Thursday 11/3/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Donna Summer – I Remember Yesterday (1977)

I Remember Yesterday is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Donna Summer. It was released on May 13, 1977, seven months after the release of her previous album. Like her previous three albums, it was a concept album, this time seeing Summer combining the recent disco sound with various sounds of the past. I Remember Yesterday includes the singles “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)”, “I Feel Love”, the title track, “Love’s Unkind” and “Back in Love Again”. “I Feel Love” and “Love’s Unkind” proved to be the album’s most popular and enduring hits, the former of which came to be one of Summer’s signature songs.

The album was recorded in Munich at Musicland Studios and Arco Studios with Summer’s long-term collaborators and production team headed by producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. Arrangements were handled by Thor Baldursson. The artwork was designed by Gribbitt! with photography by Victor Skrebneski.

  1. “I Remember Yesterday” 4:45
  2. “Love’s Unkind” 4:29
  3. “Back in Love Again” 3:54
  4. “I Remember Yesterday (Reprise)” 3:02
  5. “Black Lady” 3:47
  6. “Take Me” 5:03
  7. “Can’t We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)” 4:25
  8. “I Feel Love” 5:53

Donna Summer – lead vocals
Giorgio Moroder, Robby Wedel – Moog synthesizer
Thor Baldursson – keyboards, Moog bass, Moog synthesizer
Geoff Barstow, Mats Björklund – guitar
Les Hurdle – bass
Keith Forsey – drums, percussion
Benny Gebauer, Dino Solera, Franco Taormina, Hanus Berka, Hermann Breuer, James Polivka, Lee Harper, Rudi Füssers – brass
Brooklyn Dreams, Dani McCormick, Marti McCall, Pattie Brooks, Petsye Powell – background vocals