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Thread started 11/08/07 2:33am

SoulAlive

Details on Donna Summer's upcoming album

So far,a handful of tracks have been recorded:

"Unpredictable" (written by Kara Dioguardi and Tony Bruno)
"I Will" (written by Annie Roboff and Kandi L.Burress)
"Reasons" (written by Lester Mendez and Wayne Hector)
"Stamp" (written by Danielle Brisebois)
"Brazil" (written by Danielle Brisebois)

Donna is also expected to go into the studio with The Freemasons and there is a rumor that she may also record a duet with Beyonce (!).The album is due in spring 2008,around the same time that Donna may be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Maybe 2008 could be her big comeback year?


While we anxiously await new music from Donna,here's a fun,fan-created video for her recent single "I Got Your Love",which became a dance/club hit in 2005:

http://www.youtube.com/wa...4V1rZ36rF0
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Reply #1 posted 11/08/07 6:24am

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I know you`ll call me crazy, but i was really hoping she would release an album of covers...

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Reply #2 posted 11/08/07 6:37am

SoulAlive

SunnySkies said:

I know you`ll call me crazy, but i was really hoping she would release an album of covers...

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disbelief NO MORE COVERS ALBUMS!! Diana Ross,Deniece Williams,Chaka Khan,Natalie Cole,Gladys Knight,Patti LaBelle and others have all released covers albums in recent years and I'm sick of it!

Bravo to Donna for doing a "new" album thumbs up! I wanna hear her singing brand new songs,written specifically for this project.I don't need to hear her singing songs that are 40 years old,lol.
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Reply #3 posted 11/08/07 6:44am

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Surprising since Donna is well known for her songwriting (writes or co-writes a good 85% of her stuff, maybe?). I hope this works for her, though. I hope it's a dance record but doesn't sound "cheap" like most indie albums by bigger artists (cough...Chaka's...cough).

While I'm sure Donna could do a great all covers album, I'm not a huge fan of the genre. 2008....Let us hope!
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Reply #4 posted 11/08/07 6:45am

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SoulAlive said:

SunnySkies said:

I know you`ll call me crazy, but i was really hoping she would release an album of covers...

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disbelief NO MORE COVERS ALBUMS!! Diana Ross,Deniece Williams,Chaka Khan,Natalie Cole,Gladys Knight,Patti LaBelle and others have all released covers albums in recent years and I'm sick of it!

Bravo to Donna for doing a "new" album thumbs up! I wanna hear her singing brand new songs,written specifically for this project.I don't need to hear her singing songs that are 40 years old,lol.



Yeah, I would not be able to deal with another covers album even from Donna Summers.

I love that (former child actress) Danielle Brisebois is working on this. Did anybody else here that actress Tasha Smith will be playing her life story (director not yet chosen)?
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Reply #5 posted 11/08/07 6:46am

VoicesCarry

I seriously doubt a new Donna Summer album is ever going to see the light of day, sorry to say.
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Reply #6 posted 11/08/07 6:46am

SoulAlive

VinnyM27 said:

Surprising since Donna is well known for her songwriting (writes or co-writes a good 85% of her stuff, maybe?). I hope this works for her, though. I hope it's a dance record but doesn't sound "cheap" like most indie albums by bigger artists (cough...Chaka's...cough).


I hope it's a good,fun dance record (like Cher's 'Believe' or Madonna's 'Confessions')...nothing too heavy or serious.She needs to ease back onto the scene with some great dance tracks.
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Reply #7 posted 11/08/07 6:47am

SoulAlive

VoicesCarry said:

I seriously doubt a new Donna Summer album is ever going to see the light of day, sorry to say.


what an optimistic fan you are lol
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Reply #8 posted 11/08/07 6:51am

SoulAlive

JackieBlue said:

SoulAlive said:



disbelief NO MORE COVERS ALBUMS!! Diana Ross,Deniece Williams,Chaka Khan,Natalie Cole,Gladys Knight,Patti LaBelle and others have all released covers albums in recent years and I'm sick of it!

Bravo to Donna for doing a "new" album thumbs up! I wanna hear her singing brand new songs,written specifically for this project.I don't need to hear her singing songs that are 40 years old,lol.



Yeah, I would not be able to deal with another covers album even from Donna Summers.

