Silver Star (album)

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Silver Star
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 5th 1977 [1]
Recorded1976 - 1977
GenreGlam rock, rock and roll, disco
Length34:56
LabelArista
ProducerMike Leander
Gary Glitter chronology
G. G.
(1975)
Silver Star
(1977)
Boys Will Be Boys
(1984)

Silver Star is Gary Glitter's fourth studio album, released in 1977.

It contained three hit singles, "It Takes All Night Long", "You Belong to Me" (released as a single on Bell 1473), and "A Little Boogie Woogie in the Back of My Mind" (the latter of which was a hit twice, thanks to a cover version by Shakin' Stevens in the 1980s).

Other selections include Gary's version of "Rock 'N' Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)" (a previous hit for its writer, Kevin Johnson), a rock number "Summertime Blues Out", the good time boogie track "Heartbreaking Blue Eyed Boy", a tribute to the world's entertainment capital, "Hooked on Hollywood", as well as the fan favourite "Oh What a Fool I Have Been".

The album fused rock n' roll and disco and was designed to expand Glitter's fan base, especially in the United States, where he had hit with "Rock and Roll" several years previously. However, sales were disappointing and it failed to chart inside the all important Top 50 on either side of the Atlantic. Nevertheless, it went on to become a classic amongst his loyal fan base and was even voted the number one album of his career by his fan club in 1996.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Gary Glitter, Mike Leander and Eddie Seago (except where indicated).

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Released as a single onLength
1."You Belong to Me"Glitter, LeanderBell 14733:31
2."Haven't I Seen You Somewhere Before?"  3:04
3."I Dare You to Lay One on Me"  2:31
4."Roll of the Dice"  3:01
5."Hooked on Hollywood" Arista 60369 FR2:48
6."Summertime Blues Out"  2:32
Total length:17:27
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Released as a single onLength
7."It Takes All Night Long" Arista 855:16
8."Oh, What a Fool I Have Been" Arista 1372:32
9."Heartbreaking Blue Eyed Boy"  2:52
10."Rock 'N' Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)"Kevin Johnson 3:32
11."A Little Boogie Woogie in the Back of My Mind" Arista 1123:07
Total length:17:29
CD reissue
No.TitleLength
12."Treat of 42nd Street"2:15
13."365 Days"2:20
14."I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am) with Girlschool"4:51
Total length:9:26