CLASSIC CLUB - Written by DJ DiscoCat. Happy Birthday Janis Ian (April 7th)! The last person I ever expected to "go disco" was Janis, but she did so in style that was understated and elegant for "Fly Too High", a Giorgio Moroder collaboration that perfectly complimented her sophisticated vocals to then appear on the soundtrack of the 1980 movie "Foxes" with Jodie Foster and Cherie Currie. The soundtrack was smokin! The disco version of "On The Radio" by Donna Summer was on it as well as Cher's "Bad Love" in addition to Janis' contribution "Fly Too High".
It is the most sublime Giorgio Moroder production ever, the clarity and sound separation are incredibly precise. I knew it was Janis the first time I heard it in the club and ran out bought the picture 12" sleeve of "Fly Too High" that I was very lucky to find.
Also the soundtrack of "Foxes" has never been released digitally, which is a shame since the music is Giorgio produced and for the two instrumental versions on the album, "On The Radio" and "Fly Too High" that slow the tempo down to a crawl and bring out the best elements of the songs.
Janis Ian - Fly Too High 1979 Disco Purrfection Version - 4A - 128