The Best of Shooting Star

The Best of Shooting Star

by Shooting Star

CD

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Overview

The Best of Shooting Star

Touch Me Tonight gathers together material from Midwestern rockers Shooting Star's first four albums (inexplicably and unfortunately ignoring their fifth album, Silent Scream). The band trades in a fairly typical late-'70s/early-'80s mainstream rock sound (think Journey or Kansas). It's hardly distinctive, but Shooting Star manages better than average results. The spiritually themed "Last Chance" and the straight-ahead singalong "You've Got What I Need" are tuneful enough. The tired cliché of small-town girl heads to the dirty city actually is worked to good effect on the dynamic, near-power ballad "Hollywood," probably the strongest track and a minor hit. Although one of the better examples of mainstream rock during their time period, Touch Me Tonight is primarily of little interest to anyone but fans. For trivia buffs, Touch Me Tonight was the first album to reach Billboard's Top 200 to be unavailable on vinyl.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2003
Label: COW TOWN RECORDS
UPC: 0820656101421
catalogNumber: 1014

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shooting Star   Primary Artist
Baby Lee   Background Vocals
Bill Guffey   Keyboards
Dennis Laffoon   Keyboards
Van McLain   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Thomas   Percussion,Drums
Ron Verlin   Bass,Bass Guitar
Charles Waltz   Violin,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Gary West   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Timpani
Unidos   Background Vocals
Keith Mitchell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Wally Buck   Engineer
Gus Dudgeon   Producer
Kevin Elson   Producer,Engineer
Stuart Epps   Engineer
Dennis MacKay   Producer,Engineer
Van McLain   Producer
Gary West   Producer
Crayge Lindesay   Engineer
Dennis McCay   Producer,Engineer
Warren Rhoades   Engineer
Dennis Atkinson   Art Direction,Illustrations

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