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Star Tracks Karaoke Introduction

Here, we have a set of 6 Multiplex discs from Star Tracks Karaoke. In brief, karaoke discs that utilise Multiplex or MPX have the guide vocals on the right channel. However, turning off the guide vocals is easy with a suitable karaoke player.

This series dates back to the late nineties, during the karaoke heyday. Because this set of karaoke discs is small, it is in demand from enthusiastic collectors. But you only want to know how they perform to help with purchasing decisions. So, let’s move on to the other information and reviews.

Star Tracks Karaoke - ST2601 - CDG Front - Matt Monro.

Different Prefixes

Some karaoke jockeys (KJs) list these disc ID numbers logged in their songbooks slightly different to others. In short, some use the ST prefix, and some use what is on the disc, TSG. The disc ID does not affect the karaoke singer who uses the KJ songbooks. That is because karaoke jockeys usually arrange their songbooks in alphabetical order. Most KJ songbooks show the song title or artist first.

Since there was no uniform way that KJs listed these CDGs, we put both prefix numbers in the list for convenience:

Star Tracks Karaoke Discs

  • ST2601 (AKA TSG2601)
  • ST2602 (AKA TSG2602)
  • ST2603 (AKA TSG2603)
  • ST2604 (AKA TSG2604)
  • ST2605 (AKA TSG2605)
  • ST2606 (AKA TSG2606)

Star Tracks Karaoke Review

The staff here at Karaoke Info, just like avid collectors, love to see small sets of CDGs from different manufacturers. The smaller labels can throw up a surprise or two. Indeed, we have seen surprises in past reviews.

In this case, these discs didn’t impress our reviewing staff members. We sampled a few tracks to give them a chance. But we couldn’t get too excited about these, and soon after, we gave up.

Star Tracks Karaoke ST2604 - CDG Label - Diana Ross And Carole King.

Our sample tracks started with the on-screen graphics unfurling the song title from the middle of the screen. The splash screen was painfully slow, but it was a decent image showing the artist and the maker’s name. It’s a shame that the complete picture didn’t show for over six seconds before the music kicked in after 12 seconds!

We tested the songs in stereo first using the multiplex feature. That was with the guide vocals playing. We found the guide vocals drowned out the music.

After flicking to the left channel to eliminate the accompanying singer, the music was not as good as we would have liked. We found the sounds over-saturated at times and sometimes a little shrill.

Be that as it may, we did give these discs a good chance. But apart from the on-screen lyrics matching the beat, they had little to offer our reviewers. The CDGs have the same artwork that shows the disc number, a microphone and a hand!

Karaoke Song Sample

Although we may use numerous songs for the review, we only provide one sample video to represent the label. So, the song sample for our video presentation is ST2606-06 – Simon & Garfunkel (MPX) (With Guide Vocals) – Sound Of Silence.

Videos are subject to change!

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 4
  • Music Content: 3.5
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 2
  • Cover Art: 3
  • Overall Average: 3.1
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 3.75

We gave this collection 3 out of 5 in the rating system below. You can also vote for these, even if you don’t have the discs or tracks. Indeed, all you need to do is watch our presentation video above and judge that.

Desirability Factor

For collecting purposes, they are unique. So they are ideal for being part of a collection. However, for the casual collector looking for value, look elsewhere. If you want the guide vocals, they are ideal, of course. But some people don’t like that arrangement. Indeed, switching off the guide vocals can become a pain for some.

To Sum Up

As shown above, we have a small set of karaoke discs that may be hard to acquire.

Over time, these discs will become rarer, and a karaoke collector may pay a high price if they are in good condition.

Indeed, if you have them, how useful are these discs and would you recommend them to karaoke disc collectors?

Should you have these discs, consider writing a review about them to balance our opinions or back them up!

ST2605 - CDG Front Cover - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons With The Temptations.

Although Star Tracks Karaoke does not produce CDGs now, we did find a few of these discs scattered around the internet for sale. However, the ones we saw were pretty expensive. Considering our review wasn’t favourable, we felt they were not worth it.

Star Tracks Karaoke Songbook

Now that you have the info and reviews for the list of CDGs above, you might need to know what songs are on them. In short, click the link below for the songbook in PDF form and download it at will.

Rate The Star Tracks Karaoke Label

Finally, if you have any experience with discs or tracks from this Star Tracks collection, please leave a review here or in the Karaoke Forum. You can also use the star rating system below, even if you only use our presentation video as a guide. Indeed, by doing this, you can help others decide whether these discs are worth buying!

Overall Rating

The ratings here represent your score and our score combined. So, make sure you have your say.

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Independent Reviews

The following reviews are independent and not necessarily the views of the Karaoke Info staff. However, they may help you decide whether to buy or avoid them.

Official Review By Jacky: Star Tracks Karaoke.

October 22, 2014

Hi, my name is Jacky, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your review below.

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Jacky Hargreaves

Full house!

November 12, 2017

I gave a five-star rating to this collection as I think their effort was excellent. The opening splash screen was slightly slow, but I have no issues with these karaoke discs.

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Christopher Smith

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