This 14 track
collection features the 10 tracks of the original album plus 4 essential bonus
Five Star were
the youngest act to top the album chart with the million-seller Silk &
peaked at number 7 and contains 3 UK top 30 singles.
The 12” remix
of the single ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ (UK #11) appears here for the first time
on CD in the UK. Also included is the Shep Pettibone 12” remix of ‘Somewhere
Somebody’ (UK#23), previously only available on vinyl.
also includes the 1987 full vocal b-side How Dare You (Stay Out Of My Life),
which was used as the theme tune to ITV’s How Dare You, and is
previously unreleased on CD.
collection is an eleven minute megamix featuring 9 of Five Star’s biggest hits
(Can't Wait Another Minute, Let Me Be The One, All Fall Down, Whenever
You're Ready, Find The Time, If I Say Yes, R.S.V.P., Love Take Over, The
Slightest Touch) and previously
unreleased on CD.
The CD booklet
contains comprehensive sleeve notes, including interviews with several writers
and producers of the album, 1987 single discography, and a brand new exclusive
interview with Five Star’s Doris Pearson.
Five Star were
awarded Top British Group in Smash Hits magazine and at the 1987 Brit Awards.
The 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.