Gloria Gaynor

I've Got You

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Although not as consistently strong as Never Can Say Goodbye or Experience Gloria Gaynor, the singer's third album, I've Got You, is a generally decent but uneven disco-soul release that has its moments. Once again, Gaynor turns side one into a nonstop three-song dance mix while providing breaks between songs on the less club-oriented side two. Club jocks, as expected, were drawn to side one, which includes the charming "Let's Make a Deal" as well as the catchy, if unremarkable "Be Mine" and Gaynor's interpretation of the Cole Porter standard "I've Got You Under My Skin." By 1976, that standard had been recorded by numerous artists, and Gaynor deserves a lot of credit for bringing something fresh to a song that had been done so many times; in fact, "I've Got You Under My Skin" is the most memorable track on the album. Meanwhile, side two contains five Northern soul offerings that are enjoyable but not mind-blowing. I've Got You isn't Gaynor's finest hour, but its strengths outweigh its weaknesses.

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