'Love to Love You Donna' Summer review: Hit-and-miss

Donna Summer's album, "Love to Love You Donna." Donna Summer's album, "Love to Love You Donna." Photo Credit: Handout

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REVIEW

It's too bad it took Donna Summer's death from lung cancer last year to remind people what a great, influential singer she was. "Love to Love You Donna" (Verve) is a compilation of her greatest hits remixed by some of today's hottest producers, along with a previously unreleased song, "La Dolce Vita," that she had been working on that Giorgio Moroder recently completed as a worthy celebration of their disco collaborations.

The remixes are a mixed bag, with a playful Chromeo & Oliver take on "Love Is in Control" and Laidback Luke's sweeping renovation of "Macarthur Park" working best, and Masters at Work's odd take on "Last Dance" coming up short.


DONNA SUMMER

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"Love to Love You Donna"

GRADE B

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BOTTOM LINE The compilation of remixes is hit-and-miss.

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