Level 42 ‎– Starchild

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Starchild (Remix)
Foundation And Empire Part 1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POSP 343, 2059 415 Level 42 Starchild(7") Polydor, Polydor POSP 343, 2059 415 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2141 515 Level 42 Starchild(12") Polydor 2141 515 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
POSPX 343 Level 42 Starchild(12") Polydor POSPX 343 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2141 436 Level 42 Starchild(12", EP) Polydor 2141 436 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
POSPX 343, 2141 436 Level 42 Starchild(12", Eng) Polydor, Polydor POSPX 343, 2141 436 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2141 436 Level 42 Starchild(12", Maxi) Polydor 2141 436 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
POSPX 343 Level 42 Starchild(12", Promo) Polydor POSPX 343 UK 1981 Sell This Version
PD D 520, 2141 515 Level 42 Starchild(12", Promo) Polydor, Polydor PD D 520, 2141 515 US 1981 Sell This Version
PD-D-520, PDD 520 Level 42 Starchild(12", Single) Polydor, Polydor PD-D-520, PDD 520 US 1981 Sell This Version
PD D 520 Level 42 Starchild(12", TP) Polydor PD D 520 US 1981 Sell This Version
PD 2207 Level 42 Starchild(7") Polydor PD 2207 US 1981 Sell This Version
PD 2207 DJ Level 42 Starchild(7", Promo) Polydor PD 2207 DJ US 1981 Sell This Version
2059 415 Level 42 Starchild(7", Single) Polydor 2059 415 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
POSP 343 Level 42 Starchild(7", Single) Polydor POSP 343 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
2059 415 Level 42 Starchild(7", Single) Polydor 2059 415 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
2059 415 Level 42 Starchild(7", Single) Polydor 2059 415 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
2141 436 Level 42 Starchild(12", EP, RE) Polydor 2141 436 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version

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Groovemaster-DJ

Groovemaster-DJ

November 26, 2016
referencing Starchild, 12", EP, RE, 2141 436
Absolute perfection
everything the very sad IEP UK presseing isn't
(why this release had to suffer the indignity god knows )
only silly euro-gaff the EP badge and needless text on the paper labels
dylaf

dylaf

November 23, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Starchild, 12", POSPX 343
Jesus, I thought I had audiophile issues/tendencies... I personally couldn't give a rats tail about the material used for the centre labels- I have this release & its a brilliant clean & loud cut. As the band are from the UK, this is my preferred 12", regardless.
Groovemaster-DJ

Groovemaster-DJ

May 15, 2013
referencing Starchild, 12", EP, 2141 436
Typical Euro cock-up and not understanding English etc etc
this is not an EP
1. It is a 12" single that could have a maximum playing time of 25 mins
2. It is only two tracks one each side (for it to be an EP or even maxi-single as UK defined it needs more tracks 3 or 4 in total!
Groovemaster-DJ

Groovemaster-DJ

May 15, 2013
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Starchild, 12", POSPX 343
From a Level 42 fan's position they don't get any better than this Mike handles to vocals to perfection + keyboards and xylophone, Phil's drums as usual to die for I winder if Andy White had Phil as a hero? and Mark on Bass well says it all our own Stanley Turentine. Boons lead and rhythm just swing this along nicely.

From a Discographer's point of view the pressing of POSPX 343 is a nightmare. I never received a DJ Promo copy of this and have never seen one (would have been the bulk standard Phonogram pressing with black 1 and 2 on white blanks from Walthamstow: Flexi, straight edge, and the scrim cut off centre).

Why was this track punished with the vile and fugly Red-brown Painted I.E.P.s from Phonogram in France, As far as I am aware and in 30+ years have never seen a UK Polydor paper label pressing of this. So please correct me if you have got either or both UK pressings with Paper Labels.

Clearly the Polygram New York USA paper label pressing leaves the French pressed IEP in the toilet as a po-pori bowl.

+ the USA sonics @ 33.3 will be superior shame it didn't have the UK designed sleeve. But hey-ho a paper label over an IEP for me anytime.

IEP (Integral Embossed and Painted).