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The MEL & KIM SINGLES BOX SET is the definitive collection of the classic singles released by an iconic and much-loved 80s act – Cockney sisters Mel and Kim Appleby.

The Singles Box Set includes seven expanded CD singles, each in authentic replica sleeve artwork

• ‘SHOWING OUT’ (1986 – U.K. #3, Germany #1, U.S. #1 Dance)
• ‘RESPECTABLE’ (1987 – U.K. #1, Germany #1, U.S. #1 Dance)
• ‘F.L.M.’ (1987 – U.K. #7)
• ‘I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU’ – originally released in the U.S. only (1987 – US #11 Dance)
• ‘THAT’S THE WAY IT IS’ (1988 – U.K. #10, U.S. #9 Dance)
• ‘MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY’ – originally released in Scandinavia only (1989)
• ‘MEGAMIX: NINETY!’ – originally released in continental Europe only (1990)

These individual discs are housed in a stylish outer box with lavish gold foil printing.

• Featuring no less than 76 remastered tracks and many rare and unreleased mixes, this collection serves to highlight the pioneering pop/house crossover sound created especially for Mel & Kim by songwriting and production powerhouse Stock Aitken Waterman and the PWL studio team. Not only was ‘Showing Out’ arguably the first ever British house record, but also the very first house track to crack the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Likewise, ‘I’m The One Who Really Loves You’ was one of the very first tracks to be remixed by the legendary Clivillés & Cole.

• Compiled with the blessing and involvement of Kim Appleby, the Singles Box Set also boasts a 24-page booklet featuring lyrics, discography, new sleeve notes and many classic and rare images.

Mel & Kim debuted with ‘Showing Out’ in September 1986, and in March 1987, ‘Respectable’ became the first Stock Aitken Waterman composition to top the charts. Combining a streetwise pop sensibility with cutting-edge house grooves, Mel & Kim became a global sensation. But at the height of their fame, Mel was diagnosed with cancer. Tragically, her health deteriorated and she passed away in January 1990, aged just 23.

In late 1990, Kim made her solo debut with the #2 smash ‘Don’t Worry’, from a self-titled album that she had mainly co-written with her sister, and a further string of hits followed. Written in honour of Mel, ‘Don’t Worry’ was nominated for Best Contemporary Song at the annual Ivor Novello Awards and as result, Kim chaired the judging panel for this award at the Ivors for 11 years.

2018 found Kim making her long-awaited return to the stage for Let’s Rock and Rewind festivals, where she delighted fans by revisiting Mel & Kim hits in her live set for the very first time. She also teamed up with Midge Ure to co-present the popular and highly acclaimed BBC Four series “Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Map of Britain and Ireland”. We are delighted to be working with her on this release.

DISC ONE
SHOWING OUT (GET FRESH AT THE WEEKEND)

1. SHOWING OUT
2. SYSTEM (HOUSE MIX)
3. SHOWING OUT (EXTENDED VERSION)
4. SHOWING OUT (THE MORTGAGE MIX)
5. SHOWING OUT (THE FREEHOLD MIX)
6. SHOWING OUT (EDIT)
7. SYSTEM (GARAGE VOCAL)
8. SYSTEM (12” HOUSE MIX)
9. SYSTEM (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
10. SYSTEM (ORIGINAL 12” MIX)
11. SYSTEM (U.S. ALBUM EDIT)
12. SYSTEM (DUB)
13. SYSTEM (INSTRUMENTAL)
14. SHOWING OUT (INSTRUMENTAL)

DISC TWO
RESPECTABLE

1. RESPECTABLE
2. RESPECTABLE (EXTENDED VERSION)
3. RESPECTABLE (EXTRA BEATS VOCAL)
4. RESPECTABLE (THE TABLOID MIX)
5. RESPECTABLE (SHOP MIX)
6. RESPECTABLE (FULL ALBUM VERSION)
7. RESPECTABLE (ALTERNATIVE 12” MIX)
8. RESPECTABLE (PETE HAMMOND MIX)
9. RESPECTABLE (MEGA REMIX)
10. RESPECTABLE (EXTRA BEATS VERSION)
11. RESPECTABLE (INSTRUMENTAL)
12. RESPECTABLE (12” INSTRUMENTAL)

DISC THREE
F.L.M.

1. F.L.M.
2. F.L.M. (EXTENDED VERSION)
3. F.L.M. (CLUB MIX)
4. F.L.M. (SONIC REMIX)
5. F.L.M. (AUTO MIX)
6. F.L.M. (TWO GROOVES UNDER ONE NATION REMIX)
7. F.L.M. (TWO GROOVES DUB)
8. F.L.M. (TWO GROOVES UNDER ONE NATION 7” MIX)
9. F.L.M. (PHIL HARDING MIX)
10. F.L.M. (BEAT BOYS MIX)
11. F.L.M. (BEAT BOYS DUB)
12. SHOWING OUT / RESPECTABLE (MEGA MIX)

DISC FOUR
I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU

1. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (POP RADIO 7” MIX)
2. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (HIP HOP RADIO MIX)
3. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (STARDOM GROOVE CLUB MIX)
4. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (KICK ’N LIVE MIX)
5. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (GROOVE DUB)
6. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (DONE PROPERLY DUB)
7. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (POP RADIO MIX)
8. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (CHICAGO CLUB MIX)
9. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (CHICAGO DUBSTRUMENTAL)
10. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (CHICAGO RADIO MIX)
11. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (YOYO’S 12” MIX)
12. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (ORIGINAL MIX)
13. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (INSTRUMENTAL)
14. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (ALTERNATIVE MIX)

