Donna Summer ‎– I Remember Yesterday

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Giorgio Moroder's second concept album for Donna Summer; it consists of songs representing different era's, such as the 1940's, right up to the 1970's - all sang on microphones from their respective era's. Finally, the last song would be a song that would be the sound of the future - the ever popular - even to this day, ''I Feel Love''.

Versions (92)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, Pit) Casablanca NBLP 7056 US 1977 Sell This Version
SUP-845 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday - Recuerdo El Ayer(LP, Album) Casablanca SUP-845 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday - Yo Recuerdo El Ayer(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7056 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
NBL8 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(8-Trk) Casablanca NBL8 7056 US 1977 Sell This Version
St. 8 CA. S 51001 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(8-Trk, Album) Casablanca St. 8 CA. S 51001 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
CAF 87056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(8-Trk, Album, Club) Casablanca CAF 87056 US 1977 Sell This Version
PRIMC 3 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Casablanca PRIMC 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
CID 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Oasis CID 7056 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
NBL-57056, NBL 57056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca NBL-57056, NBL 57056 US 1977 Sell This Version
450 376, A 450 376-X Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 450 376, A 450 376-X France 1977 Sell This Version
NBL5-7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Casablanca NBL5-7056 US 1977 Sell This Version
56.577 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Ariola 56.577 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
7C 262-99136 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Casablanca 7C 262-99136 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
GTMC 025 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) GTO GTMC 025 UK 1977 Sell This Version
CA. M 5501, CA. M. 5501 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca CA. M 5501, CA. M. 5501 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
4NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album, Pap) Casablanca 4NBLP 7056 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
GR 9003 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Groovy, Basart Records International GR 9003 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
42 702 1 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Club a Edition 42 702 1 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
9128038 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca 9128038 UK & Europe 1977 Sell This Version
28.468-I Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Ariola 28.468-I Spain 1977 Sell This Version
7C 062-99136 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca 7C 062-99136 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
28.468-I Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Ariola 28.468-I Spain 1977 Sell This Version
GR 9003 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Groovy GR 9003 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
ML 4111 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Gallo ML 4111 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
CBS 31718, S CBS 31718 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) CBS, Embassy, CBS, Embassy CBS 31718, S CBS 31718 UK 1977 Sell This Version
CBLP 50003 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca CBLP 50003 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
VIP-6436 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca VIP-6436 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
0063.216 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Global Records And Tapes 0063.216 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 376 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 376 France 1977 Sell This Version
ML 4111 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Gallo ML 4111 Rhodesia 1977 Sell This Version
DD 35135 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Teen Records DD 35135 Israel 1977 Sell This Version
LCB - 10004 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca LCB - 10004 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7056 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
LP-CAS-8012 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca LP-CAS-8012 Chile 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 5001 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Oasis NBLP 5001 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Oasis NBLP 7056 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
50 376 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Atlantic 50 376 France 1977 Sell This Version
5028.268 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Ariola 5028.268 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
50 376, 50 376-A, 50.376, NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 50 376, 50 376-A, 50.376, NBLP 7056 France 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056-V Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7056-V Canada 1977 Sell This Version
GTLP 025 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) GTO GTLP 025 UK 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7056 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
CA. LP 5001, CALP 5001 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca CA. LP 5001, CALP 5001 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7056 Hong Kong 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7056 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
GTLP 025 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) GTO GTLP 025 UK 1977 Sell This Version
GTLP 025 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) GTO GTLP 025 UK 1977 Sell This Version
NB 7037 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca NB 7037 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
GR 9003 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Groovy GR 9003 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
LP-26187 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca LP-26187 Ecuador 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, Club) Casablanca NBLP 7056 US 1977 Sell This Version
66 673 5 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic 66 673 5 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, Kee) Casablanca NBLP 7056 US 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 378 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, P/Mixed) Atlantic ATL 50 378 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 378 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, P/Mixed) Atlantic ATL 50 378 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
LPR 43002 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, P/Mixed) Philips LPR 43002 Mexico 1977 Sell This Version
MILS-4280 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, P/Mixed) RCA Victor MILS-4280 Mexico 1977 Sell This Version
CA. LP 5001, CALP 5001 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, Promo) Casablanca, Casablanca CA. LP 5001, CALP 5001 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 DJ Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, Promo) Casablanca NBLP 7056 DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, San) Casablanca NBLP 7056 US 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7056 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, Ter) Casablanca NBLP 7056 US 1977 Sell This Version
LM-2821 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2821 Taiwan 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 378 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Atlantic ATL 50 378 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
CML-845 Donna Summer Recuerdo El Ayer (Cass, Album) Casablanca CML-845 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
9128 004 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Philips 9128 004 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
91 28 004 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca 91 28 004 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
22S-19 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca, Polystar 22S-19 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
9128 038 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca 9128 038 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
SEL 100 490, 22S-19 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Sung Eum Limited, Casablanca SEL 100 490, 22S-19 South Korea 1981 Sell This Version
9279 637 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca 9279 637 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
PRICE 3 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca PRICE 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
9128 004 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca 9128 004 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
814 162-1 Donna Summer Remember Yesterday (ELMI Album)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Casablanca, Philips 814 162-1 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
814 162-1 Donna Summer Remember Yesterday(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca 814 162-1 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
826 237-2 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album) Casablanca 826 237-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
826 237-2 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album) Casablanca 826 237-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
826 237-2 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 826 237-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
826 237-2 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 826 237-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
826 237-2 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 826 237-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
UICY-75299 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Mercury UICY-75299 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
826 237-2 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Casablanca (4) 826 237-2 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
none Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(8xFile, FLAC, Album, 192) Mercury none US 2013
CFU0369, 850703003699 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, RE, RM, Car) Culture Factory, Culture Factory CFU0369, 850703003699 US 2014 Sell This Version
UICY-78768 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Mercury UICY-78768 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
04228262372 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album) Casablanca, Universal Music 04228262372 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
826 237-2 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 826 237-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
826 237-2 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 826 237-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
450 378-X Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Atlantic 450 378-X Germany Unknown Sell This Version
S201B Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Foot Print S201B Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
659, L - 659 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Lord, Lord 659, L - 659 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-0007056.Y Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca CAS-0007056.Y Peru Unknown Sell This Version
101 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Hit Records (40) 101 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version

