I won't take the time here to reiterate why this is such an essential Donna Summer album release. But instead, I'd like to focus specifically on the 30th Anniversary vinyl edition.
In my opinion, the 2-LP version is the perfect balance between the original album and the remixes + unreleased content. LP1 contains the 1989 disc in its entirety, while the second LP presents a great sampling of various remixes, along with a few unreleased tracks. This results in a generous sampling of different versions of each single without the repetitive bloat normally associated with this type of release.
The album artwork is simply gorgeous! The gatefold cover features a matte finish with high-gloss accents for the 30th Anniversary banner and Donna’s name. A very nice touch. The inside displays a strikingly beautiful “retouched” photo I’ve never seen before, along with both the original and reissue album credits. LP1 is pressed on bright white vinyl, and LP2 is pressed on deep red vinyl. Both discs are 180g and appear to be a quality pressing. I inspected each disc carefully, and didn’t find any “visible” flaws or defects.
All in all, if you’re a fan of Donna’s or this album, this is the definitive version to own.
- Vinyl (5 April 2019)
- Original Release Date: 5 April 2019
- Number of Discs: 4
- Format: Import
- Label: DBTM
- ASIN: B07N3XFD5X
- Other Editions: Audio CD
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,698 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)