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Five Star: The Definitive Anthology 1984-1991 / ten-disc deluxe set

Limited exclusive edition comes with a print SIGNED by Denise Pearson

British pop group Five Star see their career celebrated with a new 9CD+DVD box set Luxury: The Definitive Anthology 1984-1991.

The band were comprised of five siblings – Stedman, Lorraine, Denise, Doris and Delroy – and were mentored by father Buster who had aspirations for his children to be some kind of Jackson 5 for the 1980s era.

After signing to RCA Records in ’83 the band released their first album, The Luxury of Life, in 1985. It spawned seven singles with the last, System Addict peaking at number three in the UK charts. The next long-player Silk and Steel was where Five Star really consolidated their early success. The album delivered another bucketload of singles, five of which were UK top 10 hits. Four more albums were issued on the RCA/Epic labels ending with Shine, by which point the bands appeal had dwindled to the degree that it was only issued in America.

Edsel’s new box set has been curated by Denise Pearson and features all six albums on CD. Every disc comes with extra tracks, including B-sides. A further three CDs contain around 40 seven-inch and 12-inch versions and remixes – around 25 mixes are new-to-CD. A DVD completes the ten-disc set with more than 25 promotional videos.

This is a large format 12″x12″ deluxe casebound book presentation and it features new notes by Paul Lester who has interviewed Denise Pearson.

1000 only of the limited edition with signed print are available. This are exclusive to Amazon in the UK. A non-limited version without the print can also be ordered.

Luxury: The Definitive Anthology 1984-1991 will be released on 29 June 2018. SDE will be first to bring you the confirmed track listing for this set.

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All six albums feature extra tracks, including non-album B-Sides, with the remaining three CDs containing Forty-Two 7” and 12” Alternate Versions and Remixes. Ten discs:

  1. ‘Luxury Of Life’ plus bonus B-Sides
  2. ‘Silk & Steel’ plus bonus B-Sides
  3. ‘Between The Lines’ plus bonus B-Sides
  4. ‘Rock The World’ plus bonus B-Sides
  5. ‘Five Star’ plus bonus B-Sides
  6. ‘Shine’ plus bonus tracks
  7. 7” Mixes
  8. 12” Mixes #1
  9. 12” Mixes #2
  10. DVD: Promotional Videos

DISC 1: LUXURY OF LIFE
1. Love Take Over 03:58
2. All Fall Down 03:34
3. Let Me Be The One 04:42
4. System Addict 04:05
5. Hide And Seek 05:32
6. R.S.V.P. 04:39
7. Now I'm In Control 03:41
8. Say Goodbye 04:12
9. Crazy 03:58
10. Winning 03:35
BONUS TRACKS
11. I'm Gonna Make This A Night You Will Never Forget 05:24
12. I Like The Way You Dance [Five Star Orchestra] 03:59
13. First Avenue [Five Star Orchestra] 03:30
14. Beat 47 03:42
15. Keep In Touch 04:17
16. Love Games 03:41
17. Pure Energy 03:51

DISC 2: SILK & STEEL
1. Can't Wait Another Minute 04:41
2. Find The Time 04:31
3. Rain Or Shine 04:00
4. If I Say Yes 04:05
5. Please Don't Say Goodnight 04:43
6. Stay Out Of My Life 04:01
7. Show Me What You've Got For Me 03:58
8. Are You Man Enough? 04:38
9. The Slightest Touch 04:30
10. Don't You Know I Love It 03:57
BONUS TRACKS
11. Sky 04:19
12. Summer Groove 05:25
13. (How Dare You) Stay Out Of My Life 04:24
14. Let Me Down Easy 4:30
15. Stone Court 03:48
DISC 3: BETWEEN THE LINES
1. Somewhere, Somebody 04:13
2. Whenever You're Ready 04:21
3. Strong As Steel 05:21
4. Read Between The Lines 04:50
5. Live Giving Love 05:03
6. Ain't Watcha Do 03:40
7. Made Out Of Love 04:27
8. You Should Have Waited 03:35

9. Knock Twice 04:11
10. Hard Race 04:23
BONUS TRACKS
11. Forever Yours 03:36
12. The Man 05:25
13. Have A Good Time 05:49

DISC 4: ROCK THE WORLD
1. Another Weekend 05:20
2. Rock My World 04:13
3. Godsend 04:17
4. Are You Really The One 04:04
5. Let Me Be Yours 04:12
6. Free Time 04:45
7. Physical Attraction 03:56
8. Someone's In Love 04:21
9. There's A Brand New World 03:52
10. Rescue Me 04:16
BONUS TRACKS
11. The Mews 04:16
12. Sweetest Innocence 03:39
13. U [12 Inch Version] 05:11
14. Rescue Me [Instrumental Version] 04:18
15. Rare Groove [12” Version] 05:07
16. With Every Heartbeat [7” Mix] 04:08
17. Sound Sweet 03:38
18. Something About My Baby 03:43
DISC 5: FIVE STAR
1. Treat Me Like A Lady 04:19
2. Hot Love 03:30
3. I Can Show You Love 04:21
4. Feelings 04:26
5. Feel Much Better 04:19
6. I'm Still Waiting 04:57
7. That's The Way I Like It 04:29
8. Lost In You 03:42
9. Tienes Mi Amour 04:33
10. What About Me Baby? 04:51
BONUS TRACKS
11. Don't Stop 03:50
12. Act One [7” Version] 04:21
13. Hot Love [Extended Version] 08:07
14. Treat Me Like A Lady [Tough Mix] 05:28
DISC 6: SHINE
1. Shine 04:46
2. Come To Me (For Love) 04:40
3. Some Kind Of Magic 04:50
4. Love Can't Wait 04:54
5. The Love You Bring To Me 03:45
6. Right Over 04:38
7. The Start Of Forever 04:14
8. I Really Did It This Time 04:16
9. Sentimental 04:20
10. Save A Place (In Your Heart For Me) 03:58
BONUS TRACK

