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Donna Summer – Donna Summer Mega-Mixx (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 25th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE

DONNA SUMMER “THE QUEEN OF DISCO”! Her list of hit records seems endless. She was directly responsible for the success of Casablanca Records one of the major disco labels in the 70’s.

Five time Grammy winner Donna Summer was the first artist to have 3 Consecutive #1 double-disc albums on the US pop charts !!! This ultra rare nearly 15 minute mega-mixx showcases some of her biggest hits of the 70’s and 80’s.

This 12″ was only circulated to DJs and radio personnel in limited quantities by the now defunct US based remix service Mega-Mixx Industries Ltd. The year of release is unknown but probably in the late 80’s or early 90’s.

*Please Note: This is not an officially released single therefore the vinyl mastering may not be perfect. However I have made every attempt to restore this rare gem. In addition I have also included custom artwork and a scan of the record label.

SIDE A:
Donna Summer Mega-Mixx (Mega-Mixx) 14:41
Dj Mix [Megamix] – Carlos Sarli
a) This time I Know It’s For Real
b) Walk Away
c) I Don’t wanna Get Hurt
d) Hot Stuff
e) Dim All The Lights
f) Spring Affair
g) Bad Girls
h) Love’s About To Change My Heart
i) Last Dance
j) I Feel Love
k) Our Love
l) On The Radio
m) Heaven Knows
n) Love Is In Control

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

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mega-Mixx Industries Ltd. – ME-01
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released:?
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Custom Artwork: DjPaulT

NOTES:
This disc is Side C of a two disc set.

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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34 Responses to “Donna Summer – Donna Summer Mega-Mixx (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. HiDefBear Says:

    Oh, yay! I know you’re busy, but I’ve been hoping for more Donna mixes since her passing. Many thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome HiDefBear! I have more and am slowy getting them released 🙂

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  2. Spring Says:

    Hello dear Paul & thank you very much for this! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring. Have a nice weekend. It’s an extra long one for the US since Memorial Day is on Monday 🙂

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    Spring Reply:

    Thank you! 🙂 So let me congratulate all US people in your face!
    Best wishes from Russia 🙂

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  3. Drake Says:

    Thanks for this Gift!
    today is my birthday!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Birtday! Drake 🙂

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  4. CKJ505 Says:

    Great post BTG but there is something wrong with the pw…

    ‘burningtheground’ is not working on the 24-bit or flac, I did not try the Mp3 guessing the problem is similar.

    Did the pw change?

    Thanks in advance.

    CK

    BTW – Fantastic collection of vinyls.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi CK just downloaded the 24bit and it unzipped perfectly with the current password. Make sure you copy it correctly.

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  5. Ray Fisher Says:

    YAY! Fridays and Donna Summer posts go together like white on rice! Thank you sir Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ray. Have a nice weekend 🙂

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  6. Piotrvladimir Says:

    Merci cher Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De rien Piotrvladimir.

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  7. ric Says:

    Thanks for your Donna post, Paul…I’m sure you’ve already something up your BTG-sleeves, and it’s gonna be disco-licious!
    Speaking of Mega-Mixx, I recall buying a Janet Jackson megamix under that DJ service. IT was an awesome mix, but like you mentioned, the pressing is not pristine.
    But since we can’t find these gems anywhere else, I’ll take it!
    Plus, I have every confidence in your mastering, Paul! Happy Weekend and Memorial Day!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Weekend Ric 🙂 Yeah this service wasn’t great on quality but over all it’s a pretty good mix.

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  8. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you Paul for this rare gem!
    You are the best 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Vuoksenniska 🙂

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  9. musicdivaSF Says:

    Wow! I’m definitely speechless with this post. Can I just say that I love, love this post and I think I already revealed how much of a megamix fan I am, so to see a Donna Summer rare megamix is just a fantastic treat on a Friday evening. Thank you Dj PaulT and have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy weekend MusicdivaSF 🙂

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  10. beebyte Says:

    Does it sound perfect? Well no you told us that! Is this rare? Hell yeh it is! Thanks for a fine job on another rarity from your treasure trove of a collection Paul 🙂 Any chance to hear the other 3 sides?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Unfortunately Beebyte this is the only side I have. I bought it especially for the Donna Summer Mega-Mixx.

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    beebyte Reply:

    not a biggie!

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  11. Richard Says:

    Thanks for this mix Paul, I’ve been reeling since the news of her passing. My fascination with Donna started in 1978 and I’ve been collecting her music and memorabilia ever since. I’ve also seen her live many times up until her last stop in Ft. Lauderdale in 2010.

