Donna Summer – “A Love Trilogy”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:

Personal Review:
 Donna Summer had a few good hits back in her hay-day, she was kinda the Queen of Disco – then the 80’s came, she got all that bad publicity about some homophobic comments, but we’re not going to divulge into that. Anyways, here we go.

 The A-Side is one complete track titled “Try Me, I Know We Can Make It” and hey, so far, only a few seconds in and it’s not a bad track, except for the vocals so far, they’re a little quiet for my liking, but the musicianship is pretty good, and the song kinda just fades into the background of the world and becomes easily forgotten, nothing overly memorable. I’m done with this side.

 The B-Side opens with “Intro: Prelude to Love” and well, it seems to be a better track as opposed to the previous side, I definitely could probably dance to this, not quite sure, the moaning does throw me off quite a bit, it’s really awkward… moaning… heavy breathing… “Could It Be Magic” comes next, and you know, if I didn’t just realize she was singing the title over and over, I would’ve completely missed the song, but hey, it was an okay track, nothing overly special, not much of this album has. Next up comes “Wasted” and well, it too does not impress me all that much, it’s basically a background song with okay vocals and good musicianship. Nothing special. The album ends with “Come with Me” though, this song seems to be better than the previous tracks, and it makes up for the lamer ones. So hey, it’s not bad.

Interesting Facts:

Track Listing:
A – Try Me, I Know We Can Make It

B1 – Intro: Prelude to Love
B2 – Could It Be Magic
B3 – Wasted
B4 – Come with Me

Oasis Records

Catalog Number:
OCLP 5004

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Accompanied by The Munchie Machine
Choir – Madeline Bell, Sue Glover & Sunny Leslie
Arranged by Giorgio Moroder & Thor Baldursson
String Arrangements – Thor Baldursson
Photos – Jochen Harder
Art Direction & Design – Henry Vizcarra / Gribbitt!
Engineers – Juergen Koppers, Mack & Hans
Mix-Down – Giorgio Moroder
Mastering – Allen Zentz
Recorded at MusicLand Studios, Munich
A Say Yes Production by Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte

Other Albums I Own by Donna Summer:
Bad Girls
Live and More
Love to Love You Baby
On the Radio (Greatest Hits Volume I & II)

Other Albums I Own that Donna Summer Appears On:
Flashdance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Foxes: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Music for Unicef Concert – A Gift of Song


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