Personnel: Donna Summer (vocals); Madeline Bell, Sue Glover, Sunny Glover (background vocals); The Munich Machine.
Recorded at MusicLand Studios, Munich, Germany.
Personnel: Donna Summer (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Giorgio Moroder.
Recording information: Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
Photographer: Jochen Harder.
Unknown Contributor Role: Munich Machine.
Arrangers: Giorgio Moroder; Thor Baldursson.
In 1975, Donna Sunmer's "Love to Love You Baby," a lengthy, loosely hypnotic Euro-dance track complete with orgasmic vocalizations courtesy of Ms. Summer, conquered the American airwaves. It's safe to say that popular music has never been the same since. Detroit expatriate Summer, fresh from a road tour of the musical HAIR, had a striking combination of cool anonymity and soul. Still, the album LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY, though produced by Munich disco-meister Georgio Moroder, mainly consisted of filler apart from the monster title track.
Moroder and Summer's second collaboration, A LOVE TRILOGY, suffers from no such deficiencies. The 18-minute opener, "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It," a tightly constructed and performed disco "suite," provides driving machine-like dance rhythms--techno begins here with the Munich Machine--as well as freshly conceived instrumental surprises along the way. The standout here however is a highly sexualized, lush take on Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic," introduced by a deliciously portentous Chopin-derived "Prelude to Love."