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Donna Summer – All Systems Go (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 9th, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

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Produced by Harold Faltermeyer “All Systems Go” was the final single from the Donna Summer album of the same name. Edited from its original album version, it became a minor hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, where it reached number fifty-four. In the US the single was only released as a promo 12″ single and failed to chart despite a remix by Bruce Forest.

David Geffen’s response to the commercial disappointment of All Systems Go was to assign Summer to work with the Stock, Aitken and Waterman production team whose dance pop singles were dominating the UK charts and who had had US success with Bananarama and Rick Astley. Ultimately Geffen, after misguiding her career and fatally misjudging her material since 1981, dropped Summer from the roster rather than release the resultant Another Place and Time. The album was picked up for release in the US by Atlantic Records in 1989. Ironically, Geffen Records had misjudged once again as the album would be a bigger success than her previous Geffen Records release All Systems Go. Another Place and Time had provided Summer with one final solid commercial success and her last top ten US single, fourteen years after the release of her first top ten hit “Love to Love You Baby” had hit the charts.

SIDE A:
All Systems Go (Dance Mix) 7:57
Remix – Bruce Forest
Written-By – D. Summer*, H. Faltermeyer*

SIDE B:
Fascination (LP Version) 4:28
Written-By – D. Tyson*, E. Schwartz*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records – PRO-A-3036
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Harold Faltermeyer

NOTES:
From the Geffen album “All Systems Go” (GHS 24102)
Promotional Copy.
Not For Sale.

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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39 Responses to “Donna Summer – All Systems Go (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Orlando Says:

    Thanks Paul for another Donna’s song besides great information about this track. Happy weekend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy weekend Orlando 🙂

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  2. Maggi M Says:

    He (Geffen) was bad move on her career…..thanx for the best music blog out here.

    Cheers from Iceland 🙂
    MM

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Maggi thank you. Please say hello to Iceland for me 🙂

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  3. Drake Says:

    thanks , Donna summer is very loved By Brazilian people !!
    i have a 12″ version off Breakaway in a Brazilian Complilation of disco / dance music called Super hits!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome drake 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Breakaway is awesome!
    The US 12″ for Breakaway with those Paul Simpson remixes is so much better than the UK one…and unfortunately I only have the UK one

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey Ric do you mean Tony Humphries? I looked on Discogs and cannot locate a US 12″ with Paul Simpson mixes.

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    ric Reply:

    ooops, my bad…Tony Humphries it is! It is morning time here and I had just woken up.
    I feel the UK PWL mixes are surprisingly not very good and drags the original down, but it was the only one imported here back then.
    The US mixes I only discovered much later, but are much harder to find.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will have to look into getting that one. I thought i had it but after checking it looks like I don’t.

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    ric Reply:

    Awesome! Hope you can get a good buy!

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    Erik Reply:

    it’s funny , in the early 90s , 1992 , Breakaway make great sucess and have strong airplay in the brazilian radios!!
    maybe because Donna summer make some shows in Brazil!!
    i have a PWL mix , but here is just called 12″ mix!

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  4. Stefano Says:

    We were waiting for this one Paul. Great dance mix. Not available on CD, but now we got a quality OM30 rip!
    I own the German pressing which also contains the John Morales 3:50 edit and a different album cut (Bad Reputation). Too bad that Geffen USA didn’t fancy the radio friendly edit to include.
    Nice weekend Paul and thanks for this post. Excellent!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano. Yeah Geffen kind of dropped the ball on this one.

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  5. Shawn Says:

    Thanks for this, Paul. I don’t think I have it on the site. May I post your scans there?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sure Shawn no problem. I will also add your site to my links section.

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  6. Ryan Clark Says:

    Yay, more Donna! Thanks, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Ryan.

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  7. Doug Says:

    I was hoping this would show up here! My 30th birthday is tomorrow, and this is a good early birthday gift! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Birthday Doug! Oh to be 30 again (lol)

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  8. TimX Says:

    Merry Christmas to ME! I’ve been wanting a great copy of this classic track for a LONG time! Thanks so much for this fantastic post! It’s a great start to the weekend!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so welcome TimX! Every once in a while I strike gold (lol). Have a great weekend.

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  9. Bop Says:

    Bloody Hell, I can’t believe you came through so quickly. When I begged you for this I thought I might be waiting for 6 months or more. This is the best sounding rip of this hard to find remix I’ve heard to date. I can’t thank you enough Paul, you just made my weekend. I hope you don’t mind but I’m gonna post a link to your blog in the Donna Summer forum so others can come and grab this.
    Best Regards
    Bob

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Bob I don’t mind at all. Have a nice weekend.

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  10. ric Says:

    Another 12″ and Winner!
    Thanks Paul, and Happy weekend!

    Can I ask a question on the 24 bit Flacs? Are we able to burn them as Audio onto CDs? or must it be onto DVDs?
    I tried adding some files using dbpoweramp but the files take up more time than it should. So an 80 minute blank CD could only take about half the time for these 24 bit music.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric and happy weekend 🙂

    Below is a link to a really good website that can easily explain everything to you I hope it helps to answer your question.

    http://24bit.turtleside.com/

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    ric Reply:

    Thanks for the link Paul!
    Can I ask how you listen to your 24 bits files? via your XHD and PC? Or do you burn them?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    My PC soundcard supports 24bit audio so I listen to them on my PC. I do save them to an external drive also.

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    Drake Reply:

    I am making back-up copys in dvd 9 , because in January a have a hd Crash and lost many things!!

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  11. eric Says:

    And with Donna Summer, Stock Aitken Waterman released one their best albums ever. Shame they never did it again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Eric it is one of my favorites.

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    Gianni Reply:

    As it goes, a new album was in the works but Donna and PWL had sort of a falling out, so the album never materialized. So Lonnie Gordon was asked to step up to the mike. Imagine the song “Happenin’ All Over Again” and “If I Have To Stand Alone” with Donna on lead vocals. The album would have been another global smash for Donna.

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  12. vuoksenniska Says:

    Christmas came early this year, and DJPaulT is our Santa 😀
    Thank you so much for this great Donna Summer hit.
    Greetings from Winter Wonderland Finland!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Greetings to you Vuoksenniska. Merry Christmas!

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  13. SandroCS Says:

    Wow, what a treat, Paul! Thank you sooo much for this single (and the description, the hard work, etc) and all the other treasures here! Hugs.

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  14. jbirdp Says:

    Hey Paul —

    Do you have the extended mixes of “Stop, Look, Listen,” “Breakway,” “Work That Magic,” and “When Love Cries?”

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  15. Ian M Says:

    I have this 12″ but it’s great to hear it in crystal clear quality!! I look forward to hearing your other Donna Summer downloads too. Enjoying looking at your website. With thanks and Merry Christmas!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Merry Christmas Ian!

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  16. Robert Says:

    Thanks for the re-up DjPaul. I’m still in a bit of shock. Donna was certainly my first “dance music diva”

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