Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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Jeremy Kennedy, Atlanta Alternative Music Examiner
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Jeremy: How has mixing changed over the last 25 years or so? Is it an easier process today or more difficult in your opinion? Phil: Technology has changed the mixing process tremendously, allowing us to mix entirely ‘in the box’ on computer systems with no real need for hardware like mixing consoles and outboard effects whatsoever. Having said that, I personally prefer to use a combination of both for my current mixing, software and hardware.
Jeremy: What was it about your production abilities that made your work so attractive to artists in the Eighties? Phil: I think the combination of creative and musical sensibilities towards artists songs and direction, this was largely due to my production partner Ian Curnow, who is a fantastic musician and programmer. Also the fact that PWL Studios was always one of the best and most up-to-date equipped studios London during the 1980’s. As soon as new technology came onto the market, we would be amongst the first to try it then purchase it, if we liked it…
[read full article]
Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Friday, December 2, 2011
David Ducasse shot to fame when he appeared with Scooch – the fabulous foursome who in 2007 represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki – if you need a little help remembering think bright blue cabin crew uniforms. Now, four years later, we sent Ryan Houston to catch up with David and find out just what is happening in the Scooch camp! [read full article]
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
After a break of ten years, '90s pop heroes Steps skip straight to the summit of the Official Albums Chart to claim their third Number 1 with 'The Ultimate Collection'.
They over take Arkansas rockers Evanescence who were race leaders in Wednesday’s Official Charts Update.
The feat sets a triumphant seal on Steps’ reunion which sees them star in their own TV documentary series currently airing on Sky Living while they prepare for a reunion tour in 2012.
[read full article]
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
I remember when in 1989 Donna Summer came to Italy in this tv show called "Il principe azzurro", I liked very much all songs Stock, Aitken & Waterman wrote for her. It was a shame there wasn't a second PWL album for her.
Produced by Claudio Cecchetto:
Etichette: Pat and Mick
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This lineup of Seventh Avenue was the one that went on to become Big Fun. At first they signed to Jive, after leaving my label, and tried to keep the name Seventh Avenue, but I fought them on it and won. [read the full article]
He’s better known as one third of the hit machine that pumped out a cavalcade of number ones in the ’80s and ’90s, but as Dave Owens discovers Mike Stock is a man on mission – to bring music to the masses once again Read More
Etichette: Mike Stock
Sunday, September 25, 2011
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Friday, September 9, 2011
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Monday, August 29, 2011
On this day in 1966, The Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crowd of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) bring cameras on stage and take pictures between songs. During this tour, The Beatles have not played a single song from their latest album, ‘Revolver’. They finished the show with a version of Little Richards "Long Tall Sally". [read the full article]
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Pop! were a UK pop group consisting of Glenn Ball, Hannah Lewis, Jamie Tinkler, and Jade McGuire. The group was formed in the summer of 2003 when they were signed by Pete Waterman. They released three singles on the Sony/BMG record label, but disbanded in early 2005, due to poor record sales.
The group had three hit singles, which all reached the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart during 2004 and 2005, but each performed under expectations. Their debut single "Heaven and Earth" was withdrawn from the chart because the single contained a track whose length was longer than permitted for that format. Following singles were "Can't Say Goodbye" and "Serious". A fourth single, "Xanadu" (a cover of the Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra song), was due to be released but was cancelled when the group split. They had also recorded songs for a planned album. Their single "Heaven and Earth" was licenced for use in Dancing Stage Fusion by Konami in 2005.
Kylie Minogue at the 84th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
A Kylie Minogue song from the 1980s has been named as a classic 'Sound of Australia'.
Minogue's international breakthrough hit 'I Should Be So Lucky', which topped the Australian charts, is among ten new sounds that have been added to the National Film and Sound Archive's 'Sounds of Australia' registry this week.
[read the full article]
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Etichette: Blue Mercedes
Etichette: Lonnie Gordon
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
SHE HAD IT ALL – model looks, party lifestyle and a rock-star boyfriend. Except that Mandy Smith was only 13 when she met and started dating former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman. When the relationship between the teenager and the grizzly rocker hit the headlines, Smith became notorious as the original wild child. [read the full article]
“You know what? I don’t want to do this any more,” Rick Astley told his manager. It was 1993 and the chart-topper had already won a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the first male solo artist to have his first eight singles in the UK Top Ten Charts.
