Written by Pmachine 19 Apr 2018, 23:001 Views
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British pop group Five Starsee their career celebrated with a new 9CD+DVD box setLuxury: 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 Addictpeaking 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 withShine, 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 featuresall six albums on CD. Every disc comes with extra tracks, including B-sides.A further three CDscontain around 40 seven-inch and 12-inch versions and remixes – around 25 mixes are new-to-CD.A DVDcompletes 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.
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This comprehensive 10 disc – 9CDs and 1 DVD – box set tells the story of one of electronic music’s most thrilling and pioneering acts, Marc Almond and Dave Ball, better known as Soft Cell. With over 50% previously unreleased music, ‘Keychains & Snowstorms’ is a genuine treasure trove of art-school experimentation, huge pop hits, ground-breaking club tracks and piercing introspection straight out of bedsit land. With over 130 tracks, more than 12 hours of music and 4+ hours of DVD footage it’s as close to definitive as it gets.