11. Shine [LP Edit] 04:12
12. Shine [New Jack Mix Edit] 04:07

DISC 7: 7” MIXES
1. Hide And Seek [7” Version] 03:37
2. Let Me Be The One [7” Version] 03:37
3. R.S.V.P. [7” Version] 03:26
4. Can't Wait Another Minute [The 7” Remix Version] 04:06
5. Find The Time [7” Version] 03:56
6. Rain Or Shine [7” Version] 03:56
7. If I Say Yes [7” Edit] 03:40
8. The Slightest Touch [Shep Pettibone 7” Mix] 04:17
9. Are You Man Enough [Shep Pettibone Remix Edit] 4:15
10. Strong As Steel [7” Version] 04:25
11. Somewhere, Somebody [7” Version] 04:04
12. Another Weekend [US 7” Version] 04:07
13. Someone's In Love [David Morales US 7” Radio Mix] 04:08
14. There's A Brand New World [7” Version] 04:08
15. Treat Me Like A Lady [Raw 7” Version] 04:12

DISC 8: 12” MIXES #1
1. Hide And Seek [Dub Mix] 06:32
2. Crazy [Crazy Mix] [Instrumental] 05:58
3. Let Me Be The One [Long Hot Soulful Summer Mix] feat. Grover Washington Jr. 05:49
4. Love Take Over [Dub Take Over] 07.06
5. R.S.V.P. [Original Philly Mix] 05:28
6. Can't Wait Another Minute [The Street-Groove Mix Version] 05:20
7. Find The Time [Instrumental Mix] 04:46
8. Rain Or Shine [Dub] 04:35
9. Can't Wait Another Minute [Dub Mix] 04:55
10. If I Say Yes [Dub Mix] 06:06
11. The Slightest Touch [House Touch] 06:29
12. Are You Man Enough? [12” Dub Remix] 05:34
13. Can't Wait Another Minute [Another Minute Of Breakdown] 01:50
DISC 9: 12” MIXES #2
1. All Fall Down [M & M Dub Mix] 06:30
2. Let Me Be The One [Philadelphia Mix Edit] feat. Grover Washington Jr. 03:49
3. Love Take Over [The Limit Edition Mix Edit] 04:29
4. Can't Wait Another Minute [The M-Groove Mix Version] 05:17
5. Find The Time [Dub Mix] 04:50
6. Whenever You’re Ready [Crazy Dub Jammy] 06:14
7. Somewhere Somebody [Dub Remix] 07:15
8. Another Weekend [Friday Night Mix] 06:27
9. Rock My World [Extra-Terrestrial Mix] 06:43
10. Someone's In Love [Some Dub Mix] 05:13
11. With Every Heartbeat [Dub] 05:24
12. Somewhere Somebody [Dub Beats] 04:45
13. Someone's In Love [LP Remix] 04:58
14. Are You Man Enough? [Acapella Groove] 01:23

DISC 10: DVD: PROMO VIDEOS
1. Hide And Seek [Promo Video] 3:32
2. Crazy [Promo Video] 4:02
3. All Fall Down [Promo Video] 3:34
4. Let Me Be The One [Promo Video] 3:30

5. Love Take Over [Promo Video] 3:49
6. R.S.V.P. [Promo Video] 3:26
7. System Addict [Promo Video] 4:03
8. Can't Wait Another Minute [Promo Video] 4:31
9. Find The Time [Promo Video] 4:05
10. Rain Or Shine [Promo Video] 4:01
11. If I Say Yes [Promo Video] 4:02
12. Stay Out Of My Life [Promo Video] 4:01
13. The Slightest Touch [Promo Video] 4:11
14. Whenever You're Ready [Promo Video] 4:16
15. Strong As Steel [Promo Video] 5:19
(Diane Warren) Universal/MCA Music Limited
16. Somewhere, Somebody [Promo Video] 4:08
17. Another Weekend [Promo Video] 4:11
18. Rock My World [Promo Video] 4:20
19. There's A Brand New World [Promo Video] 4:03
20. Let Me Be Yours [Promo Video] 4:14
21. With Every Heartbeat [Promo Video] 4:08
22. Treat Me Like A Lady [Promo Video] 4:17
23. Hot Love [Promo Video] 3:42
24. Shine [Promo Video] 3:05
25. Another Weekend [12” Version] [Promo Video] 6:25
26. Treat Me Like A Lady [12” Version] [Promo Video] 5:31
27. Treat Me Like A Lady [US Version] [Promo Video] 4:16

94 responses to Five Star: The Definitive Anthology 1984-1991 / ten-disc deluxe set

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  2. Daz says:

    Personally I would have just concentrated on the 1st 4 albums and ‘Greatest Hits’ for this box set after all they are the ones the public will best remember and there really is little to add to either ‘Five Star’ and ‘Shine’. Each album could have been expanded to 2 discs each picking the best of the remixes from the Cherry Pop reissues and adding some of the rare dubs/edits etc that haven’t yet been released on CD. A disc of the B Sides (except maybe ‘Love Games’ that would sit better on ‘Luxury Of Life’) and a DVD of the videos to complete the package with some TV appearances thrown in. Maybe not BBC if unable to license those ones as they did do shows on the other channel! Finally packaging that reflected the look of the 80’s releases with group shots rather than the cheap 90’s r’n’b compilation look that we are getting would have been so much better plus a signed print of all 5 members or maybe 4 prints (1 shot from each album era?!) A missed opportunity I think :(

  3. mino says:

    Why none remasters the Heart and Soul and the Eclipse albums?

