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Gold isn't the first Donna Summer compilation (it isn't even the 24th), and you can bet it won't be the last. Released by the reputable Hip-O, it's a two-disc set containing an overly generous list of 34 songs, roughly half of which will be of no consequence to those only wanting the big dancefloor hits from the '70s and '80s -- "I Feel Love," "Love to Love You Baby," "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff," "On the Radio," "She Works Hard for the Money," and the like. All the obvious picks are included, along with just about every other chart entry through 2004. Though this does have the advantage of being an up-to-date anthology as of early 2005, the track listing is too extensive to appeal to those who want a quicker introduction (and there are several of those floating around). This set does score points for snaring "Spring Affair," an excellent Giorgio Moroder collaboration from 1976 that gets unfairly lost in the shuffle of the more familiar singles.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2015
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602498626214
catalogNumber: 8626214
Rank: 21582


Disc 1

  1. Love to Love You Baby
  2. Could It Be Magic
  3. Try Me, I Know We Can Make It
  4. Spring Affair
  5. Love's Unkind
  6. I Feel Love
  7. I Love You
  8. Last Dance
  9. MacArthur Park
  10. Heaven Knows
  11. Hot Stuff
  12. Bad Girls
  13. Dim All the Lights
  14. Sunset People
  15. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
  16. On the Radio

Disc 2

  1. The Wanderer
  2. Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)
  3. State of Independence
  4. She Works Hard for the Money
  5. Unconditional Love
  6. There Goes My Baby
  7. Supernatural Love
  8. Dinner With Gershwin
  9. All Systems Go
  10. This Time I Know It's Real
  11. I Don't Wanna Get Hurt
  12. Love's About to Change My Heart
  13. When Love Cries
  14. Carry On
  15. Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)
  16. I Will Go With You (Con Te Partiró)
  17. Dream-A-Lot's Theme (I Will Live for Love)
  18. You're So Beautiful

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donna Summer   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Rap
Musical Youth   Vocals
Barbra Streisand   Vocals
Dionne Warwick   Choir, Chorus
Christopher Cross   Choir, Chorus
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Howard Hewett   Background Vocals
James Ingram   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Michael Jackson   Choir, Chorus
Kenny Loggins   Choir, Chorus
Michael McDonald   Choir, Chorus
Lionel Richie   Choir, Chorus
Brenda Russell   Synthesizer,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Quincy Jones   Choir, Chorus
Greg Mathieson   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Conductor,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Joe Taylor   Guitar
Denny Christianson   Horn Section
Madeline Bell   Choir, Chorus
Brooklyn Dreams   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bill Champlin   Background Vocals
Judy Cheeks   Background Vocals
Keith Forsey   Percussion,Drums,Accompaniment,Group Member
Sue Glover   Choir, Chorus
Larry Lee   Vocals
Sunny Leslie   Choir, Chorus
Mae McKenna   Background Vocals
Edo Zanki   Background Vocals
Giorgio Moroder   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Michael Sembello   Guitar
Munich Machine   Accompaniment
Matthew Ward   Horn
Nick Woodland   Guitar,Accompaniment,Group Member
Chris Bennett   Background Vocals
Bunny Hull   Background Vocals
Matt Aitken   Guitar,Keyboards
Maxi Anderson   Background Vocals
John Arrias   Horn Section
Michael Baird   Drums
Thor Baldursson   Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer,Accompaniment,Moog Bass,Group Member
Geoff Bastow   Guitar,Accompaniment,Group Member
Jeff Baxter   Guitar,Soloist
Pete Bellotte   Guitar,Percussion
Ben Benay   Guitar
Hanus Berka   Brass
Dara Lynn Bernard   Horn,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Betsy   Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker   Vocoder,Polymoog
George Bohannon   Horn Section
Hermann Breuer   Brass
Bernie Brocks   Percussion
Pattie Brooks   Background Vocals
Lenny Castro   Conga
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
George DeAngelis   Keyboards
Carolyn Dennis   Background Vocals
Keith Diamond   Keyboards
Frank Diez   Accompaniment,Group Member
Assa Drori   Concert Master
Don Dorsey   Synclavier
Nathan East   Bass
Scott Edwards   Bass
Joe Esposito   Background Vocals
Alan Estes   Percussion
Bob Esty   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Harold Faltermeyer   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes,keyboard bass
Donna Fein   Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Horn
James Gadson   Drums
Steve George   Background Vocals
Gitta   Background Vocals
Bob Glaub   Bass
Khaliq Glover   Background Vocals
Gary Grant   Horn,Brass,Horn Section
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Donald Griffin   Guitar
Portia Griffin   Background Vocals
Carmen Grillo   Background Vocals
Lee Harper   Brass
Martin Harrison   Drums,Accompaniment,Group Member
Alan Hawkshaw   Keyboards
Gary Herbig   Clarinet,Saxophone,Brass,Soloist,Horn Section
Jerry Hey   Horn,Brass,Horn Section
Eddie Hokenson   Background Vocals
Joe Hornoff   Drums
Hurdle   Bass,Bass Guitar,Accompaniment,Group Member
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Louis Johnson   Bass
Robert Kelley   Background Vocals
Dave King   Bass
Jon Kip   Brass
Larry Klein   Fretless Bass Guitar
Michael Landau   Guitar,Soloist
Silvester Levay   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Dee Lewis   Background Vocals
A. Linn   Drums
Steve Lindsey   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano
Charles Loper   Horn
David Luell   Brass
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Skip McDonald   Guitar
Steve Madaio   Brass,Horn Section
Timothy May   Guitar
Marti McCall   Background Vocals
Dani McCormick   Background Vocals
Susannah Melvoin   Background Vocals
Molly Moll   Guitar,Accompaniment,Group Member
Nick Moroch   wah wah guitar
Eve Nelson   Keyboards
Michael Omartian   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Richard Page   Background Vocals
David Paich   Synthesizer
Bill Payne   Piano
Perkins   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Portasound
John Pierce   Bass Guitar
Wesley Plass   Guitar
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Petsye Powell   Background Vocals
Mac Quayle   Keyboards
Jack Redmond   Brass
Howie Rice   Claves
Jerry Rix   Background Vocals
Lisa Roberts   Background Vocals
Terral "Terry" Santiel   Percussion
Mike Scott   Background Vocals
Sid Sharp   Strings,Concert Master
Sid Sharp Strings   Strings
Dino Solera   Brass,Group Member
Joseph Spector   Percussion
Collyer Spreen   Percussion
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Mike Stock   Keyboards
Bruce Sudano   Background Vocals
Michael Thatcher   Keyboards
Neil Thomas   Rap
Joe Turano   Background Vocals
Gary Unwin   Accompaniment,Group Member
Eugene VanBuren   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   Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal),Soloist,Horn Section
Robert Wedel   Moog Synthesizer
Terry Williams   Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder   Choir, Chorus
Dan Wyman   Moog Synthesizer
Erik Zobler   Brass
Dick Hyde   Horn,Brass
Michelle Kinney   Cello
Daniel Bernard   Choir, Chorus
Bob Conti   Percussion
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Larry Michael Lee   Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass Guitar
Mary Ellen Bernard   Horn,Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Brass,Horn Section
Jai Winding   Piano
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
Mats Bjorklund   Guitar
Peggy Lipton Jones   Choir, Chorus
Amanda Grace Sudano   Vocals
Brooklyn Sudano   Vocals
All-Star Choir   Choir, Chorus
Don Gregorio   Keyboards
Rick Blanc   Brass
Jef Coolen   Brass
Crew   Background Vocals
Lucy ONeale   Background Vocals
Charles Vassy   Background Vocals
Matthew West   Background Vocals
Matt Aiken   Keyboards
Benny Gebauer   Brass
Julieanne Klopotic   Violin

