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

+ -
Donna Summer's album,

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

advertisement | advertise on newsday

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.

advertisement | advertise on newsday


"Love to Love You Donna"


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


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: