This is an excellent single CD collection from "The Queen Of Disco". There are many hits on this one but my personal favorite is, "I Feel Love". I don't have neighbors. If you don't either…… Crank it up!!
The follow-up to Donna Summer's first big Geffen album did reasonably well and proved to be the lull before the storm. "State of Independence" just missed being a hit, and "Woman In Me" cracked the pop and R&B Top 40, although it wasn't a smash. But the album mostly reaffirmed that Summer was back in stride and hadn't merely scored a fluke with her previous release.
The Summer Collection is a compilation album by Donna Summer released in 1985 by Mercury Records. Summer had made her name during the era of disco music in the 1970s when she was signed to Casablanca Records. In 1980, she signed to Geffen Records but her success there was not what it had been on Casablanca. In the early 1980s, Casablanca was bought out entirely by Polygram Records, and Summer had returned to them for one studio album. Mercury, another division of Polygram and a sister company to Casablanca, released that album entitled She Works Hard for the Money in 1983. It also released this compilation album in 1985, containing seven of her original disco hits from Casablanca, plus three songs from the aforementioned Mercury Records album.
The Original Hits features Donna Summer’s classic hits that inspired a Broadway musical, serving as a soundtrack to an extraordinary career in which Donna busted barriers and genres to become the “Queen of Disco” and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Included are the No. 1 smashes “Love to Love You Baby,” “MacArthur Park,” “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” with Barbra Streisand, “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,” “She Works Hard For the Money,” and so much more.
In the late '80s, the Mike Stock/Matt Aitken/Pete Waterman team was as important to European dance-pop as Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte had been to Euro-disco in the late '70s. Many pop critics hated Stock/Aitken/Waterman's slick, high-gloss approach with a passion, but what critics like and what the public buys are often two different things – and the British team had the Midas touch when it came to Dead or Alive, Samantha Fox, Rick Astley, and other '80s favorites. So, for Donna Summer, working with them was a logical decision when, in 1989, she made a temporary return to a Euro-dance-pop setting.
Released in 2014 with support from Bruce Sudano, Donna Summer's husband and collaborator, this box set of U.K. origin has a slightly misleading title. Donna: The CD Collection sounds like it should be all-encompassing, an anthology of every studio album Summer released from the mid-'70s through the late 2000s…
This was the album by which millions of sons of late baby boomers (and sons and daughters of the early ones) first really discovered the Beach Boys, beyond hearing the occasional oldie on the radio. It was the summer of 1974, and the Beach Boys were still trying to get themselves back on track commercially after a seven-year commercial dry spell, when this double LP of their 1963-1966 material (all but one cut pre-dating Pet Sounds) came along and did the job…