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Title - 'The Remix Anthology - The Remixes 1984-1991'
Artist - Five Star

Five Star (sometimes known as/written as simply 5 Star) are a British pop/R&B group from the UK. Formed in 1983 they comprised of siblings Stedman, Lorraine, Deniece, Doris and Delroy Pearson. Known for their flamboyant image, matching costumes and heavily choreographed dance routines, Five Star were the darlings of the UK charts and achieved a string of Top 40 singles and albums in between 1985 and 1988.

And so now, after an incredible 23 years of waiting the powers that be have decided to not only release all their albums on CD, but this quite-incredible, musically-delicious (if you're a fan, as I am, of their pop music) compilation of all their hits - and more!

And if all that wasn't enough, this brand new CD is also a chronological collection of 26 of Five Star's biggest hits remixed, spanning the group's career 1984-1991. And, of course, exclusive to Cherry Pop!

Featuring ALL of the bands greatest hit singles - such as 'All Fall Down' (#15 on the UK Singles Chart), 'Let Me Be The One' (#18), 'Love Take Over' (#25), 'R.S.V.P.' (#45), 'System Addict' (#3), 'Can't Wait Another Minute' (#7), 'Find The Time' (#7), 'If I Say Yes' (#15), 'Stay Out Of My Life' (#9), the brilliant 'The Slightest Touch' (#4), 'Whenever You're Ready' (# 11), 'Somewhere Somebody' (#23), 'Another Weekend' (#18), 'With Every Heartbeat' (#49), 'Treat Me Like A Lady' (#4) and 'Hot Love' (#68).

And so, with 25 of the tracks appearing on CD for the first time, the first disc provides us this tracklisting:

1. Hide And Seek (Extended Dance Mix)
2. Crazy (12 Inch Version)
3. All Fall Down (12 Inch Version)
4. Let Me Be The One (Dance Mix By Hardrock)
5. Love Take Over (Paul Hardcastle's Extended Version)
6. R.S.V.P. (Remix S'il Vous Plait)
7. System Addict (Dub Remix)
8. Can't Wait Another Minute (The M&M Remix Version)
9. Find The Time (Shep Pettibone Remix Part 1)
10. If I Say Yes (Lew Hahn Us Dub Remix)
11. Stay Out Of My Life (12 Inch Version)
12. The Slightest Touch (Slightest Dub)

Listening to this fantastic compilation CD today, it's fair to say that virtually every Five Star CD and compilation that there has been has always contained bouncy, vibrant, fun songs. This album, due to its massive amount of content, is no exception, trust me.

With a set of songs that all still sounding fresh today, the second disc tracklisting plays out like this:

1. Are You Man Enough (Shep Pettibone 7 Inch Mix)
2. Whenever You're Ready (Crazy Dub Jammy)
3. Somewhere Somebody (The Pettibone Mix Short Version)
4. Another Weekend (Friday Night Dub Mix)
5. Someone's In Love (R&B Dance Mix W/O Rap)
6. With Every Heartbeat (12 Inch Mix)
7. Treat Me Like A Lady (Tough Mix)
8. Hot Love (Full Rub)
9. Shine (Slick Hop Boom Mix)
10. Hide And Seek (7 Inch Version Bonus Track)
11. Winning (Extended Version Bonus Track)
12. Can't Wait Another Minute (12 Inch Mix Bonus Track)
13. If I Say Yes (Urban Remix Bonus Track)
14. The Slightest Touch (Shep Pettibone 7 Inch Bonus Track)

Oh, and just so you know, Five Star are newly reformed and are celebrating their 30th anniversary! And with all Cherry Red CD booklets, incredible detail has been taken with the comprehensive packaging, with the impressive liner notes, and a well written history and interviews with the band’s one-time record label manager are also included alongside numerous photographs and a complete discography.

CD Purchase Link

www.cherryred.co.uk





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