The other JDB song from Patty Jones’ play soundtrack and thanks to its instrumental nature it’s far more soundtrack-like than Shut the Door. It’s easy to imagine what sort of scene this would soundtrack: after a tense, dramatic moment the lights dimmen out and we see one of the main characters do something that will forever change the course of his life. The dramatic climax. Of course, I’ve never seen the play so I can’t know for sure but I’ve heard so many songs like these used in scenes like those that I’d say it’s fairly likely.
Structurally, Stargazer is a short two-minute buildup. Starts with quick acoustic picking, an atmospheric electric guitar soon steps up to accompany it with a very JDB-like guitar riff, before the bass and finally the drums kick for a steady rhythm line that is essentially a buildup that keeps on intensifying before it quietly fizzles out with no climax.
Can’t blame it for not being pleasant enough but Stargazer probably is the most throwaway track of James’ solo catalogue. But to its defense, it never was meant to really stand alone anyway.