The legacy of Sylvester—as glittery as a mirrorball—lives on! On June 25, Fantasy/Concord Music Group will release a CD and a 12-inch double pink vinyl edition of the Queen of Disco’s hits. Also available on digital platforms, Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits includes eleven tracks, a combination of original album cuts and rare 12-inch remixes that includes “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” “Dance (Disco Heat),” “I Need You,” “Sell My Soul,” and “Stars.” Grammy-winning DJ Ralph Rosario also contributes a brand new remix of “You Make Me Feel.”
During his lifetime, Sylvester worked tirelessly to strengthen the LGBT community from within as well as served as an out-and-proud ambassador, bringing attention to the community’s realities and needs, especially about HIV/AIDS, to the public at large. Upon his death due to AIDS-related complications twenty-five years ago, Sylvester bequeathed royalties from the sale of his music to benefit two charitable organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area: the AIDS Emergency Fund and Project Open Hand. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this greatest-hits collection will help provide vital services, including annual housing and utility payment assistance to more than 2,000 people living with HIV/AIDS through the work of the AIDS Emergency Fund (aef-sf.org), and food assistance, such as 2,500 nutritious meals and 400 bags of healthy groceries every day for clients facing serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age, through Project Open Hand (openhand.org).
Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits was produced by Tom Cartwright and Chris Clough and liner notes were written by Joshua Gamson, author of The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, The Music, The Seventies in San Francisco. International release dates vary.
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