Another Place and Time

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Another Place And Time
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Studio album by Donna Summer
Released March 20, 1989
Recorded 1988–1989
Length 37:36
Label Atlantic/PWL
Producer Stock Aitken Waterman, Donna Summer
Donna Summer chronology
All Systems Go
(1987)All Systems Go1987
Another Place and Time
Mistaken Identity
(1991)Mistaken Identity1991
Singles from Another Place and Time
  1. "This Time I Know It's for Real"
    Released: February 13, 1989
  2. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt"
    Released: May 15, 1989
  3. "Love's About to Change My Heart"
    Released: August 14, 1989
  4. "Breakaway"
    Released: October 1989
  5. "When Love Takes Over You"
    Released: November 13, 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+ [3]

Another Place and Time is the fourteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Donna Summer, released on March 20, 1989. The album was produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and featured Summer's Top 10 hit "This Time I Know It's for Real".


After enjoying immense stardom during the disco era in the 1970s, Summer had experimented with different styles of music during the 1980s and had released several albums with Geffen Records with varied results; Geffen had refused to release much of her material including her biggest post-1970s success, the 1983 album She Works Hard for the Money, which had only been released by virtue of being given to another label - Mercury Records - to satisfy a legal dispute between Summer and her 1970s label Casablanca Records. Summer's final Geffen release was her 1987 album All Systems Go.

Summer actually recorded Another Place and Time, for Geffen, the pairing of the singer with the Stock Aitken Waterman team being the idea of label owner David Geffen. Since 1984, Stock Aiken Watermen had dominated the UK charts with acts like Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Hazell Dean, Kylie Minogue and Rick Astley scoring countless hits worldwide. "S/A/W" were famous for their unique "hit factory" sound, which was basically their own brand of 1980s synthpop/dance. S/A/W described the album as a labour of love, and went on to say it was their favorite album. The S/A/W team wrote all ten of the tracks for their collaboration with Summer, with the singer having co-writing credit on three tracks.

Single releases and commercial success[edit]

Upon hearing the completed album in early 1989, David Geffen and his executive board opted to drop Summer from the label roster without issuing the album. However Warner Bros. Records, Summer's label of release in the UK and Europe since 1980, elected to issue the Another Place and Time album in those territories with the track "This Time I Know It's for Real" becoming a hit in the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden; "This Time I Know It's for Real" had an especially strong impact in the UK with a spring 1989 peak of #3 affording Summer her best UK chart showing since 1977 when "Love's Unkind" peaked at #3 (Summer's only higher UK charting single is "I Feel Love" also from 1977). Upon its release, Another Place and Time received generally positive reviews. The album also went on to reach #17 in the UK Albums Chart. In the US, with the single losing chart momentum and sales because of imports; it was expeditious, that a label be found for the North American market. In April 1989 Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. affiliate in the WEA conglomerate, acquired the Another Place and Time album for release in the US where boosted by the Top Ten showing of "This Time I Know I Know It's for Real", which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Conversely, the parent album peaked at #53 on the Billboard 200 album chart, eventually selling approximately 255,000 copies in the United States.

Planned follow up album and re-release[edit]

A second album was planned with Stock Aitken Waterman, however Summer never found the time to get back to the UK, and the tracks were later recorded by singer Lonnie Gordon.[4]

In 2014, the album was re-released in the UK in a 3-CD set as well as digital downloads, containing a remastered original album, plus extended versions, original versions and remixes.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[edit]

All tracks written by Stock, Aitken, Waterman, except where indicated..