A record that remains unbroken today. He was just 27.
In 1987 Rick’s album Whenever You Need Somebody sold more than 15m copies and he covered Nat King Cole’s When I Fall In Love. In 1989 second album, Hold Me In Your Arms went gold in America.
He had more hits singles such as She Wants To Dance With Me, Hold Me In Your Arms and Take Me To Your Heart, but he was unhappy about repeating the same kind of song and wanted to move on.
“Leaving Stock, Aitken, Waterman was the happiest day in my career. I’m not knocking them I just wanted to sing more of my own songs rather than all of theirs.”
RCA bought out his contract from PWL, but Rick had already decided to retire from the music industry. [read the full article]
Saturday, July 23, 2011
This isn't a Stock, Aitken & Waterman production:
Friday, July 22, 2011
From GenSteps web site:
"Yesterday we exclusively revealed the news and today ITV Studios have confirmed they are making a four part documentary for Sky Living, documenting the lead up to the release of STEPS' "Ultimate Collection" album.... Says Michael Kelpie of ITV Studios, "Steps came, they entertained and then went their separate ways. Their split was acrimonious, messy and played out on the front pages of the national newspapers." "This documentary series reveals the truths behind the polished pop façade that led to the break-up of one of the most successful pop acts in the UK." "Steps will face their demons as they try to rebuild both personal and working relationships. It will undoubtedly be explosive viewing." [read the full article on GenSteps web site]
Monday, July 18, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Hitman and Her. A 1989 remake of "Right Back Where We Started From" was included on the 1988 Sinitta album Wicked and was released as the album's second single in June 1989 reaching #2 in New Zealand, #4 UK, #5 in Ireland, #6 in Australia and #17 in Spain. Sinitta's "Right Back Where We Started From" also reached #48 in the Netherlands and became the singer's only chart item in her native US reaching #84 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #48 on the magazine's Hot Dance Chart (Maxi-single sales).
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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Etichette: Boy Krazy
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Excitingly, there’s an unashamedly pop remix of the song that you can listen to. It’s called “Put Your Hands Up (Like It’s 1987)” which is basically the most appropriate name ever because it sounds like a lost Stock Aitken Waterman classic... [read the full article]
Etichette: Nerina Pallot
Saturday, June 11, 2011
This song was wonderful, I liked it very much in the 80s. I didn't buy this record because it wasn't enough technological for me the production, but it was a personal point of view, Tiffany and the record were wonderful! She was never produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, you can read about this single on Wikipedia.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Dale Winton hosts a top 10 of camp icons and at number 3 are...STEPS! Includes interviews with Tim Byrne (manager), H & Claire, Lee, Faye and Jeremy Joseph from g-a-y club. Includes many clips from their "camp" videos
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
THE Old Town Bowl hurtles back to the era of ra-ra skirts, rolled up jacket sleeves and brick sized mobile phones on Saturday.
Sonia, Limahl, Hazell Dean and favourite local band Locomotion bring us 80s Night at the Bowl, the next in this year’s summer programme of concerts in the Town Gardens.
Scouser Sonia was one of the most successful Stock, Aitken and Waterman stars, best known for topping the charts with You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You in 1989.
[read the full article]
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Hello, I wrote this song: do you like it or not? Do you want to help me to write the words? Do you want to sing it? Please, leave a comment, thank you. Images are taken kindly from the transmission "The Hitman & Her".
The link to YouTube page:
WorldPopGroupProject from MySpace
Download the mp3 of this song, I've composed, thank you.
A WorldPop Music Production from Italy.
Best regards, Paul.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
One of the Stock, Aitken & Waterman productions I prefer, "Love In The First Degree", Bananarama, here they are:
Bananarama ～Love Truth And Honesty～ (Extratour 1988)
Bananarama - Love , Truth & Honesty - Dancehall Mix
Bananarama - Love , Truth & Honesty - Live
Friday, May 27, 2011
Lolly was produced by Rose and Foster
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Do you remember her? She's Mandy Smith! Here's her web site and biography. Mandy Smith
Do you remember her? She's Mandy Smith! Here's her web site and biography.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Etichette: Eight Wonder
This wasn't a Stock, Aitken & Waterman production. Kylie was in Italy in Verona, in the main summer music italian tv show called FestivalBar.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
This is an absolutely amazing "new" Stock, Aitken & Waterman production:
She wasn't produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman. This song was absolutely amazing!
