Saturday, 2 June 2018
Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby (1976)
Released August 1975
Recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich
This is a strange album, just six tracks. Five of them serve as a vehicle for the monumental, sixteen minute, highly erotic title track. That track is a classic of sensual slowed down disco funk and the album is worth having for that alone.
There is some merit is the rest of it, though, particularly the urgent funk of the yearning “Need A Man Blues”, the soulful “Whispering Waves” and “Pandora’s Box”. “Full Of Emptiness” is somewhat over-orchestrated, however. One cannot help but feel that a few more tracks could, and should, have been added.