Donna Summer - Donna Summer (RSD22)
This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2022. It will be available in-store, from 8:00am on Saturday 23rd April on a first come, first served basis.
Any remaining copies will be available on-line from 8:00pm on Friday 29th April.
Donna Summer gained prominence during the 1970s disco era, propelled by her incessant and creative driving force behind the genre’s global popularity, rightly earning the title “Queen Of Disco” and becoming one of the most suc- cessful recording artists of the entire decade, now having sold more than 130 Million records worldwide Donna was the first Artist to have three consecutive Double-Albums reach No. 1 on the US Billboard charts and also became the first artist to achieve four No. 1 singles in a thirteen month period.
Donna Summer became the first Artist signed to the new Geffen Records la- bel in 1980 and released her first album- ‘THE WANDERER’- for the label in the same year. The second album released for the label was this 1982 classic ‘DONNA SUMMER’, which saw her enter new territory, with production du- ties by Quincy Jones. This proved to be a masterstroke, as the next album that Quincy produced was Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.
The album’s r&b/pop dynamic featured a ‘Who’s Who’ of the recorded music industry, from the album’s lead single ‘Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trig- ger)’, to the All Star Chorus on the Jon & Vangelis written ‘State Of Independence’, the beautiful ‘The Woman In Me’, the James Ingram vocal harmonies on ‘Mystery Of Love’, the Bruce Springsteen-penned and performed ‘Protection’ and ‘(If It) Hurts Just A Little’, which was heavily sampled in 1999 by Cassius in ‘Cassius 1999’.
Artist: Donna Summer
Label: Driven By Music
Genre: Funk, Soul & Disco
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: DBTMLP010
Released: 23rd April 2022