- Released: June 22, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Q - 12/99, p.1463 stars out of 5 - "...works as a more-than-adequate greatest hits collection for anyone who didn't get round to buying ENDLESS SUMMER in 1994..."
Vibe - 8/99, p.180"...[Summer] complies with public demand, rolling through her plush catalog of hits with a remarkably high degree of good humor and pride....doubly vibrant in a live setting....She truly has never sounded better..."
- 1.MacArthur Park
- 2.This Time I Know It's for Real
- 3.I Feel Love
- 4.On the Radio
- 5.No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
- 6.Dim All the Lights
- 7.She Works Hard for the Money
- 8.Bad Girls
- 9.Hot Stuff
- 10.My Life
- 11.Last Dance
- 12.Love Is the Healer
- 13.I Will Go with You (Con Te Partiro)
Personnel: Donna Summer, Tina Arena (vocals); Bruce Sudano (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Randy Mitchell (guitar); Juliann Klopotic (violin); Michelle Kinney (cello); Ross Walters (flute, harmonica, saxophone, keyboards); Mike Hanna (piano, synthesizer); Mac Quayle (keyboards, programming); Scott Hallgren (keyboards); John Billings (bass); George Perilli (drums); Darryl Tibbs (percussion); Mary Ellen Bernard, Yvonne Hodges (background vocals).
"I Will Go With You (Con Te Partiro)" was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
Recording information: Fibre Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Neal Preston.
A 1999 sequel to Donna Summer's 1978 smash, LIVE AND MORE: ENCORE was recorded during the resurgent dance-pop diva's 1998 world tour. The set list is pretty much what you would expect, featuring most of her biggest hits (the born-again Summer refuses to perform the orgasmic "Love To Love You Baby" anymore, however) with new arrangements jazzier and funkier than the chilly Eurodisco of the original studio creations.
As she's now in her 50s, Summer's voice is a little huskier than before, but it's as solid as ever; she's one of the most underrated vocalists of the '70s. The two new tracks are "Love Is a Healer," which mixes vaguely North African-sounding chants and drones with Summer's wailing vocals, and "I Will Go With You," an unexpected disco remake of Andrea Bocelli's "Con te Partiro."
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