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt"   3:28
2. "When Love Takes Over You"   4:13
3. "This Time I Know It's for Real" Stock, Aitken, Waterman, Donna Summer 3:38
4. "The Only One"   3:55
5. "In Another Place And Time"   3:22
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Sentimental" Stock, Aitken, Waterman, Summer 3:11
7. "Whatever Your Heart Desires" Stock, Aitken, Waterman, Summer 3:52
8. "Breakaway"   4:04
9. "If It Makes You Feel Good"   3:45
10. "Love's About to Change My Heart"   4:03

3xCD Deluxe edition (2014)[edit]

Disc one
  • Same as original LP.
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Breakaway (Power Radio Mix)"   4:02
2. "Breakaway (Extended Power Mix)"   6:08
3. "Breakaway (Remix - Full Version)"   6:45
4. "Breakaway (Remix Edit)"   3:37
5. "Breakaway (Instrumental Remix Edit)"   3:45
6. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (12" Version)"   6:58
7. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Instrumental)"   4:45
8. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (7" Remix)"   3:32
9. "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt (Pete Hammond Original 12" Mix)"   7:22
10. "If It Makes You Feel Good (Pete Hammond Remix Instrumental)"   4:06
11. "Sentimental (Instrumental)" Stock, Aitken, Waterman, Summer 3:49
12. "This Time I Know It's for Real (Extended Remix)" Stock, Aitken, Waterman, Summer 7:21
13. "This Time I Know It's for Real (Instrumental)" Stock, Aitken, Waterman, Summer 3:33
Disc three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When Love Takes Over You (Dave Ford 7")"   3:38
2. "When Love Takes Over You (Dave Ford Extended Remix)"   6:13
3. "When Love Takes Over You (Dave Ford Instrumental)"   3:37
4. "When Love Takes Over You (Pete Hammond Original 12" Mix)"   7:02
5. "The Only One (Instrumental)"   3:54
6. "Whatever Your Heart Desires (Instrumental)" Stock, Aitken, Waterman, Summer 3:57
7. "Love's About to Change My Heart (Clivillés & Cole 12" Mix)"   7:47
8. "Love's About to Change My Heart (Clivillés & Cole 7" Mix)"   4:21
9. "Love's About to Change My Heart (Extended Remix)"   6:19
10. "Love's About to Change My Heart (Instrumental)"   5:14
11. "Love's About to Change My Heart (Love Dub)"   7:13
12. "Love's About to Change My Heart (Dub)"   8:20
13. "Love's About to Change My Heart (Loveland's Full-On 7" Radio Edit)"   3:59
14. "Love's About to Change My Heart (PWL 7" Mix)"   3:45


  • Stock, Aitken, Waterman - producer, arrangements
  • Karen Hewitt and Yoyo - engineering
  • Mixmaster Pete Hammond - mixing
  • Donna Summer - vocals
  • Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and George De Angelis - keyboards
  • Matt Aitken - guitar
  • A. Linn - drums
  • Dee Lewis, Matt Aitken and Mae McKenna - backing vocals
  • Recorded at PWL, London
  • Donna's vocals were recorded using the The Calrec Soundfield Microphone.
  • Lawrence Lawry - photography
  • David Howells - design
  • Lawrence Lawry and Donna Summer - front cover concept
  • Andrene (at Vidal Sasson) - hair
  • Richard Sharpes - makeup
  • Kelly Cooper - styling

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 29
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 49
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 16
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 23
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 17
US Billboard 200[10] 53
Year Single Chart Position
1989 "This Time I Know It's for Real" UK Singles Chart 3
Norway Singles Chart 3
Sweden 12
US Billboard Hot 100 7
"I Don't Wanna Get Hurt" UK Singles Chart 7
"Love's About to Change My Heart" UK Singles Chart 20
US Billboard Hot 100 85
1990 "When Love Takes Over You" UK Singles Chart 72
1991 "Breakaway" UK Singles Chart 49


Country Provider Certifications
United Kingdom BPI Gold[11]


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  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Another Place and Time > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Another Place and Time > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ cafe80s: Lonnie Gordon interview
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  6. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  7. ^ " – Donna Summer – Another Place and Time". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  8. ^ " – Donna Summer – Another Place and Time". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Donna Summer | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Donna Summer – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Donna Summer. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  11. ^ Gold & Platinum: Searchable Database Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.