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5.0 out of 5 stars 5-star reissue, 28 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Silk And Steel (Audio CD)
The reissues of Five Star's first two albums "Luxury of Life" and "Silk and Steel" have been anxiously awaited by fans, hoping to hear the '80s pop/R&B group in remastered form with bonus tracks. There has been lots of criticism that "S&S" has poor remastering on some of the bonus tracks and that a second disc should have been added to include single versions of the album's hit singles and also to include popular club mixes.

I have had no issue with the remastering. The album sounds clear as a bell - a great job by Cherry Pop. I don't hear any cracks or pops to indicate they were remastered from a vinyl source, as has been alleged by some listeners (or simply a defect in the manufacturing of some of the CDs).

I agree a second disc would have been appropriate for the S&S reissue. After all, Five Star released a whopping six singles from this album, all of them hits, and all of them remixed in one form or another. Personally speaking, I don't mind a one-disc reissue because sometimes two discs of various remixes and single edits can be exhaustive (see the Rick Astley and Jason Donovan reissues from Edsel, or Kim Wilde's Another Step from Cherry Pop). From start to finish, the reissue of Five Star's Silk and Steel is completely enjoyable. It's hard to believe it's been almost 25 (!) years since the release of S&S.

Take a trip back to the '80s and enjoy Deniece's strong vocals and the '80s pop/R&B/dance sound which Five Star perfected and helped make Silk and Steel a classic.
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2010 09:19:55 GMT
Cherry Pop did not release Rick Astley or Jason Donovan this year it was Edsel Records under the Demon Music Group...
My copy of Silk and Steel has problems with the sound on the Bonus tracks have a listen through your headphones, unless you have a perfect copy...
It's rather annoying when all the other Cherry Pop CD's that I have purchased this year have had no problems with sound quality ...

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2010 10:04:56 GMT
You are right - it was Edsel. My mistake.

I listened to my copy again and still have no problems. It must have been a defect in the manufacturing. I do recall hearing pops and crackles on one or two bonus tracks on the Kim Wilde reissue of "Another Step" and that was from Cherry Pop, but I understand there was no other source than vinyl for those specific tracks.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 20:46:35 GMT
Someone-D says:
There ALWAYS is the original source which never is vinyl.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2014 21:05:57 BDT
Mr. Mc Perry says:
yea exactly I remember when my cousin Matt got this on CD in 86 or Compact Disc as it was back then,so wasn't always from a vinyl source!a friend of mine had it on Cassette
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