Pre-Orders & New

Exclusives & Limited

Best of 2022

Books

Sale

Merch / Stereo

The Gift Shop

Genres

Events

Blog

Club


Account

United Kingdom

Album artwork for Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990 by Starpoint

Lavish 6CD box set showcasing the entire Elektra Records catalogue of 80s electrofunk / R&B titans Starpoint. Featuring 84 tracks, this first-of-its-kind box set spans all six of the group!s Elektra-released albums, including a massive 34 bonus tracks including rare edits, extended versions and more – many appearing for the first time on CD. Includes ten US top 40 R&B hits, including the crossover smash “Object Of My Desire! – a streaming sensation after being showcased in hit Netflix series Stranger Things 4.

This six-disc set beautifully showcases the stellar funk and soul recordings of underrated 80s R&B stalwarts Starpoint – a group who thrillingly navigated their way through an ever-changing R&B landscape of the decade from post-disco electro-funk to searing power ballads and hip- hop-driven New Jack Swing.

Built around the nucleus of the four Maryland-based Phillips brothers – Ernesto, George, Orlando and Greg – the group became Starpoint in 1980 with the addition of gifted Nigerian bassist Kayode Adeyemo and dynamic lead vocalist Renée Diggs, who!s five-octave range is a wonder of Whitney-like proportions.

They hit big with the electro-funk dancefloor juggernaut “Don!t Be So Serious’ in 1983, which lead to the band signing to Elektra. Their most-lucrative period followed, including the massive crossover success of 1985 album Restless co-produced by Billy Ocean hitmaker Keith Diamond – featuring the hits “Object Of My Desire! and “What You Been Missin’.


Other key hits that followed include the feisty pop-funk top 10 R&B hit “He Wants My Body’ co- produced by Preston Glass (Aretha/Whitney) and slamming top 10 dance smash “I Want You – You Want Me’ produced by New Jack Swing superstar Teddy Riley (Bobby Brown/Michael Jackson).

Compiled and produced for SoulMusic Records by Adam Mattera, the set includes extensive career-spanning liner notes by UK music journalist Charles Waring plus top notch artwork from Roger Williams and excellent mastering by Donald Cleveland.

Starpoint

Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990

Soul Music
Album artwork for Album artwork for Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990 by Starpoint by Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990 - Starpoint
Album artwork for Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990 by Starpoint
CDx6

£37.99

Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

QSMCR5206BX

Starpoint

Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990

Soul Music
Album artwork for Album artwork for Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990 by Starpoint by Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990 - Starpoint
Album artwork for Object of my Desire – The Elektra Recordings 1983-1990 by Starpoint
CDx6

£37.99

Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

QSMCR5206BX

Lavish 6CD box set showcasing the entire Elektra Records catalogue of 80s electrofunk / R&B titans Starpoint. Featuring 84 tracks, this first-of-its-kind box set spans all six of the group!s Elektra-released albums, including a massive 34 bonus tracks including rare edits, extended versions and more – many appearing for the first time on CD. Includes ten US top 40 R&B hits, including the crossover smash “Object Of My Desire! – a streaming sensation after being showcased in hit Netflix series Stranger Things 4.

This six-disc set beautifully showcases the stellar funk and soul recordings of underrated 80s R&B stalwarts Starpoint – a group who thrillingly navigated their way through an ever-changing R&B landscape of the decade from post-disco electro-funk to searing power ballads and hip- hop-driven New Jack Swing.

Built around the nucleus of the four Maryland-based Phillips brothers – Ernesto, George, Orlando and Greg – the group became Starpoint in 1980 with the addition of gifted Nigerian bassist Kayode Adeyemo and dynamic lead vocalist Renée Diggs, who!s five-octave range is a wonder of Whitney-like proportions.

They hit big with the electro-funk dancefloor juggernaut “Don!t Be So Serious’ in 1983, which lead to the band signing to Elektra. Their most-lucrative period followed, including the massive crossover success of 1985 album Restless co-produced by Billy Ocean hitmaker Keith Diamond – featuring the hits “Object Of My Desire! and “What You Been Missin’.


Other key hits that followed include the feisty pop-funk top 10 R&B hit “He Wants My Body’ co- produced by Preston Glass (Aretha/Whitney) and slamming top 10 dance smash “I Want You – You Want Me’ produced by New Jack Swing superstar Teddy Riley (Bobby Brown/Michael Jackson).

Compiled and produced for SoulMusic Records by Adam Mattera, the set includes extensive career-spanning liner notes by UK music journalist Charles Waring plus top notch artwork from Roger Williams and excellent mastering by Donald Cleveland.