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Donna Summer
December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012)

Born LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948, Donna Summer, was an American singer/songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s.
With a mezzo-soprano vocal range, she was a five-time Grammy Award winner and the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US ... Read more in Amazon's Donna Summer Store

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  • Audio Cassette (1 Jan 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Uni/Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001F8O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,245,990 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hot Stuff
2. Bad Girls
3. Love Will Always Find You
4. Walk Away
5. Dim All the Lights
6. Journey to the Center of Your Heart
7. One Night in a Lifetime
8. Can't Get to Sleep at Night
9. On My Honor
10. There Will Always Be a You
11. All Through the Night
12. My Baby Understands
13. Our Love
14. Lucky
15. Sunset People

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Music Mixer 101 on 2 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD
Unlike the other 7 Universal Japan reissues of Donna Summer's Casablanca catalog, this CD is NOT a remastered version because Universal Music upgraded the sound in 2003. Universal Music issued a Deluxe Edition of Bad Girls and Universal Japan apparently decided to use this amazingly stellar version in their 2012 reissue. Most likely they couldn't dramatically improve the job previously done. Nonetheless, the standout part of this 2012 version is the replication of the LP jacket. They also include a duplicate of the original 1979 LP booklet. Additionally included are English lyrics and Japanese lyrics. Alas the high price of this reissue makes buying the previous Deluxe Edition version much easier on your wallet.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
This absolutely brilliant album gave Donna Summer at least four great hits, two of which occupied the No. 1 and 2 positions on the Billboard charts simultaneously for a couple of weeks in 1979 (Hot Stuff and the title track, both rock-influenced tracks with prominent electric guitar). But what’s so truly excellent about it, is that there’s no filler tracks here – every single one of these songs is tuneful and memorable. Amongst the lesser known classics, my favourites include the tender ballads On My Honor, All Through The Night and My Baby Understands that have Donna moving successfully into torch-song territory, and the soaring disco numbers Our Love, Journey To the Center Of Your Heart and the addictive Lucky – this last being one of her most powerful songs of all time which should have been released as a single way back. It must also be mentioned that this album gave Summer credibility amongst the rock crowd (Disco was much despised when this album was released) but I also loved her earlier stuff, especially the other concept album Once Upon A Time. Bad Girls has only improved with time and serves as an excellent showcase for Donna’s songwriting and vocal skills as well as Giorgio Moroder’s genius as producer.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Simon Johnson on 6 Oct 2002
Format: Audio CD
Back in the heady days of the 1970s, Donna Summer was one of disco's undoubted icons; a sultry diva with a far-reaching vocal range and a string of songs to her name that remain classics today. Sadly her musical output seems to have now dwindled, but those in need of a reason why this lady was once the queen of disco should look no further than the masterpiece "Bad Girls". This album ranks as Donna Summer's opus, the disco/soul equivalent of what "Ulysses" was to James Joyce, for example (excuse me while I get carried away...)
When the album first appeared in 1979 it caused a certain amount of controversy due to the rather "sensational" subject matter of the album's title track, Bad Girls, i.e. a song about prostitutes. However even those of a delicate nature shouldn't be put off as the song now seems pretty tame by 2002 standards, what with the likes of Eminen and various other dirty-talkin' artistes filling up the charts with far more explicit material...
So what of "Bad Girls" itself? Well the album is certainly a lengthy one, measuring in at over 70 minutes of playtime. Originally released as a double album, it's now been compacted onto one CD, and is a non-stop roller coaster of up-tempo disco stompers mixed in with some more slow-burning tracks. Almost every track is of a high calibre by Donna Summer standards and she's doing what she then did best: knocking out great dance tunes with strong, soulful and emotive vocals on the theme of love and relationships. There's excellent musicianship on this LP too; Georgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte and Harold Faltermeyer all wrote and produced the album and it's obvious they work well with Donna.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Nov 2001
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion, this album is one of the most important albums of the 70's. Donna and producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte mix the best from disco with the best from rock to make the perfect album. Donna's distinctive voice carries the album through dance tracks and ballads. The album contains only highlights and is a must in every record collection of anyone who lived through he 70's or anyone who wish they did. I recommend this album to anyone who loves music and yes, I am a Donna Summer fan...
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By jukka anttila on 30 Sep 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
amazing ,i did know a couple of great songs on this cd,but this was superb all the way...just listen...tracks 9-11 :what a beautiful melodies and great lyrics and this summer is endless. this is the most catching record of all. still i`m amazed
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By Amazon Customer on 28 Aug 2013
Format: Audio CD
Ive had this album so many times and lost it.
Great to have in my car.
love it nice to hear again.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ian.howick@virgin.net on 27 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is indeed a trip back to the vibe and spirit that only the 70s had! You will hear people talk about what great music was around in this period, but its only when you play a fantastic cd like this that you get a true sense of the passion and creative energy that existed in people! I always feel you should be able to imagine a crowded seventies disco packed with people who are just there to have a good time without any of the horrid atmosphere we get in modern life! Donna Summer and many artists like her were at the forefront of this creativity, and long may their musical legacy live on for future generations to enjoy! Listening to this album, makes you realize what poor quality modern music has become! Buy this ALBUM!!!!
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