Live & More Encore

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Live & More Encore
Live album by Donna Summer
Released June 6, 1999
Recorded February 28, 1999 at Hammerstein Ballroom
Genre Pop, disco, soul, dance R&B, rock
Length 61:09
Label Epic
Producer Donna Summer, Bruce Sudano, Wayne Isaak, Bruce Gillmer, Lee Chesnut
Donna Summer chronology
Endless Summer: Greatest Hits
(1994)
Live & More Encore
(1999)
The Ultimate Collection
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Live & More Encore is a live album released by Donna Summer in 1999, an edited version of a televised concert of the same name. Released on Sony Music's sublabel Epic, it featured a live concert which had been filmed especially for the VH-1 channel, and also two new dance tracks, including a re-working of "Time To Say Goodbye", a semi-classical song previously made popular by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. Summer's dance version of the song was entitled "I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)". Both of the album's two studio recordings, the other being "Love Is the Healer", reached #1 on the US dance charts, with "I Will Go With You" nominated for a Grammy as Best Dance Recording.

In the concert Summer performs some of her biggest hits both from the 1970s disco era through to the 1980s. The song "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", originally a duet with Barbra Streisand, is performed with Australian singer Tina Arena. The song was one of the concert's highlights, earning enthusiastic applause from the audience. Another notable moment is when Summer tells how she wrote "Dim All the Lights" for Rod Stewart, but at the last minute decided to keep it for herself. She then performs the first half of the song the way she imagines Stewart might have sung it, and finishes it in the style she originally recorded it.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "MacArthur Park" (Webb) - 6:38
  2. "This Time I Know It's for Real" (Aitken, Stock, Summer, Waterman) - 3:12
  3. "I Feel Love" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:50
  4. "On the Radio" (Moroder, Summer) - 4:29
  5. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" - duet with Tina Arena (Jabara, Roberts) - 4:21
  6. "Dim All the Lights" (Summer) - 6:03
  7. "She Works Hard for the Money" (Omartian, Summer) - 4:31
  8. "Bad Girls" (Esposito, Hokenson, Sudano, Summer) - 3:06
  9. "Hot Stuff" (Bellotte, Faltermeyer, Forsey) - 4:19
  10. "My Life" (Barry, Miller, Summer, Waterman) - 5:58
  11. "Last Dance" (Jabara) - 7:08
  12. "Love Is the Healer" (DiGesare, Summer) - 3:23
  13. "I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)" (Quarantotto, Sartori, Summer) - 4:10
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1999 "I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)" United Kingdom 44
USA Billboard Hot 100 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurutz, Steve. "Live & More Encore > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.