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The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer

5 Ratings: 3.4
2003 audio CD release

There is no dearth of Donna Summer compilations, dating back to 1979's On the Radio (originally a two-LP set, then on one CD) and including 1993's double-CD The Donna Summer Anthology. The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer seems intended to replace … see full wiki

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Superb collection by one of the brightest stars to emerge from the 70's.

  • Mar 25, 2010
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+5
There's just no question about it.  Donna Summer was one of a handful of shining stars to emerge from an otherwise lackluster decade in the history of American popular music.  Lots of people agree that the 1970's left a lot to be desired musically. Having said that, between 1975 and 1989 Donna Summer would place an impressive total of 31 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.  Of these, nearly half hit the Top Ten while 4 of her records made it all the way to #1!   She was definitely the exception to the rule!   In 2003 UTV records released the impressive single disc anthology "The Journey:  The Very Best of Donna Summer".  This sensational collection features 17 of Donna's biggest and best hits as well as 3 brand new recordings for you to enjoy. 

One thing that makes "The Journey:  The Very Best of Donna Summer" so unique is that this collection includes hits from Donna's tenure at four different labels.  As you might expect, most of Donna's biggest hits from her days at Casablanca records in the 1970's are featured here.  Enjoy once again all-time favorites like 1978's "Last Dance""Heaven Knows" recorded with the group Brooklyn Dreams and her #1 remake of "MacArthur Park".  Also included is Donna's huge duet with Barbra Streisand"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" also rose to the top of the charts in the fall of 1979 and stayed there for a couple of weeks.  I was also pleased to see that a pair of personal favorites from later on in Donna's career, namely "She Works Hard For The Money" and "This Time I Know It's For Real" also appear on this disc.  As I mentioned earlier, "The Journey:  The Very Best of Donna Summer" also includes three brand new tunes.  I enjoyed all of them but most especially "That's The Way" which I really thought had all the earmarks of a huge hit for Donna.  But alas, that never happened.

"The Journey:  The Very Best of Donna Summer" also comes with a nifty 16 page booklet that will add to your enjoyment of this collection.  I thought the remastering job was outstanding!  As far as I am concerned this is the best collection of Donna Summer you will ever find.    Very highly recommended!
Superb collection by one of the brightest stars to emerge from 70's. Superb collection by one of the brightest stars to emerge from 70's. Superb collection by one of the brightest stars to emerge from 70's. Superb collection by one of the brightest stars to emerge from 70's.

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