Starchild (Teena Marie album)

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Starchild
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 1984
Recorded1983-1984
Genre
Length45:36
LabelEpic
ProducerTeena Marie
Teena Marie chronology
Robbery
(1983)
Starchild
(1984)
Emerald City
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB [2]

Starchild is the sixth album by Teena Marie, released in 1984. Following the relative commercial failure of her previous album, Robbery, Starchild became the highest-selling album of Marie's career. It peaked at #9 on the US Black Albums chart and #31 on the Billboard Albums chart. Lead single "Lovergirl" became a major hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Marie's only top 30 hit on that chart). The track "My Dear Mr. Gaye" is a tribute to Marvin Gaye, who had been fatally shot and killed by his father on April 1, 1984. It was re-released by SoulMusic Records in 2012 as an Expanded Edition, containing 5 mixes as bonus tracks (see track listing below).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Teena Marie, except where noted.

  1. "Lovergirl" – 4:54
  2. "Help Youngblood Get to the Freaky Party" (Bendrix, Marie) – 5:44
  3. "Out on a Limb" – 6:37
  4. "Alibi" (Marie, Fred Mirza) – 5:23
  5. "Jammin'" – 5:52
  6. "Starchild" – 5:35
  7. "We've Got to Stop (Meeting Like This)" (Duet With Ronnie McNeir) – 5:07
  8. "My Dear Mr. Gaye" (Marie, Penny "P.J." Johnson, Leon Ware) – 5:28
  9. "Light" – 1:17
Expanded Edition
  1. "Lovergirl" (US Single Edit) - 3:59
  2. "Lovergirl" (US Special 12" Dance Mix) - 5:53
  3. "Lovergirl" (US Single - Instrumental) - 6:10
  4. "Jammin'" (Dance Mix - Long Version) - 8:20
  5. "Out on a Limb" (US 12" Single Edit) - 5:31

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Starchild adapted from Allmusic[3]

Singles[edit]

  • "Lovergirl"
  • "Jammin'"
  • "Out on a Limb"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Teena Marie: Starchild > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/starchild-r12428/credits