I Will Survive: The Anthology

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Gloria Gaynor was one of the main disco divas, scoring a number of crossover hits, including "I Will Survive" and "Never Can Say Goodbye," in addition to pioneering extended mixes on her 12" singles. Instead of relying on her hit singles, all of which are compiled on Greatest Hits, the double-disc I Will Survive: The Anthology concentrates on her dancefloor classics. In other words, if you're looking for brief, catchy disco-pop, look elsewhere; this has nothing but full-length album tracks and three extended disco medleys, each running around 18 minutes -- the length of one side of a 12" single. For some, this will be tedious listening, but any disco fanatic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Gloria Gaynor was one of the main disco divas, scoring a number of crossover hits, including "I Will Survive" and "Never Can Say Goodbye," in addition to pioneering extended mixes on her 12" singles. Instead of relying on her hit singles, all of which are compiled on Greatest Hits, the double-disc I Will Survive: The Anthology concentrates on her dancefloor classics. In other words, if you're looking for brief, catchy disco-pop, look elsewhere; this has nothing but full-length album tracks and three extended disco medleys, each running around 18 minutes -- the length of one side of a 12" single. For some, this will be tedious listening, but any disco fanatic will find plenty of interesting material here, and for those with hardcore dance tastes, I Will Survive may even be preferable to Greatest Hits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/1998
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 731455723625
  • Catalog Number: 557236
  • Sales rank: 277,254

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gloria Gaynor Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
James Gregory Bass
Joe Beck Guitar
Marvin Stamm Trumpet
George Young Reeds, Saxophone
Jimmy Maelen Percussion
Bobbye Hall Conga
Richard Amorose Strings, Horn
Bob Babbitt Bass
Davis A. Barnett Strings, Horn
Carla Benson Background Vocals
Evette Benton Background Vocals
David Blumberg Strings, Conductor
Bob Bowles Guitar
Eddie "Bongo" Brown Conga
Daryl Burgee Conga
Roland Chambers Guitar
Vivian Cherry Background Vocals
Jerry Cohen Synthesizer, Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Conga
Eddie Daniels Saxophone
Nathan East Bass
Peter Ecklund Trumpet
Scott Edwards Bass
Alan Estes Percussion
Jerry Friedman Guitar
John Frosk Trumpet
James Gadson Drums
Richard Genovese Strings, Horn
Bruce Gray Piano
Dennis Harris Guitar
Barbara Ingram Background Vocals
Freddy Joiner Strings, Horn
Ron Kersey Keyboards
Tyrone G. Kersey Strings, Horn
Katie Kirkpatrick Harp
Steve Love Rhythm Guitar
Clarence McDonald Keyboards
George Marge Saxophone
Arlene Martell Background Vocals
Marti McCall Background Vocals
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Linda November Background Vocals
Gene Orloff Strings
Sam Peake Saxophone
Freddie Perren Keyboards
Lance Quinn Guitar
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin Guitar
Pat Rebillot Keyboards
Christine Reeves Strings, Horn
Alan Rhaph Trombone
Peter Robinson Synthesizer, Strings, Conductor, Keyboards
Barry Rodgers Trombone
Alan Rubin Trumpet
Pat Russo Trumpet
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Anthony Sinagoga Strings, Horn
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals
Larry Washington Conga
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Eddie Watkins Bass
Clarence H. Watson Strings, Horn
Jimmy Young Drums
Gayle Levant Harp
Carlos Martin Conga
Julia Waters Background Vocals
John Wilson Strings, Horn
James Walker Conga
Brad Baker Strings
Eddie Sierra Guitar
Keith Benson Drums
John R. Faith Strings, Horn
Nathan Watts Bass
Emma Kummrow Strings, Horn
Robert White Guitar
Jimmy Williams Bass
James Williams Bass Guitar
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Technical Credits
Al Stewart Producer
Joe Beck Arranger, Producer
Greg Diamond Arranger, Producer
David Blumberg Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Tony Bongiovi Producer, Engineer
Jerry Cohen Producer
Michael Delugg Engineer
Dirk Devlin Engineer
Don Renaldo String Arrangements
Jay Ellis Producer
Dino Fekaris Producer
Bob Halsell Engineer
Norman Harris Arranger
Conell Johnson Jr. Producer
Philip Kelsey Remixing
Paul Leka Producer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Gene McFadden Producer
Meco Monardo Arranger, Producer
Sam Peake Horn Arrangements
Freddie Perren rhythm arrangement
Lance Quinn Arranger
Peter Robinson Horn Arrangements
Jack Rouben Engineer
Andrew Smith Arranger
Tan Producer
Harold Wheeler Arranger
John Whitehead Producer
Brad Baker Horn Arrangements
Brian Chin Liner Notes
Eddie Sierra Arranger
Charlie Callello Arranger
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    good CD

    I enjoy Gloria Gaynor, thus I really like the CD.
    It is missing some tracks that I really liked on the original album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    christine from uas review

    this song is the best!! on bad days like today i listen to it an suddenly all the bad things are gone!!

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