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Enduring eurodisco masterpiece
on 6 October 2002
This is a truly excellent album on the poppy side of disco. Besides the two massive hits, the dramatic Ma Baker and the hypnotic Belfast, it also contains other gems like the beautiful Plantation Boy with its wistful lyrics and compelling reggae beat, a good enough version of CCR's Have You Ever Seen The Rain? and the title track Love For Sale. Eurodisco was the sound ruling the airwaves and the dancefloors in 1977 and 1978.
Although it gathered a lot of flack from music critics back then, Love For Sale's not a bad album at all whether you look at it from a pop or dance perspective. Unlike today's techno music, these melodic songs provide sheer listening pleasure while at the same time being the perfect party music. What's more, it has aged surprisingly well. Anytime as good as Abba!