I love that (former child actress) Danielle Brisebois is working on this. Did anybody else here that actress Tasha Smith will be playing her life story (director not yet chosen)?



I don't even know who Danielle Brisebois is lol

Out of the songwriters listed,the only one I'm familiar with is Kandi L.Buresss.She was one of the Exscape girls who went on to write hit songs for TLC ("No Scrubs"),Destiny's Child ("Bills,Bills,Bills") and others.

neutral Let's hope she gives Donna something a little more appropriate than those songs!
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Reply #9 posted 11/08/07 7:01am

VoicesCarry

SoulAlive said:

VoicesCarry said:

I seriously doubt a new Donna Summer album is ever going to see the light of day, sorry to say.


what an optimistic fan you are lol


How many YEARS have we been hearing the phrases "new Donna Summer album" and "she's recording" thrown about? I hope for the best, but I'm also realistic and very tired of waiting for Donna. What will probably come out of this is a few new tracks on yet another GH collection early next year. lol
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Reply #10 posted 11/08/07 7:07am

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SoulAlive said:

JackieBlue said:




Yeah, I would not be able to deal with another covers album even from Donna Summers.

I love that (former child actress) Danielle Brisebois is working on this. Did anybody else here that actress Tasha Smith will be playing her life story (director not yet chosen)?



I don't even know who Danielle Brisebois is lol

Out of the songwriters listed,the only one I'm familiar with is Kandi L.Buresss.She was one of the Exscape girls who went on to write hit songs for TLC ("No Scrubs"),Destiny's Child ("Bills,Bills,Bills") and others.

neutral Let's hope she gives Donna something a little more appropriate than those songs!


Oh yeah, I remember Kandi.

Danielle was the little girl on All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place. I just remember her but never really watched the shows...she used to bug the hell outta me then. lol

But in recent years she used to be in that band New Radicals that had that song Get What You Give. I know you remember that one...I used to love it. Now she does production and song writing. I think she did something for Kelly Clarkson recently.
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Reply #11 posted 11/08/07 7:23am

Timmy84

Cool. I remain optimistic that an album WILL come out next year! biggrin Go Donna! woot!
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Reply #12 posted 11/08/07 9:34am

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VoicesCarry said:

I seriously doubt a new Donna Summer album is ever going to see the light of day, sorry to say.


Stop being so...realistic!

The way I see it, the other record deals that Donna signed with Mercury (Universal), then Sony, then it seems like she dipped back into the Mercury pool . It's the same trend. They want her for her hits...Mercury most definately!

Mercury 1994 yileded the "Endless Summer" with some new tracks and "Christmas Spirit" (and the rereleases of all of her proper discs on CD, which is a good thing). Didn't seem to be much interest in making a new album....so

Sony 1999. "Live and More Encore" came with some success and some new tracks. The promise for a new album was there and we assume it was coming and I believe she probably made enough for a proper disc but she got swept under the rug....

Mercury again. 2003(?) gave us "The Journey" with some newly recorded stuff as well as finally a mix of the leaked and amazing "You're So Beautiful". She hinted at making a new disc...

Now with Burgandy, they clearly can't capatilize on her hits the same way Mercury and even to a slight extent, Sony, did. If she doesn't make a new album with them soon, it will never happen.


At the very least, you have to admit she seems to want to make a new album. It's the business end that has been screwing her but this small label could be just what she needs!
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Reply #13 posted 11/08/07 9:53am

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Well it's about time she came out with a new album!
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Reply #14 posted 11/08/07 9:57am

Timmy84

VinnyM27 said:

VoicesCarry said:

I seriously doubt a new Donna Summer album is ever going to see the light of day, sorry to say.


Stop being so...realistic!

The way I see it, the other record deals that Donna signed with Mercury (Universal), then Sony, then it seems like she dipped back into the Mercury pool . It's the same trend. They want her for her hits...Mercury most definately!

Mercury 1994 yileded the "Endless Summer" with some new tracks and "Christmas Spirit" (and the rereleases of all of her proper discs on CD, which is a good thing). Didn't seem to be much interest in making a new album....so

Sony 1999. "Live and More Encore" came with some success and some new tracks. The promise for a new album was there and we assume it was coming and I believe she probably made enough for a proper disc but she got swept under the rug....

