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Donna Singles box price-drop

Donna / Singles... Driven By The Music box set

The recently announced Donna Summer 24CD Singles… Driven By The Music box set has already dropped in price on Amazon UK.

It’s currently £73, which is cheaper than the Official Donna Store, although you do miss out on a couple of bonus remixes if you’re not buying from the official store.

That said, this is a great option for fans in the USA because you can’t buy from the official store anyway (licensing restrictions) and Amazon deduct the VAT which gives you a selling price of just £60 or around $95. That’s about $4 per CD.

Full details and track listing on this set can be found here.  It will be released on 2 October 2015.

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22 responses to Donna Singles box price-drop

  1. Francis says:

    Still not interested in it, price drop or no price drop!

  2. Neill2407 says:

    I won’t be buying this neither. Bit of a rip off given the recent album reissues and not worth paying the money for!

  3. Steve says:

    The price drop is a nice surprise! Got mine ordered from Amazon UK.

  4. Tom says:

    I love Donna and normally this would be something I would purchase right away but there are no real exclusives worthy enough to drop that kind of money. Maybe if they had included a DVD of her Geffen/Atlantic era videos or a live special I might have been interested.

  5. AnonyMousE says:

    Nice and appreciated move to change the price, but if you change the contents, too, it would work even better !

  6. Daniel says:

    Like on the Bananarama Singles Box Set it would great to have
    all the instrumental versions of the singles.
    P.S.: I can’t believe that from “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
    there is only 1 extended mix / remix in the vaults.
    No demo versions. Not the original mix of “If It Makes You Feel Good” ?
    I will not buy this set.

    • gb says:

      me too daniel. I asked before if anyone knew if these were the only mixes available of “This Time I Know It’s For Real’ … for some reason I thought because it was a SAW release there would be quite a few

  7. Kiki says:

    the last CD (24) made only with hotracks and disconet unofficial mixes is not the most interesting of the world… If they could find the missing mixes (I think they have been listed somewhere in another post), it would save interest for this !

    @ daniel : as they try to put in this box what was released in the 80’s and early 90’s, if the instrumental version did not exist in a relase, I don’t think it’ll make it on this box…

  8. Shane says:

    I agree with Tom. Not good value for money. still at 73 pounds for 10 cd maxis (or singles in some cases) is 7.3 pounds per disc! Never seen a single with that price tag!
    And the material was all released in the reissues from last year.
    Any word on the packaging? If they are slipcases they are out of their minds. Where it the incentive to buy this?

  9. Eric says:

    SAW never made demos. Mike Stock confirms this in his book.

    • Daniel says:

      I think SAW did demo’s – example: Sonia made one for
      “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You”
      ( released 2010 on the “Special Edition” of “Everybody Knows” album ).
      Please think of all the leaked Bananarama demo’s
      from 1988-1990 – all these are SAW productions.
      There is only one version of “This Time It’s For Real”
      – no alternate mix / no original mix.
      I can’t believe it.

      • Eric says:

        Oh, in that case it’s just another inaccurate statement from Mike in that book! He is quite adamant, repeating it throughout the book, that he/SAW never made demos.

  10. Kauwgompie says:

    Agree with most that there is no value in this if you already bought the album box set. Someone wasn’t using their brain on this. They should stuff it with at least all the mixes that were available commercially. They didn’t even do that! Yes, the Hottracks and Disconet mixes are simply too few to drop that kinda money for. 4 mixes if you go with the cheaper package and 6 mixes if you order it from the official website (provided they haven’t sold 500 yet). I’m skipping.

  11. Randy M says:

    I think this set is intentionally all about the packaging and experience of the singles collector just as in the 70’s when we had special 45 boxes with the handle on top; most 45s were in generic sleeves but some were picture sleeves specific to the song or artist. The real scam would have been if this set was released and then the deluxe albums came after…. and I could be wrong…

    As for the CD/album set, I cherry picked the songs I liked and copied to CDR.

  12. Babs says:

    Well these were posted on the PWL Empire forum

    Just a few mixes…..

    Breakaway [The Extended Power Mix Version]
    Breakaway (12″ Remix w/out Loc’s)
    Breakaway (Harding/Curnow 7″ Remix)
    Breakaway (Harding/Curnow Extended Remix)
    Breakaway (Instrumental Remix – Edit)
    Breakaway (Kid Vocals)
    Breakaway (The Power Radio Mix)
    Breakaway (Tony Humphries Extended Power Mix)

    Love’s About To Change My Heart [7″ Version]
    Love’s About To Change My Heart [LP Version]
    Love’s About To Change My Heart [Revised Audio]
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (12″ Remix Master)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (7″ Master No Fade)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Clivilles & Cole 12″ Mix)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Clivilles & Cole 7″ Mix)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Donna’s 12″)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Donna’s 7″)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Donna’s Instrumental No Fade)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Dub 2) – Love Dub
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Dub)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Instrumental)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Loveland’s Full-On 12″ Vocal)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Loveland’s Full-On 7″ Radio Edit)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Loveland’s Full-On 7″ Vocal Master)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Pete Hammond Original 12″ Mix)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Pete’s Compromise 7″)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart [7″ Version]
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Phil Harding 7″ Remix)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Phil Harding Remix Instrumental)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (PWL 12″ Mix)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (PWL 7″ Mix)
    Love’s About To Change My Heart (Straight Run SAW Approved)

    This Time I Know It’s For Real [LP Version]
    This Time I Know It’s For Real [Live]
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (12″ Mix)
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (Extended Vocal Mix)
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (Instrumental)
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (Karaoke Master)
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (New 12″ Master 2nd Mix)
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (New New Straight Run)
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (New Straight Run)
    This Time I Know It’s For Real [12″ Extended Remix]
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (PW Approved 12″ Master)
    This Time I Know It’s For Real (PW Approved 7″ Master)

    When Love Takes Over You
    When Your Love Takes Over You
    When Love Takes Over You (Dave Ford 7″ Remix)
    When Love Takes Over You (Dave Ford Extended Remix)
    When Love Takes Over You (Dave Ford Remix Instrumental)
    When Love Takes Over You (Pete Hammond Original 12″ Remix)

  13. Daniel says:

    I-Tunes should release all the missing mixes / remixes / instrumentals
    like they did years before with the large collection of Kylie’s early tracks.
    That was fabulous. With album instrumentals / 12″ instrumental
    and the backing vocals versions.
    All for collector’s like us.

  14. Shane says:

    Yep, I would definitely shell out for the PWL Vault stuff. To this day I bought all Sonia and Mandy Smith’s Vault releases.

  15. Bruce says:

    I have to say it drives me crazy that She Works Hard For The Money can’t be included in these recent projects! It was her most successful album and single during the era being chronicled, at least in the US. A shame the label can’t or won’t license SWHFTM and Unconditional Love for this singles box.

  16. baward says:

    If you have Spotify, this entire box is up there. I tend to listen to a release first, and if I like it buy the physical release.

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