  4. John says:

    I fully understand this tracklisting will satisfy the completist fans but for me personally I’d prefer newly remastered versions of the best remixes and for me that means the full vocal versions and not the dubs/instrumentals. Just personal preference and I expect there’ll be many who disagree. I’ll have to cancel my order and make do with my Cherry Red issues if this tracklist is final.

  5. mino says:

    Why not putting all the instrumental b-sides on a CD?

  6. MINO says:

    Problematic is not included!

  7. MINO says:

    Could someone specify what is new and not inclueded in the previous reissues with a copy/paste mode? Thank you

  8. Griffin says:

    Also some tracks omitted from the albums.

    CD 1 : Luxury Of Life

    Love Take Over
    All Fall Down
    Let Me Be The One
    System Addict
    Hide And Seek
    R.S.V.P.
    Now I’m In Control
    Say Goodbye
    Crazy
    Winning
    I’m Gonna Make This A Night You Will Never Forget
    I Like The Way You Dance [Five Star Orchestra]
    First Avenue [Five Star Orchestra] OMITTED NOW!!!
    Beat 47
    Keep In Touch
    Love Games
    Pure Energy

    CD 2 : Silk & Steel

    Can’t Wait Another Minute
    Find The Time
    Rain Or Shine
    If I Say Yes
    Please Don’t Say Goodnight
    Stay Out Of My Life
    Show Me What You’ve Got For Me
    Are You Man Enough?
    The Slightest Touch
    Don’t You Know I Love It
    Sky
    Summer Groove
    Let Me Down Easy OMITTED NOW!!!
    (How Dare You) Stay Out Of My Life
    Stone Court

    CD 3 : Between The Lines

    Somewhere, Somebody
    Whenever You’re Ready
    Strong As Steel
    Read Between The Lines
    Live Giving Love
    Ain’t Watcha Do
    Made Out Of Love
    You Should Have Waited
    Knock Twice
    Hard Race
    Forever Yours
    The Man
    Have A Good Time

    CD 4 : Rock The World

    Another Weekend
    Rock My World
    Godsend
    Are You Really The One
    Let Me Be Yours
    Free Time
    Physical Attraction
    Someone’s In Love
    There’s A Brand New World
    Rescue Me
    The Mews
    Sweetest Innocence
    U
    Rescue Me [Instrumental Version]
    Rare Groove [12” Version]
    With Every Heartbeat [7” Mix]
    Sound Sweet
    Something About My Baby

    CD 5 : Five Star

    Treat Me Like A Lady
    Hot Love
    I Can Show You Love
    Feelings
    Feel Much Better
    I’m Still Waiting
    That’s The Way I Like It
    Lost In You
    Tienes Mi Amour
    What About Me Baby?
    Don’t Stop
    Act One [7” Version]
    Hot Love [Extended Version]
    Treat Me Like A Lady [Tough Mix]

    CD 6 : Shine

    Shine
    Come To Me (For Love)
    Some Kind Of Magic
    Love Can’t Wait
    The Love You Bring To Me
    Right Over
    The Start Of Forever
    I Really Did It This Time
    Sentimental
    Save A Place (In Your Heart For Me)
    Shine [LP Edit]
    Shine [New Jack Mix Edit]

    • Joe says:

      Tracklist is yet to be finalised. There should not be anything omitted from previous listing, the tracklist there now is an older one. Demon will update the website as soon as everything has been confirmed.

  9. Griffin says:

    @Lee Anderson, what surprises did you mean? I only noticed they omitted some mixes from the tracklistings you provided to the one on demonmusicgroup site. I will wait with the ordering if they don’t put those back on.

    CD 7 : 7” Mixes

    01 Hide And Seek [7” Version]
    02 Let Me Be The One [7” Version]
    03 R.S.V.P. [7” Version]
    Can’t Wait Another Minute [The 7” Remix Version] OMITTED NOW
    04 Find The Time [7” Version]
    05 Rain Or Shine [7” Version]
    06 If I Say Yes [7” Edit]
    07 The Slightest Touch [Shep Pettibone 7” Mix]
    08 Are You Man Enough? [Shep Pettibone 7” Mix]
    09 Strong As Steel [7” Version]
    10 Somewhere, Somebody [7” Version]
    11 Another Weekend [US 7” Version]
    Someone’s In Love [David Morales US 7” Radio Mix] OMITTED NOW
    12 There’s A Brand New World [7” Version]
    13 Treat Me Like A Lady [Raw 7” Version]

    CD 8 : 12” Mixes 1

    01 Hide And Seek [Dub Mix]
    02 Crazy [Crazy Mix] [Instrumental]
    Let Me Be The One [Long Hot Soulful Summer Mix] feat. Grover Washington Jr. OMITTED NOW
    03 Love Take Over [Dub Take Over]
    04 R.S.V.P.[Original Philly Mix]
    05 Can’t Wait Another Minute [The Street-Groove Mix Version]
    06 Find The Time [Instrumental Mix]
    07 Rain Or Shine [Dub]
    08 Can’t Wait Another Minute [Dub Mix]
    09 If I Say Yes [Dub Mix]
    10 The Slightest Touch [House Touch]
    11 Are You Man Enough? [12” Dub Remix]
    12 Can’t Wait Another Minute [Another Minute Of Breakdown]

