Once Upon a Time is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Donna Summer. It was released on October 31, 1977, and peaked at No. 26 on the US Billboard 200, number thirteen on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 24 on the UK Albums Chart. The entire album charted as one entry at No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart. Once Upon a Time includes the singles "I Love You", "Fairy Tale High", "Once Upon a Time" and "Rumour Has It". The album did not spawn a hit single as popular as "I Feel Love".
Complete your Donna Summer collection. Theme) Once Upon A Time. Act 4. Rumour Has It. 4:57. Parte Prima (Cass, Album).
Once Upon A Time (Album Version). Авторы текста и музыки. Лицензиар: "UMG (от лица компании "Island Def Jam"); AdRev Publishing, SODRAC, ARESA, ASCAP, Warner Chappell, UMPG Publishing, UBEM, CMRRA" и другие авторские общества (3).
Donna Summer and her liberators have created one audience and redefined another, and this record's four sides of dream worlds without end sometimes manipulate each audience. The candy-girl music of "Fairy Tale High," "Queen for a Day," and "If You Got It Flaunt It" explicitly recognizes her newly created gay audience, a daring acknowledgement coming from a mainstream pop star.
Once upon a time There was a girl Who lived in the land Of dreams unreal Hiding from reality Treated like a stranger Living in her fantasies Trapped within their world.
Donna Summer stated in a radio interview that the " once upon a time " album went from no idea what they were going to record to a completed album in a space of 3 days. No one from her team had any sleep during those 3 days including Donna. When the album finally completed after 3 days, Donna was hospitalized for exhaustion. The album sold reasonably well as it made the US Top 30 and was certified gold in America by the RIAA that same year. It is also widely acknowledged by fans and music critics as one of her best albums, due to its variety of musical styles.
Listen free to Donna Summer – Once Upon a Time (Once Upon a Time, Faster and Faster to Nowhere and more). Once Upon a Time is the sixth album by American singer Donna Summer. It was her first double album and, like her previous few albums, was a concept album, this time telling a modern-day Cinderella-themed story through means of disco music. Summer's previous material had been distributed in different countries by different record labels, including Casablanca in the . Once Upon A Time marked the first occasion where Casablanca would be responsible for distributing.
|1||Once Upon A Time||4:02|
|2||Faster And Faster To Nowhere||3:33|
|3||Fairy Tale High||4:24|
|4||Say Something Nice||4:42|
|5||Now I Need You||6:07|
|6||Working The Midnight Shift||5:07|
|7||Queen For A Day||6:01|
|8||If You Got It Flaunt It||4:45|
|9||A Man Like You||3:36|
|11||(Theme) Once Upon A Time (Instrumental)||0:51|
|12||Dance Into My Life||4:08|
|13||Rumour Has It||4:54|
|14||I Love You||4:42|
|15||Happily Ever After||3:53|
|16||(Theme) Once Upon A Time||3:59|
- Copyright (c) – Island Def Jam Music Group
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Def Jam Music Group
- Producer, Written-By – Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
NotesOriginally released in 1977
|NB 7038||Donna Summer||Once Upon A Time... (2xLP, Album, Gat)||Casablanca||NB 7038||Germany||1977|
|19S-9~10||Donna Summer||Once Upon A Time... (2xLP, Album, RE, Gat)||Casablanca, Polystar||19S-9~10||Japan||1980|
|6685 029, 9198 721, 9198 722||Donna Summer||Once Upon A Time... (2xLP, Album)||Philips, Philips, Philips||6685 029, 9198 721, 9198 722||Netherlands||1977|
|NBLP 7078-2, NBLP 7078-1||Donna Summer||Once Upon A Time... (2xLP, Album, Gat)||Casablanca, Casablanca||NBLP 7078-2, NBLP 7078-1||US||1977|
|ML 4154||Donna Summer||Once Upon A Time... (LP, Album)||Gallo||ML 4154||Rhodesia||1977|