viernes, diciembre 04, 2015

Discos: Say I'm Your Number One

Lanzada para marcar los 30 años que la llamada Hit Factory obtuvo su primer número en el Reino Unido con "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" de Dead Or Alive, Mike Stock, Matt Aitken y Pete Waterman han decidido lanzar un box-set especial de 31 discos para narrar cronologicamente 31 temas de 31 artistas diferentes entre los que se cuenta a Kylie Minogue y Jason Donovan, Rick Astley, Bananarama, la leyenda del disco Donna Summer, la banda de cyber punk Sigue Sigue Sputnik, hasta la leyenda Motown Edwin Starr. 

Cada CD single remasterizado viene con su portada correspondiente en forma de tarjeta recreando la portada del vinilo original, más mixes de 12", B-sides raros y bonus tracks, en algunos casos vienen ediciones A con dos singles promocionales, en total son 31 discos con un total de 250 tracks, muchos de los cuales no habían sido lanzados previamente, lo cual hace de este box-set una especie de must-have para cualquier coleccionista, melomano y conocedor del pop de los 80's, además un libreto de 48 páginas con las letras, la discografía y por supuesto comentarios de Pete Waterman y una serie de notas nuevas, unas calcomanías exclusivas y un set de postales. 

La historia nos cuenta que a principios de 1984, el equipo SAW se junto, en 1985 logro varios hits con Divine y Hazell Dean, y por supuesto con Dead Or Alive, luego vino el éxito de Princess con "Say I'm Your Number One", los hits continuaron con Bananarama y "Venus" luego Mel & Kim y en 1987 la cosa despego por completo gracias al éxito de artistas como: Samantha Fox, Sinitta, Rick Astley, Kylie, Jason, Sonia y luego en 1989 la reina del Disco Donna Summer, todos ellos lograron hits y números 1 alrededor del mundo. 

Fueron más de 100 hits que llegaron a tener solo en el Reino Unido, entre esos se cuentan 30 número 1, hasta que vino la debacle cuando Matt Aitken se fue del trio en 1991, sin duda el box-set es manera de dar a conocer la manera tan completa en que trabajaba el trio, más alla del mito que eran más que nada un grupo de productores que hacía las cosas de lo más artificial y sin sentido, el trabajo de SAW vino un diversidad de estilo desde el Hi-Energy pop que los caracterizó pasando por otros estilo como house, techno pop, extraños hits como el raro track "Roadblock", ahora bien lo curioso del caso es que no viene aquel tema que le hicieron a la selección inglesa que participo en la Euro del 88, eso si viene raras joyas como el hit estadounidense que tuvo el grupo de chicas Boy Krazy "That's What Love Can Do" y la relajada "New York Afternoon" con Georgie Fame. 

Stock Aitken Waterman Say I'm Your Number One Tracklist: 

1. DIVINE - YOU THINK YOU’RE A MAN (#16, 1984)
Plus I’M SO BEAUTIFUL (#52, 1984)

1.                   You Think You’re A Man
2.                   I’m So Beautiful
3.                   Give It Up
4.                   Show Me Around
5.                   You Think You’re A Man [12" Mix]
6.                   You Think You’re A Man [Remix]
7.                   You Think You’re A Man [Original Mix]
8.                   I’m So Beautiful [Mix]
9.                   I’m So Beautiful [Divine Mix]
10.                 I’m So Beautiful [Divine Mix Edit]
11.                 I’m So Beautiful [‘Shake It’ Dub]


2. HAZELL DEAN - WHATEVER I DO (WHEREVER I GO) (#4, 1984)
Plus WHO’S LEAVING WHO (#4, 1988)

1.                   Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
2.                   Who’s Leaving Who
3.                   Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) [Dance Mix]
4.                   Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) [Dub Mix]
5.                   Who’s Leaving Who [Bob’s Tambourine Mix]
6.                   Who’s Leaving Who [The Boys Are Back In Town Mix]
7.                   Who’s Leaving Who [Alternative 12" Mix]
8.                   Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) [Remix]
9.                   Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) [Extended Remix]
10.                 Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) [Remix Edit]
11.                 Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go) [Instrumental]
12.                 Who’s Leaving Who [Bob’s Tambourine Instrumental]


3. DEAD OR ALIVE - YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD) (#1, 1985)
Plus IN TOO DEEP (#14, 1985)

1.                   You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
2.                   In Too Deep [7" Remix]
3.                   You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Murder Mix]
4.                   You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Performance Mix]
5.                   You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Buzzing Bees Mix]
6.                   In Too Deep [Off Yer Mong Mix]
7.                   In Too Deep [Instrumental]