    CD 9 : 12” Mixes 2

    01 All Fall Down [M & M Dub Mix]
    Let Me Be The One [Philadelphia Mix Edit] feat. Grover Washington Jr. OMITTED NOW
    Love Take Over [The Limit Edition Mix Edit] OMITTED NOW
    02 Can’t Wait Another Minute [The M-Groove Mix Version]
    03 Find The Time [Dub Mix]
    04 Whenever You’re Ready [Crazy Dub Jammy]
    05 Somewhere Somebody [Dub Remix]
    06 Another Weekend [Friday Night Mix]
    07 Rock My World [Extra-Terrestrial Mix]
    08 Someone’s In Love [Some Dub Mix]
    09 With Every Heartbeat [Dub]
    10 Somewhere Somebody [Dub Beats]
    Someone’s In Love [LP Remix] OMITTED NOW
    11 Are You Man Enough? [Acapella Groove]

  10. Larry Davis says:

    Doing my research on 5 Star…I like everything so far, cool that Denise is around my age (and single/divorced/good-looking…she looks like Toni Braxton now)…pretty cool she went on the Voice UK and managed to get on Tom Jones’ team… Weird that a solo career didn’t work out for her or her other sibs…and they keep going back to 5 Star…

  11. Griffin says:

    @Lee Anderson, thank you for the tracklistings.
    @Lee Bowler, Tom Parker was in charge for the Debbie Gibson box. Dead Or Alive not. Everything/reissues related to Paul S./Tom Parker/Vinny Vero I almost certain they are flawless.

    I will buy this just for the 12” dub/instrumental. BTW who’s the project manageror compilation producer for this boxset? I hope it is someone whom we can trust.

  12. ELJAY says:

    the track listings are now up again on the edsel/demon website. can’t notice the extra surprises.
    nice to have all the 7 inch mixes but all the other mixes seem to be mainly dub and instrumentals. I guess all the others had already been issued on the previous releases. is anything missing remix wise problematic apart or is that now everything?

    • Darren Bance says:

      Apparently not the final track listing but several tracks have been removed since Tuesday. I’m hoping they get added back :)

    • John says:

      No, the Lew Hahn New York Remix of If I Say Yes is missing. The dub version was on the Remix Anthology but still not the full vocal version. Ironically, probably their best remix as well. I’m hoping it’ll be one of the “extra surprises”.

  13. CJ says:

    This announcement got me to do some research, because somehow I never heard of 5 Star (unless that’s a reference to them in the Robbie Williams song, though I think he’s saying it meaning like a 5-star rating). But because I love a great deal of Paul’s taste in music, I started sampling the history of 5-Star….and now I have their 2 disc anthology arriving tomorrow in the mail and this box pre-ordered and eagerly awaited. This is why I love this site–it doesn’t just give me a heads up about great new sets coming from the bands I already love, it helps me find acts I missed the first time around that I really want to get to know better. Add 5-Star to the long list of acts that Paul has turned me onto. (And thank you, profusely, for every single one of them.)

  14. Darren Bance says:

    I wonder if the surprises are the 1987 Promo Mixes? Gutted the TOTP and Wogan appearances aren’t included on the DVD. I wonder if anyone even applied for the licenses? There have been no problems with other artists getting permission

    • ELJAY says:

      track listing up again.
      I can’t notice any extra surprises.
      it doesn’t list whats on the DVD though.

  15. Lee Anderson says:

    So, here’s the tracklisting from someone who has had input -apparently 2 more ‘surprises’ to be added hence the reason the listing has been removed from Demon. Not really for the casual fan expecting all the ‘vocal’ 80s mixes but i’m pretty pleased as this collates everything not released via Cherry Red, so we have everything released bar the TENT recordings: Tracklist :

    CD 1 : Luxury Of Life

    Love Take Over
    All Fall Down
    Let Me Be The One
    System Addict
    Hide And Seek
    R.S.V.P.
    Now I’m In Control
    Say Goodbye
    Crazy
    Winning
    I’m Gonna Make This A Night You Will Never Forget
    I Like The Way You Dance [Five Star Orchestra]
    First Avenue [Five Star Orchestra]
    Beat 47
    Keep In Touch
    Love Games
    Pure Energy

    CD 2 : Silk & Steel

    Can’t Wait Another Minute
    Find The Time
    Rain Or Shine
    If I Say Yes
    Please Don’t Say Goodnight
    Stay Out Of My Life
    Show Me What You’ve Got For Me
    Are You Man Enough?
    The Slightest Touch
    Don’t You Know I Love It
    Sky
    Summer Groove
    Let Me Down Easy
    (How Dare You) Stay Out Of My Life
    Stone Court

    CD 3 : Between The Lines

    Somewhere, Somebody
    Whenever You’re Ready
    Strong As Steel
    Read Between The Lines
    Live Giving Love
    Ain’t Watcha Do
    Made Out Of Love
    You Should Have Waited
    Knock Twice
    Hard Race
    Forever Yours
    The Man
    Have A Good Time

    CD 4 : Rock The World

    Another Weekend
    Rock My World
    Godsend
    Are You Really The One
    Let Me Be Yours
    Free Time
    Physical Attraction
    Someone’s In Love
    There’s A Brand New World
    Rescue Me
    The Mews
    Sweetest Innocence
    U
    Rescue Me [Instrumental Version]
    Rare Groove [12” Version]
    With Every Heartbeat [7” Mix]
    Sound Sweet
    Something About My Baby

    CD 5 : Five Star

    Treat Me Like A Lady
    Hot Love
    I Can Show You Love
    Feelings
    Feel Much Better
    I’m Still Waiting
    That’s The Way I Like It
    Lost In You
    Tienes Mi Amour
    What About Me Baby?
    Don’t Stop
    Act One [7” Version]
    Hot Love [Extended Version]
    Treat Me Like A Lady [Tough Mix]

