Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stars on Long Play

Stars on 45 was a Dutch novelty pop act that was briefly very popular in the United Kingdom, throughout Europe, and in the United States in the early 1980s. Actually, depending on where you lived in the world they were known as a different name. In the US they were called Stars On, in England they were known as Starsound. The band consisted solely of studio session musicians under the direction of Jaap Eggermont, formerly of Golden Earring. In the eighties these guys popularized the medley, by recreating hit songs as faithfully as possible and stringing them together, with a common tempo and relentless underlying drum track. The point was to provide a danceable disco record which used familiar tunes. This album in its entirety and in its original form remains unreleased on CD. There are actually only 4 tracks on the album, 1 on side one and 3 on side two.  I'll break down each song on the  track I've posted here for you for you. Again depending on where you lived the album was called something different so this is the North American release. 

1. "Medley", performed by Stars On 45/Stars On/Starsound - 15:48 (US: 15:33)

All tracks written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney unless otherwise noted

* "Stars on 45" (Eggermont, Duiser)
* "No Reply"
* "I'll Be Back"
* "Drive My Car"
* "Do You Want to Know a Secret"
* "We Can Work It Out"
* "I Should Have Known Better"
* "Nowhere Man"
* "You're Going to Lose That Girl"
* "Ticket to Ride"
* "The Word"
* "Eleanor Rigby"
* "Every Little Thing"
* "And Your Bird Can Sing"
* "Get Back"
* "Eight Days a Week"
* "It Won't Be Long"
* "Day Tripper"
* "Wait"
* "Stars On 45" (Eggermont, Duiser)
* "Good Day Sunshine"
* "My Sweet Lord" (Harrison)
* "Here Comes the Sun" (Harrison)
* "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Harrison)
* "Taxman" (Harrison)
* "A Hard Day's Night"
* "Things We Said Today"
* "If I Fell"
* "You Can't Do That"
* "Please Please Me"
* "From Me to You" (song not included on the US release)
* "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
* "Stars on 45" (Eggermont, Duiser)

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WZJN said...

Was I about the only one to own this? Actually, truth be told, I owned it just becasue I'm a completist and it had someone covering the Beatles.

Nice pull on a nugget homercat!

homercat said...

Yer not the only one, we own it too. It's fun to slip on the turntable once in a while and it really goes well with summer.

Mick said...

These are still played in most British pubs every Saturday night if there is a disco on!