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The Donna Summer Anthology

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Donna Summer's two-CD Anthology is by far the most exhaustive compilation available on the disco diva. This two-CD set includes most of Summer's hits, from her earliest "Love to Love You Baby" to her '90s dance single "Carry On." The music flows from early to classic disco and '80s pop, rock, R&B, and adult contemporary. Also included are two tracks "I'm a Rainbow" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from her 1981 album I'm a Rainbow, which wasn't released until 1996. However, a couple of sore points keep this collection from having a perfect rating. First, some of the edits are a little awkward. One only wishes that the longer, five-minute edit of "Love to Love You ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Donna Summer's two-CD Anthology is by far the most exhaustive compilation available on the disco diva. This two-CD set includes most of Summer's hits, from her earliest "Love to Love You Baby" to her '90s dance single "Carry On." The music flows from early to classic disco and '80s pop, rock, R&B, and adult contemporary. Also included are two tracks "I'm a Rainbow" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from her 1981 album I'm a Rainbow, which wasn't released until 1996. However, a couple of sore points keep this collection from having a perfect rating. First, some of the edits are a little awkward. One only wishes that the longer, five-minute edit of "Love to Love You Baby" were included as opposed to the severely truncated version found here. The promo single version of "MacArthur Park" is included, and "Heaven Knows" suffers from an early fade-out. Then there are the omissions -- "The Woman in Me," "Walk Away," "Winter Melody," "Who Do You Think You're Foolin'," "Dinner With Gershwin," and "Love's About to Change My Heart" are nowhere to be found. All of this only highlights the fact that an ultra-exhaustive, three-CD box set on this star would be a welcome addition. But, for now, with so many other hit collections on the market, this clearly stands as the best, and also stands as a testament to a time gone by. As an added bonus, the liner notes and photographs are nothing short of excellent. Finally, the versions of "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls" included here are the 12" mixes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/1993
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731451814426
  • Catalog Number: 518144

