- "Donna Summer can
sing any song - and make it her own..."
- Donna is a major talent, a stylist, a decent songwriter and an important contributor to
the current legitimacy of disco, the music business' bastard
child. If you're a disco fan, LIVE AND MORE is for you. If you're
not a fan, you still might enjoy the best voice in disco music.
- LIVE AND MORE captures Summer in all her vocal brilliance. This should top all her previous albums in terms of sales. (Billboard, 1978)
- On BAD GIRLS and particularly HOT STUFF, Summer sails into the vocals with a gospel-based, rhythm-and-bluesish rock passion that is really thrilling. There hasn't been such confident, all-stops-out vocalism of this sort since the best days of Aretha Franklin. (New York Times, 1979)
- Donna Summer has long had one of the best voices in pop. (Los Angeles Times, 1987)
(On THE WANDERER album) The fusion of rock and soul has never been so fulfilling. (Adam White/Billboard, 1980)