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Donna Summer - Greatest Hits
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Donna Summer - Greatest Hits
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
 
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There's no scarcity of Donna Summer greatest-hits packages, but this chronological bargain-line disc eschews her rep as extendo-orgasmo dance-floor heroine in favor of her equally deserved rep as mistress of radio-friendly...  more »

      
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All Artists: Donna Summer
Title: Donna Summer - Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, Dance Pop, Vocal Pop, By Decade, 1970s, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455879520

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There's no scarcity of Donna Summer greatest-hits packages, but this chronological bargain-line disc eschews her rep as extendo-orgasmo dance-floor heroine in favor of her equally deserved rep as mistress of radio-friendly three-minute pocket symphonies. The production of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte on the early stuff sounds like disco clichés because it invented them, and their fondness for cramming in instrumental details (check out the whistles on "Bad Girls") keeps the songs ecstatic. And the four-song condensation of Summer's post-Moroder career is a great mini-history of the way disco evolved into other kinds of dance-pop through the '80s as she picks up ideas from funk and reggae and ends up wailing her heart out on the gloriously plastic "This Time I Know It's for Real." --Douglas Wolk

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CD Reviews

Why bother??
05/18/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The ONLY reason to buy this one is if you are a new fan of Donna Summer's work...and I don't know how any fresh fans can be recruited, given the lack of new material since a Christmas album released years & years ago. This CD contains no suprises, no "bonus" releases, no hard-to-find tracks. I have NO idea why this was released, given the glut of Donna Summer greatest hits packages already on the market. Please, record company guys, can we try something new for a change?"
I Don't Understand Why This Was Made?
09/03/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Like other reviewers, this is NOT a great hit colllection. Here's why: I will highlight her previous hit collections.
Buy:
1. On The Radio - Greatest Hits 1&2 -- If you only like her 70's music.2. The Anthology Collection - If you want to dig deeper beyond a hits collection with 2 CDs.3. Endless Summer - If you want THE major highlights spanning her entire collection up to 1994 including 80s tracks that obviously you won't have on On The Radio.You can buy any of these 3 and not be disappointed. Anything else after that is UNNECESSARY unless you have money to splurge or Donna gets back on Top 40 radio (which I always hope for:)) Donna is certainly capable of a few more hits even though she is 54 years old."
Stop the Greatest Hits, PLEASE!!
03/13/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I did not buy this album because I already have every song on it. I bought Donna Summer's "On the Radio", then I bought the double disk "Anthology"--only because it had a more extensive collection of her hits. But honestly, what is the point of continually releasing the same old songs over and over again as a greatest hits package? How many copies of these songs do Donna Summer fans need--or want? And furthermore, does the record company REALLY think that fans are going to continue to spend money on the same songs over and over again? I love Donna Summer and am waiting breathlessly for a new album. But, I refuse to buy another greatest hits album of hers. I didn't buy "Endless Summer" and I am not going to buy this new one, either. I was absolutely shocked when I saw this in a record store! The songs on this album would normally give the CD 5 stars, but I give it 1 star because it is old news that keeps getting rehashed over and over again. I do agree that if a record company is going to be bold enough to release ANOTHER Donna Summer greatest hits, then they should AT LEAST make it a remix album."