SAW Singles Box Set – Follow Our Facebook Countdown!

Released next month is the incredible ‘Say I’m Your Number One’ Stock Aitken Waterman singles box set, featuring 30 CD singles from 30 different artists to celebrate 30 years since SAW first topped the UK charts with Dead Or Alive’s classic ‘You Spin Me Round’!

The set is available to pre-order now from Amazon at http://bit.ly/stockaitkenwaterman but to whet your appetite, every day this month our official facebook page is counting down all the classics in this fantastic collection.

 

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‘Say I’m Your Number One: The Stock Aitken Waterman Singles Box Set’ is available to pre-order now from Amazon:http://bit.ly/stockaitkenwaterman

Or direct from Demon Music Group: http://bit.ly/myplaydirectSAW

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COMING SOON!

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This very special 30-disc CD singles collection celebrates the legacy and phenomenal chart success of the Stock Aitken Waterman songwriting and production team, who provided the pop soundtrack of the late 80s. 

Released to mark 30 years since their first UK number one with Dead Or Alive’s You Spin Me Round (Like A Record), this is the first-ever box set devoted to the hitmaking partnership of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman and tells their whole story by bringing together 30 classic releases from 30 different artists. Essential hits such as Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan’s Especially For You, Bananarama’s Venus and Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up feature alongside sought-after rarities and fan favourites by everyone from cyberpunk fantasy band Sigue Sigue Sputnik to Philly soul sensations the Three Degrees and Motown legend Edwin Starr.

Each remastered CD single in this set is presented in an individual card sleeve replicating classic original vinyl artwork and has been expanded to include 12” mixes, rare B-sides and bonus cuts, with fourteen CDs ‘packjammed’ as special double A-side editions each featuring two classic singles.

Across 30 discs, the complete box set boasts over 250 tracks, many of which are previously unreleased or on CD for the very first time, making this collection a must-have for all SAW fans, collectors and connoisseurs of 80s pop. Housed in an heirloom-quality outer box designed in homage to the gold and silver disc-packed walls of the PWL ‘Hit Factory’, the set also includes a 48-page booklet featuring lyrics, discography, a commentary from Pete Waterman and brand new sleeve notes, plus an exclusive sticker sheet and postcard set.

After teaming up in early 1984, SAW soon scored hits with Divine and Hazell Dean before hitting the top spot with Dead Or Alive at the beginning of 1985. That year also found them penning and producing the bona-fide UK soul classic Say I’m Your Number One for Princess. Momentum continued to build with Bananarama’s Venus topping the US charts in 1986 and SAW pioneering the UK house sound with Mel & Kim, who hit number one with Respectable in early 1987. And from then on, the hits came thick and fast with Samantha Fox, Sinitta, Rick Astley, Kylie, Jason, Sonia and the original queen of disco Donna Summer just a few of the artists to take their tracks to the top end of the charts around the world.

In just over seven years, Stock Aitken Waterman scored over a hundred UK hit singles, including thirteen number ones, before Matt Aitken’s departure from the team in 1991. Their base, Pete Waterman’s PWL production company, studio complex and latterly record label, self-styled as a the ‘British Motown’, was undoubtedly deserving of the ‘Hit Factory’ epithet, but as this collection ably demonstrates, the sheer diversity of SAW’s body of work disproves the myth of a conveyor-belt production line. Beyond the irresistibly instant Hi-NRG-influenced pop for which they are best known, their catalogue is characterised by diversity as much as quality, with their own rare groove smash Roadblock sitting alongside many such ‘lost gems’ as Brilliant’s underrated Love Is War, girlband Boy Krazy’s US hit That’s What Love Can Do and the blissful New York Afternoon featuring Georgie Fame.

A fitting tribute to the most successful and prolific writing and production team in UK chart history, Say I’m Your Number One: The Stock Aitken Waterman Singles Box Set brings together many such fan favourites with more than 20 of their most memorable Top 20 hits, including seven transatlantic chart-toppers.

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FULL DETAILS of our spectacular upcoming box set release can be found HERE!

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PETE WATERMAN’S ‘LIFE IN SONG’ – GUEST ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

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We are DELIGHTED to announce the first round of guest artists being featured in Pete’s ‘Life In Song’ special are as follows:

Denise Van Outen
Hazell Dean
Claire Richards
Cathi Ogden
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Only Men Aloud

In an evening hosted by Michael Grade, the guest artists will be singing both their original tracks and new interpretations of the Hit Factory classics such as ‘One For Sorrow’, ‘Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi’, ‘Who’s Leaving Who’, ‘Never Gonna GIVE YOU UP’, ‘ You’ll Never Stop Me’, ‘Love In The First Degree’, ‘I Should Be So Lucky’, ‘When I Fall In Love’ & ‘Better The Devil You Know’. More artists and track details are to be added to this promising line up soon.

Buy your tickets here

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PWL’s latest signing are LIVE

Today, our latest signing ‘The Baby Jaynes’ went LIVE with three new tracks and accompanying videos.

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After meeting at university in York, The Baby Jaynes (previously known as JamJar) started busking and gigging and soon crossed paths with pop legend Pete Waterman, who was instantly hooked to their acoustic blend of tight harmonies and uplifting melodies with a distinctive twist. He has signed the band to his label PWL and they after gigging on the London circuit, moved up to the PWL Northern studios and began recording their debut album while making some videos and now they are LIVE.

You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

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Pete Waterman to put £1 million model railway collection on sale in Mayfair

 

 

CATLEb3WwAA4CHAThe Pete Waterman Train Auction will see £1m worth of the finest scratch-built model trains from the pop mogul’s collection go to auction at Mallett of Mayfair in London on April 16. Specialist auctioneers Dreweatt’s will conduct the sale of what is said to be the ‘Fabergé Eggs’ of the model locomotives world, including, “the finest model ever built,” the Beyer Goods, valued between £100,000-120,000. The Pop extraordinaire reflected on his beloved hobby of train collection, “When you live in a council house and these things go past your door, it’s your first encounter with beauty. There were people sitting with white tablecloths and table lamps having dinner. It was magical. Think of the contrast: we didn’t even have glass in the windows at home.”

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In addition to creating some of the biggest careers in the music world, Pete has also carved out a distinguished role for himself in the world of train modelling and railway preservation over the past 50 years. As the world’s leading collector, he has committed limitless sums to his interest, championing the best modelling talents in the same way that Renaissance patrons funded the most talented artists of their time. The Pete Waterman Train auction will see these outstanding pieces sold in order to raise enough money to secure the future of his cherished Waterman Railway Heritage Trust, which holds his collection of full-size steam engines, housed at sites around the country.  “These full-size engines won’t be back in steam for ten years. I’m 68 now and this is probably the last chance I will have to restore the engines held by the trust, so I’m making sure there is enough money in ten years’ time to continue the job,” he explains.
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Pete has revealed some of the other famous names who share his passion for collecting including Jools Holland, Chris Evans, Roger Daltrey, Rod Stewart. “It’s great when you meet up though. Model trains are an interesting calling card and give you a break from the music to have something else to talk about.”The remaining 90% of Waterman’s collection is of almost incalculable value. It will never be sold, making this a unique opportunity to acquire objects of this calibre. Waterman sees them primarily as works of art. Dreweatts will conduct the sale on the premises at Mallett of Dover Street, Mayfair, bringing the ultimate prizes in the world of modelling to the magnificent setting of the former London palace of the Bishop of Ely.

You can view the auction catalog here or in video format here

For any more information, please contact us

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