Friday, January 02, 2009

Our Last Summer


Week-by-week our cut out and keep series builds into a superb collection of classic extended disco mixes your family will treasure for years.

Today, someone left the cake out in the rain. For 17 minutes 47 seconds.

Donna Summer - 'MacArthur Park Suite' (1978)

Contains cheese.

16 comments:

  1. Is this the one that made up side 4 of the 'Live and More' LP? That was great! Don't believe I ever played the other three sides more than once. Is this a vinyl rip?

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  2. It is that one yes, though it is brought to you today from this.

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  3. £2.98!!!!!

    How's that for value!!??

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  4. Fantastic length!
    Ever get to hear "Working The Midnight Shift"? That's another spellbinder!
    D x
    Apologies if I have broken some blogger ethic by posting you this. I am new to this game. It's meant to be my way of saying thanks.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=397B3L5B

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  5. D. if I may say so, that is a fine way of saying thanks, and on your first peep above the parapet too! Moroderous!

    Ethics? English county NE of London??

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  6. PS: I am sure I am not alone amongst those of you who grew up in Britain during the 1970s in finding a certain section of Donna/Giorgio's 'MacArthur Park' eerily reminiscent of this...

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  7. Thanks for this Davy boy. I was in a band back in the early 90s, our intro music was that very piece of music in that little linky. It's weird, it's gotten so many different layers of memory associated with it!

    Meanwhile, Jenny Agutter on the tv right now, An American Werewolf In London. Sorry. Had to share!

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  8. Nowt worse than soggy cake. I can get you a good deal on goretex. Vancouver grows the stuff on trees, dontcha know...

    Dang, now I feel love...

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  9. Was at a do yesterday and was wondering if we were going to be treated to another disco classic and once again you deliver the good.
    My mate's mother had this live album by Tony Christie and every time I went round his version of MacArthur Park seemed to be playing, fucking awful only surpassed by his rendition of Hey Jude.
    Drew

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  10. Arf!

    I must dig out the Richard Harris sometime...

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  11. Oh ooh Donna...Excellent stuff. Hope you are well, happy new year...oh and I have moved my blog to a new address, too...

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  12. Lookin' good over there Ed - in fact, lookin' the same = which is good!

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  13. This is becoming the Donna Summer Appreciation Blog, although you'll find few of us complaining. She even made the new '76 Festive 50:

    http://fadesinslowly.blogspot.com/2008/12/1976-full-list.html

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  14. I did plan this to be the last, though I have to say that lovely track wxjltonight uploaded - which in all its Kraftwerk-esque Moroderisms and deep melancholy I like very much more than MacArthur Park - almost made me change my mind.

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  15. oh heck. i've not been well you know and that's just about worn me right out. i struggle to keep going for 14 minutes these days i really do
    x

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  16. You'll bring on a relapse woman!

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