gloria in topform, 3 July 2014
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fantastic funky soul GG album
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