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    StarvueUpward Bound

    Label:
    P-Vine Records – PCD-2931
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    CD, Album, Reissue
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    Tracklist

    1Let's Hold On To What We've Got
    Written-ByDaviv Jakar, Renee Maxwell
    6:25
    2Upward Bound4:27
    3Love Affair7:08
    4Body Fusion
    Written-ByJudy Davis
    5:47
    5Starvue
    Written-ByGary Young (4), Keith West
    2:34
    6Put The BS Aside4:49
    7Love Struck4:45
    8You And Me
    Written-ByJudy Davis
    5:43
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    Recorded: Universal Recording Studios
    Mastered at Disk Werks

    Track 1: Previously Unreleased

    OBI text : "Roots of Nu Groove 70's Soul Spirit" "Funky & Soulful"

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Matrix / Runout: IFPI L261 PCD-2931 TM A03
    • Rights Society: JASRAC
    • Other: R-460078
    • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): PCD-2931 MT A02

    Other Versions (5 of 7)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    New Submission
    Upward Bound (LP, Album)Midwest International RecordsMIR-1-1721US1980
    Upward Bound (LP, Album, Reissue)Midwest International RecordsMIR-1721US2003
    Upward Bound (CD, Album, Reissue)P-Vine RecordsPCD-4193Japan2004
    Upward Bound (LP, Album, Reissue)EverlandEVERLAND 029Netherlands2018
    New Submission
    Upward Bound (CD, Album, Reissue)EverlandEverland 029 CDNetherlands2018

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    Yemsky's profile picture
    Yemsky
    Edited one year ago
    Discogs currently lists 16 compilations which feature "Body Fusion" and barely anything else from this band. You are forgiven if you think that Starvue is all about THAT Rare Groove anthem and that this album might be a one tracker, but that couldn't be further from the truth. This is a totally solid release.

    This Japanese reissue CD starts with a quality soul ballad "Let's Hold On To What We've Got" which is marked as Previous Unreleased. Great archive digging!
    The album's title track "Upward Bound" is a good mid-tempo track which for me starts to really burn after the verses: Some solid repetitive horn licks and the "we can take you higher" chants make this a catchy tune.
    "Love Affair" made me reach for the cover to check whether there is a Cameo connection. Unfortunately the entire booklet is in Japanese, so I am not sure whether there is any comment on it. It was featured on Zaf's 2015 "Private Wax Volume Two" but I do not remember his liner notes comments. Top quality Funk in any case.
    Next up is the TUNE everybody knows; "Body Fusion". Nothing to add.
    "Starvue" would have been a high speed jam to open their live shows I imagine.
    "Put The BS Aside" is a good mid tempo groover that was included on a French bootleg compilation.
    "Love Struck" is a monotonous stomper which could have been big if this album had seen better availability and distribution back in the 80s.
    "You And Me" would have been a quality track on many other 80s releases but in comparison to the rest of this album it's in my opinion the weakest track.

    Overall, as I said, this is a totally solid release and I have no idea why nobody in the US or Europe has sorted out the rights to give this a CD reissue.
    Worth every penny that you will have to spend for this Japanese reissue.

    PS: It amazes me is that none of the musicians in Starvue seem to have surfaced anywhere else. What an unbelievable waste of talent! Who can tell the story of this band?