After a long and challenging winter, we all could use a little Summer right now. Especially the entire season!!! If that Donna Summer set arrives on my doorstep this whole self-isolation thing will be no problem at all…. If I placed my order back in January and my order has not been canceled yet, do you think I will still receive my box set? Just wondering what your thoughts were before I try to source another vendor. Hope you are well too.
Fingers crossed! To those concerned about their expensive Donna box sets. I chatted with support this morning. If you live outside the U. K and pre-ordered your box set before the covid 19 outbreak, amazon. They also indicated that the boxsets are still set to start rolling out on time. That said, with the constantly changing landscape of the pandemic, that may change by Friday. Thank you Bob. I wonder what shipping to the USA has to do w.
Earlier Amazon said they would ship non-essential items later. That, I understand. I also ordered this box set. I live in Italy but ordered via amazon. Donna surely deserved a career spanning remastered set. Thanks Paul. To anyone in the states who are interested. The box set looks great, and will never please everyone.
The biggest reason I am buying this is because of the amount of remixes that are I clouded…that was what tipped the scales for me to spent a fortune on this box set! To add insult to injury, it was on the Deluxe 2 disc Bad Girls but they accidentally included it in… mono. It seems Demon are just using Amazon UK for orders now. Not too bad 12 pounds. Could this have been done better? And include the non single songs in those. MacArthur Park 8. Was on vinyl. To best of my knowledge these are available on CD.
One rolls into a beat with the LOVE…ove ove ove repeat over the top. And the other…. I forget which is which but to add to the confusion they are both the same length! But again, because of some selected material and poor packaging splitting the albums into 2 cds, it makes it very bittersweet.
I have raised this up numerous times before. That said, my guess is that they just cannot locate it. The Woman In Me 7 inch version is on youtube , as is everything else in this collection. And the one unreleased not so great track will be on youtube too. The better sounding SHM Japanese remasterings are on youtube also, so there is no use for this boxset, which sadly, doesnt include any unreleased material and also omits plenty of rare tracks.
I felt the same way at first. Also, for those who keep harping on about how great the Japanese remasters look. Take a peek at the how the jackets were done. Bad girls and On the radio were done well, but the rest are kinda… meh. I would love to sell mine, complete with the Bad Girls case.. Let me know if anyone wants them. Bye-bye amazon…I am never ordering another thing from you again. Others have already mentioned their concerns and many of them I agree with.
Here, here! A post that I can completely get behind. I can forgive the seemingly endless repeats of the same Another place and time Mixes, which will now be making their 3rd appearance on cd in less than 6 years.
But the sound quality has got to be there! Although it was lovely to get a few new things on cd, the overly compressed sound, coupled with the strangely cobbled together track list made it virtually impossible to listen to. Then there were the errors….. The false starts on the wanderer and when love cries were just flat out embarrassing. But nothing, and I mean nothing could have prepared me for the hack job edits they came up with for winter melody and sunset people.
Who are these people? Is it some old couple living in a London flat, pumping this stuff out? Where is the quality control. However, the great thing about ordering from amazon is… They accept returns. In the spirit of generosity, I will post a detailed review of the box set in early April. Hopefully, it will help when deciding to buy or avoid. Crimson: Please consider these revisions to this set. Thanks for the consideration. The inclusion of both those mixes in the tracklist as it is now is very hard to understand, especially as none of the other single songs feature twice not ccounting the couple of remix singles which were released decades after the original versions.
Especially when there are so many other single versions missing. Excuse me? Someone please explain their thinking! The peculiar obsession to include multiple Breakaway mixes we already have on previous deluxe editions strikes again! So one of these should definitely be replaced with some missing remix.
All inclusive. If you can, wait out the release of the box set and see how good the mastering is. I know its expensive, but I say this without malice.
The Japanese remasters were absolutely horrible. I have them all and I removed them from my Itunes library. There is a website devoted to detailing information on dynamic range or lack thereof. I urge everyone to check it out. Green numbers are good, yellow are meh, and red are crap. Check it out for yourself. Sound quality was always a priority, thanks to the incredible standards in place from her producers and engineers.
