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Artist: Shooting Star

Title: III Wishes

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Shooting Star III Wishes Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1982

Label: Virgin/V&R (1999)

Catalog Number: VR 3024-2


Van McLain lead guitar, vocals
Gary West lead vocals, keyboards, guitars
Ron Verlin bass
Steve Thomas drums, percussion
Charles Waltz violin, vocals, keyboards


1.  Are You Ready  3:14
2.  Standing in the Light  4:05
3.  Heartache  3:52
4.  Where You Gonna Run  3:53
5.  Do You Feel Alright  3:49
6.  Turn It On  2:57
7.  Weary Eyes  4:14
8.  Couldn't Get Enough  4:13
9.  Let It Out  3:21
10.  Whole World's Watching  4:03
Total Running Time:  37:41

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Beevuss Date: September 29, 2002 at 20:35
Another good solid recording, but not as good as the band's first two releases. Still has some really good tunes on it and is quite enjoyable.

From: Mike L Date: May 8, 2003 at 1:41
This release was much lighter than the first two releases. However "Do you feel aright" rocks! "Heartache is one of their best ballads. Solid recording nontheless.

From: Metal Pete Date: January 2, 2004 at 12:01
I like the opener "Are you ready" also. "Where you Gonna Run" is a nice tune off this one, sung by the violinist, and even enjoyed some radio airplay. This was Gary West's last one, if I am not mistaken. I gave up on them after this release. Gary's vocals helped define their sound.

From: Mike L Date: January 18, 2004 at 0:43
Actually Pete Gary West did two more after this release including their best.....Silent Scream. You gave up too early.

From: Doug Date: February 4, 2004 at 15:44
Mike, I agree. Silent Scream in my opinion is their best album. Too bad they couldn't catch a break.

From: darobinson Date: October 28, 2007 at 13:08
You really gave up if you do not have It's Not Over in your collection. That release is excellent!!!

From: MetalPete1031 Date: February 13, 2014 at 13:08
Playing this one again today, in 2014..."Are You Ready" is just a slammin' hard 80's track! Love it. The rest of this release isn't very strong, but the above is by far the highlight - and there's a couple others that make this one definitely worth having. I heard a few tracks off of the later albums, which I still don't own as they seem a bit too keyboard-laden for me. "Hang On For Your Life" is still their best in my opinion.

From: Doug Date: February 18, 2014 at 18:56
Man, I hate the band photo above. Sooooo.....not who this band was. Original lineup was awesome.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 9, 2016 at 17:26
Decent release IMHO...tracks 1(a good rocking song),2(nice),4,5(the best cut for me),9 & 10(nice)are in my book...a band that has been always considered "second rate" in AOR music,shamely...70/100

From: 707STAR Date: December 8, 2018 at 22:30

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