Etichette: Kim Wilde
Friday, April 22, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
HE GAVE us Rick Astley's quiff, transformed Kylie Minogue from Erinsborough mechanic to global megastar and – somewhat less laudibly – took Sonia to number one.
Three decades on, Mike Stock (as in Stock Aitken Waterman) is once again a man on a mission.
The most successful songwriter-producer in British chart history, turned off by the modern flesh-laden music industry, is pioneering the notion of "U-certificate pop".
Mike Stock has brought his pop show Go! Go! Go! to Alton Towers. The impressario helped launch the careers of Kylie Minogue, left, and Rick Astley, inset left.
[read the full article]
Etichette: Mike Stock
It's here, the new Go Go Go Show web site! You can hear some new pure wonderful Mike Stock's songs, especially "Heaven Bound". You can see a lot of videos on the web sitewww.gogogo.tv
The Go!Go!Go! Show - Promotional video
The Show4Kids presents...
The Go! Go! Go! Show
A Pop Musical For Kids
Directed by Carole Todd (Dreamboats & Petticoats)
Choreographed by Paul Domaine (The Saturdays, Sugababes)
Original story by Dean Wilkinson (CBBC, CBeebies, Ant & Dec)
Music by Mike Stock and Steve Crosby (One third of Stock Aitken & Waterman and the mastermind behind Steps!)
The Go! Go! Go! Show is a must-see family extravaganza featuring five new pop stars, brand new pop songs and a sock -stealing ‘Fluffalope'! It's stacked full of laughs and audience interaction for kids of all ages to enjoy this summer!
HOLLY - The unofficial team leader, who is very creative and constantly trying to organise the others - i.e. a bit bossy!
STEVE - A talented artist, a keen sportsman and an expert in Martial Arts - a Black Belt in Ichi Oo... no less!
GEMMA - A dreamer who loves everything cute and lives on a cloud. She often gets the wrong end of the stick!
CARL - The performer of the group who loves showing off his magic tricks!
KIRSTEN - A songbird whose world is filled with music. She is also extremely competitive!
With special guest appearances by Mr Baffled and The Fluffalope!
Don't miss this energetic song and dance adventure for kids of all ages guaranteed to put a smile on your face, a spring in your step and a song - or several - in you r head!
READY? STEADY? GO! GO! GO!
"superbly crafted pop numbers" - The Times
"irresistible" - The Stage
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
1986 charity single charting at #85 in the UK, aiming to raise funds for Disco Aid. Produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman. Featured artists include Alex Hughes, Anthony Henry, Aswad, Beggar & Co., Bobby Eli, Charles Hatcher, The Cool Notes, David Emmanuel, David Rodigan, Dee Lewis, Derek Green, Dizzi Heights, Dorothy Galdez, Floyd Dyce, Frankie Johnson, Hazell Dean, Jaki Graham, Jean Carn, John Sachs, Kenny G, Kevin Henry, Lenny Henry, Masquerade, Mel & Kim, Paul Hardcastle, Pepsi & Shirley, Phil Fearon, Precious Wilson, The Real Thing, Robert Williams, Rosaline Joyce, Ruby Turner, Sinitta, Tina Charles, Total Contrast, Undivided Roots, The Walkers.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
* Paul McCartney
* Boy George
* Sara Dallin
* Keren Woodward
* Nick Kamen
* Paul King
* Mark King
* Andy Bell
* Pepsi & Shirlie
* Mel and Kim
* Jaki Graham
* Gary Moore
* Mark Knopfler
* Kim Wilde
* Nik Kershaw
* Edwin Starr
* Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot
* Ruby Turner
* Kate Bush
* Rick Astley
* Stock Aitken and Waterman
* Bonnie Tyler
A Stock, Aitken & Waterman production:
Sunday, April 10, 2011
1993 segment on British TV featuring Miss America 1984 Suzette Charles, including interview with Pete Waterman and an exclusive video snippet of the unreleased Stock & Waterman composition "After You're Gone".
