The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer

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The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer
Greatest hits album by Donna Summer
Released September 30, 2003
Genre Pop, dance, disco, soul, R&B, rock
Label UTV
Producer Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, John Barry, Gary Klein, Michael Omartian, Richard Perry, Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete Waterman
Donna Summer chronology
The Ultimate Collection
(2003)
The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer
(2003)
Gold
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer is a compilation of the American singer's hits released by Universal Music in 2003. It features most of Summer's best known songs from the 1970s disco era, during which she became the most successful female of that genre, plus some of her hits from the 1980s, during which time she experimented with different genres.

The Journey was released in the UK on the back of her appearance on the TV special Disco Mania which celebrated the 1970s disco era and saw Summer performing her 1979 duet "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (originally with Barbra Streisand) with Irish boyband Westlife.

The album was also released in the US with a slightly different tracklisting - both on the album itself and also on the so-called 'limited edition bonus disc'.

Three new songs were recorded for the collection, including "You're So Beautiful" and "Dream-A-Lot's Theme (I Will Live For Love)", both of which were released as promotional singles. The UK version of the compilation placed the two new recordings "That's The Way" and "Dream-A-Lots-Theme" on the limited edition bonus disc - these two tracks are consequently not available on the UK single-disc edition of The Journey.

Track listings[edit]

UK[edit]

  1. "Love to Love You Baby" (Summer, Moroder, Bellotte) - 3:22
  2. "Could It Be Magic" (Anderson, Manilow) - 3:54
  3. "I Feel Love" (Summer, Moroder, Bellotte) - 3:46
  4. "Down Deep Inside (Theme From "The Deep")" (Barry, Summer) - 4:25
  5. "Love's Unkind" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 4:28
  6. "I Love You" (Summer, Moroder, Bellotte) - 3:18
  7. "Last Dance" (Jabara) - 3:19
  8. "MacArthur Park" (Webb) - 3:54
  9. "Heaven Knows" (Summer, Moroder, Mathieson, Bellotte) - 3:39
  10. "Rumour Has It" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 5:04
  11. "Hot Stuff" (Faltermeyer, Forsey, Bellotte) - 3:50
  12. "Bad Girls" (Sudano, Summer, Hokenson, Esposito) - 3:57
  13. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Duet With Barbra Streisand) (Roberts, Jabara) - 4:48
  14. "On the Radio" (Summer, Moroder) - 4:05
  15. "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" (Ross, Jones, Temperton) - 4:19
  16. "State of Independence" (Anderson, Vangelis) - 4:25
  17. "She Works Hard for the Money" (Summer, Omartian) - 4:10
  18. "Dinner with Gershwin" (Russell) - 4:39
  19. "This Time I Know It's for Real" (Summer, Stock, Aitken, Waterman) - 3:36
Limited Edition Bonus Disc
  1. "Love to Love You Baby" (Original Album Version) (Summer, Moroder, Bellotte) - 16:51
  2. "I Feel Love" (Patrick Cowley Mix) (Summer, Moroder, Bellotte) - 15:53
  3. "Hot Stuff" (Original 12") (Faltermeyer, Forsey, Bellotte) - 6:46
  4. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Duet With Barbra Streisand) (Original Album Version) - 11:46
  5. "On the Radio" (Original 12"/Foxes soundtrack version) - 7:34
  6. "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)" (Morales Classic Club Mix) (Cole, Summer, Carrano, Clivilles) - 8:04
  7. "That's the Way" (New Recording) (Moroder, Forsey) - 3:45
  8. "Dream-A-Lot's Theme (I Will Live for Love)" (New Recording) (Summer, DiGesare) - 4:54

US[edit]

  1. "Love to Love You Baby" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:22
  2. "Could It Be Magic" (Anderson, Manilow) - 3:54
  3. "I Feel Love" (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:46
  4. "I Love You (Bellotte, Moroder, Summer) - 3:18
  5. "Last Dance" (Jabara) - 3:19
  6. "MacArthur Park" (Webb) - 3:54
  7. "Heaven Knows" Duet with The Brooklyn Dreams (Bellotte, Mathieson, Moroder, Summer) - 3:39
  8. "Hot Stuff" (Faltermayer, Forsey, Bellotte) - 3:50
  9. "Bad Girls" (Sudano, Summer, Hokenson, Esposito) - 3:57
  10. "Dim All the Lights" (Summer) - 3:58
  11. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Duet with Barbra Streisand) (Roberts, Jabara) - 4:48
  12. "On the Radio" (Summer, Moroder) - 4:05
  13. "The Wanderer" (Summer, Moroder) - 3:46
  14. "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" (Ross, Jones, Temperton) - 4:19
  15. "State of Independence" (Anderson, Vangelis) - 4:25
  16. "She Works Hard for the Money" (Summer, Omartian) - 4:10
  17. "This Time I Know It's For Real" (Summer, Stock, Aitken, Waterman) - 3:36
  18. "I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)" (Sartori, Quarantotto, Summer) - 4:08
  19. "That's the Way" (New Recording) (Moroder, Forsey) - 3:45
  20. "Dream-A-Lot's Theme (I Will Live for Love)" (New Recording) (Summer, DiGesare) - 4:54
Limited Edition Bonus Disc
  1. "I Feel Love" (12" version) (Moroder, Bellotte) - 8:15
  2. "Hot Stuff" (12" version) (Faltermeyer, Forsey, Bellotte) - 6:46
  3. "This Time I Know It's for Real" (12" version) (Summer, Stock, Aitken, Waterman) - 7:22
  4. "Dream-A-Lot's Theme (I Will Live for Love)" (12" Extended Remix) (New Recording) (Summer, DiGesare) - 9:16
  5. "You're So Beautiful" (Ultimate Club Mix) (New Recording) (Summer, Di Gesare, Moran) - 10:50

Charts[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
2005 Norway 27
UK 6
US Billboard 200 111
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Mexican Albums Chart[2] 79
New Zealand 40
Switzerland 68
US 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Top 100 México - Los más vendidos". AMPROFON. 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2012-05-28.