Thursday, September 16, 2010

Donna Summer

Donna Summer - The Wanderer
Geffen GHS 2000 (1980) - US LP

Side One

1 - The Wanderer
2 - Looking Up
3 - Breakdown
4 - Grand Illusion
5 - Running For Cover

Side Two

6 - Cold Love
7 - Who Do You Think You’re Foolin’
8 - Nightlife
9 - Stop Me
10 - I Believe In Jesus

Notes: 1) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) Tracks 1 and 6 were included in the 1993 2-CD collection “The Donna Summer Anthology” on Casablanca Chronicles D243507/314 518 144-2 (see picture below). Anthology notes do not come with track-by-track musician credits for any of the two tracks in question.

Donna Summer - Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass Guitar
Les Hurdle - Bass Guitar
John Pierce - Bass Guitar
Keith Forsey - Drums, Percussion
Tim May - Guitars
Jeff Baxter - Guitars
Steve Lukather - Guitars
Harold Faltermeyer - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Sylvester Levay - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Gary Herbig - Sax Solo
Bill Champlin - Backing Vocals
Tom Kelley - Backing Vocals
Carmen Grillo - Backing Vocals
Stephanie Spruill - Backing Vocal

Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte

Harold Faltermeyer - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10)
Sylvester Levay - Arrangements (7, 9)
Trevor Veitch - Musical Contractor

Juergen Koppers - Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Harold Faltermeyer - Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Brian Reeves - Engineer
Giorgio Moroder - Mixing Engineer
Pete Bellotte - Mixing Engineer
Erik Zobler - Assistant Engineer (as Eric Zobler)
Matt Forger - Assistant Engineer (as Matt Farger)

Recording Studio:
Westlake Audio, Los Angeles

Mixing Studios:
Westlake Audio, Los Angeles (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Rush Studios (5)

Brian Gardner - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Allen Zentz

Laurie Kanner - Production Coordinator

Donna Summer - Album Concept
Chris Whorf - Design
Art Hotel - Design
Harry Langdon - Photography
Martin Donald - Lettering
Louie Veglia - Hair

“A Special Thanks to my family for being supportive; to my daughter Mimi; to my husband Bruce for all of his understanding; to my sister Susan for never wandering; to my new family at Geffen Records; to all my fans; and a special thanks to the Supreme Being, the Creator, without Whom there would be no beginning and no end.”.

Donna Summer
Pete Bellotte
Harold Faltermeyer
Keith Forsey
Sylvester Levay

Giorgio Moroder
Jerry Rix

“The Donna Summer Anthology” - US/EU 2-CD Compilation - front inlay

source/pics: my records


  1. I have a Prince Dirty Mind LP BSK 3478 and on the B side it has an incorrect label. The label is Donna Summer The Wanderer GHS 2000.

  2. The Wanderer was Geffen Records first release, and Geffen Records was distributed in the US by Warner. They probably shared the same manufacturing plants...