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Five Star – The Slightest Touch (The Pettibone Touch Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 17th, 2017



“The Slightest Touch” is a 1987 single by the British pop group Five Star. It reached No. 4 in the UK singles chart, becoming the group’s final Top 10 hit to date.

Taken from their second album, Silk & Steel, Five Star chose legendary remixer Shep Pettibone to remix the album track for release as a single.

*The Pettibone Touch Remix did appear on the 2010 Cherry Pop expanded edition of the album Silk & Steel however there is a mastering error at the begining of the track.

“Stone Court” is a non album instrument.

The Slightest Touch (The Pettibone Touch Remix) 6:51
The Slightest Touch (House Touch) 6:28

Stone Court 3:48
The Slightest Touch (Slightest Dub) 6:17

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Tent ‎– PT 41266, RCA ‎– PT 41266
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Design [Sleeve Designed By] – Bill Smith Studio
Edited By – Tuta Aquino (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
Engineer [Mix] – Steve Peck (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
Photography By – Paul Cox (5)
Producer – Buster Pearson
Producer [Additional], Remix – Shep Pettibone (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
Producer, Written-By – Michael Jay (tracks: A1, A2, B2), Stedman Pearson (tracks: B1)
Written-By – Marvin Morrow (tracks: A1, A2, B2)

Made In England
From the LP “SILK & STEEL”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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23 Responses to “Five Star – The Slightest Touch (The Pettibone Touch Remix) (UK 12″)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    Excellent, if you have Find The Time 12″ as well, that would even more excellent!

    Thanks for the rip Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do Ex15 🙂


  2. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    wow 30 years ago this year, unbelievable. So many good tracks that came from 1987!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hard to believe it’s been that long Martijn van Heeringen 🙂


  3. Patrick Hannan Says:

    anything by 5 Star would be excellent, Great dance music

    excellent rip, Thank You


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patrick Hannan 🙂


  4. LeeUK Says:

    Shep’s remix was far superior than the album version – I absolutely adore the 7″ remix. Shep was so in demand in 1987 and some of my favourite remixes come from that period. Janet’s ‘Pleasure principle’, Whitney’s ‘So emotional’ etc etc


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Shep was the man of the time for sure. Have a nice weekend LeeUK 🙂


  5. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanks Paul,
    I got Cherry Red’s 2010 edition of the album “Silk & Steel”
    but I’ve been waiting for this 12″ for your awesome audio-quality
    and for all the versions that only You could give us.
    Sometimes it sounds like “Causing a commotion” remix by Madonna
    (done by Shep too).
    Can you tell me which of this two remixes came out first
    if you know?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’m not sure since this didn’t chart in the US. I want to say Madonna but I am not certain. Maybe someone will let us know 🙂


    LeeUK Reply:

    The Slightest Touch was released in the UK March 87, whereas Causing a Commotion was August 87, so I’m presuming ST got the remix treatment first but who knows when the actual mixes were commissioned/completed and then held by the record companies.


  6. Paul Says:

    OMG thank you Paul, I was going to ask if you had any Five Star and here is the best song ever. Thank you


  7. Stefano Says:

    Their best single, but ‘Find the Time’ is coming very close. Excellent post Paul. Still find it strange it never got a US release. Such a massive song!


  8. Jeff Says:

    I had such a blast listening to this one Paul. I am a bit familiar with Five Star, however, I wasn’t aware of this song. And, WOW, such a cool tune and so much fun, especially on a Friday night, after work, and to start the weekend. It makes me smile. You make me smile, Paul. Shep really keeps things interesting here with variety and all. It’s dance pop perfection. And of course, those edits on the dub really are stand-outs. Tuta Aquino does a nice job on the slice and dice. Ah, house music, such memories. And you do such a remarkable job on bringing these songs into the present day with impeccable mastering, Paul. You are PERFECTION!! Eclipse would say, “PURR-FECTION” and I definitely agree. Thanks so much for bringing the smiles and the beats coming through loud and clear.

    Have a marvelous weekend, Paul!! I’m so loving this one!!



  9. MAN Says:

    I like this track …. never heard the DUB version before … many thanks


  10. LeeUK Says:

    Shep and Five Star worked ‘together’ for a few years and he remixed the following singles for them:

    Find The Time
    If I Say Yes
    The Slightest Touch
    Somewhere Somebody
    Treat Me Like A Lady


  11. SimonP Says:

    I have a bunch of Five Star 12s from the 80s. I’ll have to reaquaint myself.


  12. Stefano Says:

    Another awesome track is ‘Can’t Wait Another Minute’ which got a full US remix package on the US promo. John Morales And Sergio Munzibai did a great job here. Hope you can find the time to post that one Paul, it’s kind or rare. Only the main M+M Remix Version has been released on CD till now, I think.


    Holger Reply:

    Yes, the US remixes for “Can’t Wait Another Minute” and the US mixes for “Are You Man Enough?” (especially the dub mix) are very hard to get. I hope I will be able to listen to them some day.


  13. John Says:

    Five Star were a great pop group in the mid 80’s, I loved the remixes that came with the 12″ records and Capital Radio (UK) would often play remixes, especially 5 Star.
    They had a style similar to The Jackson Five, The Pearson family did really well with chart success in the eighties and had some decent videos too”

    Another fantastic post Paul!

    Have you got Max Q – Sometimes 12″ and The Specials – Ghost Town 12″ Please.


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  15. John von Ahlen Says:

    OMG this song is so brilliant. Loved it from the first moment I heard it back in 87.
    Thanks for posting Paul!


  16. tony Says:

    LOVE THIS!! Thank you so much. Five Star was such a fun group back in the 80’s and still today!! Thanks again for sharing.


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