    CD 6 : Shine

    Shine
    Come To Me (For Love)
    Some Kind Of Magic
    Love Can’t Wait
    The Love You Bring To Me
    Right Over
    The Start Of Forever
    I Really Did It This Time
    Sentimental
    Save A Place (In Your Heart For Me)
    Shine [LP Edit]
    Shine [New Jack Mix Edit]

    CD 7 : 7” Mixes

    Hide And Seek [7” Version]
    Let Me Be The One [7” Version]
    R.S.V.P. [7” Version]
    Can’t Wait Another Minute [The 7” Remix Version]
    Find The Time [7” Version]
    Rain Or Shine [7” Version]
    If I Say Yes [7” Edit]
    The Slightest Touch [Shep Pettibone 7” Mix]
    Are You Man Enough? [Shep Pettibone 7” Mix]
    Strong As Steel [7” Version]
    Somewhere, Somebody [7” Version]
    Another Weekend [US 7” Version]
    Someone’s In Love [David Morales US 7” Radio Mix]
    There’s A Brand New World [7” Version]
    Treat Me Like A Lady [Raw 7” Version]

    CD 8 : 12” Mixes 1

    Hide And Seek [Dub Mix]
    Crazy [Crazy Mix] [Instrumental]
    Let Me Be The One [Long Hot Soulful Summer Mix] feat. Grover Washington Jr.
    Love Take Over [Dub Take Over]
    R.S.V.P.[Original Philly Mix]
    Can’t Wait Another Minute [The Street-Groove Mix Version]
    Find The Time [Instrumental Mix]
    Rain Or Shine [Dub]
    Can’t Wait Another Minute [Dub Mix]
    If I Say Yes [Dub Mix]
    The Slightest Touch [House Touch]
    Are You Man Enough? [12” Dub Remix]
    Can’t Wait Another Minute [Another Minute Of Breakdown]

    CD 9 : 12” Mixes 2

    All Fall Down [M & M Dub Mix]
    Let Me Be The One [Philadelphia Mix Edit] feat. Grover Washington Jr.
    Love Take Over [The Limit Edition Mix Edit]
    Can’t Wait Another Minute [The M-Groove Mix Version]
    Find The Time [Dub Mix]
    Whenever You’re Ready [Crazy Dub Jammy]
    Somewhere Somebody [Dub Remix]
    Another Weekend [Friday Night Mix]
    Rock My World [Extra-Terrestrial Mix]
    Someone’s In Love [Some Dub Mix]
    With Every Heartbeat [Dub]
    Somewhere Somebody [Dub Beats]
    Someone’s In Love [LP Remix]
    Are You Man Enough? [Acapella Groove]

    DVD :
    Hide And Seek [Promo Video]
    Crazy [Promo Video]
    All Fall Down [Promo Video]
    Let Me Be The One [Promo Video]
    Love Take Over [Promo Video]
    R.S.V.P.[Promo Video]
    System Addict [Promo Video]
    Can’t Wait Another Minute [Promo Video]
    Find The Time [Promo Video]
    Rain Or Shine [Promo Video]
    If I Say Yes [Promo Video]
    Stay Out Of My Life [Promo Video]
    The Slightest Touch [Promo Video]
    Whenever You’re Ready [Promo Video]
    Strong As Steel [Promo Video]
    Somewhere, Somebody [Promo Video]
    Another Weekend [Promo Video]
    Rock My World [Promo Video]
    There’s A Brand New World [Promo Video]
    Let Me Be Yours [Promo Video]
    With Every Heartbeat [Promo Video]
    Treat Me Like A Lady [Promo Video]
    Hot Love [Promo Video]
    Shine [Promo Video]
    Another Weekend [12” Version] [Promo Video]
    Treat Me Like A Lady [12” Version] [Promo Video]
    Treat Me Like A Lady [US Version] [Promo Video]

  16. Michael G says:

    I’m buying this because I like 80s music!
    Just wish something like this would be done for Culture Club.

  17. ELJAY says:

    i’l have to get this for the 3 discs of remixes. I’ve read that nothing will be here which were included on the album reissues & the remix project. which is good.
    the first 3 albums in particular I really like.
    they used some big remixers of the day on those 80s singles and they stayed faithful to the original songs unlike what happened in the 90s generally.
    it is unfortunate that problematic wasn’t licensed for this release.

  18. Larry Davis says:

    Was talking about this set with a coworker today, and he got all excited because he loved 5 Star in the 80s and just the mention of them brought him back to the days he went clubbing in NYC…and he said something I kinda agree with…5 Star is like the UK version of US/Filipino family act THE JETS…a co-ed family band of 8 siblings from Minneapolis…a real band, everyone played an instrument and sang…not sure if 5 Star are a full BAND or anything, but cooler if they are…my friend said the 2 brothers played keyboards and sang but the 3 sisters only sang…

  19. lee bowler says:

    I’m hoping this will be presented like the Dead or Alive Sophisticated Boom Box (but without the errors). I’ve pre-ordered the amazon edition but waiting for the track-list to be revealed. Ideally each individual studio album disc will not only include b-sides but the 7″ versions too? I just hope there are at least a few gems on there to hold my interest. The Cherry Pop re-issues (including the Remix Anthology) did a good job a covering the majority of remixes with the exception of Dub/Beats mixes. The wording ‘unreleased on CD’ indicates that there will be no unreleased material on this? Wait and see I guess. Let’s have a 6 vinyl LP pressing please – all on coloured vinyl, at least then there is one album (five star) which is very hard to get hold of and another (Shine) that has never been released on vinyl – far more enticing in my opinion

    • Larry Davis says:

      The Dead Or Alive set was corrected, thank goodness but what a mess it was when first released!! The similarly packaged Debbie Gibson box had zero errors and was quite a beautiful piece. I really believe Edsel learned their lesson in having a second set of eyes and ears when putting together sets like this…and have no reason to doubt the 5 Star box will be a mess either.

