Sylvester ‎– Stars

Fantasy ‎– F-9579
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Stars
Backing Vocals – Hodges, James And SmithWritten-By – Patrick Cowley
A2 Body Strong
Backing Vocals – Hodges, James And SmithWritten-By – M. Finden*, S. James*
B1 I (Who Have Nothing)
Backing Vocals – Martha WashRhythm Section – KokomoWritten-By – Lieber - Stoller*
B2 I Need Somebody To Love Tonight
Written-By – P. Cowley*



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)
(p) 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 the side one :
" Disco Mix : Blecman & Hedges
Mixing Engineer : Ritchie Corsello "

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
F.P. 59470 Sylvester Stars(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Fantasy F.P. 59470 France 1979 Sell This Version
F 9579 Sylvester Stars(LP, Album) Fantasy F 9579 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
F-9579 Sylvester Stars(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Fantasy (4) F-9579 Russia 2019 Sell This Version
AMI 9579, A M I 9579 Sylvester Stars(LP, Album, Gat) Fantasy, Fantasy AMI 9579, A M I 9579 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
F-9579 Sylvester Stars(LP, Album) Fantasy F-9579 Greece 1979 Sell This Version


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September 30, 2018
Just the very best ..a sublime disco album - shows that the sometimes best music doesn't need you to remortgage your life !


September 21, 2016
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 !!


October 16, 2013
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!!!


September 4, 2012
edited over 8 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.