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Donna Summer: Gold

5 Sep 2005 | Format: MP3

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4:57
2
3:54
3
4:46
4
4:01
5
4:26
6
5:51
7
4:41
8
4:58
9
6:28
10
3:38
11
6:46
12
4:56
13
4:34
14
6:27
15
4:48
16
4:05
Disc 2
1
3:46
2
4:19
3
5:49
4
5:18
5
4:42
6
4:04
7
3:34
8
4:38
9
4:12
10
3:37
11
3:26
12
3:45
13
4:30
14
3:41
15
4:13
16
4:07
17
4:51
18
4:05


Product details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 2:35:53
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  • ASIN: B0070XOBL4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,022 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By W. Leonard on 6 Aug 2006
Format: Audio CD
As you can see from the offerings available on Amazon, Ms Summer has as many collections available as she has original albums. But this one actually gets it right. From Love to Love You through to You're So Beautiful, this is the collection to get. Almost every album is represented.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Jan 2007
Format: Audio CD
There are now a huge choice of Donna Summer compilations so this one is for completists as it contains different versions of certain tracks. These were all singles, major and minor hits, without any of her classic album tracks that made some of her albums, like Bad Girls, so special. From the 1970s comes the erotic Love To Love You Baby, Could It Be Magic, Last Dance from the disco movie Thank God It's Friday, the lilting Love's Unkind, the majestic MacArthur Park and No More Tears, the duet with Streisand. And her brilliant and original fusion of disco and rock in the form of Hot Stuff and Bad Girls, two of the very best songs of 1979 in any genre.

The next decade she changed her style, creating great pop songs like Love Is In Control, the anthemic State Of Independence, the rock-pop She Works Hard For The Money, the bouncy Unconditional Love, a collaboration with Musical Youth, and then a return to dance in the late 80s style with the brilliant All Systems Go and This Time I Know It's For Real. The track When Love Cries and the following are from the 1990s and the 2000s and include the classic I Will Go With You. Although this is a good collection of her singles, I give it four stars since the perfect compilation would include some of those aforementioned album tracks like My Baby Understands, Our Love and Lucky (all from Bad Girls) and at least one track from her Christmas album.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By pjr VINE VOICE on 9 July 2008
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Donna Summer collections run into quite a number these days so choosing one really depends upon your tastes. Gold is the most comprehensive and wide ranging, giving a very good overview of her career. Barring a couple of early omissions it really is the most definitve of all the collections.

Summer's career began by accident when a DJ, wanting to take a break on a long late night shift decided to put on the full version of "Love To Love You Baby" and was innundated with requests. The nearly 17 minute symphonic piece of disco soft porn was never conceived as a single but it was pared down and produced Donna Summer's first hit (albeit banned for being too steamy in the UK) and it began a run of hits which crowned Donna Summer the queen of disco.

The collection adds a good number of these from the majestic "I Feel Love" through to the bizzare disco cover of "MacArthur Park" plus some of the earlier less well known but equally valuable pieces such as "Spring Affair" and "Could It Be Magic". This is a period of massive success for her and it is the part of her career which suffers from the most omissions. There are 4 big hits missing here of which "Down Deep Inside (Theme From The Deep)" is quite notable as it is a very close cousin to "I Feel Love" and has plenty of producer Giorgio Moroder's wonderful electronics. Quibbles aside the early material is well represented. The version of "MacArthur Park" is a promo version not previously easy to find.

The second disc moves on to what could easily be titled, "what Donna Summer did once they said disco was dead". Here are the fruits of the next 20 years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Simpson on 18 April 2012
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Soulful, sexy and melodic. This is a necessity in every collection, if you like 70s and 80s R&B.
There are other hits compilations that omit important tracks but this is very complete for the price.
However, there are tracks that you may still require after buying this album, but it is a good place to start your Donna Summer collection.
If it had this track, I would have given it 5 stars. I Remember Yesterday
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Singh-Hulass on 22 Jan 2011
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And what I mean by that title is that if you are looking for an all-encompassing, single edits-based collection of Donna's work spanning her imperious Seventies phase right through to "Dream-A-Lot's Theme" from 2004, then this is the one to get.

Spread over two CD's, it is easily the broadest and most diverse collection of her work since it covers "Love To Love You Baby" from 1975 all the way through to the above named track nearly 30 years' later, a quite staggering timespan for someone who, arguably, peaked in the late Seventies and early Eighties.

What strikes you upon listening to her music is how risk-taking and adventurous an artist she is. Lyrically, she hasn't pushed back too many boundaries (unless you count the orgasmic moaning on "Love To Love You Baby"), but musically, what she did with Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte is virtually unsurpassable and still sounds contemporary over 30 years' later.

The other thing you notice is how passionate and involved a singer she is - she always sounds totally committed to whatever she's singing about, even some of the most mundane nonsense about Love somehow sounds like the end of the world.

If you just want a convenient snapshot of Donna's career and talent, then this is the collection to buy. If you're looking for something more challenging, and ultimately rewarding, then I would unhesitatingly point you in the direction of "The Dance Collection", a compilation of some of her Seventies 12" singles in all their breathtaking glory. I'd also recommend the 2-disc edition of "The Journey", which is an earlier Greatest Hits collection (which disappointingly stops at 1989). The 1-disc version is inferior to "Gold", but the 2-disc features some stunning full-length 12" remixes never previously available on CD before and is well worth getting for that reason alone.

Derek
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