5.0 out of 5 stars Four Seasons of Donna
This is a great CD to listen to. FOUR SEASONS OF LOVE is a short EP with a song for each season. I would have to say Winter Melody is my favorite, very whimsical and dreamy. Autumn Changes is a great song, her voice is very beautiful throughout. This song is pretty funky. Spring Affair and Summer Fever are good too. The vinyl of this album came with a calender (that you...
Published on June 14 2004 by Jake Z
3.0 out of 5 stars one of Donna's worst 70's albums
I loved Donna in the 70's, but this album was pretty boring in my book. Only 4 songs, three of them overly long. Mind you, I like song very long, repetitive disco records. But I find that these don't really have enough to make them interesting for 8 minutes each.
The real reason to get this album is "Winter Melody".
This is obviously only a disc for a...
Published on June 16 2001
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5.0 out of 5 stars Four Seasons of Donna,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)This is a great CD to listen to. FOUR SEASONS OF LOVE is a short EP with a song for each season. I would have to say Winter Melody is my favorite, very whimsical and dreamy. Autumn Changes is a great song, her voice is very beautiful throughout. This song is pretty funky. Spring Affair and Summer Fever are good too. The vinyl of this album came with a calender (that you can see in the CD booklet) and there's also a picture of Donna as Marilyn Monroe. Overall a funky, short CD that is great to listen to!
5.0 out of 5 stars Imagine Remixes of Donna Classics..........,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)"Four Seasons of Love" is one of my favorite Donna Summer albums to this day. With so many remixes and remakes of classics today,I'm surprised no one has done any remixes of Donna's old works. Many upbeat songs in her albums would definitely leave room for remixing. Think of the creative possibilities! And Donna Summer herself could probably release an album under the Trip Hop/Chillout genre and revisit her ethereal vocals maybe as snippets here and there for that "chill out" effect.
4.0 out of 5 stars Euro-funk as only Summer and company could make!,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)It was 1976 and disco was the king and Summer was the queen. "Four Seasons of Love" was Summer's third American release and it continued the trend begun by her first two: sexual innuendos and catlike purring meshed with sensual strings, bass-laden rhythms, and stirring sax solos, all the signature trappings of Moroder and Bellotte, Summer's collaborators.
The first two tracks, "Spring Affair" and "Summer Fever", are your basic, garden-variety disco tracks, allowing the singer occasional vocal freedom but depending heavily on the instrumental background. This is probably due to the "theme" of passions being at their height during the warmer climate.
"Autumn Changes" slows the tempo down somewhat with its Caribbean influences while "Winter Melody" is more subdued, allowing Summer to do more vocally, although both bear the unmistakable stamp of their creators.
That withstanding, the album is a nice reminder of the times and the singer that ruled the airwaves and the disco palaces of the decade.
5.0 out of 5 stars Seasonal Perfection,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)'Four Seasons of Love' is probably my favorite Donna Summer album. You can dance to it (of course), but you can also sit back and dream to it. There's something about this album which is spellbinding -- it has desert island disc written all over it.
I also like Donna when she sings in her breathy, seductive voice, which she does for virtually the entire album. It shows that she isn't afraid to use her voice in other ways, and in this case, it suits the music perfectly. It also reminds me of Debbie Harry (Blondie) and her mega-hits "Heart of Glass" and "Rapture" which vocally, are reminiscent at times, of the way Donna sounds here.
Highly recommended for any Donna Summer fan or anyone who likes vintage 70s disco music.
5.0 out of 5 stars Four Seasons Of Love Always!,
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This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)"Spring Affair", "Summer Fever", "Autumn Changes" and "Winter Melody" are all enjoyable to listen and are lengthy songs. "Spring Affair" is memorable because of her vocals "oohing" and is an underrated song (mysteriously missing in "On The Radio" album). "Summer Fever" is nice but I like the instrumental part of this song. "Autumn Changes" has the best hook when she sings autumn changes. "Winter Melody" (saved the best for last!) is 'cool' sounding and my favorite Donna Summer ballad ever including "Friends Unknown" and "(I Do) Believe I Fell In Love". "Winter Melody" is best to listen when you are sad and depressed but want to listen to something really nice.
