Another Place & Time – 30th Anniversary Edition

A much-loved PWL and Stock Aitken Waterman favourite, Donna Summer’s excellent 1989 album ‘Another Place & Time’ is about to get a 30th anniversary release!  You can find more information about it here!

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Donna’s ‘80s close-out album was 1989’s ‘ANOTHER PLACE AND TIME’, which paired her with multi-hit making, multi-million-selling UK producers Stock Aitken Waterman. The album’s lead single ‘This Time I Know It’s For Real’ was an uplifting, club floorfiller and radio-friendly hit, peaking at #3 in the UK (#7 on the US Billboard Hot 100), giving Donna her highest charting single for more than a decade. Four further singles were released from the album including the two Top 20 hits, ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt’ and ‘Love’s About To Change My Heart’, giving Donna back-to-back UK Top 10 hits for the first time since 1977, as well as remixed versions of ‘When Love Takes Over You’ and ‘Breakaway’. This 30th Anniversary Deluxe 2LP Edition is packaged as a heavyweight 180g white and red colour vinyl set in a Gatefold sleeve, containing the original album credits, as well as the lyrics and a newly authored 6,400 word liner note by noted US writer Christian John Wikane, featuring new interviews with Pete Waterman, Matt Aitken, Bruce Sudano, Phil Harding and Video Director Dieter Trattmann. The set contains the original studio album and a selection of extra singles mixes, including 2 mixes previously unreleased on vinyl and a special anniversary megamix. DONNA SUMMER gained prominence during the 1970s disco era, propelled by her incessant and creative driving force behind the genre’s global popularity, rightly earning the title “Queen Of Disco” and becoming one of the most successful recording artists of the entire decade.

 

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1989 – 30 Years On…

1989 marked the end of the 1980s and proved to be another enormously successful year for The Hit Factory.   PWL released so many pop classics during the final year of this decade!  30 years on these Stock Aitken Waterman and PWL smashes still sound as fresh as ever!  Did you have a favourite song that year?

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Please see ‘The Hits’ page for more details!

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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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