is the title of Gary Glitter
's fourth studio album, released in 1977, the other three being Glitter
(1972), Touch Me
(1973), and G. G.
(1975). He had also issued a live album Remember Me This Way
(1974), and a collection of his singles, Greatest Hits
(1976) before Silver Star
It contained three hit singles, "It Takes All Night Long", "You Belong to Me" (released as a single on Bell 1473), and "A Little Boogie Woogie in the Back of My Mind" (the latter of which was a hit twice, thanks to a cover version by Shakin' Stevens
in the 1980s).
Other selections include Gary's version of "Rock N Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)" (a previous hit for its writer, Kevin Johnson
), a rock number "Summertime Blues Out", The good time boogie track "Heartbreaking Blue Eyed Boy", a tribute to the world's entertainment capital, "Hooked on Hollywood
", as well as the fan favourite "Oh What a Fool I Have Been".
The album fused rock n roll
and was designed to expand Glitter's fan base, especially in the United States
, where he had hit with "Rock and Roll
" several years previous. However, sales were disappointing and it failed to chart inside the all important Top 50
on either side of the Atlantic
. Nevertheless, it went on to become a classic amongst his loyal fan base and was even voted 'the #1 album' of his career by his fan club in 1996.