April 29th 2020 saw the 30th anniversary of the release of ‘Better The Devil You Know’ by Kylie Minogue. Produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, the song had it’s world premiere on BBC TV’s popular Saturday morning show, ‘Going Live!’ One of Kylie Minogue’s signature songs, “Better The Devil You Know” was the lead-off single from her third LP “Rhythm Of Love”and was a UK number two hit in May 1990. The track also featured on the soundtrack to the Richard Grieco film “If Looks Could Kill” Thirty years later, this track still generates a lot of discussion over on our Twitter and Facebook accounts and is in pretty much every PWL fan’s Top Ten favourites.
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!
Taken from the product description (Vinyl version}:
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.
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?
… and if ‘Every Day’s Like Christmas’ has left you craving for more SAW productions, don’t forget to order the special STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN CD singles box set, including Especially For You, and lots of other hits and rarities, which you can buy here.