Posted by DjPaulT on December 20th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1977
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
|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″
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
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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