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Lavenderbyrd

Lavenderbyrd

December 6, 2018
referencing I Remember Yesterday, LP, Album, Pit, NBLP 7056
This is one of those spur of the moment albums put together in a hurry that became a classic. Giorgio/Pete/Donna had the 2 LP set "Once Upon A Time" ready for release, but when Giorgio played "I Feel Love" for Neil Bogart, President of Casablanca Records, Neil was blown away by the song and the idea that no instruments were used to create that song, just synthesizers, Neil felt that song should be released immediately. So they put "Once Upon A Time" on hold and quickly put together the "I Remember Yesterday" album with the idea of using songs that represented decades of musical styles- 1930's to 1980's. They recycled a past song they put out with Donna in 1974 called "Denver Dream", rewrote they lyrics and it became "Back In Love Again". The great ballad "Can't We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)" was already recorded by a few artists- David Soul (of "Starsky & Hutch" fame), Linda Lewis, Bill Brandon. Donna sings that ballad with her 'normal' voice, as Neil Bogart had preferred her to sing in her upper register/falsetto voice because he wanted to keep the magic going from the first hit "Love To Love You Baby" in which she was being presented as a whispering, sexy 'Love Goddess' kind of singer. In fact, if you look at the early photos and promo ads from 1975 & 1976, it was all about sex, and she was being promoted as "The First Lady Of Love". So for her to be able to record a ballad like this, was as close to belting-out a love song up to that point. At the top of the page it states that this was Giorgio's first concept album for Donna, but that's incorrect. Donna's prior 1976 album "Four Seasons Of Love" was the first concept album. "Once Upon A Time" was the second concept album, then "I Remember Yesterday". For those who may not have picked up on Donna's sense of humour with these early albums, I'd like to point out that her 1st album (in Germany) was "Lady Of The Night", her second album was "Love 2 Love You Baby", her 3rd was "A Love Trilogy", and her 4th was "Four Seasons Of Love". I'm sure I'm not the only one who picked up on those titles representing the order they were released. And, just for the record- "Once Upon A Time" was born from a concept Donna had. She wanted to build a big fantasy album around a disco version of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake Suite", but Neil Bogart could not secure the rights from Tchaikovsky's estate. Those beautiful Francesco Scavullo album photos would've been suitable for a "Swan Lake" theme as well.
davidh63

davidh63

February 22, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing I Remember Yesterday, LP, Album, Pit, NBLP 7056
My absolute favourite album ever recorded by a female soloist, featuring the still-mesmerising masterpiece 'I Feel Love'. However, this is not the only great track on the album, every song is a winner. 'Bad Girls' was sheer genius and perfection, however, for me 'I Remember Yesterday' even tops 'Bad Girls'. I listen to this album today, some 39 years after its release, and it still fills me with the same degree of wonder and joy that it did when I purchased it as an early teen. No filler here; a showcase of Ms Summer's vocal dexterity and prowess. GoodNF has summed each track beautifully in his/her review of this album.
GoodNF

GoodNF

December 16, 2013
referencing I Remember Yesterday, LP, Album, Pit, NBLP 7056
This is more or less Donna's musical time machine. The album starts with some 30s ragtime/charleston flavours ("I Remember Yesterday") and flows via some 50s highschool ("Love's Unkind") into the 60s Supremes-like Motown stomp of "Back In Love Again". The reprise of "I Remember Yesterday" connects past with present.
With "Black Lady", we are in the 70s, the decade in which the album was recorded. The song has a blaxploitation feel. "Take Me" is more or less plain disco whilst "Can We Just Sit Down..." is a great ballad (in those days, a rather unseen side of Donna Summer). The closing track "I Feel Love", with its entirely synthesized backing track, represents the future, and in 1977, Donna could not imagine how far ahead of its time that track was.

But the album's lyrics are also telling a story, although the storyline is not as clear as it would be on, say, "Once Upon A Time". It gives room for multiple interpretations. My thought of it is like two cycles of love, from the perspective of a young girl and a grown-up lady. The main character is a young girl first who receives stories from her parents about how beautiful love can be ("I Remember Yesterday") but is completely new and unsure to the phenomenon ("Love's Unkind"). She'll have her first encounters of love ("Back In Love Again") but it does not feel like the stories being told (the reprise of "I Remember Yesterday"). Later, she grows up ("Black Lady") and discovers the power of temptation and takes the initiative ("Take Me"). However, there will be a time that passion dies and struggle becomes more dominant ("Can We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over"). After breaking up, there is time and space to start over and experience love again ("I Feel Love").

Disco was always regarded as a "single phenomenon", and many of the albums disco provided were lacking consistency. This is one of those albums that made disco worthwhile as album music, and as such, an interesting genre for mainstream pop artists to adopt.