Love to Love You Donna

Love to Love You Donna

by Donna Summer
     
 

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The late queen's longtime collaborator and husband, Bruce Sudano, served as executive producer for this tribute, a varied collection of remixes from house pioneers (Frankie Knuckles, Masters at Work), hipper left-of-center figures (Holy Ghost!, Hot Chip

Overview

The late queen's longtime collaborator and husband, Bruce Sudano, served as executive producer for this tribute, a varied collection of remixes from house pioneers (Frankie Knuckles, Masters at Work), hipper left-of-center figures (Holy Ghost!, Hot Chip, Jacques Greene), and current dance-music stars (Duke Dumont, Laidback Luke). Afrojack transforms "I Feel Love" into a barrage of battering noise and reduces Summer's vocal to pulp, while Greene's "On the Radio" has Summer so heavily echoed and distant that it could be titled "On the Radio (At the Bottom of a Deep Well)." Dumont likewise treats Summer like a sample source, but he places her at the fore, over a characteristically spacious and relaxed house track. On the other side, Masters at Work update and sweeten "Last Dance" with live bass, guitar, and keyboards. Knuckles, assisted by Eric Kupper, also retains Summer's essence for a version of "Hot Stuff" that trucks. At the end, there's a new song, "La Dolce Vita," written by Summer, Moroder, and Nathan DiGesare. As enjoyable as anything off 2008's Crayons, Italo-disco fanatics might not be able to hear it without thinking of Ryan Paris' 1983 hit of the same title, while younger listeners might think of it as a rip-off of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." It's bittersweet to hear Moroder's processed voice intone "We miss her so."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2013
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602537506552
catalogNumber:
001906602
Rank:
43141

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donna Summer   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dave Marotta   Bass
Sherrod Barnes   Guitar
"Little" Louie Vega   Keyboards
Gene Perez   Bass
Andrew Synowiec   Guitar
Erik Eldenius   Drums
Tiffany Roth   Vocals
Axel Tosca   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Donna Summer   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer,Producer
Nathan DiGesare   Vocal Producer
Brian Reeves   Engineer
Jeff Stone   Engineer
Bruce Sudano   Executive Producer
Chris Cox   Remixing
Randall Poster   Producer
Phil Pagano   Programming,Engineer
Giovanni Bianco   Art Direction
Joe Goddard   Remixing,Additional Production
Yas Inoue   Programming,Engineer
Dahlia Ambach Caplin   Producer
Afrojack   Remixing,Instrumentation,Additional Production
Javier Ferrer   Programming,Engineer
Dan Viafore   Engineer
Kenny Dope   drum programming

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