4. SPELT LIKE THIS - CONTRACT OF THE HEART (1985)
Plus STOP THIS RUMOUR (1985)

1.                   Contract Of The Heart
2.                   Stop This Rumour
3.                   St Valentine’s Day Mascara (Say It With Cadavers)
4.                   Contract Of The Heart [S Mix]
5.                   Stop This Rumour [The Lust Mix]
6.                   12 Inch Extensive Massacre

5. PRINCESS - SAY I’M YOUR NUMBER ONE (#7, 1985)

1.                   Say I’m Your Number One
2.                   Say I’m Your Number One [Full-Length Version]
3.                   Say I’m Your Number One [Short Version]
4.                   Say I’m Your Number One [REMIX Number 2]
5.                   Say I’m Your Number One [Alternative Version]
6.                   Say I’m Your Number One [HRH Mix No. 3]
7.                   Say I’m Your Number One [REMIX Number 1]
8.                   Say I’m Your Number One [US 7" Remix]
9.                   Say I’m Your Number One [Demo Version]
10.                 Say I’m Your Number One [Senza Voce]
11.                 Say I’m Your Number One [Senza Voce Edit]

6. THE THREE DEGREES - THE HEAVEN I NEED (#42, 1985)
Plus THIS IS THE HOUSE (1986)

1.                   The Heaven I Need
2.                   This Is The House
3.                   The Heaven I Need [Extended Version]
4.                   The Heaven I Need [Mega Dance Mix]
5.                   The Heaven I Need [Original 12" Mix]
6.                   This Is The House [Extended Version]
7.                   This Is The House [Mega Dance Version]
8.                   This Is The House [7" Remix]
9.                   This Is The House [12" Remix]
10.                 This Is The House [Real Bass 7" Mix]
11.                 This Is The House [Real Bass 12" Mix]
12.                 This Is The House [Funky Sisters Say ‘This Is The Dub’ Mix]
13.                 The Heaven I Need [Senza Voce]
14.                 This Is The House [Senza Voce]

7. HAYWOODE - GETTING CLOSER (#67, 1985)
Plus YOU’D BETTER NOT FOOL AROUND (#82, 1986)

1.                   Getting Closer
2.                   You’d Better Not Fool Around
3.                   Getting Closer [Extended Version]
4.                   You’d Better Not Fool Around [Extended Version]
5.                   You’d Better Not Fool Around [Original Mix]
6.                   Getting Closer [Instrumental]

8. O’CHI BROWN - WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY(#97 / U.S. Dance #1, 1985)
Plus 100% PURE PAIN (#97, 1986)

1.                   Whenever You Need Somebody
2.                   100% Pure Pain
3.                   Whenever You Need Somebody [Extended Version]
4.                   Whenever You Need Somebody [Pull It Off Mix]
5.                   Whenever You Need Somebody [Cool & Deadly Mix]
6.                   Whenever You Need Somebody [The Umbungo Mix]
7.                   100% Pure Pain [Extended Version]
8.                   100% Pure Pain [US Extended Remix]
9.                   100% Pure Pain [US Extended Dub Mix]
10.                 100% Pure Pain [7" Remix]
11.                 100% Pure Pain [Instrumental]

9. BRILLIANT - LOVE IS WAR (#64, 1986)
Plus SOMEBODY (#67, 1986)

1.                   Love Is War
2.                   Somebody [7" Mix]
3.                   Love Is War [Extended Version]
4.                   Love Is War [Alternative 12" Mix]
5.                   Somebody [Extended Version]
6.                   Somebody [Vocal/New Extended Mix]
7.                   Somebody [New Dub Mix]
8.                   Love Is War [Instrumental]
9.                   Somebody [Instrumental]

10. BANANARAMA - VENUS (#8 / U.S. #1, 1986)

1.                   Venus
2.                   Venus [Extended Version]
3.                   Venus [Dub]
4.                   Venus [Hellfire Mix]
5.                   Venus [Hellfire Dub]
6.                   Venus [Fire & Brimstone Mix]
7.                   Venus [Original Mix]
8.                   Venus [Original 12" Mix]
9.                   Venus [The Greatest Remix Edit]
10.                 Venus [The Greatest Remix]
11.                 Venus [Desire Dub]

11. MONDO KANE - NEW YORK AFTERNOON (#70, 1986)
Plus AN EVERLASTING LOVE IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD(1986)

1.                   New York Afternoon
2.                   An Everlasting Love In An Ever-Changing World
3.                   Manhattan Morning
4.                   New York Afternoon [Extended Version]
5.                   New York Afternoon [Little Samba Mix]
6.                   New York Afternoon [Nip On Mix]
7.                   An Everlasting Love… [A Foggy Day In London Town Mix]
8.                   An Everlasting Love… [Instrumental]

