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A Love Trilogy

Donna SummerAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Donna Summer
December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012)

Born LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948, Donna Summer, was an American singer/songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s.
With a mezzo-soprano vocal range, she was a five-time Grammy Award winner and the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US ... Read more in Amazon's Donna Summer Store

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  • Audio CD (June 9, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001F9N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,096 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes it is magic! September 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
How do you follow up a monumental genre defining hit like `Love to love you baby'?

The answer is with the gold certified `A love trilogy'. Full of everything that made disco; strings, horns, bass, rich percussion, and a sexy voice. Everything but the glittery disco ball.

Opening cut `Try me' was loosely split into four sections; the breathy `Try me' with Donna's cooing hitting stratospheric notes and that distinctive guitar riff, `I know' sung in a slightly lower, sexier register, a wonderful musical bridge links to `We can make it' with a lovely simple keyboard bit and sung in her real voice before returning to falsetto on `Try me I know we can make it'. A charming multi style suite!

Side 2 (on the original vinyl LP) opened with the 1 minute `Prelude to love', a breathy spoken piece with lush, dramatic strings.

Next was the albums biggest hit, her cover of the Barry Manilow song `Could it be magic. This starts off with Donna singing in a lazy yearning version of her real voice. The strings are awesome, and there are lots of sensual moans and gasps. The final 1 and a half minutes is climatic with dreamy sounding backing vocals, magical keyboards and Donna's voice floating above it all. This song, along with `Try me' are still major crowd pleasers at her concerts.

`Wasted' has a funky R&B feel, with Donna cooing in her falsetto to a melancholic musical backdrop replete with harps and sweeping cutting strings. The percussion on this song is really rich, tiny details that set the Summer/Moroder/Bellotte team apart from the others. The final 1 minute musical outro of the song is simply outstanding. Great keyboards.

Closing is my favourite track. `Come with me'. Again, sung in her lazy, yearning voice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How About A Nice STEAMY ORGASM FOR DINNER??? May 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Love Trilogy is one of the sexiest albums i have ever heard and it finds Ms. Summer in full steamy siren mode.
"Try me,I know we can make it" grooves along with hot dripping sensuality and captures Donna singing a seductive breathy falsetto throughout and then bulking up her vocals to tell you that "we can make it if we try".
Are you willing to make it with Donna or is it too much for you to handle????
"A prelude to love" finds Donna confessin',pleadin' and panting away in hot smoldering ecstacy which leads into the classic rendition of "Could it be magic".
Donna gives this Manilow classic a sexiness mixed with a contained yet fragile urgency that the original never had and you can feel the desperation and heartfelt sincerity in Donna's delivery resulting in one of her most compelling performances.
"Wasted" is a great little funky dance number which will get your feet shuffling and your body grooving and "Come with Me" closes out this love trilogy with a shake your booty get down and boogie disco vibe that's so hot that you'll need to call your lover to release that fire scorching from within you or to cool down those family jewels...
OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!
Simply put, Love Trilogy is a finger lickin' lip smackin' disco classic and is without a doubt the SEXIEST Donna Summer album ever.
So get those fingers walking and let the music do the talking....

O.F.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Follow up Album is a smash: Disco Dynamite June 21, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After her first Casablanca album, Love To Love You Baby sold gold, Donna Summer followed up that success quickly with another album; "A Love Trilogy". This album contains the surprise hit "Could It Be Magic". This revved up Barry Manilow song unmasked the Diva behind the novelty singer. of course there's some Love To Love You-ish songs on the album for the fans who came back for more; the long playing "Try me I Know We Can Make It" and the techno tune, "Wasted". Both songs are forerunners of "I Feel Love". Moroder & Bellote's symphonic arrangements make for a lush backdrop to this trilogy. Donna belts it out on the final siren song "Come With me". The album is a delight.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ordinary Girl Gets Extraordinary December 10, 2003
By T-Box
Format:Audio CD
Enough of how this album became my initiation into a lifetime of Donna Summer fandom. This album is the bridge from sexual overdrive enrapturing Love To Love You Baby (and the Pillow Talk, Midnight At The Oasis, and other breathy swoons of the day) to the land of the mainstream disco. While still breathing and moaning in trademark fashion throughout the album, Donna has the guts to take on a cover of Manilow's Could It Be Magic, something lesser artists wouldn't dare do with material of such iconic status. And by doing it, Donna surpasses Barry and lets us hear her cut loose with all of her voice at the end of the song. Try Me...Suite on Side 1 was so good that it, along with Could...was chosen for the soundtrack of the infamous "Looking For Mr. Goodbar." In fact, I think Could... is playing when Diane Keaton's character meets her demise. The long first side suite set the tone for many to follow including Carol Douglas, Marlena Shaw, and countless others who learned that this tactic ensured their play time and exposure at the disco. This album is so good that it was hard for me to wrench it out of my mother's hands as a teenager...she was hell bent on playing it to motivate her doing housework. The cover art was revisited in her 1996 tour, and the expression is one that Donna still gets on her face today. True artistry. All cuts romantic, sensual and A+++. A logical foundation to build her next concept albums from in its mini-concept seduction theme.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by manuel sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars A Love Trilogy LOVELY MS. SUMMER AT HER BEST!
More than 40 years ago and Ms. Donna Summer's A LOVE TRILOGY sounds just as fresh as when this album was originally released on vinyl format. Even before Ms. Read more
Published 6 months ago by HAPPYWOLF
5.0 out of 5 stars As fresh sounding today as it was back then!
A must for every Donna Summer fan. Don't miss out on this great recording. Donna was truly amazing as a music trailblazer for her time.
Published 13 months ago by TCDSoCal
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply...............HYPNOTIC!!!!!
This very early album from "Miss Donna" is one of my favorites!!! Try Me, I Know, We Can Make It..........Try me, I know we can make it. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Roman 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Donna Summer - A Love Trilogy Is Heavenly
One of Donna's concept albums, it tells the story of love affair from beginning to end. This was early in her career when Donna used her upper register to sing before settling on... Read more
Published 16 months ago by John D. Grasso
5.0 out of 5 stars Pioneers in a genre that'd just been born.
A Love Trilogy is an out and out disco album. All the tricks of the trade are present. Most of the wizardry shines as they work in balance with each other. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jeff Reys
5.0 out of 5 stars Try this I know you'll like it
Donna Summer returns with her third album "A Love Trilogy" which was released in 1976. The album which is nice mix of R&B and disco, opens up the 18 minute long disco groove "Try... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Courtenay
5.0 out of 5 stars oldie for goodie
it takes me back to my youth. god bless you in heaven Donna. she is the queen that opened the path to so many. she brought sexy into music and it has never stopped since
Published 18 months ago by bayamon
5.0 out of 5 stars Disco Dynamite
Donna Summers has an amazing voice and the music touches your soul and leaves a desire to dance/ If you ever liked Disco, or want to feel what Disco was about, this is a CD to get
Published 20 months ago by WILLIAM BROCKMOLLER
4.0 out of 5 stars Great artist unfortunately missing
It's music that was made when we went to nightclubs and is part of my life.
Great artist, and a haunting score.
Published 21 months ago by Alfonso Fraile Sánchez
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