Live and More

Live and More

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by Donna Summer
     
 

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After becoming the queen of disco thanks to orgasmathon hits like "Love to Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love," Donna Summer topped off her five-year rise to fame with this live set. Certainly not a contender for first-disc choice, Live and More still works quite well as a '70s sampler for the converted. And since disco was the party music par excellence, the

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After becoming the queen of disco thanks to orgasmathon hits like "Love to Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love," Donna Summer topped off her five-year rise to fame with this live set. Certainly not a contender for first-disc choice, Live and More still works quite well as a '70s sampler for the converted. And since disco was the party music par excellence, the album's feel is one of a all-nighter in action. Featuring her signature hits and a fat chunk of disco tracks from the Once Upon a Time record, sides one and three solidify Summer's reputation as one of the most exciting and slick singers on stage. Balancing out the requisite dance material, Summer spends side two waxing nostalgic via a pop standards medley ("The Man I Love," "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good," "Some of These Days") and some nice jazz and blues-imbued fare of her own. And ending the album on a very high note, Summer indulges in "McArthur Park Suite," a classic long-player that bookends two of Summer and producer Giorgio Moroder's pop disco numbers with a dance-friendly take on Jimmy Webb's monumental classic. Along with cloud-walking bouncers like "I Love You" and "Last Dance," this closing piece finds Summer at her sophisticated and tuneful best. There's nothing here to eclipse the original versions of these cuts -- save for the Webb cover, which is new -- but the Summer faithful will nonetheless want to pick up this very enjoyable concert recording.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/1990
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0042281112324
catalogNumber:
811123

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Performance Credits

Donna Summer   Primary Artist,Vocals
Greg Mathieson   Synthesizer,Clavinet
Don Menza   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Shew   Trumpet
Keith Forsey   Drums
Robert Adcock   Cello
Richard Adelman   Drums
Alfred Barr   Viola
Dara Lynn Bernard   Vibes
Mary Bernard   Background Vocals
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Richard Cooper   Trumpet
Pavel Farkas   Violin
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Doug Livingston   Keyboards
Ken Park   Percussion
Bruce Paulson   Trombone
Bob Payne   Trombone
Joe Romano   Baritone Saxophone
Jay Rosen   Violin
Victor Sazer   Cello
Leonard Selic   Viola
Dalton Smith   Trumpet
Dick Spencer   Alto Saxophone
Lya Stern   Violin
Michael Warren   Guitar
Virgil Weber   Synthesizer
Carlena Williams   Background Vocals
Peter Woodford   Rhythm Guitar
Dick Hyde   Bass Trombone
Bob Conti   Percussion
John Santulis   Violin
Teri Schoerbrua   Violin

Technical Credits

Donna Summer   Composer
Steve Smith   Engineer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer,Producer
John Barry   Producer
Pete Bellotte   Composer,Producer
Juergen Kippers   Engineer
Jürgen Koppers   Engineer
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer

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