12. JEB MILLION - SECOND TIME AROUND (1986)
Plus SPEED UP MY HEARTBEAT (1986)

1.                   Second Time Around
2.                   Speed Up My Heartbeat
3.                   Second Time Around [Extended Version]
4.                   Second Time Around [The Broken Nose Mix]
5.                   Speed Up My Heartbeat [Extended Version]
6.                   Second Time Around [Instrumental]
7.                   Speed Up My Heartbeat [Instrumental]

13. MANDY SMITH - I JUST CAN’T WAIT (#91, 1987)

1.                   I Just Can’t Wait
2.                   You’re Never Alone
3.                   I Just Can’t Wait [Extended Version]
4.                   I Just Can’t Wait [The Cool And Breezy Jazz Version]
5.                   I Just Can’t Wait [Alternative 7" Mix]
6.                   I Just Can’t Wait [Alternative 12" Mix]
7.                   I Just Can’t Wait [You Can Jam If You Want To]
8.                   I Just Can’t Wait [The Cool And Breezy Jazz 7" Version]
9.                   I Just Can’t Wait [Instrumental]
10.                 I Just Can’t Wait [Alternative Instrumental]
11.                 I Just Can’t Wait [The Cool And Breezy Jazz Instrumental]

14. MEL & KIM - RESPECTABLE (#1, 1987)

1.                   Respectable
2.                   Respectable [Extended Version]
3.                   Respectable [Extra Beats Vocal]
4.                   Respectable [The Tabloid Mix]
5.                   Respectable [Shop Mix]
6.                   Respectable [Album Version]
7.                   Respectable [Full Album Version]
8.                   Respectable [Extra Beats Version]
9.                   Respectable [Instrumental]

15. CAROL HITCHCOCK - GET READY (#56, 1987)

1.                   Get Ready
2.                   More Than Words Can Say
3.                   Get Ready [Extended Remix]
4.                   Get Ready [Extraterrestrial Bass Mix]
5.                   Get Ready [Original 12" Mix]
6.                   Get Ready [Instrumental]

16. SAMANTHA FOX - NOTHING’S GONNA STOP ME NOW(#8, 1987)
Plus I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU (#16, 1989)

1.                   Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now
2.                   I Only Wanna Be With You
3.                   Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now [Extended Version]
4.                   Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now [Cub Mix]
5.                   Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now [Jump & Jive Mix]
6.                   I Only Wanna Be With You [Extended Version]
7.                   I Only Wanna Be With You [12" Mix]
8.                   I Only Wanna Be With You [Special Single Edit]
9.                   I Only Wanna Burn With You
10.                 I Only Wanna House With You
11.                 I Only Wanna Be With You [Acappella Mix]
12.                 Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now [Instrumental]
13.                 I Only Wanna Be With You [Instrumental]

17. SINITTA - TOY BOY (#4, 1987)

1.                   Toy Boy
2.                   Toy Boy [Extended Rap Version]
3.                   Toy Boy [The Original Mix]
4.                   Toy Boy [The Extended Bicep Mix]
5.                   Toy Boy [Extended Bicep Mix]
6.                   Toy Boy [The Extended Bicep Mix Edit]
7.                   Toy Boy [Pumped Up Megamix]
8.                   Toy Boy [Over Extended Bicep Mix]
9.                   Toy Boy [Extended Hip Joint Mix]
10.                 Toy Boy [Remix]
11.                 Toy Boy [Brand New Megamix]
12.                 Toy Boy [Instrumental]

18. STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN - ROADBLOCK (#13, 1987)

1.                   Roadblock [Edit]
2.                   Roadblock [Extended Version]
3.                   Roadblock [Horn Jammin’ Dub]
4.                   Roadblock [Rare Dub Edit]
5.                   Roadblock [Rare Dub]
6.                   Roadblock [Rare Groove Mix Edit]
7.                   Roadblock [Rare Groove Mix]
8.                   Roadblock [No Block ‘Til Deutschland Mix]
9.                   Roadblock [No Block ‘Til Deutschland Edit]
10.                 Roadblock [Alternative Rare Groove Mix]

19. LAURA BRANIGAN - SHATTERED GLASS (#78 / U.S. #48, 1987)

1.                   Shattered Glass
2.                   Whatever I Do
3.                   Shattered Glass [12" Vocal Mix]
4.                   Shattered Glass [Instrumental]

20. RICK ASTLEY - NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP (#1 / U.S. #1, 1987)
Plus TOGETHER FOREVER (#2 / U.S. #1, 1988)