Mercury again. 2003(?) gave us "The Journey" with some newly recorded stuff as well as finally a mix of the leaked and amazing "You're So Beautiful". She hinted at making a new disc...

Now with Burgandy, they clearly can't capatilize on her hits the same way Mercury and even to a slight extent, Sony, did. If she doesn't make a new album with them soon, it will never happen.


At the very least, you have to admit she seems to want to make a new album. It's the business end that has been screwing her but this small label could be just what she needs!


Exactly. I understand VoicesCarry's pain though but professional labels are a bitch, lol.
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Reply #15 posted 11/08/07 11:48pm

SoulAlive

VoicesCarry said:

SoulAlive said:



what an optimistic fan you are lol


How many YEARS have we been hearing the phrases "new Donna Summer album" and "she's recording" thrown about? I hope for the best, but I'm also realistic and very tired of waiting for Donna. What will probably come out of this is a few new tracks on yet another GH collection early next year. lol


Oh,I hear what you're saying and I'm sorta skeptical too.But I think it's really gonna happen this time.She now has a recording contract (Burgundy Records) which just released a new Chaka Khan CD,and a few song titles have been mentioned,so I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed.
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Reply #16 posted 11/09/07 8:28am

Wowugotit

It won't sound cheap or indie. Chaka Khan's latest CD is on Burgundy Records a division of Sony/BMG and is excellent in every way shape and form. This is the same label Donna Summer is now signed to.



VinnyM27 said:

Surprising since Donna is well known for her songwriting (writes or co-writes a good 85% of her stuff, maybe?). I hope this works for her, though. I hope it's a dance record but doesn't sound "cheap" like most indie albums by bigger artists (cough...Chaka's...cough).

While I'm sure Donna could do a great all covers album, I'm not a huge fan of the genre. 2008....Let us hope!
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Reply #17 posted 11/09/07 4:07pm

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Wowugotit said:

It won't sound cheap or indie. Chaka Khan's latest CD is on Burgundy Records a division of Sony/BMG and is excellent in every way shape and form. This is the same label Donna Summer is now signed to.



VinnyM27 said:

Surprising since Donna is well known for her songwriting (writes or co-writes a good 85% of her stuff, maybe?). I hope this works for her, though. I hope it's a dance record but doesn't sound "cheap" like most indie albums by bigger artists (cough...Chaka's...cough).

While I'm sure Donna could do a great all covers album, I'm not a huge fan of the genre. 2008....Let us hope!


Actually, that isn't a good example. I just listened to it again (well, most of it). It doesn't sound cheap (but do you ever notice how some do?) but I'm not a fan of most of the tracks. Not the best songwriting and the "Sign O The Times"...can't imagine anyone digging that one!
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Reply #18 posted 11/09/07 4:13pm

RipHer2Shreds

I admire your devotion, David, but it's going to suck. lol I've been a fan since I was a kid, and I'm not holding my breath on its quality or eventuality.
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Reply #19 posted 11/10/07 9:59am

SoulAlive

VinnyM27 said:

Wowugotit said:

It won't sound cheap or indie. Chaka Khan's latest CD is on Burgundy Records a division of Sony/BMG and is excellent in every way shape and form. This is the same label Donna Summer is now signed to.





Actually, that isn't a good example. I just listened to it again (well, most of it). It doesn't sound cheap (but do you ever notice how some do?) but I'm not a fan of most of the tracks. Not the best songwriting and the "Sign O The Times"...can't imagine anyone digging that one!


Burgundy is gonna throw some money into this project.It won't sound cheap.There's even a rumor that Beyonce will duet with Donna on one song.This is gonna be a big project.
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Reply #20 posted 11/19/07 1:05pm

SoulAlive

some more updates...

***Another new song title has been revealed: "Crayons" hmmm

***Fergie will appear on one track

***The first single will be released next month.It's a lively dance tune that fans will be able to download at iTunes.

***album has been described as "a real pop album with ballads and dance tunes".
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Reply #21 posted 11/19/07 1:07pm

VoicesCarry

SoulAlive said:

some more updates...

***Another new song title has been revealed: "Crayons" hmmm


No.

***Fergie will appear on one track


Yougoddabeshiddin'me

***album has been described as "a real pop album with ballads and dance tunes".


I could have told them that!
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