Picked this up yesterday along with a bunch of prog from the likes of Camel and Barlay James Harvest. Not expecting much from this one – but man – what a bleedin surprise. Hidden behind this lo-budget sleeve are a collection of slammin disco tunez all loosely based around movie themes ofthe period. The period in question being 1978 no less – this is the original German pressing on the Europa label – it seems it was later picked up, repackaged and bunged out on the uber-budget label Pickwick a year or so later.
About half the stuff on this thing is throw-away formulatic disco-by-numbers, but heck it is worth the price-tag (70 new pennies) for the simply amazing 2001 (Also sprach Zarathustra) funktastic workout – which must be a contender for the most laid-back-grooving bassline of all-time (trust me on this one pop-pickers). And…. by the time you have let the needle reach the side 1 closers of ‘Close Encounters’ followed by the grinding ‘Mountain Funk’ – your wig will well and truly be ON!!