  20. Griffin says:

    Thank you Paul S. for this post. I think I’ll buy it for the “A further three CDs contain around 40 seven-inch and 12-inch versions and remixes – around 25 mixes are new-to-CD”! But I will wait for the tracklistings first. If the 25 mixes are not “period”mixes (from back then), new commissioned mixes like Cyndi Lauper/Paul Simon or mixes mainly from Five Star their last 2 albums then I might skip it. I bought all Cherry Red album-reissues including Remixes & Rarities. So I hope to see lots of mixes from their first 4 albums and haven’t seen on Cherry Red’s releases.

  21. gwynogue says:

    I don’t know if Five Star had much success here in Oz – I can’t recall ever seeing their albums/singles in record shops, but I’ve seen a few videoclips on ‘rage’ and ‘Countdown’ so they must have had some releases here. I liked what I saw/heard, so I picked up their ‘Performance’ DVD a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. I’m definitely interested in this.

    I suppose the one song I know best is “Strong As Steel” – I’m a huge Tina Arena fan and she released a cover version in 1990. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5UoFFbCgh4

  22. RJS says:

    Not a fan but I did quite enjoy ‘Rain or Shine’ when it was out and I had a massive schoolboy crush on Doris!

  23. ed says:

    I think 5 star are great and deserve just as much as any other group to get this deluxe treatment. Lets face it, if there is a market for this type of release ( which there is ) theres no reason not to buy this! I really wish 2 unlimited would get this type of box-set treatment I would buy it in a heartbeat

  24. Ian Harris says:

    Does the DVD include their appearance on Going Live?

  25. Alan says:

    Originally ordered signed version but have now gone and ordered unsigned as well as that is nearly a tenner cheaper after a price drop. If that price difference is still there at release date it will be the signed one that gets cancelled.

  26. Larry Davis says:

    Just preordered…price had dropped to UNDER 60 pounds…with the VAT removed, it equates to $82 US…preordered before all gone, cool, something new/old to investigate, as I always liked what I heard of 5 Star since the 80s but never owned their stuff…always dug what the Brits did with US pop/soul…and it looks similar to the sets Edsel did with Dead Or Alive and Debbie Gibson. This will right the BIG stumble with that Suede 25th anniversary box!! I highly regret buying that one…even with the signed Brett print…so I rebought the 2011 set for cheap…

  27. Robert Lett says:

    Thanks for posting I ordered this. I like them.

  28. John fairbrother says:

    Hi I’ve ordered this set from one of my all time favourite groups nice to have everything in one box hope there are a few rare tracks would be nice to finally have Peter pan medley and the 2 filmed concerts on DVD either way it is a great box set roll on 29th June

  29. Now back then I had 5Star’s Greatest Hits on elpee for 99p. I said Greatest Hits not Anthology!! No-one will EVER have the time to hear it all :(

  30. Eric says:

    Have pre-ordered, since I only have original CDs of three albums from the most popular era (1985-1987) plus the ugly reissue of Luxury Of Life, and let my copy of Rock The World go a long time back. I used to enjoy the B-sides and remixes, so it ought to be worth the asking price despite the possible omissions mentioned already.

    EG.

  31. Rob Carter says:

    So looking forward to this release, Can’t wait to see the track listing.

  32. Chris Miah says:

    On dear,we seem to be sinking lower & lower, there’s so much important music than this that needs to be dug out and released !!
    Thank god there’s a growing bunch of lables out putting lost gems from the late 60s and early 70s.
    The last great album to come out was The Art of Noise. But it’s getting rare in this site now !

    • Chris Squires says:

      Important in who’s opinion?
      Four top 20 albums and 15 Top 40 singles in the UK and a dedicated fan base and I dare say a lot of casual listeners (like me) with good memories of the band.
      Christ I’ve spent my entire life since 1978 being a fan of artists who would have loved that kind of success. Don’t forget SDE was never meant to be all encompassing or definitive. It’s Paul’s site based around the music he grew up with and enjoys with a few extras thrown in. I am sure you will find sites for your worthy music elsewhere.
      Now pardon me if I party like it’s 1986.

    • Frank Bruce says:

      Sinking lower and lower, that’s rude! I for one have been waiting for this to be re-issued. If anything negative I’d say I’d add another couple of remixes CDs and another DVD with the concerts. The world would be a very boring place if everyone liked the same thing.

      • martin farnworth says:

        “important music”- rather stuck up and also pointless when it isn’t backed up. a risible and arrogant definition although i’d struggle to consider five star, (despite many hits) as having a lasting impact/influence- it was never conceived to be “important”- whatever that means. whether it is any good is another matter. perhaps a middle aged virtuoso who has longevity or sings about “deep” subject matter will have the necessary importance (ugh) that i can appreciate even if i’d enjoy listening to it even less than five star. must admit i quite like system addict though.

        i hear some of the pop music today- and i think much of it is better than five star although don’t measure it by a yardstick of it’s importance.

        i have to say though i find the demise/decline of the band is quite fascinating.

