"Sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge prove that they are more than just disco divas with this 18 song release that hi-lights the best days of their career. Though the first few tracks are from their teeny bopper days, by the end of this musical journey you will see that these ladies have evolved both musically and personally into full fledged women. Beginning with their biggest hits, the hypnotizing "He's The Greatest Dancer" that many are getting 'jiggy' with today and an eight minute version of "We Are Family" that sounds more like a gospel revival than a disco hit, with youngest sister Kathy's rousing vocals upfront will keep you dancing. Sister Joni's pleas of being "Lost In Music" could have been a very fitting title for this collection. A familiar sounding "Got To Love Somebody" gives Kathy another chance to cut loose, vocally that is. A very jazzy, yet funky "Reach Your Peak" features an irresistable string and sax solo with the sisters reaching their vocal peaks in perfect harmony. The sisters even try their hands, successfully I might add, with reggae on the track "He's Just A Runaway". Taking a moment to hang up their dancing shoes, the sisters slow things down with a delicious remake of the Motown classic, "My Guy" and the original version of the beautiful "All The Man I Need" which became a hit several years too late for Whitney Houston. The pleading "Got To Get Back To Love" shows a side of the sisters that many don't get a chance to see often. With strong productions, tight vocals and diverse musical styles, this collection is a must have on a group that has never really reached the peak that they really deserved."
A collection of classics
Pierre Declercq | France | 11/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A collection featuring 7" versions and two gems in their full-length versions : « We are family » (8 minutes) and « He's the greatest dancer » (6 minutes). Besides, the booklet is excellent. For the real fans there is a reissue of the album « We are family » with « Lost in music » unedited and four remixes."
Fantastic disco soul sound
Gary Morris | Portland, OR USA | 06/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disc shows how much more disco had to offer than conventional wisdom (= stupidity) would have you believe. The sisters are powerhouse vocalists, the hooks irresistible, the production (by the great Chic dude Nile Rodgers) brilliant. There's an edge and a depth here in the anthemic tunes (We Are Family, All American Girls) that make them a pleasure to hear and dance to long after disco's demise. Underrated masterpiece: Lost in Music, with its commanding vocals, hypnotic guitarwork, and blistering groove. Go Sisters!"
Great voices and great songs
firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 01/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"forget those wack remixes the originals are far better and more soulful.these sisters were really solid vocalists.nile rodgers&bernard edwards gave the sisters there anthem we are family.thank you for the full length version.hes the greatest dancer is another jam produced by the genius team of rodgers&edwards.a true soulful cd."