Total Length: Genres: Pop. Customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Flash from the past, this album still hits the mark. This was David Essex's second album and while he was certainly in full teenage idol mode at this point, it is certainly an album with hidden depths and a surprising amount of credibility.
For a few years, Essex put out some pretty good material, all self-penned too. The commercial cover does the album no favours.
Gonna Make You A Star 2. Window 3. I Know 4. There's Something About You Baby 5. Good Ol' Rock 'N' Roll 6. America 7. Dance Little Girl 8. Ooh Darling 9. Miss Sweetness Stardust "Gonna Make You A Star" was a huge number one hit and extremely catchy and singalong it was too, with a classic keyboard riff. Lyrically, it was a wry, somewhat cynical observation by Essex on the nature of the stardom that he already had.
The record is out in Europe but remains unreleased in America, though Essex hopes to make a distribution deal soon. Lately, building an American audience has become a priority. I should have put the emphasis on America a little earlier — toured there or done something.
Hold Me Close. Rolling Stone. Rock On David Essex. Stardust David Essex.Not to be confused with David Essex's fine Rock On album from , Collectables' Rock On is a budget-priced, hastily assembled ten-song collection that draws from Essex's first three albums. From Rock On are the title track -- Essex's biggest hit and a wonderful blend of Jeff Wayne's inventive production and arrangement and Essex's pure pop songcraft and glam sensibility -- "Lamplight," and 6/