Sister Sledge, Disco Magic

First published in: Record Collector, December 1999

One would expect more from the running time than the eight live songs listed. Hidden bonus tracks, perhaps? No, but set closer “Lost In Music” does last a soul-destroying 22 minutes and 30 seconds! All but one of the girls’ other Top 20 hits are here, including a well received “Frankie”, Sledge’s surprise No.1 from ‘85.  And the liner notes claim this recording – with so-so sound quality even for a budget release – dates from the early 1980s! Treat yourself to a decent greatest hits collection instead. Disco, sure, but Magic? Hmm, where’s Paul Daniels when you need him?

Steve Pafford