This exquisitely packaged luxury box set –33CDs packaged as 24 individual ‘albums with 329 Tracks - collates all of Donna Summer’s 17 studio albums, from her debut ‘Lady Of The Night’ up to 2008’s ‘Crayons’. Also included are 1978’s ‘Live And More’, 1980’s ‘On The Radio’ and 1999’s ‘Live & More Encore!’, along with four Double-CDs of ‘7” Single Versions’, ‘12” Single Versions’, ‘Remixes’ and ‘Non-Studio Album Singles & Extended Mixes’, that include one-off recordings, which have been considered rarities over the years.
The individual re-mastered re-issues are presented in mini replica sleeves and inner wallets.
Also included is a 40-page 12”x12” hardback book, including full album label copy information, as well as a newly commissioned 25,000+ word liner note by noted US writer, Christian John Wikane featuring numerous new interviews with many of Donna’s collaborators, including Giorgio Moroder’s production partner Pete Bellotte.
DONNA SUMMER gained prominence during the 1970s disco era, propelled by her incessant and creative driving force behind the genre’s global popularity, rightly earning the title “Queen Of Disco” and becoming one of the most successful recording artists of the entire decade.
Donna was the first Artist to have three consecutive Double-Albums reach No. 1 on the US Billboard charts and also became the first artist to achieve four No. 1 singles in a thirteen month period.
This liner notes start with a Foreword by long-term friend, collaborator and producer GIORGIO MORODER.
Also included are special personal tributes from Nile Rodgers, Philip Bailey, George Benson, Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Boy George, Kim Carnes, Harry Wayne Casey (K.C. & the Sunshine Band), Bootsy Collins, Deborah Cox, August Darnell aka Kid Creole, Yvonne Elliman, David Foster, Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Dave Koz, Steve Lukather, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli, Melba Moore, Billy Ocean, Ruth Pointer, Brenda Russell, Jake Shears, Jimmy Somerville, Junior Vasquez.