Sunday, January 31, 2010

PWL - The Hit Factory Meets The Music Factory

PWL - The Hit Factory Meets The Music Factory - Dj Mix by Def On A Rival for Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 36 - August 1989

267 Action (PWL Mix)

Michael Tsaousopoulos one of the best Djs in Greece made a single for charity with Stock Aitken & Waterman.In our days the maxi single is one of the rarest singles!

4 minutes (PWL style Remix)

Carly Simon - You're So Vain (Matt Pop's PWL Tribute Mix)

THIS IS NOT A PWL RECORD! THE PWL LOGO IS USED JUST TO ILLUSTRATE THE STYLE OF THIS REMIX.

The author wanted to try and make this sound as much as a PWL record as he could.

"You're So Vain" written by Carly Simon, (1972)Elektra. Additional production and remix by Matt Pop. Drums by A. Linn. (Once again: thank you D. for the a capella!)

Solid Harmony - I'll Be There For You

Solid HarmoniE (also SHE) were a British pop girl group formed in 1996. They weren't a Stock, Aitken & Waterman production, but I like very much their songs, especially "I'll Be There For You". It reached number #18 on Uk Single Charts and "To Love Once Again" (n°55 on Uk Single Charts). Initially the band was made up of Rebecca Onslow, Melissa Graham and Mariama Goodman, however Goodman left in 1997 to care for her mother. She was replaced by Elisa Cariera. Goodman rejoined the band later in the year, and the group became a four-piece.

The group was moderately successful, producing five singles and a self-titled album before disbanding in 1999. They had success in the Netherlands where their album went to #1 in the album charts and was certified gold.[1] Also the single "I Want You To Want Me" peaked at #4 in the charts. Goodman joined R&B group Honeyz later that year.

You can see their chart positions on Wikipedia.

Solid Harmony - I'll Be There For You



Solid Harmonie 'To Love Once Again'

Friday, January 29, 2010

Jason Donovan - When you come back to me - Jim'll Fix It Christmas 1989

Jason Donovan visits a children's hospital to meet an adorable little girl & sing his single 'When you come back to me' Sorry it cuts off at the end while she's still talking!

Fantasia - Tonight's The Night (extended PWL remix)

A less-known PWL production called 'Tonight's The Night' by Fantasia.

Kiwi and Tess - Give Your Heart (extended PWL remix)

Another wonderful PWL remix given by mixmaster Pete Hammond to the song "Give Your Heart" by Kiwi & Tess in 1989.

Le Look - Shock Banana (extended PWL remix)

A less-known PWL production called 'Shock Banana' performed by Le Look and remixed by mixmaster Pete Hammond.

Tina Gabriel - If You Say You Love Me (the 'PWL formula' remix)

"If You Say You Love Me", performed by Tina Gabriel, is a late 80s track which is NOT a PWL remix but it's remixed as such.

Pamela - Saturday Night (the 'PWL formula' remix)

"Saturday Night", performed by Pamela, is an early 90s track which is NOT a PWL remix but it's remixed as such.

JAKIE QUARTZ - À La Vie À L'Amour (extended PWL remix)

Here is one of the biggest hits of the French singer Jakie Quartz which was remixed by mixmaster Pete Hammond in 1987 for PWL.

RADIORAMA - ABCD (the 'PWL formula' remix)

"ABCD", performed by Radiorama, is a 1988 dance track which is NOT a PWL remix but it's remixed as such. Some instrumental parts remind me of "Hot Girl" by Sabrina Salerno and "Love In The First Degree" by Bananarama, and some vocal parts remind me of "G.T.O." by Sinitta.

"BACK TO S.A.W." ( Thank to Stock/Aitken/Waterman)

A really nice video I found on You Tube, a film

¡Hola a tod@s! Me llamo Francis Buiza y, en nombre de mi equipo de trabajo de clase, os presento el cortometraje Back to S.A.W., del que he sido guionista, editor, diseñador de sonido y director. ...


Cathy Dennis - Just Another Dream (HQ)

First aired in July 1991. Directed by Greg Masuak. Cathy is 22 years old in this video. Cathy's eye shadow changes color in this video. Purple when wearing the orange top, and green when wearing... this obviously wasn't a Stock, Aitken & Waterman production, the single wasn't so rich of instruments, etc.

Bananarama LOOK ON THE FLOOR (HYPNOTIC TANGO) remix

They're Bananarama, but this video isn't a Stock, Aitken & Waterman production.

Dedicated To The Moon - Ivana Spagna - Ruffano (LE) 04/10/2009

This is not a Stock, Aitken & Waterman production. She's Ivana Spagna, my favourite singer, she sings "Dedicated to the moon" a song from her 1° Album in 1987.

Dedicated To The Moon - Ivana Spagna - Ruffano (LE) 04/10/2009



Ivana Spagna - Gente come noi - LIVE (23.10.2009)

Kylie Minogue - The Ozone - Andi Peters - What Kind of Fool - Vintage Kylie

Kylie Minogue - Shocked (TOTP)

Kylie Minogue performance on Top of the Pops 30/05/91

Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time - Live on Top of the Pops (TOTP)

Kylie Minogue performing her 1991 UK hit Give Me Just a Little More Time, singing live on Top of the Pops.

Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just A Little More Time (Spanish TV)

Kylie's hit "Give Me Just A Little More Time", singing in a spanish TV Show (1992)

Rhythm of Love - Kylie Minogue

Kylie on The Hippodrome Show, Jan 1989

Kylie Minogue sings 'It's No Secret' on The Hippodrome Show on ITV in Jan 89. As this single was never released in the UK, this is possibly the only time she ever sang 'It's No Secret' on British TV.


Kylie Minogue Hand On Your Hear (Live @ TOTP May 1989)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

SONIA EVANS: COUNTING EVERY MINUTE

Sonia sings "Counting Every Minute" produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, on some random Saturday morning tv show hosted by Neil Buchanan.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Celebsteam buff to reopen Sheringham crossing

A man behind some of the greatest pop hits of the last three decades is heading to Norfolk to reopen a railway link severed more than 40 years ago.

Pete Waterman has helped produce and write songs for Kylie Minogue, Steps and Rick Astley in career credited with more than 200 hits... [read the article]

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kylie Minogue and Kermit the Frog - Especially for You

Kylie Minogue - Wouldn't Change a Thing - Motormouth 2

Tears on My Pillow- Kylie Minogue Live

Kylie's performance of 'Tears on My Pillow' from The Kylie Show.

Kylie Minogue - Kylie's Hits History Mix

Bananarama - Robert de Niro's Waiting 2005

The Three Degrees - The heaven I need

The 1985 original video produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman. You can also see them in this video.

Kylie Minogue ahead of schedule with new album recording

Eight songs reportedly already recorded for record. Kylie Minogue is reportedly ahead of schedule with the recording of the new album, with eight songs already recorded. [read the article]

X Factor Judge Danni Minogue Pregnant

X Factor Judge Dannii Minogue is over the moon after being told she is pregnant with her first child to long term love Kris Smith, 38.... [read the article]

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jackie Tyson Digital Boutique: 1950s Wedding Glamour for Claire Richards

STEPS - This Is Your Life

STEPS - This Is Your Life - 1/4



STEPS - This Is Your Life - 2/4



STEPS - This Is Your Life - 3/4



STEPS - This Is Your Life - 4/4

H&M Concert in Shanghai - Kylie Minogue

Kylie Performs at Opening of Paralympics (2000)

Kylie Performs at Opening of Paralympics




Kylie Performs at Opening of Paralympics Sydney 2000 Pt2



Kylie Performs at Opening of Paralympics Sydney 2000 Pt3/3

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Harder I Try

You can visit the new Nathan Moore web site connecting to this url and then see his performance on ITV, he sings his most famous Stock, Aitken & Waterman production:

The Harder I Try - ITV

Monday, January 4, 2010

Phil Harding's recording life at PWL

ANDREW CLARKE wrote an article about Phil Harding's new book

PWL: From The Factory Floor by Phil Harding can be ordered from bookshops ISBN: 978-0-9563870-0-4 or online at www.philharding.co.uk:

"Record producer Phil Harding was at the heart of the British pop and club explosion for 20years. He tells Arts Editor Andrew Clarke about his days behind a mixing desk helping to make Kylie Minogue into a superstar and how Simon Cowell became known as the King of the Covers." [read the article]

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart

She's Taylor Dayne, I bought this record when I was young. It was an international hit, also famous here in Italy. Here you can see her debut single from the double platinum album "Tell It To My Heart" 1988. It wasn't a Stock, Aitken & Waterman production, the sound is different. But I liked it.

Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart




TAYLOR DAYNE - 'Tell It To My Heart' & 'Cant Get Enough Of Your Love' - LIVE 2008

One True Voice - Shakespears`s Way With Words

One True Voice were a British boyband created on the ITV television series Popstars: The Rivals, which also produced girl group Girls Aloud. The band was created by the public, who voted for their favourite hopefuls each week.

Their debut single, "Sacred Trust/After You're Gone", went head-to-head with Girls Aloud on December 16, 2002, for the Christmas number one spot. One True Voice lost out to the girls and had to settle for the #2 position. The group's manager, Pete Waterman, has speculated that the show was fixed against OTV, but has not said how.



There are also these videos:

One True Voice - After You're Gone (I'll Still Be Loving You)

One True Voice - Shakespeare's (Way With) Words (Behind The Scenes)

POPSTARS: THE RIVALS



Friday, January 1, 2010

WYNONNA JUDD - Sing (Pete Hammond extended retro remix)

"Sing", which was written by Rodney Crowell. It's the first single taken from 'Sing: Chapter 1', the last studio album from American country music singer Wynonna Judd. Also, this release celebrates Wynonna's 25th Anniversary in the music business.

The maxi-single "Sing" contains several dance remixes, including a retro remix given by mixmaster Pete Hammond. The tracks are available together on a CD called 'Wynonna - Sing Remixes', which is available for digital download at iTunes.

Wynonna Judd official site:

Kylie Blog - Chicago Show Time

Kylie Blog - Last show on KM's North American Tour!

Kylie Blog - NYC Acoustic Performance

Kylie + Band perform a little acoustic number in her dressing room at the Hammerstein Ballroom New York!



Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky Acoustic Encore New York 13/10 - Live Performance

X Factor Dannii Minogue wants a Top Ten Hit

X Factor Judge Dannii Minogue has always had to come second to her sister Kylie Minogue when it comes to singing but now Dannii Minogue wants to use the success of The X Factor show and re-launch her singing career where she hopes with the popularity of The X Factor she could have a top ten hit in 2010. [read the article]