Atlantic Starr is an American band formed in 1976 and originally composed of Duke Jones, Porter Carroll Jr., Clifford Archer, Joseph Philips, Sheldon Tucker and brothers David, Wayne and Jonathan Lewis.
Group that really started its career in 1977 under the name Newban, which was quickly abandoned in favor of Atlantic Starr.
The end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s saw the release of several albums including “Atlantic Starr” in 1978, “Straight to the point” in 1979, “Radiant” in 1981, “Brilliance” in 1982 and “Yours”. forever ”in 1983. 5 albums with average success and which will struggle to produce any major hit.
They will have to wait for 1985 and the release of the album "As the band turns" to finally see their efforts rewarded. The album is a worldwide hit and will produce their first mega hit, "Secret lovers". And to a lesser extent "If your heart isn’t in it" which will also have a nice run in the Charts.
Success confirmed and especially amplified two years later in 1987 with the release of the album "All in the name of love", the band's flagship album and which will produce the biggest hit of all their discography, namely "Always". Shortly followed by "One lover at a time", single with less success but with significant success nonetheless.
The albums that will be released subsequently will unfortunately not experience the success of the previous opus. Note all the same that the group will experience a last notorious hit the following decade in 1991 with the single "Masterpiece".
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Stand up 1978
Keep it comin' 1978
Losin' you 1979
When love calls 1981
Touch a four leaf clover 1983
Secret lovers 1985
If your heart isn’t in it 1986
One lover at a time 1987
All in the name of love 1987
Let the sun is 1988
My first love 1989
My sugar 1989
Love crazy 1991
Unconditional love 1991
I'll remember you 1994
1978 ... first title and already first success. An ideal start that augurs well for a necessarily high level continuation ...
1978 ... a continuation which is done very smoothly. They unsheathe their first Intimist title of great caliber, an extremely rare thing for a group which starts. It promises !
1979 ... and it continues in the 'emotional' register. The group displays obvious predispositions in this area and we suspect that they will not stop there ...
1981 ... after an empty year 1980, here they are back in this year 1981 in a more than certain form. With the key to a new star to hang on their prize list ...
1982 ... a linear rise in power which sees them climb slowly but surely in the Charts. We therefore imagine that the best is yet to come ...
1983 ... so far nothing extraordinary but a good job, that's clear. We will have to be a little more patient to see the hits of very high caliber arrive ...
1985 ... after a somewhat disappointing 1984, the group set off again on new bases in this year 1985. New bases which will allow them to finally move up a gear ...
1985 ... then THIS title comes ! THE title that finally allows them to access the Elite, recognition well deserved when we see the quality of this title. HU-GE !
1986 ... why change a recipe that works for them rather well ? Suddenly, we continue in the high level Intimist with the key to a new global top hit. All good !
1987 ... they will have obtained their biggest success on Intimist titles. A know-how among the best of the moment and which allows them to obtain here the biggest success of all their discography. MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... and when they want, they can even come out of the big caliber in the Dance register. The proof with this title which works perfectly !
1987 ... a Dance parenthesis quickly closed. They will have produced an impressive number of Intimist titles, to say the least. And each time, the quality will have been there !
1988 ... a year 1988 which will not be remembered as their best vintage, but the level of quality is sufficient to keep them in the leading pack. It's already that !
1989 ... another interesting title on the Intimist side, but it is clear that at one point, too much Intimist risks killing the Intimist. Especially since they are not bad at Dance and it would be a shame not to take advantage of it ...
1989 ... well, for now, the return to Dance mode is not at all relevant. Let's let them move on to the next decade to see if things will finally move ...
1991 ... the year 1990 will be a year without as they say. We therefore find them in this year 1991 and my faith, the result is most honorable. The tempo is finally slightly packed ...
1991 ... hunt the natural, it comes back at a gallop ! Back in force in Intimist mode and once again, they take down the cup. Like what, they will have been right to persevere in this area in the end ...
1991 ... and it continues. Until the end they will have played the card of the register 'With emotions'. Rarely has a group produced so many titles in this particular and above all so demanding field !
1994 ... a great adventure which is almost coming to an end. And you can imagine that they intend to finish beautifully once again with finesse and softness. And the bet is won hands down. MA-GIC !
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