DISC FIVE
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS

1. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS
2. YOU CHANGED MY LIFE
3. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (EXTENDED VERSION)
4. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (HOUSE REMIX)
5. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ACID HOUSE REMIX)
6. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ACID DUB)
7. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ACID POP MIX)
8. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ORIGINAL 12” MIX)
9. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ORIGINAL DUB)
10. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (INSTRUMENTAL)
11. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ACID POP INSTRUMENTAL)
12. YOU CHANGED MY LIFE (INSTRUMENTAL)
13. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (RADIO JINGLES)

DISC SIX
MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY

1. MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY
2. YOU CHANGED MY LIFE (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
3. MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY (EXTENDED VERSION)
4. MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY (INSTRUMENTAL)

DISC SEVEN
MEGAMIX: NINETY!

1. THE MEL & KIM 1990 MEGA-MIX
2. SHOWING OUT (THE ITALO HOUSE REMIX)
3. THE MEL & KIM 1990 MEGA-MIX (EXTENDED VERSION)
4. THE MEL & KIM 1990 MEGA-MIX (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
5. THE MEL & KIM 1990 MEGA-MIX (TECHNO VERSION)
6. SHOWING OUT (THE ITALO HOUSE 12” REMIX)
7. SHOWING OUT (TECHNO MIX)

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DISC ONE
SHOWING OUT (GET FRESH AT THE WEEKEND)

1. SHOWING OUT
2. SYSTEM (HOUSE MIX)
3. SHOWING OUT (EXTENDED VERSION)
4. SHOWING OUT (THE MORTGAGE MIX)
5. SHOWING OUT (THE FREEHOLD MIX)
6. SHOWING OUT (EDIT)
7. SYSTEM (GARAGE VOCAL)
8. SYSTEM (12” HOUSE MIX)
9. SYSTEM (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
10. SYSTEM (ORIGINAL 12” MIX)
11. SYSTEM (U.S. ALBUM EDIT)
12. SYSTEM (DUB)
13. SYSTEM (INSTRUMENTAL)
14. SHOWING OUT (INSTRUMENTAL)

DISC TWO
RESPECTABLE

1. RESPECTABLE
2. RESPECTABLE (EXTENDED VERSION)
3. RESPECTABLE (EXTRA BEATS VOCAL)
4. RESPECTABLE (THE TABLOID MIX)
5. RESPECTABLE (SHOP MIX)
6. RESPECTABLE (FULL ALBUM VERSION)
7. RESPECTABLE (ALTERNATIVE 12” MIX)
8. RESPECTABLE (PETE HAMMOND MIX)
9. RESPECTABLE (MEGA REMIX)
10. RESPECTABLE (EXTRA BEATS VERSION)
11. RESPECTABLE (INSTRUMENTAL)
12. RESPECTABLE (12” INSTRUMENTAL)

DISC THREE
F.L.M.

1. F.L.M.
2. F.L.M. (EXTENDED VERSION)
3. F.L.M. (CLUB MIX)
4. F.L.M. (SONIC REMIX)
5. F.L.M. (AUTO MIX)
6. F.L.M. (TWO GROOVES UNDER ONE NATION REMIX)
7. F.L.M. (TWO GROOVES DUB)
8. F.L.M. (TWO GROOVES UNDER ONE NATION 7” MIX)
9. F.L.M. (PHIL HARDING MIX)
10. F.L.M. (BEAT BOYS MIX)
11. F.L.M. (BEAT BOYS DUB)
12. SHOWING OUT / RESPECTABLE (MEGA MIX)

DISC FOUR
I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU

I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU

1. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (POP RADIO 7” MIX)
2. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (HIP HOP RADIO MIX)
3. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (STARDOM GROOVE CLUB MIX)
4. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (KICK ’N LIVE MIX)
5. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (GROOVE DUB)
6. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (DONE PROPERLY DUB)
7. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (POP RADIO MIX)
8. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (CHICAGO CLUB MIX)
9. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (CHICAGO DUBSTRUMENTAL)
10. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (CHICAGO RADIO MIX)
11. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (YOYO’S 12” MIX)
12. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (ORIGINAL MIX)
13. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (INSTRUMENTAL)
14. I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (ALTERNATIVE MIX)


DISC FIVE
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS

1. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS
2. YOU CHANGED MY LIFE
3. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (EXTENDED VERSION)
4. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (HOUSE REMIX)
5. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ACID HOUSE REMIX)
6. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ACID DUB)
7. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ACID POP MIX)
8. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ORIGINAL 12” MIX)
9. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ORIGINAL DUB)
10. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (INSTRUMENTAL)
11. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (ACID POP INSTRUMENTAL)
12. YOU CHANGED MY LIFE (INSTRUMENTAL)
13. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (RADIO JINGLES)

DISC SIX
MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY

1. MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY
2. YOU CHANGED MY LIFE (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
3. MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY (EXTENDED VERSION)
4. MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY (INSTRUMENTAL)

DISC SEVEN
MEGAMIX: NINETY!

1. THE MEL & KIM 1990 MEGA-MIX
2. SHOWING OUT (THE ITALO HOUSE REMIX)
3. THE MEL & KIM 1990 MEGA-MIX (EXTENDED VERSION)
4. THE MEL & KIM 1990 MEGA-MIX (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
5. THE MEL & KIM 1990 MEGA-MIX (TECHNO VERSION)
6. SHOWING OUT (THE ITALO HOUSE 12” REMIX)
7. SHOWING OUT (TECHNO MIX)