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VH1 Presents: Live & More Encore!
     

VH1 Presents: Live & More Encore!

by Donna Summer
 

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Donna Summer is more than just the Queen of Disco. With songs that throw back to the not-so-distant era of mirror-ball excess and a voice both resonant and ethereal, she's the master of bittersweet memories, as this live disc reveals. Although taped for VH1, there's nothing prepackaged about LIVE & MORE -- ENCORE! This lush, sentimental collection shows how fierce

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Donna Summer is more than just the Queen of Disco. With songs that throw back to the not-so-distant era of mirror-ball excess and a voice both resonant and ethereal, she's the master of bittersweet memories, as this live disc reveals. Although taped for VH1, there's nothing prepackaged about LIVE & MORE -- ENCORE! This lush, sentimental collection shows how fierce Summer's skills remain, and from the inconsolable disappointment of "Macarthur Park" to the heady celebration of "I Feel Love" her voice sounds as seamless as it did 20 years ago. Australian singing sensation Tina Arena joins her for a ripping rendition of "No More Tears," but Arena is no Streisand. What's timeless are the ten songs that were Top Ten hits for Summer ("Last Dance," "Bad Girls," "Hot Stuff," "On the Radio"). Three new cuts on the techno tip -- "My Life," the notable "I Will Go With You," and "Love Is the Healer" -- show that Summer remains contemporary, and if this recording's strength, heat, and groove factor foretell her ability to reign supreme in live performance, she's more than worthy of her crown.

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All Music Guide - Steve Kurutz
Though Donna Summer is one of the most talented vocalists of the past 25 years, this VH1 concert is not one of her most musically adventurous efforts. Blending past hits ("On the Radio," "She Works Hard for the Money") with standards like "MacArthur Park," the album is meant to provide a graceful re-introduction of Summer who inked a deal with Sony shortly before this album's recording. So much has changed since her late-'70s heyday that on VH1 Presents you can feel Summer gathering up stalwart fans, digging her heels in and getting prepared to fight her way back into the fickle pop consciousness. But if any disco diva has the power to make a comeback, it's Summer and her ballsy voice.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646991022
catalogNumber:
69910

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