Red Star

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
Titled for the railroad courier service of the same name the album's sleeve replicates one of their parcels, Showaddywaddy's fourth album was released on the back of their latest hit, "When," in late 1977. Following in the tradition of its predecessors, Red Star splits its contents between band originals six of the 13 songs and the covers which were the staple fare of the band's singles catalog, although it is difficult to say which is which -- a tribute to the strength of both the band's writing and the idiosyncrasies of their sound. That the band had developed into little more than a supercharged revival act can never be disputed. But the revival itself had never taken ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
Titled for the railroad courier service of the same name the album's sleeve replicates one of their parcels, Showaddywaddy's fourth album was released on the back of their latest hit, "When," in late 1977. Following in the tradition of its predecessors, Red Star splits its contents between band originals six of the 13 songs and the covers which were the staple fare of the band's singles catalog, although it is difficult to say which is which -- a tribute to the strength of both the band's writing and the idiosyncrasies of their sound. That the band had developed into little more than a supercharged revival act can never be disputed. But the revival itself had never taken off in Britain, leaving Showaddywaddy to glory in a field of exactly one. And how they gloried. In keeping with the band's established practice, three of the original album cuts became major hits "You Got What It Takes" and "Dancin' Party" followed "When" up the U.K. listings, and modesty alone surely prevented a genuinely stomping revision of "Something Else" and a heartfelt "Listen to Me" from being sent to join them. It is band originals "68 Teenage Queen," "In Above Your Head," and the closing "Swansong" which best illustrate Showaddywaddy's brilliance, though balancing a keen sense of nostalgia with a definite awareness that half the band's fans weren't even alive when the epoch they evoke was first around. Indeed, that might well be why Showaddywaddy's best albums have steadfastly refused to age, no matter how deeply their inspirations sink into the mists of history. For its CD debut, Red Star packs a solid eight bonus tracks, all drawn from period singles: "I Wonder Why," "A Little Bit of Soap," and the maniacally catchy "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" were all hits during 1978; the remainder were non-LP B-sides.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2003
  • Label: Glam / 7t's
  • EAN: 5013929041325
  • Catalog Number: 13
  • Sales rank: 240,193

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancin' Party (2:43)
  2. 2 '68 Teenage Queen (2:58)
  3. 3 You Got What It Takes (3:02)
  4. 4 Lucy Jane, Pt. 2 (3:26)
  5. 5 In Above Your Head (2:45)
  6. 6 Sweet Georgia (2:49)
  7. 7 Somethin' Else (2:01)
  8. 8 (You've Got) Personality (3:15)
  9. 9 Feelin' (3:06)
  10. 10 Listen to Me (2:31)
  11. 11 When (2:52)
  12. 12 Maybe, Maybe, Maybe (2:56)
  13. 13 Swansong (3:07)
  14. 14 Superstar (2:57)
  15. 15 Showboat (3:15)
  16. 16 One of These Days (2:41)
  17. 17 I Wonder Why (3:11)
  18. 18 Ever Lovin' (2:42)
  19. 19 A Little Bit of Soap (2:28)
  20. 20 Pretty Little Angel Eyes (2:47)
  21. 21 I'm Yours (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Showaddywaddy Primary Artist
John Acock Piano, Keyboards
Malcolm Allured Drums
Dave Bartram Vocals
Romeo Challenger Drums
Buddy Ciask Vocals
B.J. Cole Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Jeff Daly Saxophone
Rod Dees Bass
Russ Field Guitar
Martyn Ford Performing Ensemble
Alan James Bass
Trevor Oakley Guitar
Martyn Ford Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Eddie Cochran Composer
Lloyd Price Composer
Michael James Composer
Mike Hurst Producer
Barry Mann Composer
Showaddywaddy Producer
Paul Evans Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Curtis Lee Composer
John Acock Engineer
Tommy Boyce Composer
Mark Brennan Liner Notes
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Jack Reardon Composer
Sharon Sheeley Composer
Bert Russell Composer
Maxwell Anderson Composer
Charles Hardin Composer
Harold Logan Composer
Roquel Davis Composer
Ricardo Weeks Composer
K. James Composer
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