Here’s some exciting news for the disco fanatics – Gloria Gaynor’s first two albums have finally gotten lavish CD reissues, complete with liner notes and copious extra tracks on each disc.   These releases come from Big Break Records, a new sublabel of Cherry Red that promise the best of disco and soul sounds from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Your Humble Reviewer has high hopes for these discs and plans to snap them up as soon as possible.  They sure look like solid bets for the mirrorball set…

Never Can Say Goodbye

Making its international CD debut, the original Queen of Disco’s first album features the genre-defining hits singles ‘Honey Bee’, ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ and ‘Reach Out, I’ll Be There’ as well as additional UK hit ‘All I Need I…s Your Sweet Loving’. This 2010 edition comes expanded with 7 Bonus Recordings including single versions and the b-sides ‘All It Took Boy Was Losing You’, ‘Come Tonight’ & ‘We Can Just Make It’).

1. Honey Bee
2. Never Can Say Goodbye
3. Reach Out, I’ll Be There
4. All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin’
5. Searchin’
6. We Belong Together
7. False Alarm
8. Real Good People

Bonus Recordings:
9. Honey Bee – MGM Single Version
10. Come Tonight – B-Side
11. Never Can Say Goodbye – Single Version
12. We Can Just Make It – B-Side
13. Reach Out, Ill Be There – Single Version
14. All It Took Boy Was Losing You – B-Side
15. Honey Bee – Original Columbia Single Version

Experience

Released hot on the heels of her debut in 1975, ‘Expereince’ solidified Gloria Gaynor’s disco and radio following. Remixed and segued by the legendary Tom Moulton, the album featured the UK hit ‘How High the Moon’, the American hit single …'[If You Want It] Do It Yourself’, ‘Walk On By’ and the underground Disco classic ‘Casanova Brown’. This 2010 edition comes expanded with 5 Bonus Recordings including the single versions and the b-side recording ‘My Mans Gone’).

1. Casanova Brown
2. (If You Want It) Do It Yourself
3. How High The Moon
4. The Prettiest Face I’ve Ever Seen
5. What’ll I Do
6. Tell Me How
7. I’m Still Yours
8. Walk On By

Bonus Recordings:
9. Casanova Brown – Single Version
10. If You Want It (Do It Yourself) – Single Version
11. How High The Moon – Single Version
12. Walk On By – Single Version
13. My Mans Gone – B-Side