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Donna Summer – Winter Melody (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 20th, 2010


Since it’s  the first day of winter, I thought this song would be very fitting.

“Winter Melody” is a song by Donna Summer released as a single in late 1976 from her Four Seasons of Love album. It became a top 30 hit in the UK, where it peaked at #27.

By this time Summer was making her name as the queen of disco music, though this song is a soul ballad. The song represented the “winter” phase of the concept album, and speaks of a woman struggling to come to terms with the fact that her relationship has ended. As with much of Summer’s material at that time (particularly with songs found on her concept albums), the song played for a considerable amount of time (over six minutes), however, the song was edited for its release as a single.

Winter Melody (Edit)  3:58

Spring Affair (Edit) 3:39

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 “Spring Affair” USA Billboard Hot 100 58
1984 “Winter Melody” USA Billboard Hot 100 43
1984 “Winter Melody” UK single chart 27


Label: Casablanca Records
Catalog#: NBD 100
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte
Written-By – Summer* , Moroder* , Bellotte*

From the Casablanca LP, “Four Seasons Of Love” NBLP 7038

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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11 Responses to “Donna Summer – Winter Melody (US 12″)”

  1. Andy Says:

    I’m not at all familiar with this song. I’ll have to check it out.


  2. ARR Says:

    Thank you so much. I love Ms. Summer. Happy Christmas!!


  3. musicdivaSF Says:

    I just U tubed this track and I love the soft and alluring sound of Ms. Donna Summer’s vocals on both tracks.


  4. Gianni Says:

    Back when I used to make mixed holiday cassettes and cds, I would end the set with Winter Melody. Thanks for the post.


  5. JohnnyG Says:

    Thanks for the nice clean copy of the single edit of Winter Melody. The edit has never been on CD. The full album version has appeared on a ton of Christmas compilations, and a few of her greatest hits, but it’s never the edit.


  6. Al Says:

    Too bad i missed this one!
    this “Spring Affair” edit is exclusive to the single, all other versions on various compilations have an alternate edit, not the original single one!
    Can you re-upload this please? thank you


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi al links have been restored. Enjoy!


  7. Al Says:

    Thanks a lot for the repost!


  8. Conner Says:

    It’s weird that I haven’t commented on this before now. This is one of my favorite posts you’ve done. I love Winter Melody and this is the first post I’ve seen of the radio edit. Thank you!


  9. Stefano Says:

    Hi Paul, I’m a bit confused. Is this a re-rip or the old Ortofon OM 20 post?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s not a re-rip.


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