Various Artists - Galaxy of Stars Live
|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.