Very Best of Starship
Audio CD | Import
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By losing the "Jefferson" part of their name and hiring former Elvin Bishop vocalist Mickey Thomas, Starship soared the heights of pop stardom with songs penned by Diane Warren, Bernie Taupin, Robbie Nevil and more! Among the hits were "We Built This City", "It's Not Over (Til It's Over)", "Sara", "Jane", "Nothings Gonna Stop US Now" and many more.
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Compared to all of the other Starship collections and greatest hits albums out there, this one is definitely the best. At 17 tracks it has at least 5 more than any of the other ones out there.
The biggest hits from Starship are all here, including their 3 #1s, "We Built This City", "Sara", and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", as well as most of their more minor charting singles, "It's Not Enough", and "It's Not Over (Til It's Over). Also featured are 5 hits that were recorded under Jefferson Starship: "No Way Out", "Jane", "Find Your Way Back", "Laying It On The Line", and "Stranger". The inclusion of these 5 tunes really round out the collection well, and fit in just right with the best tunes of both eras, as they were the poppiest tunes that Jefferson Starship cut in its lifetime. No Way Out is my favorite of the 5, with great synth keyboard work by Peter Wolf. And finally it includes the two bonus tracks "Good Heart" and "Don't Lose Any Sleep" from the original "Starship: Greatest Hits and Change" album released in 1991 (Which itself only has a meager 12 tracks), also solid tracks. So what's wrong?
Well, there are still a few tracks missing. The third charting single "Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight" from their first album which reached #25 on the Top 100 is notably missing (I've actually never seen this one included on any Starship compilation for some odd reason), as well as their tune "Wild Again" from the Cocktail movie Soundtrack that reached #40 on the pop charts, another good tune. And finally "Before I Go" which was another good track should really have been on there, that reached #68 on the pop charts in the US. One of the few ballads Starship did alongside "Set The Night To Music" (Which is included on here, it was re-recorded by Maxi Priest and Roberta Flack and became a hit).
Instead we got a few clunkers included in like "Love Amongst The Cannibals", and three tracks with Grace on lead vocals: "Babylon", "Hearts Of The World", and "Rock Myself To Sleep", which, while not terrible tracks aren't really that great. Babylon's probably the best of these 4, but they're pretty much utterly forgettable and kind of bring the collection down when three better tracks could have been included.
Also one other flaw (But this might only be in my copy), why is the version of "Sara" included on here the radio edit? Doesn't make any sense whatsoever, and is a bit annoying.
But this is still the best bang for your buck really when it comes to Starship, and MUCH better than any other compilation, as most only include 10-12 tracks, and that's including Jefferson Starship tunes. And for a band that had quite a few good songs, it's kind of a shame there isn't something more definitive out there.
Most recent customer reviews
Great selection of tunes, takes me back.