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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
This Japanese exclusive release is the greatest hits collection of enthusiastic 1980s rock band Starship, which was derived from renowned classic rock group Jefferson Airplane. The album includes hits like "We Built This C... more »
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This Japanese exclusive release is the greatest hits collection of enthusiastic 1980s rock band Starship, which was derived from renowned classic rock group Jefferson Airplane. The album includes hits like "We Built This City" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now."
Shadab | Amereka | 12/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is juss toooo good! All the songs are nice with good lyrics. Much better than "Starship at their best" and the ones in this category."
Good, but where is We Built This City?
PLM | 08/06/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this CD recently on vacation up in New York, and I liked it. But where is their most recognizable hit, We Built This City, from 1985? It could have been an 11th track on this CD. Despite that omission, this is a solid album focusing on lesser known songs from their 3 late '80s albums. There's more of an emphasis on the musicianship of the band in this 1993 compilation. I think that their songs got more muscle when they went with producer Mike Shipley in 1989 than Peter Wolf and Mike Olsen('87 was his year with Whitesnake) on the '85 and '87 albums. It's Not Enough and I Didn't Mean To Stay All Night have a Def Leppard-type feel in the choruses, but they made Starship sounding better. The album starts off with their slower midtempo ballads before charging it up on Beat Patrol and Transatlantic. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now still sounds robust 20 years later. Love Rusts is the most dramatic, with the bells chiming within the song. Mickey Thomas and Grace Slick sound dynamic on it--sometimes it recalls the earlier social consciousness of Grace's previous band Jefferson Airplane. Lastly, the album closes with It's Not Over 'Til It's Over, which is rocking but thought provoking at the same time. It's "never give up" lyrics would rival any of Anthony Robbins' popular infomercials and motivational tapes! I think the person who compiled this album wanted to show the band's musical prowess and not the commercial, corporate label that critics placed on them. This is one CD worth checking out despite the exclusion of "City.""