August: 6 disco releases you need to hear this month - Reviews - Mixmag

August: 6 disco releases you need to hear this month

Dance, dance, dance!

  • Yam Who?
  • 3 August 2017
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Gladys Knight & The Pips 'Love Is Always On' (Your Mind Buddha Records)

Forty years later, and we’ve got a nice little Gladys Knight resurgence going on. And ‘Love Is Always On Your Mind’ is pure Gladys gold: if you come across this 12” in the depths of a bargain bin, you’ve hit the jackpot. With Knight’s impassioned vocal, ‘Love Is Always On Your Mind’ has all the ingredients of a Philadelphia International disco anthem. A glorious 10-minute workout with syncopated drums, swirling Rhodes keys, ethereal strings and a chunky horn section, it’s hard to believe this has been sitting in the vaults for so long.


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