It should sound as good as it can. I have not listened to any of the remasters referred to here, but I can tell you that judging only by the numbers produced on the Loudness War website is folly. Your ears have to be the judge. We all have different ears and brains, and sometimes things hit us differently than other people.
You have to judge for yourself. Totally agree Adam with everything you said…the Loudness War website is rubbish.. The Japanese take extreme care in recreating the original album sleeves to make them look fantastic. By the way, I noticed a mistake on the sticker on the box. But this album was released in I would agree that everyone needs to be their own judge. I was growing increasingly irritated by what I perceived was louder but somehow more muddled sounding music.
It may be that I grew up in a time where people used vinyl on good turntables, with good sound systems and big ass speakers. Music was able to breathe more and you could hear the mids as well as the lows and highs.
When the reissue craze first started, I was excited and ready to spend. I then spent a small fortune on pairs of studio quality headphones. I then deleted my Itunes library and ripped every single cd at Aiff quality. Better but still no joy. I even had my hearing checked.
In short.. But I want it to sound as it was originally intended. Not louder without substance. But crisp, clean so that the listener can hear everything, not just the base. If I played two identical tracks, one from and the same track mastered in say , I guarantee that I would be able to tell the difference in seconds. That website was founded and is run by someone that shares the same fondness for music. Not just loud. I agree with much of what has been said.
She used to stream some excerpts on her website and I had assumed she kept the rights to the recordings— Maybe they are holding off on it for yet another release. But still, yes, it looks beautiful and luckily is coming out just when I should be getting some birthday money.
The album is The Dance Collection The boxset is a ripoff,especially since it has no unreleased material. The backing vocals of Donna on the Gene Simmons song Burning Up with Fever make the song extra good, and she also did backing on another Gene song, Tunnel of Love which is not so great. I doubt the remastered versions on this collection will be up to that sound.
The boxset also omits the Bad Girls demo version that was on Bad Girls deluxe edition. What a shame that the boxset is such a waste. The boxset was great, but this is just rehashing all the stuff us fans have already.
This is pretty expensive. Kind Regards. Track down the Gold compilation for this selection Michael. The only thing missing is the Cowley Mega Mix. Both of which I cannot find on cd or on iTunes.
Sadly, even the I feel love mega mix that appeared on the u. From my teens to senior citizen status. She was introduced to a legion of young people, whom might not have known who she was otherwise. From the gorgeous cover photo to the song selections. I thought this was extremely well done. Whomever put this new collection together selected 7 cuts from that project that could have easily housed a more varied selection of better remixes. Like the most recent remixes of hot stuff, or as someone else suggested Con te partiro.
And all of her fans hate the holy ghost mix of Working the midnight shift. I would be happy if they just removed that completely. So is Encore perfect? I wonder if they will consider making more than sets. I have been trying to infuse some sanity about what was included and not included due to licensing, availability, feasibility, and practicality.
Sometimes vinyl rips are all we are ever gonna get. Id like to know when they will ever release the version of Hot Stuff that was only on some Disco years cd from years ago compilation. Its on youtube. Its basically the single version extended.
I have heard a couple different versions to of that one. Maybe we get the Casablanca remasters in Vinyl. Her casablanca vinyl collection has been out of print for ages. Because you can be sure they will use the same thing for the vinyl. Just a quick shout out to Paul Sinclair. I fear I may have become addicted to your site, as I have a growing need to log in several times a day. I just wanted to say a quick Thank You for hosting such a lovely site. The site is beautifully laid out, informative and the attention to detail is astonishing.
Your efforts are very much appreciated! Hear hear Paul! Your site has become essential daily viewing. Thank you for making it so informative and interesting.
So amazon. I wonder if Crimson Productions Demon Music were aware of this when they decided to use amazon as their means of selling the product? This is extremely disappointing and upsetting…several people I know are in the same situation. Is there anyone at superdeluxeedition. Any help sincerely appreciated. Other recordings what i have heard from her thru the years, 33 tracks would be enough for me! You could use one of the shipping services from the uk.
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