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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Stock, Aitken & Waterman BBC Radio 2 Special


I received this message from Stoney (from The Hit Factory Forum) and I'm going to post it!

Hi guys,

Make sure you don't miss this brand new tribute radio special dedicated to SAW. It was broadcast on easter monday, but what's great, especially if you're living abroad, is that you can listen to it here:

"The Record Producers returns on Easter Bank Holiday Monday with a profile of one of the most successful British production & songwriting teams of the late 80s and early 90s - Stock Aitken Waterman. Modelled on Motown's Hit Factory of the 1960s,they produced a seemingly endless stream of hits for Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Sonia and Mel & Kim as well as bringing continued chart success to Bananarama and re-igniting the career of Donna Summer amongst others. For many, their commercial success has overshadowed any critical appraisal of their craft, but this edition in the series of documentary specials adjusts that balance. Richard Allinson and Steve Levine assess the musicianship, prolific songwriting and major changes to the recording and mixing technology that lay at the heart of the production team, exploring Mike Stock and Matt Aitken's backgrounds in various bands as well as Pete Waterman's pre-S.A.W.success in the record industry, which included work wit!
h Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in Philadelphia, early entrepreneurial skills with Lee 'Scratch' Perry and production sessions with his songwriting hero Lamont Dozier - all of which contributed to the formation of PWL, modelled on the self-sufficient label attitude of Philadelphia International But as with every programme in the Record Producers series, the main focus is the music.With brand new interviews from not only all three members of the team but also Jason Donovan, Rick Astley and Kim Appleby, Richard and Steve assert Stock Aitken and Waterman's position as major contributors to the sound of British pure-pop."

Enjoy!
Stoney

Regards,
The Hit Factory Forum Dot Com | All about Stock Aitken Waterman team

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