Once Upon a Star

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Once Upon a Star
Once Upon a Star (Bay City Rollers album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Bay City Rollers
Released May 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop
Length 37:47
Label Bell
Producer Phil Wainman
Bay City Rollers chronology
Rollin'
(1974)Rollin'1974
Once Upon a Star
(1975)
Bay City Rollers
(1975)Bay City Rollers1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Once Upon a Star is the second studio album by the Bay City Rollers. Released in May 1975, the album features the UK number-one hit single, "Bye Bye Baby" and marked the first time the group performed their own music rather than relying on session musicians.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Bye Bye Baby" (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio) – 2:50
  2. "The Disco Kid" (Eric Faulkner, Stuart Wood) – 3:16
  3. "La Belle Jeane" (Faulkner, Wood) – 4:01
  4. "When Will You Be Mine" (Johnny Goodison, Phil Wainman) – 2:32
  5. "Angel Baby" (Faulkner, Wood) – 3:52
  6. "Keep on Dancing" (Allen Jones, Willie David Young) – 2:42

Side two[edit]

  1. "Once Upon a Star" (Faulkner, Wood) – 3:00
  2. "Let's Go (A Huggin' and a Kissin' in the Moonlight)" (Goodison, Wainman) – 3:28
  3. "Marlina" (Faulkner, Les McKeown, Wood) – 3:01
  4. "My Teenage Heart" (Faulkner, Wood) – 2:31
  5. "Rock & Roll Honeymoon" (Goodison, Wainman) – 2:45
  6. "Hey! Beautiful Dreamer" (Faulkner, McKeown, Wood) – 3:49

2004 UK reissue[edit]

A 2004 CD reissue on Bell included five bonus tracks: "All of Me Loves All of You" (1974 single), "The Bump" (B-side), "Keep on Dancing" (1971 single version), "Alright" and "It's for You".

Personnel[edit]

Group members[edit]

Other personnel[edit]

  • Melvyn Abrahams – engineering
  • Barry Hammond – engineering
  • John Pasche – cover design
  • Nick Ryan – engineering
  • Peter Tattersall – engineering
  • Phil Wainman – production

Charts[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[3] 4
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 3
Irish Albums (IRMA)[5] 1
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[6] 26
New Zealand Albums (RIANZ)[7] 30
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[8] 17
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 34
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 1
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[11] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Once Upon a Star > Overview )))
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  5. ^ http://irish-charts.com/
  6. ^ "Oricon Archive - Bay City Rollers". 
  7. ^ http://swisscharts.com/album/Bay-City-Rollers/Once-Upon-A-Star-10269
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bay City Rollers – Once Upon a Star". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bay City Rollers – Once Upon a Star". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/17062/bay-city-rollers/
  11. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
Preceded by
The Best of the Stylistics
by The Stylistics
UK Albums Chart number one album
3 May 1975 – 17 May 1975
Succeeded by
The Best of the Stylistics
by The Stylistics