The Donna Summer Anthology

The Donna Summer Anthology

by Donna Summer



Donna Summer's two-CD Anthology is by far the most exhaustive compilation available on the disco diva. This two-CD set includes most of Summer's hits, from her earliest "Love to Love You Baby" to her '90s dance single "Carry On." The music flows from early to classic disco and '80s pop, rock, R&B, and adult contemporary. Also included are two tracks ("I'm a Rainbow" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina") from her 1981 album I'm a Rainbow, which wasn't released until 1996. However, a couple of sore points keep this collection from having a perfect rating. First, some of the edits are a little awkward. One only wishes that the longer, five-minute edit of "Love to Love You Baby" were included as opposed to the severely truncated version found here. The promo single version of "MacArthur Park" is included, and "Heaven Knows" suffers from an early fade-out. Then there are the omissions -- "The Woman in Me," "Walk Away," "Winter Melody," "Who Do You Think You're Foolin'," "Dinner With Gershwin," and "Love's About to Change My Heart" are nowhere to be found. All of this only highlights the fact that an ultra-exhaustive, three-CD box set on this star would be a welcome addition. But, for now, with so many other hit collections on the market, this clearly stands as the best, and also stands as a testament to a time gone by. As an added bonus, the liner notes and photographs are nothing short of excellent. Finally, the versions of "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls" included here are the 12" mixes.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/1993
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731451814426
catalogNumber: 518144

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donna Summer   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Rap
Barbra Streisand   Vocals,Track Performer
Dionne Warwick   Vocals
Christopher Cross   Vocals
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Howard Hewett   Background Vocals
James Ingram   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Jackson   Vocals
Kenny Loggins   Vocals
Michael McDonald   Vocals
Paul Pesco   Guitar
Lionel Richie   Vocals
Brenda Russell   Vocals
Quincy Jones   Vocals,Background Vocals
Greg Mathieson   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Joe Taylor   Guitar
Denny Christianson   Horn
Brooklyn Dreams   Group
Bill Champlin   Background Vocals
Keith Forsey   Percussion,Drums
Sue Glover   Vocals
Larry Lee   Vocals
Sunny Leslie   Vocals
Mae McKenna   Background Vocals
Edo Zanki   Background Vocals
Giorgio Moroder   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Michael Sembello   Guitar
Munich Machine   Track Performer
Matthew Ward   Background Vocals
Nick Woodland   Guitar
Chris Bennett   Background Vocals
Matt Aitken   Guitar,Keyboards
Michael Baird   Drums
Thor Baldursson   Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer,Moog Bass
Geoff Bastow   Guitar
Jeff Baxter   Guitar
Pete Bellotte   Guitar,Percussion
Hanus Berka   Brass
Dara Lynn Bernard   Vocals,Background Vocals
Betsy   Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer,Vocoder,Polymoog
Hermann Breuer   Brass
Bernie Brocks   Percussion
Pattie Brooks   Background Vocals
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Erich Bulling   Synthesizer
Lenny Castro   Conga
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
George DeAngelis   Keyboards
Carolyn Dennis   Background Vocals
Keith Diamond   Keyboards
Assa Drori   Concert Master
Don Dorsey   Synthesizer,Synclavier
Nathan East   Bass
Scott Edwards   Bass
Alan Estes   Percussion
Bob Esty   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Harold Faltermeyer   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Donna Fein   Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Horn
James Gadson   Drums
Steve George   Background Vocals
Bob Glaub   Bass
Gary Grant   Horn,Brass
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Portia Griffin   Background Vocals
Carmen Grillo   Background Vocals
Lee Harper   Brass
Martin Harrison   Drums
Alan Hawkshaw   Keyboards
Gary Herbig   Horn,Saxophone,Brass
Jerry Hey   Horn,Brass
Joe Hornoff   Drums
Hurdle   Bass
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Carl James   Bass
Louis Johnson   Bass
Robert Kelley   Background Vocals
Tom Kelley   Background Vocals
Jon Kip   Brass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Silvester Levay   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Dee Lewis   Background Vocals
J.T. Lewis   Drums
A. Linn   Drums
Charles Loper   Horn
David Luell   Brass
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Skip McDonald   Guitar
Steve Madaio   Horn,Brass
Timothy May   Guitar
Marti McCall   Background Vocals
Dani McCormick   Background Vocals
Susannah Melvoin   Background Vocals
Molly Moll   Guitar
Eve Nelson   Piano,Keyboards
Michael Omartian   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Suzanne Ornstein   Strings
Richard Page   Background Vocals
David Paich   Synthesizer
Bill Payne   Piano
Perkins   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer
John Pierce   Bass
Wesley Plass   Guitar
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Petsye Powell   Background Vocals
Jack Redmond   Brass
Jerry Rix   Background Vocals
Lisa Roberts   Background Vocals
Mike Scott   Background Vocals
Sid Sharp   Concert Master
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Mike Stock   Keyboards
Bruce Sudano   Background Vocals
Michael Thatcher   Keyboards
Neil Thomas   Rap
Gene Van Burne   Background Vocals
Trevor Veitch   Guitar
Marty Walsh   Guitar
Gitta Walther   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Luther Waters   Background Vocals
Marietta Waters   Vocals
Ernie Watts   Trombone,Horn
Dan Wilensky   Saxophone
Terry Williams   Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder   Vocals
Dan Wyman   Moog Synthesizer
Dick Hyde   Horn,Brass
Ann Labin   Strings
Bob Conti   Percussion
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Mary Ellen Bernard   Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Horn,Brass
Jai Winding   Piano
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
Mats Bjorklund   Guitar
Sally Schumway   Strings
Suzie Schumway   Strings
Amanda Grace Sudano   Vocals
Brooklyn Sudano   Vocals
Benny Gebauer   Brass

