LP, Half Speed Master
Driven By The Music (2023) EU
Within a year of her ground-breaking Double-Album Bad Girls, Donna Summer left Casablanca Records to become the first Artist signed to the new Geffen Records label.
Donna’s ‘80s close-out album was 1989’s Another Time and Place, which paired her with multi- hit making, multi-million-selling UK producers Stock Aitken Waterman.
The album’s lead single ‘This Time I Know It’s For Real’ was an uplifting, club floorfiller and radio- friendly hit, peaking at #3 in the UK (#7 on the US Billboard Hot 100), giving Donna her highest charting single for more than a decade. Four further singles were released from the album including the two Top 20 hits, ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt’ and ‘Love’s About To Change My Heart’, giving Donna back-to-back UK Top 10 hits for the first time since 1977, as well as remixed versions of ‘When Love Takes Over You’ and ‘Breakaway’.
This half-speed master version has been newly mastered by Phil Kinrade, and expertly cut using transfers of the original digital audio tapes using precision half-speed mastering by Cicely Balston at AIR Mastering, London and is pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl, with a 4-page insert containing the lyrics and personal recollections by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman.