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Donna Summer – Work That Magic (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 22nd, 2013


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Side A

“Work That Magic” is a song from the album Mistaken Identity by Donna Summer. In some countries’ editions of the album (including the UK), the version of the song was a remix by ISA. This version was released as a single in the UK (in place of “When Love Cries”, which had been a single in America and Europe). While most of the album had quite an urban feel, this song was much more of a dance number. It peaked at number 74 in the UK Singles Chart.

Work That Magic (Extended ISA Remix) 6:20
Work That Magic (ISA Remix) 5:00

Work That Magic (Capricorn Remix) 4:34
Let There Be Peace (LP Version) 3:59

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic stickered)

Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-85925
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, RnB/Swing
Credits: Producer, Mixed By, Remix, Written-By – Keith Diamond
Remix, Mixed By – George Karras
Written-By – Anthony Smith (tracks: A1 To B1), Donna SummerEve Nelson (tracks: A1 To B1), Larry Henley (tracks: A1 To B1)


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Side B

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

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

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22 Responses to “Donna Summer – Work That Magic (US 12″)”

  1. Richard Says:

    Hi Paul,

    Many thanks for uploading this one. Huge Donna fan here and ripped my copy of this, but your rips are so much better. Is there any chance of you doing Donna’s “When Love Cries” 12″? Thanks for the great job you are doing with introducing and reacquainting folks to the all the great music we had the pleasure of experiencing in the last few decades and for keeping the music alive.
    PS: Donna was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last Thursday April 18th.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome richard. I am planning to post “When Love Cries” eventually so stay tuned 🙂


    Richard Reply:

    That’s great news, thanks again.


    Stefano Reply:

    We won’t mind to get a string of new Donna 12 inches. I’d like to see her go up in the charts, now she’s holding a number 4 position with 12 entries.

    Number 3: Duran Duran with 13 entries
    Number 2: Dead Or Alive with 15 entries
    Number 1: Bananarama with a massive 16 entries


  2. wolfie Says:

    Great post! I bought the cd single of this back in the day and was so disappointed at the lack of mixes. I haven’t heard the other versions on this 12” and really looking forward to them. many Thanks x


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Wolfie I was also disapponted with the CD single for lack of mixes. But I am happy to be able to offer the 12″. Let me know what you think of the mixes 🙂


    wolfie Reply:

    Thanks for your reply Paul. Just playing the Extended ISA remix now – it’s awesome! This track really followed the feel of the PWL produced Another Time & Place and I was a bit disappointed when I heard the album – don’t get me wrong I love the album now – but at the time it wasn’t a sound I was into back then.

    Her 80’s comment about Aids being god’s punishment to Gay’s really hurt her career (and her massive Gay fanbase) and it took the “Power of 3” PWL masterminds to put her back in the UK top40. That album was pure genius.

    Playing the Capricorn mix now – that mix feels more like the rest of the album and has a lovely laid back almost ambient in places feel to it.

    Thanks again for all your hard work. I’m howling once again lol


    Andrew McMeekin Reply:

    She never said that !
    That was the rather sad side of the whole ‘story’.
    One -it wasn’t challenged sooner.
    Two -that it was ‘allowed’ to run so much.
    and 3 -that so many people believed she could’ve said anything like that.
    A little known ‘real’ fact was at the time this sh*t-storm was all over the press – she actually demoed a song about friends/people dying of AIDS.
    And although it was a battle that “We’re Gonna Win”.
    That was the songs title along with it medleying into another song called ‘One World’.
    And it was he Label at the time who refused to put it on an Album.
    Most ‘fans’ forget that since her Disco hey days that most of her albums were perceived as flops – Even if they made the Top 40 like Cats Without Claws.
    Melody Of Love (Wanna Be Loved)was co-written [partly] by David Cole of C+C Music Factory fame who as wikipedia died of ‘complications from spinal meningitis brought on by AIDS.’
    There are many more Celebs that have said many a MORE homophobic comment that Donna was ever accused of and actually stand by what they have said.
    Do they get the ‘Press’ she did = No.


  3. woz Says:



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome woz!


  4. Ray Fisher Says:

    Great post, Paul! Huge fan of Donna, but have never heard these mixes. Can’t wait to get home and hear them for the first time.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome ray hope that you like the mixes.


  5. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! You always know how to cheer me up! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring hope it makes you smile 🙂


  6. Richard Says:

    I always loved the live simulation of the cheering crowd in the Extended ISA Remix and thought that a full length music video done to this version would have been great, with Donna bursting out onto the stage and the crowd going wild, lots of sweeping camera shots, varying angles and special effects. Anyway that’s the image I have in my head. The actual music video is cool too.


  7. patrice Says:

    excellent ,j’adore ,merci beaucoup
    patrice fan of DONNA SUMMER


  8. Devotion Says:

    Thanks for the warmest HQ… enjoy vinyl sound…


  9. Joe Says:

    My fave DS song EVER! I keep getting an error message when putting in the password 🙁


  10. Andrew Says:

    She Never said that ! It was all cooked up to destroy her Career ! It’s the worst ‘How Long Have you been beating Your wife’ question/statement anyone could acuse her of saying. Shit sticks ! And for some the smell will never go away- which is very sad. Listen to the song ‘We Are Gonna Win-One World’ + tell me if you still feel the same – I was in tears !


  11. Eddie Says:


    I wanted the Work That Magic (Capricorn Remix) 4:34 but I needed a user name and password. Can you help?


  12. Eddie Says:


    I have signed and confirmed but I can’t download anything? Still asking for username and password. Strange?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Please read the FAQ Eddie.


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