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Circle of Love
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Sister Sledge were an R&B vocal group from Philadelphia consisting of sisters Debra, Joni, Kim & Kathy Sledge. They issued numerous albums throughout the1970's & 1980's. They are best known for their big hit "We Are Family... more »
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Sister Sledge were an R&B vocal group from Philadelphia consisting of sisters Debra, Joni, Kim & Kathy Sledge. They issued numerous albums throughout the1970's & 1980's. They are best known for their big hit "We Are Family". Even though that album has been issued on CD, most of their other albums have not. We now rectify that situation with the release of seven of their albums, all but one making their worldwide CD debuts
Once A Family,Always A Family!
Andre S. Grindle | Brewer Maine | 04/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1975 these teenaged sisters cut this album. Kathy,Debbie,Kim and Joni sure have their sisterly harmonies down pat,and they know just what to do with their voices. The music on this album is definately rooted in early-mid 70's Philly soul and Motown The title track is a superb example-upbeat and catchy as they come.The same goes for the fairly funky soul of "Protect Our Love",'Pain Reliever" and the clever closer "Fireman" with a really cool,eerie horn solo at the end. One thing the Sledge sisters are intent on doing is is excersing their fine interveving harmonies on a set of finely crafted soul ballads very much in the Philly style too but also rooted in classic 60's Atlantic soul-these songs truly make excellent use of the over 30 musicians (including John Tropea's mildly psychedelic turns on guitar) who play on this album. The lovely "Cross My Heart","Don't Miss Him Now","Love Don't Go Through No More Changes On Me" and "You're Much Better Off Loving Me" will certainly please any fan of the soul balladry that was coming out of Natilie Cole and Aretha at this time but the vocals that these sisters thrown onto them are purely icing on the cake. For fans of Sister Sledge during their Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards produced We Are Family era will definately want to check out 'Circle Of Love'.Not only does it show how Sister Sledge got started but showcased them in the days when disco was just starting to boil over and was still just under the ground;the Philly and (late day) Motown production used on this album are very much part of the disco-funk-pop sound that would soon make Sister Sledge famous.So this comes very highly recommended."
E-man | Atlanta, GA | 02/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a must have for true, die hard Sister Sledge fans. This is the first album/CD release(That we know of)Good strong vocals from Kathy.....nice back-up harmonies from Joni,Debbie and Kim. I've been waiting for this release."