I have enjoyed over 30 years of George Clinton through most of his incarnations. Parliament, Funkadelic, on his own or with the P-Funk All Stars, Clinton has given his listeners much to savor and commend. "George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love" is not one of those efforts. On first listen this collection sounds like tracks that were rejected from other works. After listening to this twice it becomes clear these tracks would never have been made and rejected from any of his previous collections. I can barely recommend a track, even though "Gypsy Woman" has Carlos Santana on it.
It's hard to pan new work from an icon in the music business, but in this case, it's inevitable. Everything here seems done on auto-pilot, and since Clinton's charm revolves around improvisation, this lackluster effort cannot be touted. I am sorry I bought this CD, and I am sure most diehard P-Funksters would be disappointed. If you never listened to George Clinton or any of his groups and chose this collection to check him out, you would be making a huge mistake. Listen to "(Not Just) Knee Deep" and revel in the flavor of Funk.