June 04, 1979 12:00 PM

Donna Summer

Anyone looking for a big breakthrough by Summer will be disappointed in this two-record set, since it is three-quarters disco. But that’s not all bad—it’s very high-class disco. Summer is in good, suggestive form, and the arrangements by Harold Faltermeyer are energetic and resourceful. He also adds some amusing synthesizer backup, especially on two cuts, Our Love and Lucky. There is, however, none of the Ellington or Gershwin that Summer has been dabbling in lately. The only serious singing is on one side devoted to soul-rock ballads, all of which she at least co-wrote. On those she is restrained and thoughtful. Even if Summer doesn’t abdicate as Queen of Disco, she might moonlight more often.

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