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Detroit Emeralds: Feel the Need [Westbound, 1977]
If the first version of the early disco classic this album is named after, then entitled "Feel the Need in Me," moved like a crack diesel, quickening one whole side of what would have been a pretty good LP in any case, then the remade track moves more like a monorail. And while in the end I don't appreciate the streamlining (especially since the B side is quite extraneous) it still sounds pretty good. B-