The Belle Stars (album)

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The Belle Stars
Studio album by The Belle Stars
Released 1983
Recorded Trident Studios, Mayfair Studios, London
Genre Pop
Length 38:53
Label Stiff Records
Producer Peter Collins, Brian Tench, Pete Wingfield
The Belle Stars chronology
The Belle Stars
(1984)
The Very Best of The Belle Stars
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

The Belle Stars is the only studio album by the all-female band of the same name released in 1983 (see 1983 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All songs by The Belle Stars unless noted.

  1. "Sign of the Times" - 2:52
  2. "Ci Ya Ya" - 2:40
  3. "The Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap)" (Lincoln Chase) - 3:11
  4. "Indian Summer" - 3:43
  5. "Harlem Shuffle" (Earl Nelson, Bob Relf) - 3:17
  6. "The Reason" - 3:57
  7. "Iko Iko" (Rosa Lee Hawkins, Joan Marie Johnson, Sharon Jones, Jesse Thomas) - 3:00
  8. "Baby I'm Yours" - 3:36
  9. "Mockingbird" (Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx) - 3:22
  10. "The Snake" (Oscar Brown, Jr.) - 3:16
  11. "Burning" - 3:21
  12. "Needle in a Haystack" (William "Mickey" Stevenson, Norman Whitfield) - 2:38

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Jennie McKeown - lead vocals
  • Sarah-Jane Owen - lead and wah-wah guitar
  • Stella Barker - rhythm and acoustic guitar
  • Clare Hirst - tenor saxophone and keyboards
  • Miranda Joyce - alto saxophone
  • Lesley Shone - bass
  • Judy Parsons - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Peter Collins - producer on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11
  • Phil Chapman, Pete Hammond, Julian Mendelsohn, Phil Harding - engineers on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11
  • Brian Tench - producer and engineer on tracks 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12
  • Pete Wingfield - producer on track 6
  • Alvin Clark - engineer on track 6