22 years after its intended release we
are releasing Five Star's final album 'Shine' for its long awaited official UK
release as a special edition.
single CD collection features the ten original album tracks plus six bonus
track versions of the title single 'Shine'.
The bonus remixes of ‘Shine' include the New Jack
Mix Edit / Glamour Rap Mix / Slick Hop Extended Mix / New Jack Mix featuring
Def Jef / The Glamour Mix & Slick Hop Boom Mix.
of the tracks are appearing on CD for the very first time.
copies were heavily imported around the time of the 'Shine' single release, the
album failed to secure a proper UK release. This Cherry Pop release is its
first full UK release.
CD booklet contains comprehensive sleeve notes, including interviews with
several contributing songwriters Michael Jay, Marva King and Zac Harmon and, a
brand new exclusive interview with Five Star’s Doris Pearson.
Star were the youngest act to top the album chart with the million-seller Silk
Star were awarded Top British Group in Smash Hits magazine and at the 1987 Brit
band are newly reformed and are celebrating their 30th anniversary.
Five Star story began in 1983 when the children of reggae musician Buster
Pearson decided to form their own pop group. Under their father's watchful
managerial eye, they signed to his own label Tent Records. Their debut album
"Luxury Of Life" was released in August 1985 and peaked at #12 in the
album charts. Their second album, the #1 hit "Silk & Steel"
followed in August 1986 and became triple platinum. In the 1980s the band
recorded 21 hit singles, 11 of them top 20, and 4 original albums followed by a
Greatest Hits album in 1989. The band, likened predictably to the Jackson 5
were one of the leading UK pop acts of the decade. This album was the band's
sixth album. It was recorded at various studios including Michael Jackson's own
MMJ Studios in California.
Release Date: 28/1/2013