Posted by DjPaulT on July 29th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987
“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
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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