Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Five Star truly Shines with this CD
Jarvis | Houston, TX | 05/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I heard the first track Shine, I knew this CD was the best they had done. The Vocals and tracks were so HOT!!! I had to buy 3 copies of this CD. This CD you could listen to it over and over. This CD will not lose its time. Actually Five Star has always been a step ahead of the industy. To be honest this album should be re-released for 2003 and promo tour defintely."
Their best ever album!
Mr. Shaun L. Houghton | Stoke-on-Trent, UK | 05/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite UK press reports that the band were finished and that they had fled to the US amidst reports of bankruptcy, Five Star re-located themselves in Van Nuys, California in August 1990 and begun work on their 7th studio album, Shine.
Recorded in late 1990 and early 1991, the band went for a well polished, clean-cut and crystal clear sound that smacked of the LA & Babyface, swingbeat/new jack sound that was huge at the time. This was their 2nd album for Epic Records after the failed 'Five Star' album in 1990 (which incidentally was never released in the UK).
Denise was back as lead singer and this album really proved she was the voice of Five Star. Her voice is strong, mature and powerful showing that she can match the vocal gymnastics of Mariah, Whitney and Celine.
With 10 tracks recorded and some of the best songwriters/producers based in LA contributing to the album, Five Star could not have produced a better album that could propel them to the US Market.
Denise produced all of the vocal arrangements on all 10 tracks (even Lorraine's 'The Start of Forever' - which incidentally is written by Sue Sheridan who wrote 'Can't Wait Another Minute' for 5 Star in 1986). The album is produced by Ian Prince, Zac Harmon, Christopher Troy, Michael Jay and Five Star's father/manager, Buster Pearson.
Five Star were looking as sexy as ever and had matured like a fine wine. The sequinned costumes had gone, the music was slicker than ever and the album is bright, fresh, funky, up-tempo and so catchy.
Highlights for me are Denise's self penned, 'Some Kind Of Magic', the lead track, 'Shine', 'Come To Me For Love' and 'Sentimental'. Fans believe 'The Love You Bring To Me' sounds like 'The Way You Make Me Feel' by Michael Jackson and I have to agree - still a great track written by Lorraine and Doris but sung by Denise.
For everyone who bought Silk & Steel in 1986 and for everyone who loved the LA/New Jack Sound of Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown, Pebbles, Karyn White, Shanice, Paula Abdul and many others, order this little gem, it's a Five Star classic and is a favourite amongst die hard Five Star fans."