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Thread started 09/21/06 1:40am

Icicle

Donna Summer b-sides

I know there are many Summer fans here, so i hope you can tell me a little about these b-sides, are they worth getting?

"Tearin' Down the Walls" b-side of "Dinner with Gershwin"



"Face The Music" b-side of "There goes my baby"



"Sometimes Like Butterflies" b-side of "Love Is In Control"

Reply #1 posted 09/21/06 1:45am

NoTime2Hate

Rick James in drag?
Reply #2 posted 09/21/06 1:52am

Icicle

NoTime2Hate said:

Rick James in drag?


Reply #3 posted 09/21/06 2:13am

PANDURITO

Are they only available in old vinyl?
Think I've never heard them and I have everything released (or almost)
Reply #4 posted 09/21/06 2:15am

Icicle

PANDURITO said:

Are they only available in old vinyl?
Think I've never heard them and I have everything released (or almost)

Yeah, only vinyl nod
Reply #5 posted 09/21/06 2:16am

PANDURITO

In that case I'll wait for the remastered expanded CDs smile
Reply #6 posted 09/21/06 2:21am

SoulAlive

I'll describe each tune...


***"Sometimes Like Butterflies" (1982)---This song appears on the B-side of the "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" single.I had the 45 back then but I never cared much for this song.It's a simple piano ballad which Donna co-wrote.She's telling her man not to get too attached to her because she wants to be free...well I told ya,not to fall in love
I ain't the kind that you can tie down
...Her vocals on this song are kinda weird,to me.The song was covered by Dusty Springfield.

***"Tearin Down The Walls" (1987)---A very fast,busy,late-80s pop/dance track.Appears on the B-side of the "Dinner With Gershwin" single.The song sounds horribly dated these days....tearin' down the walls around your heart....tearin' down the walls around your heart....Not really a top-notch song by any means,but if you're a completist,you may wanna hunt it down.

***"Face The Music" (1984)---the B-side of the "There Goes My Baby" single.It's an uptempo pop track,nothing special.The problem with this song and "Tearin Down The Walls" is,these could have been recorded by anybody.There's nothing fresh or distinctive about these songs.
Reply #7 posted 09/21/06 2:27am

Icicle

SoulAlive said:

I'll describe each tune...


***"Sometimes Like Butterflies" (1982)---This song appears on the B-side of the "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" single.I had the 45 back then but I never cared much for this song.It's a simple piano ballad which Donna co-wrote.She's telling her man not to get too attached to her because she wants to be free...well I told ya,not to fall in love
I ain't the kind that you can tie down
...Her vocals on this song are kinda weird,to me.The song was covered by Dusty Springfield.

***"Tearin Down The Walls" (1987)---A very fast,busy,late-80s pop/dance track.Appears on the B-side of the "Dinner With Gershwin" single.The song sounds horribly dated these days....tearin' down the walls around your heart....tearin' down the walls around your heart....Not really a top-notch song by any means,but if you're a completist,you may wanna hunt it down.

***"Face The Music" (1984)---the B-side of the "There Goes My Baby" single.It's an uptempo pop track,nothing special.The problem with this song and "Tearin Down The Walls" is,these could have been recorded by anybody.There's nothing fresh or distinctive about these songs.

Great, Thank you thumbs up!
Yeah, i guess there`s a reason they`re b-sides lol
Seriously, i expected these songs to be good, must be the titles...
Reply #8 posted 09/21/06 2:30am

SoulAlive

Icicle said:

SoulAlive said:

I'll describe each tune...


***"Sometimes Like Butterflies" (1982)---This song appears on the B-side of the "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" single.I had the 45 back then but I never cared much for this song.It's a simple piano ballad which Donna co-wrote.She's telling her man not to get too attached to her because she wants to be free...well I told ya,not to fall in love
I ain't the kind that you can tie down
...Her vocals on this song are kinda weird,to me.The song was covered by Dusty Springfield.

***"Tearin Down The Walls" (1987)---A very fast,busy,late-80s pop/dance track.Appears on the B-side of the "Dinner With Gershwin" single.The song sounds horribly dated these days....tearin' down the walls around your heart....tearin' down the walls around your heart....Not really a top-notch song by any means,but if you're a completist,you may wanna hunt it down.

***"Face The Music" (1984)---the B-side of the "There Goes My Baby" single.It's an uptempo pop track,nothing special.The problem with this song and "Tearin Down The Walls" is,these could have been recorded by anybody.There's nothing fresh or distinctive about these songs.

Great, Thank you thumbs up!
Yeah, i guess there`s a reason they`re b-sides lol
Seriously, i expected these songs to be good, must be the titles...



I love Donna,but I gotta admit,she released ALOT of crap in the 80s.
Reply #9 posted 09/21/06 11:13am

VinnyM27

PANDURITO said:

In that case I'll wait for the remastered expanded CDs smile


Keep waiting. Apparently "Sometimes" is available on a complition benefit CD from Canada. I've heard them all and "Sometimes" is a very light ballad and is often raved about. She sings in a very babyish voice if I rememebr correctly that builds up at times.

"Face the Music" and "Tearin' Down the Walls" are very similar dance pop tracks, with "Face the Music" being either a Quincy JOnes song or from that era. "Tearin' DOwn" is a bit fuknky and more slick. I agree with Soulalive, nothing special for Donna and not distinctive at all.
Reply #10 posted 09/21/06 11:17am

VinnyM27

SoulAlive said:

Icicle said:


Great, Thank you thumbs up!
Yeah, i guess there`s a reason they`re b-sides lol
Seriously, i expected these songs to be good, must be the titles...



I love Donna,but I gotta admit,she released ALOT of crap in the 80s.


Definately her worst decade with some highlights but certainly nothing that defines her (Other than maybe "She Works Hard..." the single). The stuff she's done in the ninties is OK and her most recent stuff from this deacade is hot as hell ("I Got Your Love", "Beautiful", even the saccrine "Power Of One", which had awesome remixes, etc.).
Reply #11 posted 09/22/06 12:03am

SoulAlive

VinnyM27 said:

PANDURITO said:

In that case I'll wait for the remastered expanded CDs smile


Keep waiting. Apparently "Sometimes" is available on a complition benefit CD from Canada. I've heard them all and "Sometimes" is a very light ballad and is often raved about. She sings in a very babyish voice if I rememebr correctly that builds up at times.

"Face the Music" and "Tearin' Down the Walls" are very similar dance pop tracks, with "Face the Music" being either a Quincy JOnes song or from that era. "Tearin' DOwn" is a bit fuknky and more slick. I agree with Soulalive, nothing special for Donna and not distinctive at all.


No,Quincy Jones didn't have anything to do with "Face The Music".It's from 1984,a few years after the Quincy Jones-produced album.

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