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3.7 out of 5 stars
Shooting Star: The Dollar Collection
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on 18 June 2017
OK bought for a specific track. Some junk on it
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on 11 August 2002
Not a definitive Dollar collection - none of the WEA material has been licensed which means the absence of several classic singles. However, Dollar's complete Carrere recordings are contained, including superb material such as 'Shooting Star', 'Who Were You With In The Moonlight' and 'Ring Ring'. The excellent comeback single 'Oh L'Amour' is also featured. The compilation is let down by a couple of poor B-sides ('Platinum Rap' and 'B.Beat') at the expense of A-sides such as 'It's Nature's Way' and 'We Walked In Love'. The CD contains an impressive foldout booklet complete with a Dollar discography and informative sleevenotes. Overall, a decent collection. Let's hope that WEA decide to follow it with a CD reissue of "The Dollar Album".
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on 5 February 2010
This 2002 compilation features the entire 'Shooting Stars' album along with many rare bonus tracks including the non-album 1980 smash 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand'. It still sounds great 8 years later so it was remastered well.

The only gripes are that the 'Shooting Stars' album tracklisting isn't in the same order as the LP. Also, despite a nice picture booklet featuring a good biog and discography, it doesn't feature the (gorgeous) original album artwork.

Obviously these minor flaws shouldn't detract you from buying this lost classic of an album, especially at the ridiculously low price Amazon are asking for it.

If you've never heard this album and like great, honest pop music, do try this CD. It was far better than it needed to be when first released in 1979 and contained 3 top 20 hits (4 if you count 'Hold Your Hand')
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on 15 July 2011
i loved dollar from years ago but like many did not buy their records,i saw this on amazon and had to have it as it has all their best tracks on it plus many more,all originals-no remakes,dont get their greatest hits cd get this one,

tracks are=

1 = who were you with in the moonlight
2 = oh l'amour
3 = overture
4 = shooting star
5 = tokyo
6 = star control
7 = love's gotta a hold of me
8 = i need your love
9 = ring ring
10 = i wanna hold your hand
11 = love street
12 = living each day for you
13 = sugar sugar
14 = love tonight
15 = b-beat
16 = it's nature's way [ no problem ]
17 = dia y noche
18 = platinum rap
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on 10 July 2016
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on 12 February 2002
Essenially this is the same disc as the "Dollar Collection" which Castle released in 1992, with four bonus tracks. It contains all of the "Shooting Stars" album - only the play list has been changed, which can be a bit annoying if you have the original. The bonus tracks are OK, but what would really go down well is a complete "singles collection", including the Trevor Horn productions. One gripe - why include "Platinum Rap" again - not really one of their best. It was the B side of "Haven't we said goodbye before", which was a far superior track, but has still to appear on CD. It was good to have a discography included as well. Final summary - an excellent example of totally unpretentious 80's pop music
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#1 HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 6 May 2004
Guys 'n' dolls were a six-piece middle of the road pop group that had two UK top five hits in the early seventies with There's a whole lot of loving and You don't have to say you love me. David Van Day and the Canadian-born Thereza Bazar broke away and became the duo, Dollar. While their music had some similarities with the earlier group, it had a much more contemporary feel with plenty of synthesizers and other electronic wizardry, which will not necessarily appeal to the same fans.
Most of Dollar's UK hits, including three of their five top ten hits (Mirror mirror, Give me back my heart, Oh l'amour), were recorded for WEA beginning in 1980. This compilation focuses on the recordings they made for Carrere in and contains most of their recordings from that period (one album with a few bonus tracks) but none of the later stuff, which seems to be unavailable on CD as I write this.
These recordings include four UK hits. The first two (Shooting star, Who were you with in the moonlight) both made the top twenty. Love's got a hold on me made the top five. I wanna hold your hand (a Beatles cover) made the top five. Most of the other songs are originals but Sugar sugar is a cover of the 1969 Archies hit.
The liner notes are extensive and tell enthusiastically of their later recordings, explaining how they changed the direction of British pop music. It is clear that the record company would love to re-issue some of the later recordings, which are different again from what is here. The liner notes also tell of their romance - how it came about (interesting) leading eventually to engagement but not marriage. Thereza end up in Australia as a happily married mother while David ended up selling burgers. Such is life.
If you are interested in British pop music of the late seventies, you might enjoy this collection.
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on 22 July 2009
If you like Dollar's earliest hits then this is the one to go for.
"Shooting Star"."I wanna Hold Your Hand","Who were You With In The Moonlight","Love's Got A Hold On Me" as well as the minor hit "Ring Ring" are all on this as is the much later Erasure cover "Oh L'Amour".
"Tokyo" and "Love One Another" have a good vibe too but a lot of the remaining tracks aren't that spectacular.If you like these early hits it's good value for money and with a second compilation that features the second phase of success for Dollar ("Mirror Mirror","Hand Held In Black And White","Give Me Back My Heart","Videotheque" Etc)both are available at a good price.Sadly, it appears the third and final stage of success for the duo which included "We Walked In Love","Haven't We Said Goodbye Before" and David and Thereza's solo recordings (Please release Thereza's "The Big Kiss" if nothing else!)has been completely omitted.
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on 22 March 2009
Glad to get the early years in a great sounding collection.
Covers the Carrere period in sutable depth stuff that i had on vinyl but had hankered for on CD. You have to get the Platinum Collection on Warners to get the "mixing up a storm" Trevor Horn produced gems though which makes it a rather unweildy two purchase decision.........
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on 30 December 2014
I LIKE THIS DOLLAR CD BECAUSE IT HAS THEIR COVER VERSION OF " ERASURE'S - OH L'AMORE !
MOST PEOPLE STILL BELIEVE DOLLAR DID THE ORIGINAL VERSION " WRONG " IT WAS ERASURE !
THERE ARE SOME GR8 TRACKS ON THIS DISC . ENJOY !
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