Technical Credits

Jon Anderson   Composer
James Ingram   Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Barry Manilow   Composer
Donna Summer   Composer
Quincy Jones   Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Greg Mathieson   Arranger,Synthesizer Arrangements
Paul Jabara   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Bruce Roberts   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Giorgio Moroder   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Electronic Arrangement
Larry Henley   Composer
Will Ackerman   Composer
Adrienne Anderson   Composer
Lee Anthony   Engineer
John Arrias   Engineer
Thor Baldursson   Arranger
Steve Bates   Engineer
Pete Bellotte   Producer
Michael Boddicker   Programming,drum programming
Wally Bryson   Composer
Erich Bulling   Programming
Dave Concors   Engineer
Keith Diamond   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Frank Diez   Contributor
Don Dorsey   Programming
Joe Esposito   Contributor
Bob Esty   Arranger
Harold Faltermeyer   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
John Gilston   drum programming
John Guess   Engineer
Karen Hewitt   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Eddie Hokenson   Contributor
Gary Klein   Producer
Jürgen Koppers   Engineer
Eve Nelson   Composer
Michael Omartian   Arranger,Producer
David Paich   Synthesizer Arrangements
Vangelis   Composer
Wesley Plass   Engineer
Brian Reeves   Engineer
Anthony Smith   Composer
Bruce Swedien   Engineer
Roger Talkov   Engineer
Rod Temperton   Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Michael Thatcher   Horn Arrangements
Gary Unwin   Contributor
Luther Waters   Vocal Arrangements
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Michael Ross   Composer
Michael Bays   Artwork
Michael Stock   Composer
Vanessa Smith   Composer
Hans Menzel   Engineer
Mack Menzel   Engineer
Benjamin Nelson   Composer
Anthony Smith   Composer
Yoyo   Engineer
Alan Light   Liner Notes

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The Donna Summer Anthology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Donna Summer is one of my favorit singers she has an amazing voice like Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion and this collection includes all her number#1 hits and top 10 hits as well few new songs from the mid 1970´s until 1996. I definely recommend this album to all fans of Donna Summer and The likes of hers as Celine,Barbra and Whitney Houston.