Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

13. Donna SummerOnce 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.


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