sábado, 6 de agosto de 2016

Donna Summer "State of Independence" (4:25)




Donna Summer en 1982 interpretando una canción de Jon & Vangelis.


"State of Independence" is a song written by Jon Anderson and VangelisCover versions have been recorded by several artists and it has been a hit single on three occasions. The song is written in a reggae/calypso style and features an abstract spiritual lyric.
Originally recorded by Jon and Vangelis for their 1981 album The Friends of Mr Cairo, "State of Independence" was released as a single the same year but did not chart. The song subsequently became better known whenDonna Summer released a cover version a year later in 1982, which became a Top Twenty UK single (and repeated the same feat 14 years later when issued as a remixed version in 1996) and becoming a Number One hit in the Netherlands. In 1992, a third version of the song - retitled "Spiritual High (State of Independence)" - was recorded and released as a single by Moodswings, with vocals by The Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde.

Donna Summer covered "State of Independence" on her 1982 album Donna Summer produced by Quincy Jones. It was released as the follow-up to her hit single "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" in 1982. This version was a non-starter in the US, missing the Top 40. It did much better in Europe, including a one-week stay at number one in the Dutch Top 40, making it Summer's second chart-topper in the Netherlands. The single wasreissued in Europe in 1990 following the release of the compilation album The Best of Donna Summer.
Quincy Jones assembled an all-star choir for Summer's recording, including Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Michael Jackson, Brenda Russell, Christopher Cross, Dyan Cannon, James Ingram, Kenny Loggins and Stevie Wonder. Jones has claimed that this song laid the foundation for the group effort "We Are The World," which was written by Jackson and Richie and was produced by Jones, who called upon many more of his famous friends for help.
- Wikipedia

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