Various - Starflight
Catalog#: TC 259
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Vinyl: VG++, a few very light scuffs
Cover has light ring wear and light wear on edges and corners
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Disco
Notes: Distributed by K-tel International Ltd.
1670 Inkster Blvd. Winnipeg, Canada
Made & Litho'd in Canada
A1 Blondie - One Way Or Another
A2 Raydio - You Can't Change That
A3 M - Pop Muzik
A4 Nick Gilder - (You Really) Rock Me
A5 April Wine - Roller
A6 Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him
A7 G.Q. - Disco Nights (Rock Freak)
A8 Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me
B1 Peter Frampton - I Can't Stand It No More
B2 Elton John - Mama Can't Buy You Love
B3 Anne Murray - You Needed Me
B4 Crystal Gayle - Talking In Your Sleep
B5 Peter Brown - Crank It Up (Funk Town)
B6 Jackie Moore - This Time Baby
B7 Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
B8 Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
This is a great compilation LP featuring all the biggest artists from the late 70's. To this day I dont know why everybody laughs at Ktel albums, some of them were great, like this one.
K-Tel was the "Now That's What I Call Music" of it's day, packaging the top hits on vinyl. This record called "Starflight"
i remember this commercial when i was a kid. my older cousin had this record. all the songs on this album are good.
M - Pop muzik - Video
Joe Jackson sings "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"
This is another "live" video taken from Much Music when he performed at the Marquee.
The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Blondie - One Way Or Another
April Wine - Roller
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Although '70s nostalgia has lately been wrung dry of its charm, there are several artifacts from the era that still wield a certain fascination. For any record collector rummaging through a cardboard box of albums at the thrift store, one such relic is the K-Tel Records LP. With its unholy union of hyperbolic album-cover art and AM radio pop hits, K-Tel was an icon of schlock for an entire generation growing up in the '70s and '80s. K-Tel's compilation records of hot hits were very popular at the time, though no self-respecting Led Zep fan would have ever admitted to owning one. Today, an encounter with a K-Tel album inspires one to pause and to wonder: Did we really buy them? And why?
What is K-Tel Records?
K-Tel Records was founded in the early 1960s by Winnipeg, Manitoba’s own Philip Kives, who had been successful at selling non-stick fry pans in Atlantic City and in Australia. When he came back to Canada he decided to try his hand at selling record albums. By 1966 K-Tel was releasing dozens of various-artists albums with everything from country to polka to rock. While his idea to squeeze 20 (or more) songs by 20 (or more) artists on one 12" album was not new, he took the concept a couple of steps further–he sold them cheap and he sold them on television.
You know, it’s funny–serious record collectors will tell you that K-Tel records are the bastard step-children of vinyl collecting. I mean, audiophile purists will tell you that the quality sucks or the songs are too condensed and they aren’t worth dropping a needle on them, and that’s fine. However, in spite of all of that, I’ve seen a K-Tel album sell for $100 on eBay, so I guess it's all a matter of what you want to have in your life. There’s instant nostalgia with K-Tel and I’m finding that those who collect them are mostly 40-something baby boomers, just like me. To answer your question, I think in terms of monetary worth, the most collectible K-Tel records are the ones that mean the most to you personally.