RELEASE DATE
21st May 1990 (Germany), 21st May 1990 (UK), 24th May 1990 (USA)

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
Wild!

CHART POSITIONS
11 (UK) / 33 (DE)

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLE:

UK & GERMANY

star_7inch

MUTE111 (UK) / INT 111.882 (DE)
A – Star (Single Mix) [3:37]
B – Dreamlike State [3:30]

12″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

star_12inch

12MUTE111 (UK) / INT 126.935 (DE)
Star (Trafalmadore Mix) [6:26]
Star (Single Mix) [3:40]
Dreamlike State (The 12 Hour Technicolor Mix) [3:25]

UK & GERMANY

star_12inch2

L12MUTE111 (UK) / INT 126.936 (DE)
Star (Interstellar Mix) [6:27]
Star (Soul Mix) [5:40]
Dreamlike State (The 24 Hour Technicolor Mix) [5:28]

USA

star_12inchUSA

Sire 92-15580 (USA)
Star (Trafalmadore Mix) [6:26]
Star (Soul Mix) [5:40]
Star (Interstellar Mix) [6:27]
Dreamlike State (The 24 Hour Technicolor Mix) [5:28]

CASSETTE SINGLES:

UK

star_UKcassette

CMUTE111 (UK)
Star (Single Mix) [3:37]
Dreamlike State [3:30]

USA

star_USAcassette

Sire 21428-4 (USA)
Star (Trafalmadore Mix) [6:26]
Star (Soul Mix) [5:40]
Star (Interstellar Mix) [6:27]
Dreamlike State (The 24 Hour Technicolor Mix) [5:28]

CD SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

star_UKCD

CDMUTE111 (UK) & INT 826.935 (DE)
Star (Single Mix) [3:37]
Dreamlike State [3:30]
Star (Trafalmadore Mix) [6:26]
Star (Soul Mix) [5:40]

USA

star_USACD

Sire 21428-2 (USA)
Star (Single Mix) [3:37]
Star (Trafalmadore Mix) [6:26]
Star (Interstellar Mix) [6:27]
Dreamlike State (The 24 Hour Technicolor Mix) [5:28]
Star (Soul Mix) [5:40]


VIDEO

Directed by John Maybury for Limelight.

CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

Published by Musical Moments Ltd/Minotaur Music Ltd/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

Produced by Gareth Jones, Mark Saunders and Erasure.

Recorded at Swing and Church Studios.

‘Dreamlike State’ produced by Erasure.

Recorded at Different Fur Studios.

Engineered by Mark Stagle.

‘Star (Single Mix)’ mixed by Daniel Miller and Bob Kraushaar.

‘Dreamlike State’ mixed by Daniel Miller, Bruce Smith and George Holt.

‘Star (Trafalmadore Mix)’ mixed by Mark Saunders.

‘Star (Soul Mix)’ mixed by Gareth Jones.

Guitar by Peter Weine.

Percussion by Moritz Von Oswald.

Bass by Fischerman’s Friend.

‘Dreamlike State (The 12 Hour Technicolor Mix)’ mixed by Daniel Miller, Bruce Smith and George Holt.

‘Star (Interstellar Mix)’ mixed by William Orbit.

‘Dreamlike State (The 24 Hour Technicolor Mix)’ mixed by Daniel Miller, Bruce Smith and George Holt.


Design by Me Company. Photography by Jim Freedman.

STAR

We go waiting for the stars
To come showering down
From Moscow to Mars
Universe falling down

You’ve got look real hard
There’s a fiery star hidden out there somewhere
Not the satellite of love but a laser shooting out it’s shiny tongue there

God is love, god is war
TV preacher tell me more
Lord redeem me, am I pure?
Pure as pure as heaven
Sent you money, sent you flowers
Could worship you for hours
In whose hands are we anyway?

Go waiting for the stars
To come showering down
From Moscow to Mars
Universe falling down

You’ve got look real hard
Is it in your heart? Yeah it’s in there somewhere
The power wrapped in your palm, show it to me, hit them with your wrath and thunder

What’s your pleasure? Tell it to me
How did you know? Show your beauty
In you somewhere, somewhere in me
Pure as pure as heaven
Sent you money, sent you flowers
Could worship you for hours
In whose hands are we anyway?
Yee-hah

Rolling along through a rose-coloured glow
The city looks pretty in pink
Armageddon is here

Did you ever have a lover leave you for another
And take your love and kisses for granted?
Never to discover war is not the answer, leave you only disenchanted

God is love, god is war (God is love, god is war)
TV preacher tell me more (God is pure as pure as heaven)
Father help me, am I pure?
Pure as pure as heaven
Sent you money, sent you flowers (God is love, god is war)
Could worship you for hours (God is pure as pure as heaven)
In whose hands are we anyway?

Go waiting for the stars
To come showering down
From Moscow to Mars
Universe falling down

DREAMLIKE STATE

I can see clearly now
As the crazy haste of night turns to morning
I lie in a dreamlike state
And wonder if the fear will go away

I know that you’re here
In the space that surrounds me
And you make me feel like a kid in a movie
I know that you love me

Like the sound of the sea
Rush in to shore
The air that I breathe
Fills me with your love

I’ve wasted a thousand nights
For comfort in the arms of a stranger
I thought it would lead me on to
Bigger, brighter things

But you know that I’m wrong
It doesn’t exist
And you make me feel like a kid in a movie
I know that you love me

Like the sound of the sea
Rush in to shore
The air that I breathe
Fills me with your love

Like the clouds in the sky
The rain falling down
Washes my feet
Pulls me to the ground

I’m begging you please
Never to leave me
I know you believe
In all I’ve said and done

And like the sound of the sea
Rushes to shore
The air that I breathe
Fills me with your love

Like the clouds in the sky
The rain falling down
Washes my feet
Pulls me to the ground

I’m begging you please
Never to leave me
I know you believe
In all I’ve said and done