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On the Radio
Donna Summer
On the Radio
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
 
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The queen of disco--known now for her fundamental conservatism but then known for her extended sex romps that pulsated as minutes turned to hours--Donna Summer recorded a series of hits that playfully courted decadence and...  more »

      

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All Artists: Donna Summer
Title: On the Radio
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mercury Import
Original Release Date: 1/1/1987
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, Dance Pop, Vocal Pop, By Decade, 1970s, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042282255822, 042282255815

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The queen of disco--known now for her fundamental conservatism but then known for her extended sex romps that pulsated as minutes turned to hours--Donna Summer recorded a series of hits that playfully courted decadence and consistent chart success. The versions here are the shorter 7" versions. So if looking for the full 16-minute version of "Love to Love You Baby," look elsewhere. But what is here is '70s disco at its peak: "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," "Last Dance," "On the Radio," "I Feel Love." The kind of stuff that makes weddings and frat parties what they are. --Rob O'Connor

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Sophie M. from CLEARWATER, FL
Reviewed on 7/4/2012...
It's a great CD! Love all the songs!
NEOMI M. from GREELEY, CO
Reviewed on 8/13/2006...
Groovy

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Early Meagmix
Vincent M. Mastronardi | Michigan | 08/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This set is incredible and full of Donna Summer's blockbusters, but I don't even know that I would truly consider it a greatest hits for that timespace. "On The Radio" goes through Donna's amazing career and touches on many of her biggest hits. The only true argument I have with the set is that it just skips over the "4 Seasons Of Love" hits "Spring Affair" and "Winter Melody". Also odd is the glazing over of "Love's Unkind" for "I Remember Yestreday" although both are great "flashback" tracks. The remixed edits are done very well. While some might massacre the originals, Girgio and Pete craftily make them even better in these small sizes adding nice new sounds. The edited versions of the songs are great. I mostly like "Bad Girls" and "Sunset People" in these compact mixes. If you liked the originals, you'll just love these edits that keep it very fun and make the set move. The best transition is a simple few humming notes between "Heaven Knows" and "Last Dance". It was just something I noticed and really liked. As for "new" songs, "On The Radio" appears as a radio version and a long version that includes more lyrics. Both are great. Here's a little over kill for you. An extremely long "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" with Barbara Streisand. More words and more music that just took the song for a ride. Still enjoyable and in fact, once you've heard it, you really can't go back to the single edit. In all, not the perfect "Greatest Hits" (it just doesn't exist for people with catlogs like Summer's), but an awesome mix of standards."
A Must Have For Summer and Disco Fans
John L. | Chicago, IL. USA | 06/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While listing to this cd, I forgot that along with being the queen of disco, Donna had (has) an amazing voice. With that sheer vocal power, true tone and amazing range, she could have easily settled for a career singing AOR, R&B or broadway tunes, but she obviously knew where the big bucks were at that time, which is good for us. Generally speaking, after a while too much disco music can be too much and headache driven for me, so what I like about this collection is it gives me just enough to enjoy it and want more of it, and I don't mind listing to it when it's presented as well as it is here. Vocally speaking, one of the standouts for me would be MacArthur Park; each time the song modulated to a higher key, Donna went right up there with it and managed to not get drowned by the music. Another standout is of course her duet with Barbra Streisand (Enough is Enough). This is the greatest diva duet I heard in my life. Both women are singing at the top of voices and their obvious attempt to outsing each other only adds spark and drama to the song. Donna's one of the few people who can hold a torch to Streisand (sorry Celine). Altogether, you get the best of both worlds with this cd; good disco music, and music that's vocally outstanding."