Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.126Ranked #131
in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "The Bee Gees dominate, but the Trammps' hot-funk assault 'Disco Inferno' affirms disco's black R&B roots."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/12/01, p.28Ranked #3
in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...The unlikely music of emancipation..."
Vibe - 12/99, p.162
Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Mojo (Publisher) - 6/02, p.67
Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks" - "...The ultimate disco epic..."
NME (Magazine) - 9/18/93, p.19Ranked #35
among The Greatest Albums Of The '70s.
Includes liner notes by John Tobler.
Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Polygram Studios).
Personnel: Barry Gibb (vocals, guitar); Maurice Gibb (vocals, electric guitar); Robin Gibb (vocals); Alan Kendall (guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar); Dennis Budimir, Bob Bowles, Lee Ritenour , Mitch Holder (guitar); Jerome Richardson (trumpet); Sonny Burke (piano, keyboards); Eddie Cano (piano); Blue Weaver (keyboards, synthesizer); Ralph Grierson (keyboards); Freddie Perren (synthesizer, percussion); Michael Boddicker (synthesizer); Dennis Bryon (drums, percussion); James Gadson, Mark Stevens, Mike Baird (drums); Chino Valdez (congas); Bob Zimmitti (timbales, percussion); Joe Lala, Paulinho Da Costa, Steve Forman , Emil Richards, George "Chocolate" Perry (percussion); Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Marti McCall (background vocals).
Recording information: Chƒteau d'Herouville, France; Criteria Studios, Miami, FL; Le Studio, Quebec, Canada; The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA; The Mom And Pops Company Store, Studio City, CA.
Arrangers: David Shire; Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey; Freddie Perren; Ron Kersey; Richard Finch; Bobby Martin ; Walter Murphy.
The disco revival came in the mid-90s and white suits, dodgy shirt collars and trousers with massive flares were once again the order of the day. While this album's success drove people mad as punk's enemy in the late 70s, it is now seen as a great piece of musical history. The Bee Gees did write some meaningful songs (with very high voices) on this but there is further perfect disco soul from Yvonne Elliman ("If I Can't Have You"), Tavares and Kool And The Gang. This is one soundtrack that is better than the film, well, only just.