Technical Credits

Barbra Streisand   Duet
Jon Anderson   Composer
James Ingram   Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Barry Manilow   Composer
Brenda Russell   Composer
Donna Summer   Composer,Producer,English Translations
Quincy Jones   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements,Audio Production
Greg Mathieson   Arranger,Composer,Synthesizer Arrangements
Steve Smith   Engineer
Paul Jabara   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Keith Forsey   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Bruce Roberts   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Electronic Arrangement
Larry Henley   Composer
Matt Aitken   Composer
Adrienne Anderson   Composer
Lee Anthony   Engineer
John Arrias   Engineer
Thor Baldursson   Arranger
Steve Bates   Engineer
Pete Bellotte   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Michael Boddicker   drum programming
Stanley Clarke   Concept
Robert Clivillés   Composer
David Cole   Composer
Dave Concors   Engineer
Nathan DiGesare   Composer,Producer
Keith Diamond   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Joe Esposito   Composer
Bob Esty   Arranger
Harold Faltermeyer   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Contributor,Audio Production
John Gilston   drum programming
John Guess   Engineer
Michael Hanna   Producer
Karen Hewitt   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Eddie Hokenson   Composer
George Karras   Engineer
Gary Klein   Producer
Charles Koppelman   Executive Producer
Jürgen Koppers   Engineer
Lil' Louis   Programming
Steve Lindsey   drum programming
Tony Moran   Composer,Producer
Eve Nelson   Composer
Michael Omartian   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Simmons
David Paich   rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Vangelis   Composer
Steve Peck   Engineer
Richard Perry   Producer,Audio Production
Wesley Plass   Engineer
Mac Quayle   Programming,Producer
Brian Reeves   Engineer
Merria Ross   Composer
Gerard Smerek   Engineer
Anthony Smith   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Bruce Sudano   Composer,Producer
Bruce Swedien   Engineer
Roger Talkov   Engineer
Rod Temperton   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Michael Thatcher   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Luther Waters   Vocal Arrangements
Marietta Waters   Composer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Brian Chin   Liner Notes
George Treadwell   Composer
Glen Holguin   Engineer
Hex Hector   Producer
Joe Carrano   Composer
Michael Stock   Composer
Hans Menzel   Engineer
Marcus Brown   Programming
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Francesco Sartori   Composer
Lover Patterson   Composer
Mack Menzel   Engineer
Benjamin Nelson   Composer
Pit Floss   Engineer
Peter Alan Waterman   Composer
Franz Deuber   String Section
Lucio Quarantotto   Composer
Yoyo   Engineer
Steven Smith   Engineer

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