Dubstar (2) ‎– Stars

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“Stars” was originally released in 1995, reaching a chart peak of #40 in the UK. Following the releases of the singles Anywhere and Not So Manic Now, “Stars” was re-released, reaching a chart peak of #15.

Tracklist

Stars (Original Mix) 4:12
Stars (Sky Edit) 4:32
Stars (Mother Dub) 6:27
Stars (Search & Destroy Full Vox Mix) 7:35
Stars (Sweet Tooths DJs Excursion) 6:11

Versions (26)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 82278 2 7, 7243 8 82278 27 Dubstar (2) Stars(CD, Maxi) Food, EMI, Food, EMI 7243 8 82278 2 7, 7243 8 82278 27 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
cdfooddjx61 Dubstar (2) Stars (The Radio CD)(CD, Single, Promo) Food, EMI United Kingdom cdfooddjx61 UK 1995 Sell This Version
12fooddj 61 Dubstar (2) Stars - The Mixes(2x12", Promo) Food, EMI United Kingdom 12fooddj 61 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 82191 6 7 Dubstar (2) Stars(12") EMI Records Ltd. 7243 8 82191 6 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 82191 6 7 Dubstar (2) Stars(12") EMI United Kingdom 7243 8 82191 6 7 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
12FOOD61, 7243 8 82191 6 7 Dubstar (2) Stars(12") Food, EMI United Kingdom 12FOOD61, 7243 8 82191 6 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
61-2 Dubstar (2) Stars(12", TP) Food 61-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PRSAD 00497 Dubstar (2) Stars(CD, Maxi, Promo) Polydor PRSAD 00497 US 1995 Sell This Version
CDFOOD61, 7243 8 82191 2 9 Dubstar (2) Stars(CD, Single, Com) Food, EMI United Kingdom CDFOOD61, 7243 8 82191 2 9 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PRSAD 00496 Dubstar (2) Stars(CD, Single, Promo) Polydor PRSAD 00496 US 1995 Sell This Version
SPCD 1920 Dubstar (2) Stars(CD, Single, Promo, Car) EMI France SPCD 1920 France 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 82278 2 7, 8822782 Dubstar (2) Stars(CD, Single, Sli) Food, EMI, Food, EMI 7243 8 82278 2 7, 8822782 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
TC FOOD 61, 7243 8 82191 4 3 Dubstar (2) Stars(Cass, Single) Food, EMI TC FOOD 61, 7243 8 82191 4 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CDFOODDJ 75 Dubstar (2) Stars (Radio CD Single)(CD, Single, Promo) Food CDFOODDJ 75 UK 1996 Sell This Version
12FOOD75, 7243 8 82780 6 5 Dubstar (2) Stars (The Dance Mixes)(12") Food, Food, EMI United Kingdom 12FOOD75, 7243 8 82780 6 5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 82791 2 3 Dubstar (2) Stars (The Mixes)(CD, Single) EMI United Kingdom 7243 8 82791 2 3 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CDFOOD75, 7243 8 82780 2 7 Dubstar (2) Stars - The Mixes(CD, Single, CD1) Food, EMI United Kingdom CDFOOD75, 7243 8 82780 2 7 UK 1996 Sell This Version
12fooddjd75 Dubstar (2) Stars - The Xpress 2, Motiv 8 And Way Out West Mixes(2x12", Promo) Food, EMI United Kingdom 12fooddjd75 UK 1996 Sell This Version
P519 615, P 519 615 Dubstar (2) Stars(CD, Single, Promo) Food, Food P519 615, P 519 615 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
TC FOOD 75 Dubstar (2) Stars(Cass, Single, RE, Sli) Food TC FOOD 75 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CDFOODS75, 7243 8 82785 2 2 Dubstar (2) The Stars EP(CD, EP, CD2 + Box, Ltd) Food, EMI United Kingdom CDFOODS75, 7243 8 82785 2 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRPRO 00551 Dubstar (2) Stars(12", Promo) Polydor PRPRO 00551 US 1997 Sell This Version
PRPRO 00500 Dubstar (2) Stars(12", Promo) Polydor PRPRO 00500 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Dubstar (2) Stars(CDr, Single, Promo) Polydor none US 1997 Sell This Version
none Dubstar (2) Stars(CDr, Single, Promo) Polydor none US 1997 Sell This Version
FOOD61 Dubstar (2) Stars(12", TP, W/Lbl) Food FOOD61 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Charlie.White

Charlie.White

March 12, 2021
edited 9 months ago
referencing Stars, 12", Promo, PRPRO 00500

Just flip this 12" over and go straight for the Mother Dub Mix. Badass Trip Hop track that stays fresh♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮
elahrairah

elahrairah

May 24, 2019
referencing Stars, CD, Maxi, 7243 8 82278 2 7, 7243 8 82278 27
New entry on the NME's UK Top 50 45s chart, 30 March 1996.
Alberto.H

Alberto.H

November 13, 2018
referencing Stars, CD, Maxi, 7243 8 82278 2 7, 7243 8 82278 27
How freaking good is this still? Really.. As discogs user artysmokes wrote over ten years ago all the mixes are good.
XIANWING

XIANWING

February 3, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Stars EP, CD, EP, CD2 + Box, Ltd, CDFOODS75, 7243 8 82785 2 2
This Listing as listing by the originator of info omits CD 1 "stars the mixes" See pic 1 ~ His may not have had it ~ But this is a 2CD Box Set w/3 Post Cards if the order of the 2nd CD 1 Disc is followed through with to complete the box ... Before Placing order do contact sellers for proper info as a 2CD Set Rather than the 1CD As currently Listed ...
artysmokes

artysmokes

June 15, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Stars - The Mixes, CD, Single, CD1, CDFOOD75, 7243 8 82780 2 7
This is such a great song that it's almost impossible to ruin by remixing it. The timeless melody appears in all versions, with the WOW remix probably being my favourite here. The ravey synth chords sound a bit cheesy in 2007, but there is a pleasantly tinkling piano break. Although there was always a darker side to Dubstar (witness the sleeve designs), it was not until Sarah Blackwood formed Client that she sang about such things. Steve Hillier was the main lyricist for Dubstar, and his ear for pop hooks is clear on this release, which really should have been a huge hit. All the Dubstar singles (and indeed albums) are in some way lost classics. They are well worth picking up if you spot them in a bargain bin.
scoundrel

scoundrel

January 14, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
referencing Stars, CD, Single, Com, CDFOOD61, 7243 8 82191 2 9

STARS rightly made Dubstar famous, and here, on its original release, the Rapino Brothers offer up two spacey dance mixes that are passable on the floor. Mother gives birth to a completely dubby, tripped out version, slowing the track down to a lazy, head-nodding pace. Steve Hillier puts his own dance moves on the track, adding some synth patches that seem more shrill than they need to be. Good, but the track would get better mixes in a later release.
scoundrel

scoundrel

January 4, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
referencing Stars - The Mixes, CD, Single, CD1, CDFOOD75, 7243 8 82780 2 7

Great track, not-too-bad remixes. STARS rightly made Dubstar almost famous, even though this period was inundated with female-fronted trip-pop groups. Motiv 8 get the feet moving with a HI-NRG mix, though it pitches the vocals up a wee bit too much. Xpress 2 go for a deeper dub treatment that jettisons the vocals for filtered textures. I could see it working on the floor; at 9+ minutes, however, it'd be a good idea to use segments rather than the whole thing. Way Out West turn in a club version that doesn't do much for me. The giggling sample and the crowd noises seem out of place, and they show none of their own versatility or talent.