Something re-ignited my 5 Star love just today, been playing ‘Luxury of Life’, I have the special remastered version from Cherry Pop records released in 2010, originally this album was issued in 1985.
I especially love the ‘mixes’ at the end of the CD, I do already have all of them on the original 12″ singles but obviously they are in high quality remastered sound, ‘Love take over’ has always been a favourite and there were 2 different 12″ singles to collect at the time as well as a picture disc 7″ single.
That track and several others had the talents of the group ‘Loose Ends’ on, arranging and playing on the tracks, it was ‘All Fall Down’ that brought 5 Star to the publics main attention in April 1985.
Overall 7 tracks were released as singles which by these days standards that’s incredible, the last track being ‘System Addict’ which in all honesty is so catchy that if this album was released today that’d be the 1st single.
This album spent a total of 70 weeks on the chart and peaked at number 12 on the UK chart.
I was 9 when I discovered pop music and 5 Star were one of my first interests, I had heard ‘If I say yes’ in 1986 and I went out and found ‘The slightest touch’ 7″ and that led me to finding ‘The Luxury of Life’ album which I hadn’t heard any of the tracks before this point and that is how I fell in love with 5 Star.