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Donna Summer Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Rap
Barbra Streisand Vocals, Track Performer
Dionne Warwick Vocals
Christopher Cross Vocals
Siedah Garrett Background Vocals
Howard Hewett Background Vocals
James Ingram Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Jackson Vocals
Kenny Loggins Vocals
Michael McDonald Vocals
Paul Pesco Guitar
Lionel Richie Vocals
Brenda Russell Vocals
Quincy Jones Vocals, Background Vocals
Greg Mathieson Piano, Conductor, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Joe Taylor Guitar
Denny Christianson Horn
Brooklyn Dreams Group
Bill Champlin Background Vocals
Keith Forsey Percussion, Drums
Sue Glover Vocals
Larry Lee Vocals
Sunny Leslie Vocals
Mae McKenna Background Vocals
Edo Zanki Background Vocals
Giorgio Moroder Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer
Michael Sembello Guitar
Munich Machine Track Performer
Matthew Ward Background Vocals
Nick Woodland Guitar
Chris Bennett Background Vocals
Matt Aitken Guitar, Keyboards
Michael Baird Drums
Thor Baldursson Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Moog Bass
Geoff Bastow Guitar
Jeff Baxter Guitar
Pete Bellotte Guitar, Percussion
Hanus Berka Brass
Dara Lynn Bernard Vocals, Background Vocals
Betsy Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer, Vocoder, Polymoog
Hermann Breuer Brass
Bernie Brocks Percussion
Pattie Brooks Background Vocals
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Erich Bulling Synthesizer
Lenny Castro Conga
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
George DeAngelis Keyboards
Carolyn Dennis Background Vocals
Keith Diamond Keyboards
Assa Drori Concert Master
Don Dorsey Synthesizer, Synclavier
Nathan East Bass
Scott Edwards Bass
Alan Estes Percussion
Bob Esty Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Harold Faltermeyer Synthesizer, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Donna Fein Background Vocals
Chuck Findley Horn
James Gadson Drums
Steve George Background Vocals
Bob Glaub Bass
Gary Grant Horn, Brass
Jay Graydon Guitar
Portia Griffin Background Vocals
Carmen Grillo Background Vocals
Lee Harper Brass
Martin Harrison Drums
Alan Hawkshaw Keyboards
Gary Herbig Horn, Saxophone, Brass
Jerry Hey Horn, Brass
Joe Hornoff Drums
Les Hurdle Bass
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Carl James Bass
Louis Johnson Bass
Robert Kelley Background Vocals
Tom Kelley Background Vocals
Jon Kip Brass
Michael Landau Guitar
Silvester Levay Synthesizer, Keyboards
Dee Lewis Background Vocals
J.T. Lewis Drums
A. Linn Drums
Charles Loper Horn
David Luell Brass
Steve Lukather Guitar
Skip McDonald Guitar
Steve Madaio Horn, Brass
Timothy May Guitar
Marti McCall Background Vocals
Dani McCormick Background Vocals
Susannah Melvoin Background Vocals
Molly Moll Guitar
Eve Nelson Piano, Keyboards
Michael Omartian Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Suzanne Ornstein Strings
Richard Page Background Vocals
David Paich Synthesizer
Bill Payne Piano
Al Perkins Guitar
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer
John Pierce Bass
Wesley Plass Guitar
Mike Porcaro Bass
Petsye Powell Background Vocals
Jack Redmond Brass
Jerry Rix Background Vocals
Lisa Roberts Background Vocals
Mike Scott Background Vocals
Sid Sharp Concert Master
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Mike Stock Keyboards
Bruce Sudano Background Vocals
Michael Thatcher Keyboards
Neil Thomas Rap
Gene Van Burne Background Vocals
Trevor Veitch Guitar
Marty Walsh Guitar
Gitta Walther Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Luther Waters Background Vocals
Marietta Waters Vocals
Ernie Watts Trombone, Horn
Dan Wilensky Saxophone
Terry Williams Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder Vocals
Dan Wyman Moog Synthesizer
Dick Hyde Horn, Brass
Ann Labin Strings
Bob Conti Percussion
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Leland Sklar Bass
Mary Ellen Bernard Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn, Brass
Jai Winding Piano
Julia Tillman Background Vocals
Mats Bjorklund Guitar
Sally Schumway Strings
Suzie Schumway Strings
Amanda Grace Sudano Vocals
Brooklyn Sudano Vocals
Benny Gebauer Brass
Technical Credits
Yo-Yo Engineer
Jon Anderson Composer
James Ingram Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Barry Manilow Composer
Donna Summer Composer
Quincy Jones Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Greg Mathieson Arranger, Synthesizer Arrangements
Paul Jabara Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Bruce Roberts Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Giorgio Moroder Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Remixing, Electronic Arrangement
Larry Henley Composer
Will Ackerman Composer
Adrienne Anderson Composer
Lee Anthony Engineer
John Arrias Engineer
Thor Baldursson Arranger
Steve Bates Engineer
Pete Bellotte Producer
Michael Boddicker Programming, drum programming
Wally Bryson Composer
Erich Bulling Programming
Dave Concors Engineer
Keith Diamond Arranger, Composer, Producer
Frank Diez Contributor
Don Dorsey Programming
Joe Esposito Contributor
Bob Esty Arranger
Harold Faltermeyer Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
John Gilston drum programming
John Guess Engineer
Karen Hewitt Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Eddie Hokenson Contributor
Gary Klein Producer
Jürgen Koppers Engineer
Alan Licht Liner Notes
Eve Nelson Composer
Michael Omartian Arranger, Producer
David Paich Synthesizer Arrangements
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Vangelis Composer
Wesley Plass Engineer
Brian Reeves Engineer
Anthony Smith Composer
Bruce Swedien Engineer
Roger Talkov Engineer
Rod Temperton Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Michael Thatcher Horn Arrangements
Gary Unwin Contributor
Luther Waters Vocal Arrangements
Erik Zobler Engineer
Michael Ross Composer
Michael Bays Artwork
Michael Stock Composer
Vanessa Smith Composer
Hans Menzel Engineer
Mack Menzel Engineer
Benjamin Nelson Composer
Anthony Smith Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What amazing Collection from diva Donna Summer

    Donna Summer is one of my favorit singers she has an amazing voice like Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion and this collection includes all her number#1 hits and top 10 hits as well few new songs from the mid 1970´s until 1996. I definely recommend this album to all fans of Donna Summer and The likes of hers as Celine,Barbra and Whitney Houston.

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