Luke J. (Lukester) from PANAMA CITY, FL Reviewed on 4/14/2007...
Absolutely wonderful!!! Donna Summer does it like no one else. :)
Judy M. (Pilly) from WOODLAND HLS, CA Reviewed on 8/21/2006...
Donna's greatest hits. If you enjoy Donna Summer, you will love this cd.
All The Hits!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This does have all of Donna Summer's biggest hits. The album starts out with "Melody of Love(Wanna be Loved)",which is a driving dance song.It also has the sexually charged "Love To Love You Baby",(#2,1976) and the futerisically synthesized "I Feel Love",(#6,1977). And of course this also has all of her disco tunes. This album also includes a duet with Barbra Streisand on "No More Tears(Enough is Enough)",(#1,1979). Then the album starts playing all of Donna's hits from the 80's like "The Wanderer",(#3,1980) and my favorite "Love Is In Control(Finger On The Trigger)",(#10,1982) with its synthesized bass line, electric voices, and horns and whistles. It also has a cover of Jon and Vangelis's "State of Independence" (#41,1982) and the early 80's workout hit "She Works Hard For The Money",(#3,1983) and the disco comeback, declaration of new-found love "This Time I Know Its For Real",(#7,1989). The album closes with a gorgeous ballad called "Any Way At All".The song is inspirational and Donna's voice makes it even better. If you LOVE Donna Summer, this is a must-have!"
Summer's Hotter Than Disco On This Greatest Hits LP
Anthony G Pizza | FL | 04/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best one-disc collection of Donna Summer's work, from her mid-70s disco period through the more ambitious work she tackled through most of the 80s. What shows most is her versatility. She tackles disco camp (on 1976's #1 "Love To Love You Baby,") wanders in semi-classical disco swirl on "Could It Be Magic" and "MacArthur Park," takes on an early techno classic in "I Feel Love," and belts with Barbra on the set's weakest song, "Enough Is Enough."Donna got better as disco faded. Her singing grew more compassionate as she tackled the characters in "On The Radio," "Dim All The Lights," and "The Wanderer." Ace producers like Quincy Jones (two from her 1982 self-titled set) and Michael Omartian (represented by "She Works Hard For The Money" and the closing gospel-pop number) also help. Omartian's "Any Way At All," and the opening Civilles-Cole dance number "Melody Of Love," show that if radio and record still pay attention, Donna Summer would be far from her "last dance," and could create music surpassing her previous best in that lockstep idiom. Highly recommended."
ENDLESS JOY OF MUSIC!
S. Quinto | Guatemala, Guatemala | 10/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has to be the most compact and greater collection of Donna Summer's hits, this collection includes all the hits in their edited version, if you're more of an extended 12" fan, the anthology will do you good, but this collection simply has all the cuts that becames dance club hits!, it's nice to have this collection in house when you want to get the disco theme party started, all the tracks are good! so no need to go there! buy it!"
The disco empress at her best
Max More | Austin, TX USA | 01/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1970s disco music still resonates with me, ringing with the joy and optimism characteristic of the style -- a joy soon stifled by the economic miseries of the mid-late '70s. Donna Summer epitomized this music. To my ear and spirit, she stands out above all others, even though Gloria Gaynor and others made some great hits. Buy this before going for any grabbag collections of disco. This is not serious listening music, nor music to critique for its rhythmic complexity. It's feel-good, get into your body and get moving music!"