Produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, Ian Levine, Trevor Vallis, Pete
Hammond and Pete Ware, "Always" features a host of classic SAW
singles – ‘Who’s Leaving Who?’ (#4), a cover of Anne Murray’s 1986 single, ‘Maybe
(We Should Call It A Day)’ (#15), ‘Turn It Into Love’ (#21), originally an
album track and subsequently a Japanese #1 for Kylie Minogue, plus the
dancefloor favourites ‘They Say It’s Gonna Rain’ and ‘Always Doesn’t Mean
Digitally re-mastered direct from master
tapes held at the PWL, Abbey Road and Capitol Records archives, this Deluxe
Edition brings together the original nine-track album with no less than 20
bonus tracks across two CDs. Added to the album and available on CD for the
very first time are two sought-after 1986 singles: ‘Stand Up’, a Stock Aitken
Waterman reworking of Umberto Tozzi’s ‘Hurrah’, and ‘E.S.P. (Extra Sensual
Persuasion)’, a cover of Millie Jackson’s 1983 single. Bonus tracks also
include rare B-sides, the 1987 U.S. 7" remix of the 1985 hit ‘No Fool (For
Love)’, the original Dutch-only single version of ‘Walk In My Shoes’ and many
mixes previously unreleased in the UK or only available on vinyl.
The extensive booklet also features
additional photos, a fully illustrated discography and recording data, full
lyrics and an exclusive track-by-track commentary written for this release by
doyenne of the Hi-NRG scene, Essex-born Hazell Dean found mainstream success in
1984 with the #6 hit ‘Searchin’ (Gotta Find A Man)’ on the Proto label. The
Stock Aitken Waterman-produced follow-up, ‘Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)’,
reached #4, giving the Hit Factory team their first Top Ten single and marking
the beginning of a partnership with Hazell which continued until 1991. After
the release of her 1985 album "Heart First", Hazell signed with EMI
and a succession of releases over the next three years culminated with "Always",
widely regarded as her best work. In the years since, Hazell has continued to
write, produce and record, recently revisiting ‘They Say It’s Gonna Rain’ on
Energise Records, as well as maintaining her profile as an evergreen club
Edition of "Always" follows the popular reissue of Hazell’s
"Heart First" and many other PWL-related titles on Cherry Pop,
including Mel & Kim, Sinitta, Haywoode, Sonia, Big Fun, Brother Beyond,
Pepsi & Shirlie and O’chi Brown.
Release date: 23/04/2012
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1. THEY SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN 7" Version
2. WHO’S LEAVING WHO? 7"
3. TURN IT INTO LOVE
4. YOU’RE MY RAINBOW
5. ALWAYS DOESN’T MEAN FOREVER 7"
6. MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) 7"
7. WALK IN MY SHOES
8. NOTHING IN MY LIFE
10. NO FOOL (FOR LOVE) The Murray 7" Mix
11. AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING
Duet with Darryl Pandy
12. STAND UP 7"
13. CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND
14. LOVE ENDS, LOVE PARTS
15. WALK IN MY SHOES Original Version
16. E.S.P. (EXTRA SENSUAL PERSUASION) 7"
17. WHO’S LEAVING WHO? The Boys Are Back In Town Mix
18. STAND UP 12" Version Extended Version
1. E.S.P. (EXTRA SENSUAL PERSUASION) Extended Dance Mix
2. IMAGE IN THE MIRROR
3. THEY SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN Indian Summer Mix
4. ALWAYS DOESN’T MEAN FOREVER My-Ami Mix
5. MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) Extended Version
6. WALK IN MY SHOES Nightmare Mix
7. WHO’S LEAVING WHO? Bob’s Tambourine Mix
8. MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) The Extra Beat Boys Remix
9. TURN IT INTO LOVE House Mix
10. THEY SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN The Zulu Mix
11. TURN IT INTO LOVE Alternative 12" Mix
The Three Degrees were hugely successful internationally throughout the
seventies, particularly in the UK where they enjoyed ten top forty hits
including Year Of Decision, Take Good Care Of Yourself and the anthemic ballad When Will I See You Again,
all on Philadelphia International Records. New Dimensions was the trio's first
album for Ariola Records where they were teamed with hotter than hot producer
Giorgio Moroder, who was riding high on his work with Donna Summer.
The top forty album spent thirteen weeks on the UK album chart in 1979
and spun off three hugely successful megahits in the shape of the discofied Giving Up, Giving In and The Runner as well as the top three
ballad Woman In Love.
This newly re-mastered
edition features extensive liner notes and seven bonus tracks. Also available:
BBR's best-selling reissue of The Three Degrees' Philadelphia International
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Released on 18/10/10. One of the best-remembered acts of the 80s,
Cockney sisters Mel & Kim Appleby instantly conquered dance floors,
charts and hearts around the world with their style, personality and a
string of perfect pop anthems. Their classic album "F.L.M." is now
given a much anticipated Deluxe Edition 2CD reissue on Cherry Pop.
by Stock Aitken Waterman, the album reached #3 on its original release
in April 1987, going platinum in the UK and topping the charts
internationally with sales in excess of three million copies. "F.L.M."
features three UK Top Ten hits Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend),
the classic #1 Respectable and the title track. Digitally re-mastered
and compiled from original master tapes archived at Abbey Road and Pete
Waterman's PWL Studios, this release features no less than nineteen
exclusive bonus tracks across two discs, including the 1988 Top Ten
hit, That's The Way It Is and its self-penned B-side, You Changed My
Life. Both tracks are included alongside the "F.L.M." album for the
first time ever.
Kim Appleby has generously contributed an
exclusive commentary to this release. The extensive booklet also
features a reversible cover, an illustrated discography, additional
photos and brand new sleeve notes from PWL consultant Tom Parker. Mel
& Kim s debut single, Showing Out, hit #3 in November 1986, and in
February 1987 Respectable became the first Stock Aitken Waterman
composition to top the charts. Combining a streetwise pop sensibility
with transatlantic house grooves, Mel & Kim became a global
sensation. But at the height of their fame, Mel was diagnosed with
cancer. Facing relentless media attention with dignity and
characteristic humour while she underwent treatment, the duo released a
brand new single in February 1988 That's The Way It Is.
Mel's health deteriorated and she passed away in January 1990, aged
just 23. "F.L.M." is the latest Hit Factory classic to be reissued on
Cherry Pop, following a host of popular releases from Big Fun, Boy
Krazy, Hazell Dean, Lonnie Gordon, Haywoode, the London Boys, Princess,
Sinitta, Mandy Smith and Sonia.
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