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Encore Records Ltd

Donna Summer - I'm A Rainbow: Recovered & Recoloured - CD

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1 CD - UK Import in hardcover book

 It's September 1981 and it's matter of weeks away from the release of I'm A Rainbow, the second album Donna Summer had recorded for Geffen Records, which had been produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.

At the time that the album was being recorded, the musical landscape had changed and production techniques were developing further.

Geffen also wanted a more R&B-influenced album, despite the album having a more R&B feel than The Wanderer had done. The songs and their lyrical content were very strong and Donna's voice had never sounded better, which was always a tough comparison against previous albums.

A decision was taken by the label to withdraw I'm A Rainbow just prior to it's release. David Geffen then brought-in Quincy Jones to produce the next new album 1982's Donna Summer. I'm A Rainbow was eventually issued in 1996, as an 18-track CD, without the usual fanfare that heralded a 'new' Donna Summer album.

Fast-forward 40 years and I'm A Rainbow receives a fresh coat of paint, giving credence to the songs' great lyrics and compositions that they richly deserved at the time. I'm A Rainbow - Recovered & Recoloured has been slimmed-down to a compact 10-track album and completely re-imagined by a host of international producers, from North and South America, Europe and Scandinavia. Junior Vasquez, Le Flex, Figo Sound, Jean Tonique, Ladies On Mars and Oliver Nelson - who has just signed to Atlantic Records - have all added their touch.

The album now has a thread running through it, with a sequence that sees the album open with the beautiful title track and builds throughout the album through soul and dance, ending with the high-octane 'girl power' statement track, 'Leave Me Alone (Ladies On Mars)" (Independence Remix).

This A5 Mediabook format also includes two radio edits and three extended mixes.