The Donna Summer Anthology

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The Donna Summer Anthology
Greatest hits album by Donna Summer
Released September 21, 1993
Recorded 1975-1993
Genre Pop, rock, dance, soul, reggae, disco
Length 156:35
Label PolyGram
Producer Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, Gary Klein, Quincy Jones, Michael Omartian, Harold Faltermeyer, Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete Waterman, Keith Diamond
Donna Summer chronology
Mistaken Identity
(1991)
The Donna Summe Anthology
(1993)
Christmas Spirit
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (**) [2]

The Donna Summer Anthology is a double compilation album by the American singer released by Polygram Records in 1993. The compilation featured the majority of Summer's best known songs right from the start of her success to the present day. Summer had originally made her name during the disco era in the 1970s and in the decade that followed had experimented with different styles. Most of the tracks on this compilation are the original album versions of the songs, which were sometimes edited down for their release as a single. Included for the first time are two remixed tracks from her then previously unreleased I'm a Rainbow album, which had been recorded in 1981 but had been shelved by her record company at the time. The album also featured the Giorgio Moroder-penned and produced song "Carry On"', marking the first time Summer and Moroder had worked together since 1981. Summer and Moroder, together with Pete Bellotte had written the vast majority of her 1970s disco hits. Four years later, "Carry On" would be remixed and become a big dance hit. It also won Summer a Grammy for Best Dance Recording, her first win since 1984 and her fifth win in total.

This collection remains the closest to a traditional "box set" (usually three or four compact discs) of Summer's work because it contains then-unreleased material (selections from "I'm a Rainbow"), an unreleased (as a single) LP track ("Friends Unknown"), and the "MacArthur Park" promotional single.

Tracklisting[edit]

Disc one

  1. "Love to Love You Baby" (Original Single Version) (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:21
  2. "Could It Be Magic" (US Single Version) (Anderson, Manilow) - 3:54
  3. "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It" (US Single Version) (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 4:46
  4. "Spring Affair" (US Single Version) (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 4:02
  5. "Love's Unkind" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 4:26
  6. "I Feel Love" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 5:51
  7. "Once upon a Time" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 4:00
  8. "Rumour Has It" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 4:54
  9. "I Love You" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer" - 4:41
  10. "Last Dance" (Jabara) - 4:57
  11. "MacArthur Park" (Promotional 12" Mix) (Webb) - 6:25
  12. "Heaven Knows" (Single Version) (with the Brooklyn Dreams) (Bellotte, Mathieson, Moroder, Summer) - 3:52
  13. "Hot Stuff" (12" Mix) Bellotte, Faltermeyer, Forsey) - 6:46
  14. "Bad Girls" (Esposito, Hokenson, Sudano, Summer) - 4:56
  15. "Dim All the Lights" (Summer) - 4:23
  16. "Sunset People" (Bellotte, Faltermeyer, Forsey) - 6:24

Disc two

  1. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Duet With Barbra Streisand) (Columbia Single Version) (Jabara, Roberts) - 4:41
  2. "On The Radio" (Moroder, Summer) - 5:50
  3. "The Wanderer" (Moroder, Summer) - 3:45
  4. "Cold Love" (Bellotte, Faltermeyer, Forsey) - 3:38
  5. "I'm a Rainbow" (Remix) (Sudano) - 4:04
  6. "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" (Remix) (Lloyd Webber, Rice) - 4:20
  7. "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" (Jones, Ross, Temperton) - 4:19
  8. "State of Independence" (Anderson, Vangelis) - 5:49
  9. "She Works Hard For The Money" (Omartian, Summer) - 5:18
  10. "Unconditional Love" (Omartian, Summer) - 4:41
  11. "There Goes My Baby" (Nelson, Patterson, Treadwell) - 4:06
  12. "Supernatural Love" (Omartian, Sudano, Summer) 3:34
  13. "All Systems Go" (Faltermeyer, Summer) - 4:10
  14. "This Time I Know It's for Real" (Stock, Aitken, Waterman, Summer) - 3:36
  15. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt" (Stock, Aitken, Waterman) - 3:26
  16. "When Love Cries" (Diamond, Henley, Nelson, Smith, Summer) - 5:14
  17. "Friends Unknown" (Diamond, Smith, Smith, Summer) - 3:44
  18. "Carry On" (Moroder, Waters)

Charts[edit]

Single
Year Single Chart Position
1998 "Carry On" UK's single chart 65
Album
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Mexican Albums Chart[3] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Promis, Jose F.. "The Donna Summer Anthology > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Donna Summer Anthology > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Top 100 México - Los más vendidos". AMPROFON. 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2012-05-28.