Label:Fantasy – F-9579
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Santa Maria Pressing
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:Hi NRG, Disco


Backing Vocals [Background Vocals]Hodges, James And Smith
Engineer [Mixing]Ritchie Corsello*
Mixed By [Disco Mix]Hedges*, Blecman*
Written-ByPatrick Cowley
A2Body Strong
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals]Hodges, James And Smith
Engineer [Mixing]Ritchie Corsello*
Mixed By [Disco Mix]Hedges*, Blecman*
Written-ByM. Finden*, S. James*
B1I (Who Have Nothing)
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals]Martha Wash
Rhythm SectionKokomo
B2I Need Somebody To Love Tonight
Written-ByP. Cowley*

Companies, etc.



Catalog number on inner label: F-9579
Catalog number on back of sleeve: FANTASY F-9579

Produced for Honey Records Productions
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley; and Island Studios, London.
Mixed at Different Fur Studios, San Francisco; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley; and Conway Studios, Los Angeles.
Mastering (Kendun Recorders, Burbank)
℗ 1979 Fantasy Records

Side One = A: A1 (BPM: 138), A2 (BPM: 138)
Side Two = B: B1 (BPM: 132), B2 (BPM: 108)

LP also pressed on pink vinyl

NOTE: The actual track duration times are longer than listed on the label. Approximate times are as follows -

A1 Stars - 10:31
A2 Body Strong - 8:46
B1 I (Who Have Nothing) - 11:14
B2 I Need Someone To Love Tonight - 6:46
on side one :
Disco Mix : Blecman & Hedges
Mixing Engineer : Ritchie Corsello
Include color inner cardboard sleeve with picture on one side and credits on the other side.

A1. Masculine Music Co.
A2. Beekeeper Music / Borzoi Music - ASCAP / Megabyte Music
B1. Yellow Dog Music / Walden Music / S.D.R.M. - ASCAP
B2. Beekeeper Music / Borzoi Music - ASCAP / Masculine Music Co.

Runout details are etched except KENDUN-C stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: S.D.R.M.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): F-9579-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): F-9579-B
  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched in runouts): S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 1 S F 9579-A-RE -1B KENDUN-C 376 A 7 JGS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 1 S F-9579-B-R̶E̶ - 1B KENDUN-C 376 A 5 JGS

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Stars (LP, Album)BellaphonBBS 2570Germany1979
Stars (LP, Album)HispavoxS 60.231Spain1979
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Stars (LP, Album)Fantasy, FantasyF 5947, 5947France1979
Stars (LP, Album, Gatefold)Fantasy, FantasyAMI 9579, A M I 9579Italy1979
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Stars (LP, Album)Fantasy9160-9579Canada1979



  • vkubrick's avatar
    By far the best album from Sylvester, followed by "too hot to sleep". Dont get me wrong: Some other albums have incredible tracks but this one its remarkable, each track have your individual style, Some users already commented about "I Need somebody to love tonight", but my favorite are "i who have nothing", a hypnotic disco, followed by the hit "body strong".
    • CTR's avatar
      Just the very best ..a sublime disco album - shows that the sometimes best music doesn't need you to remortgage your life !
      • Lavenderbyrd's avatar
        If you hop on over to amazon and look up the review by Lavenderbyrd for Sylvester's Greatest Hits 2cd set, there is a complete History of all his recordings- including info on how the STARS album came to be, his collaborations with The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock, Earlene Bentley, etc. Fun Stuff !!
        • nabuchodinosaurus's avatar
          The 4 tracks feet perfectly together with one of the most beautiful disco track ever at the end : I need somebody to love tonight. I discovered it with a compilation from the label Sonar Kollectiv but it was a dub version, voiceless i mean.
          Ask me which disco album is the best : Stars!!!
          • sheweytraxdotcom's avatar
            Edited 11 years ago
            Sylvester's "I Need Somebody to Love Tonight" could be described as an early "techno" record in my opinion. What an amazing sounding recording for 1979. I can't get over how modern, funky, and emotional this song is. The record was produced by Harvey Fuqua and Sylvester and this actual track was written by Patrick Cowley. Cowley, a few years later, became well known for a remix of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love", the early 80s HiNRG 'Megatron Man" single, and was part of the San Francisco disco scene during that time. This collaboration effort between Sylvester/Cowley could be described as similar to the Georgio Moroder / Donna Summer electronic connection...each bringing in the late 70s synth-techno disco sound around the same time. Love this record and still sounds fresh and futuristic.



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