Midnight Star ‎– Midas Touch

Solar ‎– MCAT 1096
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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℗ 1986 Solar Records
Chappell Music Ltd
Original sound recording made by Solar Records
MCA Records Ltd. are the exclusive licensees for the UK

Track A is mislabeled "Midas Touch (Extended Remix)" with a running time of 5:42 on the label, but the correct mix name "Midas Touch (Extended Dance Mix)" is on the sleeve.
In fact the track has a length of 6:35.
Same record Midnight Star - Midas Touch exists with correct label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 011781 109665
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): MCAT 1096-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): MCAT 1096-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout - stamped): M.CAT 1096 A//1▽420 T 11 6 J•A[etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout - stamped): MCAT 1096 B//1▽420 T 11 9 JA[etched]

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0-66836 Midnight Star Midas Touch(12") Solar 0-66836 US 1986 Sell This Version
ED 5156 Midnight Star Midas Touch(12", Promo) Solar ED 5156 US 1986 Sell This Version
MCA 1096 Midnight Star Midas Touch(7", Single, W/Lbl) MCA Records MCA 1096 UK 1986 Sell This Version
LGT 5081 Midnight Star Midas Touch(12") Legato Records LGT 5081 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
IDEAL20021, IDEAL20027 Midnight Star Midas Touch(2x12", W/Lbl) Ideal, Ideal IDEAL20021, IDEAL20027 UK 2003 Sell This Version


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May 9, 2013
The A side track on this release is exactly the same as the US 12". The 5:42 on the label is incorrect.


August 23, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
If you ask me, Hell Interface did track B1 on mask500 (The Midas Touch cover being B3--the 3rd track of that same side), as track B1 has all the earmarks of a BoC track. Especially considering that it has much in common with what is generally regarded as the BoC track on mask200, particularly the style and sound of the distorted percussion (another example of this is the B side of the BoC "Aquarius" 7" on skam), the use of children's voices, and the trademark floating and wobbly synths.

In contrast, the Midas Touch remake has little in common with any of the BoC catalog. Of course i wouldn't put it past the conspirators of the mask series to try and confuse us by sounding like each other, so who knows.

I agree that the original is better in some ways. The Mask500 version is still awesome IMO, mostly because the original version is such good material to work with, and the remake doesn't tamper with it too much. I actually like the melancholy of the remake.

Anyway, this is one of my all time favorite records, and I'm surprised it isn't played out more!


December 18, 2003
A fantastic and uplifting slice of 80's electro soul - with added microwave *ting*. The 'Midas Touch (Acapella Mix)' is a great addition and can be used very effectively on a stripped down funky electro break. Hell Interface covered this for the MASK 500 release - personally I think they got it completely wrong by turning it into a dark, melancholy track - it doesn't work.