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Erasure's Andy Bell Selects 13 Favourite Records
The Quietus , April 26th, 2011 09:25

As Erasure gear up for the Mute Short Circuit Festival, Andy Bell picks us his 13 favourite albums


Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time
Speaking of Giorgio Moroder, you have to give it to the guy. What a brilliant team, him and Donna. From the very opening 'Once Upon A Time’, this is a kind of a mini-musical and completely sums up the studio 54 NYC disco era in one fell swoop. This record could actually turn a straight man gay - especially the trilogy 'Now I Need You', 'Working The Midnight Shift' and 'Queen For A Day' It must have cost an absolute fortune to record with all the brass and string arrangements, but this is Donna at her absolute post 'I Feel Love' best. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall.