And that on the title track - all 8mins and 20secs of it - Kathy Sledge delivers a lead vocal and ad lib performance, the likes of which I had never heard before and have never heard since.
This is a classic disco CD I think everyone should have and my only gripe is with the four remixes at the end of the CD. Personally I find them annoying and superfluous. Why mess with perfection?
It still gets five stars though. It's good to have it on CD after years of having it on vinyl. The remastering has given the CD a fuller sound than I was expecting and this might be the first CD I've ever bought that has managed to sound better than its vinyl original, even on a Technics 1200. Great stuff."
Disco Masterpiece enhanced
Pieter | Johannesburg | 07/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before this team-up with Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards Sister Sledge had some minor hits but We Are Family placed them on the map big time. They sound almost like a carbon copy of Chic on tracks like the exquisite He's The Greatest Dancer and Thinking Of You. The following songs were huge hits: Dancer, Lost In Music and the rousing We Are Family, all hook-filled tunes with irresistible rhythmic patterns. The rest is great too, especially One More Time and Somebody Loves Me which is a beautiful soulful ballad. The album has been enhanced by 2 x 1990s remixes each of Lost In Music and the title track. For more Chic magic, give the album Norma Jean a listen and don't forget the mothership in the form of Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of Chic. Read all about the Rodgers/Edwards legacy in Everybody Dance: Chic and The Politics of Disco by Daryl Easlea."
Everything I was searching for
T. Hopson | 07/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD offerred every hit song from my generation that I was searching for. "He's the greatest dancer," "Easier to love," and my all time favorite "Somebody loves me," which is a hard song to find on any other compilation of Sister Sledge hits. I would recommend this CD to any fan of good quality, old school music."
The 12 inch version kicks man
Sherance Brothers | Jasper Ala | 10/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"to hear the long version of we are family is worth the price alone nuff said."