Donna Summer

Donna Summer’s classic self-titled album from 1982 is to receive a 40th anniversary reissue.

Produced by the great Quincy Jones, Donna Summer features a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the music industry, from the album’s lead single Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger), written by Rod Temperton and Quincy Jones, to the All-Star Chorus on the Jon & Vangeli- written State Of Independence which includes Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Dianna Ross, Michael Jackson, Brenda Russell, Christopher Cross, Dyan Cannon, James Ingram, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Michael McDonald and Stevie Wonder

The album also features the Bruce Springsteen-penned and performed Protection and (If It) Hurts Just A Little, which was heavily sampled by Cassius in Cassius 1999.

The album’s second single, State Of Independence, which was a much bigger hit in Europe than in the US, has gone on to be one of Summer’s most enduring tracks.

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In 1995, Brian Eno described it as one of the high points of 20th century art, and it is the most streamed track from the album by a margin of over 10 million.

This CD format of this special 40th Anniversary Edition is packaged in an A5 Mediabook, which also contains 7” single versions of the singles, a non-album ‘b’-side, the 12” Dance Mix of Love Is In Control…. and a newly authored 8,000-word essay, with a foreword by Donna’s husband Bruce Sudano, by noted US writer Christian John Wikane, featuring new and his archive interviews conducted with David Foster, Phillip Ingram, Le Flex, Steve Lukather, Bill Meyers, Richard Page, Greg Phillinganes, Bruce Roberts, Brenda Russell, Dionne Warwick, and the late James Ingram.

The album will be released on 4 November.

To celebrate the album’s 40th Anniversary, the standout album track Mystery Of Love has been given a contemporary twist by producer Le Flex. Listen to it here.

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CD

TRACKLISTING

  1. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) 
  2. Mystery Of Love
  3. The Woman In Me
  4. State Of Independence
  5. Livin’ In America
  6. Protection
  7. (If It) Hurts Just A Little
  8. Love Is Just A Breath Away 
  9. Lush Life

 

EXTRA TRACKS

  1. Mystery Of Love [Le Flex “Summer Mystery” Remix]
  2. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) [7” Version]
  3. State Of Independence [7” Version]
  4. The Woman In Me [7” Version]
  5. Sometimes Like Butterflies
  6. Mystery Of Love [Le Flextended “Summer Mystery” Remix] 
  7. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) [Dance Remix]

 

2LP – Transparent Blue and Red Colour Vinyl

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SIDE ONE

  1. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) 
  2. Mystery Of Love
  3. The Woman In Me
  4. State Of Independence

 

SIDE TWO

  1. Livin’ In America
  2. Protection
  3. (If It) Hurts Just A Little
  4. Love Is Just A Breath Away 
  5. Lush Life

 

SIDE THREE

  1. Mystery Of Love [Le Flex “Summer Mystery” Remix] 
  2. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) [7” Version] 
  3. State Of Independence [7” Version]
  4. The Woman In Me [7” Version]
  5. Sometimes Like Butterflies

 

SIDE FOUR

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  1. Mystery Of Love [Le Flextended “Summer Mystery” Remix] 
  2. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) [Dance Remix]
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