    I may never recover from the loss of this extraordinary talent, that mezzo soprano voice that could sing absolutely anything and give any composition a life of it’s own. I can’t believe that her voice will never be heard live again in this lifetime. I would to hang on to every note in awe and still do when I listen to her records and CDs.

    I’ve got some rare gems in my collection including this mix on a download. I could never understand why Macarthur Park was cut short, it would have followed Heaven Knows perfectly.

    I will surely miss Donna, she’s the best thing that happened to music in my life. Thanks again.

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    Andrew Reply:

    Hello Richard

    You read my mind

    I’ve never ‘Been Hit’ by anybody Famous’ Death

    Till Now

    Excellent words xx

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    Richard Reply:

    Thank you Andrew.

    It’s good to know that there are others out there who share the same sentiments. She was truly a rare creature, one of which I fear we may never see or experience the likes of again. I am thankful for the times that I did witness her live performances because she had that rare ability of delivering ultimately masterful renditions of her songs that many times were better that the recorded versions. I remember her shows being so energetic, full of life and vibrant.

    It kills me to know that her unique catalog will never be presented to us again in concert as only DONNA SUMMER can. But alas, we are left with that vast catalog of great music to enjoy for the rest of our lives, so the MAGIC continues.

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    Andrew Reply:

    ‘her unique catalog’ – My thoughts on Donna’s back catalog are all over the web – I still think an ‘official’ release of the ‘Bruce’ duet would be a ‘hit’
    The reason so many of us love blogs like this one (hi Paul ! xx) is this ‘fills in the gaps’ intentionaly [?] left by Record companies !

    For example I read Grace Jones 1st LP was ‘remastered + reissued'(Portfolio)
    Woop woop !
    NO – It has precisely ‘Zero’ extra’s – and thanks to the Lovely Paul we get a chance to hear so many ‘Lost Gems’. xX

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  12. Luckybg2 Says:

    Great job DjPaulT on this rare gem.

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  13. Andrew Says:

    fabu lous post
    more please xx

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  14. Dave T Says:

    OMG! OMG! Thank you for this mix!!! I’ve been listening to nothing but Donna this week and this is the icing on the cake (that someone left out in the rain)!!
    What a way to heal a broken heart!

    THANK YOU, ONCE MORE!!

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  15. Conner Says:

    This is one of my favorite megamixes from Donna. It is fantastic. Have it on vinyl and am THRILLED to get it with the DJ PaulT magic mastering. I picked it up in about 1993 and it had just arrived at the store. I think that may have been the release year. Of course, I’m not certain. That was a long time ago and memory starts to fade 🙂

    Thanks Paul!

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  16. Jason Says:

    I’m loving this. Thank you.

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  17. Nathan Alan Says:

    I still haven’t had a chance to fire up the hi-fi and listen to this one yet. I live in a downtown apartment and can only listen during the day, after dark I can only play my television. My hi-fi even on a very low volume disturbs the neighbors in every direction, upstairs, downstairs, left, and right. And because I worked graveyards and mixed shifts for nearly 30 years, I have the worst time staying awake during the day, and prefer to stay awake all night long, so I want to sleep all day.

    Anyway, here is the discogs link to the exact Mega-Mixx Classics Issue 1, 2 × Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM. And still the year is unknown, although I don’t see that the service released anything before 1990, or later than 1992, there must have been too much competition for DJ services, and not enough demand to support as many as were around back then. I remember our dance club in Roanoke VA used to use Ultimix in North Carolina late 1980s, and I see what appear to be current releases for them from time to time on the vinyl trading sites (even though they aren’t sanctioned for resale).

    Your discogs link above went to the entire page of Mega-Mixx releases on CD and 12″ Vinyl. This release with the Donna Summer Mega-Mixx includes a Gap Band Mega-Mixx, and Lakeside’s “Fantastic Voyage.” Would have loved to get my hands on these on CD, since I gave up my turntable in 1994. If I could afford to start collecting again, I would get another turntable, vinyl 12″ singles are still being sold used, new, like-new, quite copiously online, promos included.

    http://www.discogs.com/Various-Mega-Mixx-Classics-Issue-1/release/395095

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  18. NKelly Says:

    Hi. Yes i checked out the page linked above and came here to post another similar link. I would date this around 1990-1992… http://www.discogs.com/label/36642-Mega-Mixx-Industries-Ltd

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  19. Martijn Says:

    THNXXX for this great MegamMixx! Have been searching, hard to find it. Great stuff & nice sounds.

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