    • simon james says:

      Chris Miah-utter music snobbery! Five Star were fantastic and fun! Cannot wait for this release

    • Robbie says:

      A bit arrogant, wouldn’t you say? There are people who dislike The Cure for instance. Do you see any of them posting that there is more important Music that should be released? If you think your taste of Music is the only that is relevant you are on a so wrong track.

      • CJ says:

        My thoughts on “more important music:” If I have to sit through one more freaking Bob Dylan boxset of everything-including-his-gas outtakes, I will puke. I’m thankful that, after many years of box sets and deluxe edition being the sole territory of “important” music, we can now have expanded editions that serve all sorts of tastes. When I see something I don’t like, I simply don’t buy it. That helps me in two ways–one, I have more money for other things, and two, I spend less time bitching about nothing.

    • Larry Davis says:

      Oh jeez…I can be elitist too but that is low…who says that bands like Led Zeppelin are more important than 5 Star?? I put everything on an even level…the only acts more important to me are faves over ones I do not personally like…I don’t DISlike Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd but I don’t view them as more important than others because of their history. I personally prefer the Ramones over those 2 bands, tastewise, as well as Girls Aloud…but I feel 5 Star are worthy enough of buying this box over, say, Led Zep’s “How The West Was Won” BBC Sessions…just personal taste…

    • frattonlad says:

      Heh! ‘Important music’. Chuckle!

      You sound like me when I was 12. Then around 16 I understood that the music I liked was the ‘important music’. And what I liked only mattered to me. And I like 5 Star. And I like Ty Segall. And I like Kamasi Washington. And I like Dire Straits. Does that bother you? Should it bother you?

      Get away with your pointless elitist attitude. This is on my want list just as much as the new Hookworms and new of Montreal.

    • AndrewB says:

      I don’t like 5Star, I did have a crush on Denise though, but I won’t come here slagging off some-one’s music taste. I love The Smiths, but that’s not everyone’s cuppa either. Each to their own.

  33. Derrick Scott says:

    As a huge 5 Star fan for over 30 years I am sooooooo excited about this release …….. I so hope 2018 is the year for 5 Star….. Looking forward to seeing you in concert on 6 July 2018 at Edinburgh.

  34. Paul English says:

    Saw them in Dublin, 1987. Brilliant gig. One of the best singles acts of the 1980s- have pre-ordered this.

  35. Karen says:

    I’m dying to know the full track listing.
    I don’t understand if there is Tent recordings missing as I always thought that was 5 star owned?! (Buster P)
    I’m hoping there are some gems regarding mixes at least. And yeah if there are instrumentals of hits rather than just the b-side self-penned instrumentals then all the better.

    Either way gagging for more info!
    X

    • Larry Davis says:

      I was reading their history and am curious about their Tent recordings too…I thought it was pre-RCA, but it was 90s, post-Epic…no biggie if not included, will buy later on…same thing happened with one of my fave-ever bands, FANNY, the first all-girl rock bands signed to a major label, Warner/Reprise…back in 2008/2009, Rhino Handmade released a VERY-limited and expensive 4CD boxset of their Warner/Reprise recordings, which went from 1970-1973…Bowie was a HUGE fan of theirs (and dated Jean Millington in 1974 too)…but they had lineup and label changes in 1974…they made a 5th album on Casablanca in 1974 called “Rock & Roll Survivors” and had their biggest US single with “Butter Boy” (about Bowie), which is not on the box…because different label…Cherry Red reissued “Rock & Roll Survivors” in 2009…

      I know this is about 5 Star, not getting off-topic, but this was a similar situation with the 2 Tent albums, which I will check out later…

      • SimonF says:

        Fanny & Five Star. Now there’s an interesting combination! Just a shame that Fanny did not get a mention on last night’s Corrie Street when the word and it’s meaning was being discussed! Yes, Fanny By Gaslight and Sweet Fanny Adams but no rock’n’roll Fanny. cont. @ Roy Cropper’s massive brain…
        I’m up for this Five Star . Never a huge fan but I did have their first LP and quite a number of 45’s back in the day, and they did make great soul-pop music until it all went horribly wrong.. I think we all know the stores… What really interested me was when Pete Sinfield was songwriting for them. To go from King Crimson/Emerson, Lake & Palmer to 5 Star is a massive jump but it does wipe out that musical snobbery if you like all three and much more besides, which I do.

        • Larry Davis says:

          And Fanny hit the UK charts in 1973/74 with their Todd Rundgren-produced “Mother’s Pride” LP!! Interesting regarding Pete Sinfield…like I said, even playing field…reminds me of Brian Higgins of Xenomania… He got his biggest break with Cher’s bazillion seller “Believe”, which was envisioned like a Stone Roses song… It basically launched Xenomania and then Girls Aloud…ya know, Johnny Marr plays on their last album “Out Of Control”, George Michael was a fab and the Girls Aloud records lured the Pet Shop Boys to work with Xenomania on their 2010 album “Yes”… And then there is Steven Wilson and that bass player from Kajagoogoo…even playing field indeed…if musicians/singers have no elitisism with who they collaborate with, why should listeners or even record companies??

        • gwynogue says:

          It is a massive jump – especially with Bucks Fizz in between.

          I guess it’s similar for Andy Mackay – going from Roxy Music to Rock Follies.

      • Dean says:

        The first single “Problematic” and post ‘Shine’ are Tent owned copyright. Owned by tthe Pearsons, they could not agree on a deal for this release..

  36. Radisson Blu Cumberlands says:

    Hopefully includes all the PWL Mixes!!

  37. John says:

    Just ordered this, and the price came up in checkout at £58.32 instead. I’m a huge fan, but I know that my level of fandom doesn’t come close to some die-hards. This collection seems to be everything that I need.

