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Summer Bound Again
on December 19, 2003
It is just so unusual to remind people how much in this industry, we often seem to overlook the 70's scene. There were just so many artists that absolutely took the cake. There was Chicago, The Bee Gees, and there was also the Diva of Disco, Donna Summer. Throughout the 70's and early 80's, the legend proved to have the typical stuff, knocking out a whole onslaught of other Disco acts during that era. Still, it is just a shame that many polls, overlook Donna Summer as that influence, as much as they think of Saturday Night Fever, and The Bee Gees. But unlike them, Donna Summer has proven herself as a survivor, and hopefully more.
The Journey: The Very Best Of Donna Summer, is a collection of Donna's mega-hits from her era in the 70's and early 80's. The songs range very well, including This Time I Know Its For Real, Love To Love You Baby, Hot Stuff, and the seductive Bad Girls. The album also includes I Will Go With You, a not new, nearly new, but more recent song, from her Live record, Live & More... Encore from 1998, and a few new songs as well. The flipside is that many people are surprised to see another Greatest Hits record out from Donna, largely because of the recent 20th Century Masters collection that Universal issued earlier in 2003. The other drawback, is that it is an updated version to her 1994 Greatest Hits collection, Endless Summer. Unfortunately, that record is no longer being sold, and folks will have to consider the new one, if they can't find the last one.
All that I can say, is that I hope Donna Summer, the Diva from Boston, can intend to make a new record soon. If not, she still has made an impact among thousands and thousands of Dance Divas. Maybe she'll reconsider herself from not issusing new records, and change her mind.