Highly recommended to buy, but like many of her earlier albums it may be hard to find online. You may be able to find it in music stores specializing in Dance/ R & B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Donna at her best - I love it,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)This non-stop album is one of my personal favorites by Donna, though I prefer her strong voice of the later 70's than her breathy seductive voice on this album. The most interesting thing about this album is that each song is appropriately titled for the tune, as each one has that particular feel to it. "Spring Affair" has that uplifting dancy feel to it as love is in the air - with the high pitched sound effects giving you a vision of flowers blooming, "Summer Fever" has a raw, sexy and almost rock & roll feel to it, "Autumn Changes" has a hectic yet mid-tempo sound to it and "Winter Melody" is a beautiful tune that begins like a cold winter morning. The album ends with a reprise of "Spring Affair" so it doesn't end with a 'love is lost' theme. Overall, this is one of my personal favorite disco albums of all time, and a superb effort from Miss Donna Summer. Highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)Donna Summer's 1976 album FOUR SEASONS OF LOVE is nothing short of amazing. 5 tracks (one is a reprise) of the different stages of love, like seasons. All the songs shine. But my favorite would have to be "Winter Melody", which is about lost love, with beautiful vocals and a memorable melody that will be stuck in your head. Coming in close at second is "Autumn Changes", very catchy and once again great vocals. The album has a strong disco flavor but is also very soul minded. "Summer Fever" has a memorable bassline and "Spring Affair" features stunning vocals. The music is overall great. Fans will not be disapointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PERFECT DISCO PERFORMER IN PEAK FORM!,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)I still have the original vinyl album my folks bought back in 1977. For a start, what a beautiful cover! Donna sitting on the moon. What a great idea! She was by then the true disco queen. The original album had a 1977 4-leaf calendar with Donna in four different seasons (the cover image is the Summer). When I bought the cd I was happy to see that the original calendar art was reproduced.
The record itself is nothing lees than great. Donna sings beautifuly and the four tracka are a great example of great disco sound. Later, disco became a bit stupid, but these Donna Summer recordings are from a time when disco was at its best.
Spring Affair is a warm song with lot of rhythm and we can see the taste the producers printed into the material. A great orchestra with top players. Summer Fever has a bass you'll never forget and (again) a great beat. The back vocals have that distinct echo we only find in 70's disco sound. Autumn Changes is another rhythmic gem with flutes and syntethizers. Winter Melody slows it all and turns the "mellow" mood on.
This is one of the best albums ever produced in the Disco era. Every one who lived at that time will remember it instantly. A great buy.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)... this was the most soul minded of Summer's early work. A concept album telling the tale of love's various stages, "Seasons" is a fun listen. Donna's sexy whispers are enveloped in a deep, pulsating groove not present on a lot of her records. The instrumentation is tight and inventive, unlike a lot of other disco material of the time. Though minimal lyrically, the album finds Donna bringing enough charm and sex appeal to this to keep you interested. "Spring Affair" is sexy mid-seventies disco. Conventional yet inviting. The album really hits its groove with "Summer Fever," with its right in the socket beat and bassline. "Autumn Changes" is sort of a dud, but "Winter Melody" is a great slice of jazzy soul. In my opinion, this a good place to start if you are interested in Donna Summer. None of the cuts are overlong, and they are varied enough to keep you interested without losing their concept. If you want the big-voiced "Bad Girls" or "MacArthur Park" Donna Summer, look elsewhere. But if you want the "First Lady of Love" just before she turned in her stripes as a sex kitten to be a belter, check this out.
4.0 out of 5 stars Donna's Second Ascension into the Mainstream,
This review is from: Four Seasons Of Love (Audio CD)Donna's follow-up to Love to Love you baby was less than spectacular. However, this album brought her back with Spring Affair and Summer Fever. Great for Disco Lovers.
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