  38. Jaime says:

    I can’t believe the negative comments on here. If ya got nothing nice to say…shut your troll holes!

    • Chris Squires says:

      errrm…. I cannot see a single gratuitously negative post or a negative one at all, other than Ron, below, from the US rather understandably saying he hasn’t heard of them but in about the politest way I have ever seen. In fact, the only post here that I would say was impolite is yours Jaime. Even an old muppet like me has learned to accept other opinions and mostly they are positive about 5Star.
      Just re-read all of the posts and nope…nothing overtly negative at all….

      • Ron says:

        In no way am I being critical of an act I never heard of, maybe they’re awesome and should be on my shelf between FYC and The Fixx.

        • AndyB says:

          Ron, don’t worry about it. I was pounced upon when I asked a poorly phrased question about Hazel O’Connor. Knives came out! It takes me by surprise whenever I have never heard of a band featured on SDE (like 5star), but I have to remind myself that popular music can be quite regional. We don’t mean to knock an artist by professing ignorance.

    • Chris Squires says:

      As if to prove you right Jaime, the musical snobbery starts with the usual nonsense. But the blinkered, self-obsessed, me-centric rubbish from Chris Miah (18.57) was posted after your comment.
      I guess yours would be known as, in Pub parlance….”getting your retaliation in early”.

    • eliot-fletcher says:

      …..Where’s the kid who phoned up Going Live when you need him?

  39. Ron says:

    Living in the U.S., and a fan of 80s music, I have seriously never heard of this band, ever. But cheers!

    • Larry Davis says:

      I’m in the US as well and 5 Star had minimal success here in the 80s…I heard their stuff over the years and never owned anything before of theirs…but being I loved what Edsel did with similar sets by Dead Or Alive and Debbie Gibson, I jumped at it before it sold out…the reason why you prob never heard their stuff is that they never had a US Top 40 hit…only 4 hit the US Hot 100 and their biggest, the catchy “Can’t Wait Another Minute”, peaked at #41…if you are curious, watch clips on YouTube…always loved what the Brits did with R&B, adding a Britsoul twist to it…somehow, 9 of their songs did decently on the US R&B chart, but never crossed over well into the Top 40 part of the pop Hot 100…never too late to investigate…

  40. John says:

    Great!! I hope they’re remastered well. The 2010 Cherry Red ones sounded flat to my old ears.

  41. HS says:

    Ordered the ltd Amazon version. As a very casual fan I’m sure this will be more than enough for me, although die-hard fans are (understandably) upset with the missing material.

  42. nigel ward says:

    I’m so pleased to seee this. Love 5 Star.

  43. mike says:

    A must for any collector of 80s remixes, have to say they’ve done quite well with that reissue programme in the end, probably one of the most comprehensive. I cannot wait to see all the usual negativorockoid comments regarding Five Star’s eligibility for any reissue campaign, truth is they are as eligible as anyone and I suspect this will outsell many SDEs of the Rock Hall of Fame!

  44. Alan says:

    I like that the video you chose was The Slightest Touch. It’s probably one of the few of theirs that I can listen to that still sounds OK today. At the time it was the sixth single from their album and seen as scraping the barrel. The single version as heard on the video is much better than the album one.

  45. Lee Anderson says:

    As possibly one of the only true 5 Star fans who read this site, I can’t contain my disappointment at this collection. I have pre-ordered it however, but 5 Star are my Beatles, Floyd, Zeppelin etc to other fans of ‘music’. I understand Edsel tried very hard to include Heart & Soul and Eclipse plus both concert tours and TV performances on DVD but no permission was given for these which in my eyes is a travesty and would have easily sold more copies due to fans wanting these so badly. For a band with a limited following, holding onto material by those not granting permission is doing nothing and this was the prime opportunity to give the fans what they want and what would truly be counted as ‘definitive’. My pre-order stays in place unless the released tracklisting shows nothing new. The 25 ‘new to CD’ mixes I potentially own on vinyl so all the stops need to be pulled out to include the unreleased Whenever You’re Ready and Somewhere Somebody extended mixes along with the actual US released 7″ mixes, from the early years. I just wish those holding these back manage to actually learn from this and do something with it as it will need something big for people to be interested after this release and purchase the same albums following the Cherry Red releases once again.

  46. Gareth says:

    The box should go ‘beep’ – they missed a trick there.

  47. Simon says:

    I hope first single, Problematic, is included. It has been absent from previous collections.

    • Joe says:

      ‘Problematic’ is owned by Tent and there is none of their stuff on the boxset I’m afraid.

    • Sarah Davies says:

      Problematic was released in 1983 and a Tent Records release. This set starts from 1984 so it’s not featured on it.

      • Derrick Scott says:

        Hi Sarah,

        Just a thought….. Were you my 5 Star pen pal in the 80’s ? I’m Derrick Scott from Scotland.

        • Sarah Davies says:

          Hi Derrick.

          Aww sorry don’t recall you? I did have pen pals though. Mind you my surname was different back then, the surname now i use is from my (ex) marriage

  48. Chris Squires says:

    I had the first two albums…. I thought they were both very good. sad to see how fast and how far things un-ravelled after their moment. Modelling yourself on the Jackson family was only supposed to be about the music and not the madness. Still this will be worth it for some of their excellent music…but maybe once the inevitable price drops kick in.
    Good luck to them, I hope it works out OK.

  49. Tony Orwell says:

    748 signed copies still available , dont miss out!

  50. Dan Gisbourne says:

    This set looks incredible, really looking forward to hearing the rare 12” mixes. I’ve preordered early to secure a signed print by lead vocalist Denise.
    2018 is shaping up nicely for pop reissues…

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