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Donna Summer – Supernatural Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 25th, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Supernatural Love” is the second single from Donna Summer’s 1984 Cats Without Claws album. The typically 1980s synthesised song was remixed for its release as a single and became a minor hit in the US. It was accompanied by a very colourful video again featuring Donna and husband Bruce Sudano as a star-crossed couple chasing each other through time – from the stone age into current 80’s New Wave.

SIDE A:
Supernatural Love (Extended Dance Remix) 6:12
Remix – Juergen Koppers*

SIDE B:
Face The Music 4:14

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Supernatural Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #75
1984 Supernatural Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #39
1984 Supernatural Love U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #61

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records – 0-20273
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Written-By – Bruce SudanoDonna Summer
Written-By, Producer – Michael Omartian

NOTES:
Original version of Supernatural Love available on the album “Cats Without Claws”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
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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19 Responses to “Donna Summer – Supernatural Love (US 12″)”

  1. Gianni Says:

    Hello Paul,

    I’ve been waiting for this little gem in FLAC format. IMHO this track should have been a bigger hit.

    Many thanks.

    Gianni

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gianni and I agree it should have been a bigger hit.

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  2. martymartymarty Says:

    This mix is so great, the way it just *starts*!!! It’s got such fun energy to it. The b-side is super cool, too, though obviously an unfinished song. Thanks so much DjPaulT!!! =)

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  3. Ryan Clark Says:

    Ooh, nice! I always thought this was one of the more underrated Donna tracks. Thanks!

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  4. Adam Says:

    I loved this song at the time & still do!
    Discogs don’t list a UK 12 inch (but i bought one in Edinburgh, Scotland ??)
    unfortunately – this was released at a time in Donna’s career that ardent fans refer to as ‘The Rumour’
    and didn’t Tower records have bins for your ‘Smashed Donna Record’s’ or is this another ”how long have you been beating up your wife” type of question – that there’s no way out of?
    this ‘may’ have affected sales/ promotion etc – no?
    the ‘media’ as donna herself has stated ‘Never lets the truth get in the way of a ”good” story
    also – there are more Promo Remixes / Re-Edits around

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  5. Richard Says:

    Loved this song from day 1 and still do today. “I’m Free” is another underrated but notable single from the Cat’s album and was beautifully remixed in extended form on the UK “EYES” 12″ vinyl single. “Cat’s Without Claws” contains a whole lot of great music, would you agree?

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    martymartymarty Reply:

    I believe “Cats Without Claws” to be her most underrated album overall. I think while it sounds quite 1984 it does not at all sound dated or old-fashioned, though I may be biased since I’ve been listening to it all these years. 😉

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    Richard Reply:

    Me too, “Oh Billy Please” & “Suzanna” are my 2 other faves. Donna is just the best.

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  6. ric Says:

    Donna didn’t quite manage to capitalize her “revival” with She Works Hard For The Money in 1983.

    Besides “The Rumour” factor mentioned by Adam, the safe choice of There Goes My Baby as the lead-off single is questionable.
    While it is a familiar song, it sort of just meanders and goes nowhere, lacking any punch or energy a lead-off single should make. Subsequent singles will then find it harder to make an impact.

    But I think the Donna sound in 1984 is not niched enough or marketed well enough.
    1984 is a tough year to release any single because competition is so stiff that year.
    Donna was not as Pop as Laura Branigan or Cyndi Lauper, not as R&B as Chaka Khan or Patti LaBelle, not as Dance as Shannon or Madonna, and not as Rock as Pat Benatar or Patty Smyth.
    Plus no movie to back up like Deniece Williams, and no inspirational comeback story like Tina Turner.

    And we are only talking about the ladies here…throw in the mixture of Prince, Bruce and Michael plus Chicago, Kool & The Gang and The Pointer Sisters…it’s a tough tough world in 1984…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    well said I totally agree 1984 was a very musically tough year the competition was fierce.

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  7. martymartymarty Says:

    DjPaulT – Sorry to be somebody who asks about something else under a great post, but I am curious: Do you have the UK 12″er for Donna that has “Tearin’ Down The Walls” on its b-side? I can’t remember if it’s the UK edition of “Dinner With Gershwin” or the release for “All Systems Go” but thought I’d ask just in case ‘cos I have sought a great rip of that b-side for quite some time…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Martymartymarty that song is only on the UK 12″ of “Dinner With Gershwin” unfortunately all I have is the US 12″ which has already been posted.

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  8. Adam Says:

    just thought i’d add to the comments
    N.M.E was an influential pop newspaper and in 1984 its ‘review’ of the ‘There Goes My Baby’ single
    was along the lines – that Michael Omartian had saddled Donna with a cheap and karaoke style backing track that ruined the best bit – ie her voice – great stuff eh – Not!
    And the hi-nrg ‘world’ were n’t mad about a dramatic kinda torch song either – it was mostly ignored – which is worse than being hated no?

    ps – has Diana Ross covered that song as well???

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  9. David Says:

    I am so glad you uploaded this. Thank You so much!

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  10. John Says:

    GREAT upload, thank you! Would you also happen to have the remix of “Eyes,” by Jellybean Benitez?

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  11. John Says:

    Interesting–I just compared this to another version that I already had, and this one is a different remix. I can email you the mp3 if you’d like (though your rips are always superior).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Just ordered it today 🙂

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  12. Rolls B. Goode Says:

    Nice and can’t wait to hear the other version. I actually think I only known and bought this version back when it was released.

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  13. Jason63 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul. I didn’t have this one.

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