Monday, 18 August 2014

Review: Adventure Beyond (Starflight)

#748: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Starflight are Australian duo Damien Spanjer and Jib Khan and their latest music video for new single "She Wants An Angel" truly showcases their strong ELO and Beatles influences. Indeed, the whole of their debut album "Adventure Beyond" oozes the Fab Four and Birmingham's best with a touch of The Beach Boys for good measure.

The beautiful ballad "She Wants An Angel" (see above video) is a song that truly whets the appetite for a model Power Pop album which also includes the excellent ELOesque "In Any Light" and Beatlesque "Rocket Like A Stone", tracks that instantly impress. The clear lead vocals of songwriter Jib Khan and the added keyboards and percussion of cohort Damien Spanjer coupled with resplendent vocal harmonies throughout really make this a pleasurable record to listen to! (9/10)
You may be interested to know that both Jib and Damien featured on the charity ELO tribute CD "Scattered Light" with their cover of the ELO "Secret Messages" classic "Stranger".
Starflight plus one (angel), Damien Spanjer (l) & Jib Khan (r)
Trax: "Phasers On Stun" (3:11) ~ "Real Thing" (3:23) ~ "She Wants An Angel" (3:49) ~ "Summer Hill" (3:49) ~ "In Any Light" (3:27) ~ "Across The Milky Way" (3:44) ~ "Rocket Like A Stone" (2:24) ~ "After That Feeling" (3:38) ~ "Givin' Love" (3:28) ~ "Waiting For The Night" (4:08) ~ "Starship Take Me Home" (3:37)

Starflight are: Jib Khan (Lead vox/Backing vocals/Bass/Guitars/Vocoder) and Damien Spanjer (Keyboards/Backing vox/percussion)

Find out more about Starflight via their official web site. "Adventure Beyond" can be purchased as a MP3 download via their music page &/or from via this link.

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "Adventure Beyond" by Starflight to those enlightened folks who also like ELO/Jeff LynneRoy Wood'Brum Beat'The Idle RaceThe MoveThe Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 18-Aug-2014


  1. Hm, I think you included the wrong video here: Wings Over Abbey Road... the credits at the end show nothing wrt Starflight or its members....


  2. Sorry, I stand corrected: upon reloading the page it showed correct video