THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH
backing: Five Star
|This is one of
those songs which bring back the best memories of the '80's. I remember back in '87 when I
saw the video for the first time on TV that I was very overwhelmed by the freshed up
remix-sound (by Shep Pettibone) and tight dance-routines of it. I was convinced this
had to be there first #1 hit worldwide. Well, as many know by now it hitted
top 5 (UK #4), but I was disappointed (spoiled by Five Star's extreme
chartsucces in that time ofcorse!).
Strangely, now 14 years later I still share the same opinion. The single
version still sounds strong and powerful, and really not that out-dated at all. I always
thought it was a good idea of Five Star to re-release this track for another comeback and
remix it for the dance-scene nowadays (like they did with "I Give You Give" in
But they didn't unfortunately. It seems Five Star isn't that keen on
restyling there oldschool success-singles afterall, as they also made some late '90's
remixes of "Let Me Be The One" & "Rain Or Shine (reggae mix)" and
never released it..
So now the time has come for other artists, who grew up with Five Star, to
give there own creative touch to those unforgettable Five Star songs. Like young Louise
(ex-Eternal). Her management admitted this song was one of her all-time-faves, so that's
why she re-recorded it for her Greatest Hits album. Always an honor...
But wouldn't it be nice if Five Star did the same thing for a change?