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Donna Summer – Dinner With Gershwin (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 29th, 2010


“Dinner with Gershwin” is song written by Brenda Russell. It was first recorded by Donna Summer in 1987, which Russell co-produced with Richard Perry.

“Dinner With Gershwin” was the first single off Summer’s All Systems Go album which was Summer’s first album of new material released in four years. “Dinner With Gershwin” returned Summer to the Billboard R&B Top Ten – at #10 – for a final time but became the first lead single off a Donna Summer album of new material since 1978 to fall short of the Pop Top 40, peaking at #48.

“Dinner With Gershwin” was better received on the UK charts entering the Top 30 in November 1987, with Summer’s 19 November appearance on Top of the Pops – her first – assisting the track to a #13 peak.

Brenda Russell later recorded her own version of the song for her 1990 album Kiss Me With The Wind.


Label: Geffen Records
Catalog#: 0-20635
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Co-producer, Written-By – Brenda Russell (2)
Design – Janet Levinson
Engineer [Additional] – Steve Peck
Engineer [Second] – Ken Felton , Scott Maddox
Mixed By – Jim Tract
Mixed By, Engineer – Glen Holguin
Photography – Tony Viramontes
Producer – Richard Perry

Recorded at Studio 55, Los Angeles

(A) Dinner With Gershwin (Extended Version) 7:43
(B) Dinner With Gershwin (Instrumental Version) 4:52

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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10 Responses to “Donna Summer – Dinner With Gershwin (US 12″)”

  1. Silver Blue Says:

    DJPaulT, you never cease to amaze. I had this 12″ when I worked in Radio at the time it was released, but over the years (and relationships) it’s vanished. I’ve thought of it from time and the only mp3 I was able to track down of the remix was very poorly done, and I’ve never found the instrumental, until now. Thank you SO VERY MUCH!!!


  2. Johan Says:

    THANK you!


  3. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Thank you!!!!!!


  4. Richard Says:

    Thanks Paul, Donna is my fav. I have a few copies of this 12″ but never got around to converting to mp3.


  5. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul, lovely stuff.


  6. florenciode Says:

    Hi Paul!. Thanx for this amazing track! Donna Summer is my best female singer. BTW, can you reupload Blue Savannah (US Promo CD Maxi) [PRO-CD-3801]in flac? Thank you again, I hope you´ll be ok about your knee.


  7. Justin McKeon Says:

    Gradually working my way through your archives, this and Unconditional Love no longer work.


  8. Justin McKeon Says:

    Ignore the above, Megaupload saves the day!


  9. Jason Says:

    Thank you you so much Paul for this upload. Been looking for this track in an uncompressed format for some time now.


  10. NKelly Says:

    Can’t believe that this still works!


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