Donna Summer ‎– Donna Summer

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Geffen Records ‎– GHS 2005
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A1 Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
Arranged By [Rhythm, Vocals], Written-By – Quincy Jones, Rod TempertonBacking Vocals – Donna Summer, Howard Hewitt*, Phillip IngramBacking Vocals, Arranged By [Rhythm, Vocals] – James IngramDrums – Ndugu Chancler*Guitar – Michael SembelloHorns – Bill Reichenbach (2), Gary GrantHorns, Arranged By – Jerry HeyPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaSynthesizer [Polymoog], Voice – Michael BoddickerSynthesizer, Keyboards [Portasound] – Greg PhillinganesTenor Saxophone, Horns – Ernie WattsWritten-By – Merria Ross
4:18
A2 Mystery Of Love
Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer] – Quincy JonesArranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer], Keyboards [Synclavier II], Synthesizer [Bass] – Greg PhillinganesArranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer], Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer – David PaichArranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer], Written-By – Bill MeyersArranged By [Strings] – Michael OmartianBacking Vocals – Bill Champlin, James Ingram, Steve GeorgeBacking Vocals, Written-By – Richard PageBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – Ndugu Chancler*Guitar – Michael SembelloHorns – Bill Reichenbach (2), Ernie Watts, Gary GrantHorns, Arranged By – Jerry HeyPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Synclavier II] – Don DorseyProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Michael Boddicker, Steve PorcaroWritten-By – John Lang (2)
4:25
A3 The Woman In Me
Backing Vocals – Bill Champlin, James Ingram, Steve GeorgeBacking Vocals, Arranged By [Vocals] – Richard PageDrum Programming – Steve PorcaroGuitar – Steve LukatherKeyboards, Arranged By [Synthesizer] – David PaichWritten-By – John Bettis, Mike Clark*
3:55
A4 State Of Independence
Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer, Vocals] – Quincy JonesArranged By [Rhythm, Vocals] – Rod TempertonArranged By [Synthesizer] – Greg MathiesonBacking Vocals – Bill Champlin, James Ingram, Richard Page, Steve GeorgeBass – Louis JohnsonChoir – All Star ChoirDrums – Ndugu Chancler*Keyboards [Synclavier Ii], Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Don DorseyPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Steve PorcaroProgrammed By [Synthesizer], Drum Programming – Michael BoddickerSynthesizer – Greg PhillinganesSynthesizer, Arranged By [Rhythm] – David PaichTenor Saxophone – Ernie WattsWritten-By – Jon Anderson, Vangelis
5:50
B1 Livin' In America
Backing Vocals – Howard Hewitt*, Phillip IngramBacking Vocals, Choir – James IngramChoir – Bernard Walton, Cynthia Spears, Dara Bernard, Debra Green, Deirdre Dantzler Ribeiro, Deirdre Spears, Dina Rich, Faith D. Wong, Heather Mason, Kidada Jones, Lynn T. Walton, Michael Davis, Patrick Crotty, Jr., Rashida Jones, Shanté Lewis, Tonya DeWaltChoir [Conductor] – Dennis Cosby, Guy SpellsDrum Programming, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Steve PorcaroDrums – Joe Porcaro, John Robinson (2), Larry BunkerDrums, Arranged By – Harvey MasonGuitar – Michael SembelloGuitar, Written-By – Steve LukatherHorns – Bill Reichenbach (2), Ernie Watts, Gary GrantHorns, Arranged By – Jerry HeyLeader [Choir Directed By] – H.B. BarnumPercussion – Rini KramerProgrammed By [Synthesizer], Programmed By [Voice] – Michael BoddickerSupervised By [Choir Supervised By] – Billie BarnumSynthesizer, Choir – Greg PhillinganesWritten-By – Donna SummerWritten-By, Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer, Vocals] – Quincy JonesWritten-By, Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer] – Rod TempertonWritten-By, Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer], Synthesizer – David Foster
4:41
B2 Protection
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Ernie WattsBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Steve LukatherGuitar, Written-By – Bruce SpringsteenPiano [Acoustic] – Roy BittanProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Steve PorcaroSynthesizer – David Paich, Greg Phillinganes
3:35
B3 (If It) Hurts Just A Little
Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer, Vocals] – Quincy JonesArranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer] – Rod TempertonBacking Vocals – Cruz Sembello, Donna Summer, James Ingram, Liza MillerDrums – Ndugu Chancler*Guitar, Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer, Vocals], Backing Vocals, Written-By – Michael SembelloHorns – Bill Reichenbach (2), Ernie Watts, Gary GrantHorns, Arranged By – Jerry HeyPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Michael Boddicker, Steve PorcaroSynthesizer – David Paich, Greg PhillinganesWritten-By – Dan Sembello*, David Batteau
3:52
B4 Love Is Just A Breath Away
Guitar – Steve LukatherSynthesizer, Arranged By – David PaichSynthesizer, Drum Programming – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – Donna Summer, Rod TempertonWritten-By, Arranged By, Synthesizer – David Foster
3:55
B5 Lush Life
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Quincy JonesArranged By [Strings] – Johnny MandelDrums – Ndugu Chancler*Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer] – Dave GrusinProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Don Dorsey, Michael BoddickerSynthesizer [Bass] – Greg PhillinganesTenor Saxophone – Ernie WattsWritten-By – Billy Strayhorn
6:26

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© ℗ 1982 The David Geffen Company
Produced for Quincy Jones Productions™
Recorded and mixed at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California
Additional sound sources recorded at Allen Zentz Studios, Los Angeles
Susan Munao Management Co., Inc.
Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros. Records Inc. • A Warner Communications Company. Made In U.S.A.

Issued with custom inner sleeve with lyrics and pictures. Some copies issued with custom sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992200516
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-22005-1
  • Rights Society: BMI / ASCAP
  • Other (Spine): Printed In U.S.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side A variant 1): GHS-1-2005-S1 a B-16858-S1 + △1837
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side B variant 1): GHS-1-2005-S2 a B-16859-S2 + SLM △ 1837-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side A variant 2 (between 1-ISM and -1 two characters have been scribbled out)): GHS-2-2005-SR1 SP 1-ISM-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side B variant 2): GHS-1-2005-SR2 SP 1-2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
299 163, 99163-2 Donna Summer Donna Summer(CD, Album, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 299 163, 99163-2 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
P-11120 Donna Summer Donna Summer(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-11120 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
GHS 2005 Donna Summer Donna Summer(LP, Album, Qui) Geffen Records GHS 2005 US 1982 Sell This Version
522 943-2 Donna Summer Donna Summer(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Casablanca (4) 522 943-2 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
WAR U 99163 Donna Summer Donna Summer(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WAR U 99163 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version

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Jack_Wagon

Jack_Wagon

March 11, 2015

The copy I have is the Quiex II pressing with gold promo stamp on cover. Radio station copy with play dates / times stickers on the cover.
tiger_soren

tiger_soren

August 20, 2011
Donna Summer's second album for the Geffen label, "I'm A Rainbow" (1981), had been shelved by Mr. Geffen and marked a sad end of a long, successful relationship between Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. Instead Summer was paired with Quincy Jones in order to deliver a smash of an album. Although the resulting album delivered two sizeable singles with "Love Is In Control" (US #10) and "State Of Independence" (UK #14) and was a healthy seller, it didn't quite live up to the expectations. It's easy to see why - absurdly titled "Donna Summer", the project in the end was much more about Quincy Jones than about Donna Summer. Overblown and overproduced, it is ironically one of her least personal albums overall.

"Love Is In Control" opens the album with a catchy guitar riff and good verses. Then comes the dull chorus with shrill backing singers drowning out Donna's voice completely. A rather messy single, and one of her least memorable hits. "Mystery Of Love" is a middle-of-the-road duet with James Ingram, nothing special. "The Woman In Me", the third single lifted from the album, was only a medium hit but probably the best track on the whole album. Summer's cover of Vangelis' "State Of Independence" is typically overproduced by Jones but manages to be interesting because of its unusual rhythm and compelling composition.

Things don't get much better on Side 2 which opens with the sickly "Livin' In America", followed by the contrived Bruce Springsteen-penned rocker "Protection", two decent album fillers "If It Hurts Just A Little" and "Love Is Just A Breath Away" (the latter co-written by Summer) and a boring, jazzy version of "Lush Life".

Quincy Jones may be the producer of the world's best-selling album ever (Michael Jackson's "Thriller" of course) - but this effort is far less stellar. One of Donna Summer's most uninteresting albums.