Etichette: Suzette Charles
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Earlier today Kylie uploaded a new ’80s remix of Put Your Hands Up to her YouTube page.
The extremely camp re-work is the handiwork of Stock Aitken Waterman’s “mix master” Pete Hammond, making this the closest she has ever come to a reunion with the famed Hit Factory.
While the song hasn’t been confirmed as a single, the pop icon left a message on YouTube naming it one of the highlights from her Aphrodite World Tour.
“Those of you who have been to a show will know that ‘Put Your Hands Up’ goes OFF!” she said.
“So as a tour thank you I wanted to share this 80′s-tastic remix by the legendary Pete Hammond. Enjoy!!”
Give the retro flashback a listen below. [read the full article and here and here]
Steps have revealed that they are likely to reform for a reunion tour in the future.
Band member Lee Latchford-Evans confirmed that the group had been approached to do a string of live shows but insisted that there were no immediate plans to get back together. [read the full article] [ sign on Face Book ], [ another article ].
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Australian singer admitted that after 20 years in the business, she often considers quitting, but can't bring herself to do it because she is 'addicted' to her work.
Read the full article.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
A wonderful and unforgettable Stock, Aitken & Waterman production:
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Spagna was never produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, she's italian, she's my favourite italian singer, she wrote her songs with her brother Teo and Larry Pignagnoli. This is the unforgettable "Call Me" at position #2 on Uk Charts in 1987.
and here you can see a wonderful new version and mix, you can't miss it!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
In a career spanning some 40 years, Waterman has sold in excess of 500 million records worldwide and been instrumental in the development of dozens of internationally successful acts such as Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Bananarama and Steps. [read the full article]
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Eight Wonder (Patsy Kensit) - Cross my Heart (1987) - Italian Festivalbar 1988.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The official single and video for the British Heart Foundation Produced by Mike Stock and Matt Aitken on Love This Records.
Etichette: Janette Monroe
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Please set on YouTube 720p to listen the song in high audio quality, thanks.
A Pop song I wrote when I was teenager. I try to write music and lyrics in english and I like to share it with you, so you can correct, change, improve the text and music, please correct english mistakes, thank you. Or you can use them as instrumental track and and sing the words or change them. Notify me any changes, please, thank you! Any help is certainly appreciated, and an invitation to play more and more beautiful pop music! The style of this song is related to Stock, Aitken & Waterman productions, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode for example. Thank you very much for listening.
I'll publish soon text of this song.
For more informations, please visit:
Kylie performing "Get Outta My Way" for the 2nd time on TV!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Please set on YouTube 720p to listen the song in high audio quality, thanks.
A Pop song I wrote when I was 16. I try to write music and lyrics in english and I like to share it with you, so you can correct, change, improve the text and music, please correct english mistakes, thank you. Or you can use them as instrumental track and and sing the words or change them. Notify any changes, please, thank you! Any help is certainly appreciated, and an invitation to play more and more beautiful pop music! Thank you very much for listening.
LOVE ME DAY AND NIGHT
(instrumental intro, 48 seconds)
I have a dream of us together
I could give you the best
but someone told me
that you are not satisfied
If you ever think about me
I would like to hold you forever and ever
Tell me about my life, think me in your time
I can't see that you can
Time your time and mine, love me day and night
and I go around, oh, to my life (my life)
Now you took
your heart away
You've confused me
I wanted to achieve your dreams
Not sad memories
You've told me the same old story
And you haven't given me answers forever and ever
We were good together
how many beautiful adventures
in the old nights and days
My only wish
would have to be with you
forever and ever
Mi piace condividere con voi testo e musica delle mie canzoni, così potete correggerle, cambiarle, migliorarle nella composizione e nelle parole. Oppure potete usarle come basi musicali e scrivere le parole. Segnalatemi per favore eventuali modifiche, grazie! Ogni aiuto è certamente apprezzato e un invito per suonare sempre più bella musica! Grazie a voi per l'ascolto, un saluto.