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Various Artists - Galaxy of Stars Live

Album

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Tracks

Lady Buy
A Song for Donny Buy
And the Beat Goes On Buy
Right In The Socket Buy
I Owe You One Buy
Take That To The Bank Buy
The Second Time Around Buy
Given In To Love Buy
It's All The Way Live Buy
Your Piece Of The Rock Buy
I've Just Begun To Love You Buy
I Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help Myself) Buy

An interesting time capsule, The Solar Galaxy of Stars Live—which documented a stop on the successful 1980 tour of the same name—captured Solar Records’ first wave of hit makers as disco was slipping into the netherworld between the R&B charts and the urban underground.

Over the course of two LPs, the Whispers, Shalamar, Lakeside, and Dynasty powered through their current hits with Motortown Revue gusto, faithfully replicating Solar’s trademark high-gloss, hooky arrangements. 

Solar found success throughout the eighties with Midnight Star, Klymaxx, the Deele, and Babyface, but these early performances best demonstrate what made Solar one of the last R&B empires before New Jack Swing and hip-hop moved into black music’s foreground.