1.                   Never Gonna Give You Up
2.                   Together Forever [Lovers Leap Remix]
3.                   Never Gonna Give You Up [Cake Mix]
4.                   Never Gonna Give You Up [Escape From Newton Mix]
5.                   Never Gonna Give You Up [Escape To New York Mix]
6.                   Never Gonna Give You Up [Phil Harding 12" Mix]
7.                   Together Forever [Lovers Leap Extended Remix]
8.                   Together Forever [House Of Love Mix]
9.                   Never Gonna Give You Up [Instrumental]
10.                 Never Gonna Give You Up [12" Instrumental]

21. EDWIN STARR - WHATEVER MAKES OUR LOVE GROW(#98, 1987)

1.                   Whatever Makes Our Love Grow
2.                   Whatever Makes Our Love Grow [7" Remix]
3.                   Whatever Makes Our Love Grow [Video Version]
4.                   Whatever Makes Our Love Grow [Extended Version]
5.                   Whatever Makes Our Love Grow [Grown-Up Mix]
6.                   Whatever Makes Our Love Grow [Instrumental]
7.                   Whatever Makes Our Love Grow [12" Instrumental]

22. MICHAEL DAVIDSON - TURN IT UP (1987)

1.                   Turn It Up [LP Version]
2.                   Turn It Up [7" Remix]
3.                   Turn It Up [Extended Dance Mix]
4.                   Turn It Up [In Full Cry Mix]
5.                   Turn It Up [Miami Dub Mix]
6.                   Turn It Up [7" Instrumental]
7.                   Turn It Up [Long Instrumental]

23. BROTHER BEYOND - THE HARDER I TRY (#2, 1988)
Plus HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION (#6, 1988)

1.                   The Harder I Try
2.                   He Ain’t No Competition
3.                   The Harder I Try [Extended Version]
4.                   The Harder I Try [The Hardest Mix]
5.                   The Harder I Try [The Hardest 7"]
6.                   He Ain’t No Competition [Extended Version]
7.                   He Ain’t No Competition [Space Hopper Remix 1]
8.                   He Ain’t No Competition [Space Hopper Remix 2]
9.                   The Harder I Try [Instrumental]
10.                 He Ain’t No Competition [Instrumental]

24. SABRINA - ALL OF ME (BOY OH BOY) (#25, 1988)

1.                   All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy)
2.                   All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy) [The Boy O Boy Mix]
3.                   All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy) [Gen-Oh-A Mix]
4.                   All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy) [Instrumental]
5.                   All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy) [12" Instrumental]
6.                   All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy) [Gen-Oh-A Instrumental]

25. SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK - SUCCESS (#31, 1988)

1.                   Success
2.                   Success [Extended Version]
3.                   Success [Acid Mix #1 - Vox]
4.                   Success [Acid Mix #2 - Instrumental]
5.                   Success [Balearacidic 12 Inch]
6.                   Success [Funky Mix]
7.                   Success [Micro-Dot Dub]
8.                   Success [Metal Hammer Mix]
9.                   Success [Balearacidic Mix]
10.                 Success [Drug-Free 7"]

26. KYLIE & JASON - ESPECIALLY FOR YOU (#1, 1988)

1.                   Especially For You
2.                   All I Wanna Do Is Make You Mine
3.                   Especially For You [Extended Version]
4.                   Especially For You [Original 7" Mix]
5.                   Especially For You [Original 12" Mix]
6.                   All I Wanna Do Is Make You Mine [Extended Version]
7.                   Especially For You [Instrumental]

27. DONNA SUMMER - THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL(#3, 1989)

1.                   This Time I Know It’s For Real
2.                   Whatever Your Heart Desires [Original Mix]
3.                   This Time I Know It’s For Real [Extended Version]
4.                   This Time I Know It’s For Real [Instrumental]
5.                   1989 Interview

28. SONIA – YOU’LL NEVER STOP ME LOVING YOU (#1, 1989)
Plus LISTEN TO YOUR HEART (#10, 1989)

1.                   You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You
2.                   Listen To Your Heart
3.                   Better Than Ever
4.                   You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You [Extended Version]
5.                   You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You [Sonia’s Kiss Mix]
6.                   Listen To Your Heart [Extended Version]
7.                   Better Than Ever [Original Mix]
8.                   You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You [Instrumental]
9.                    Listen To Your Heart [Instrumental]

29. LONNIE GORDON - HAPPENIN’ ALL OVER AGAIN (#4, 1990)

1.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [Hip House Radio Mix]
2.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [Hip House Mix]
3.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [Hip House Rap Mix]
4.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [Italiano House Mix]
5.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [The Remix]
6.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [Original 12" Mix]
7.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [Dave Ford 1990 Mix]
8.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [Tony King 1990 Mix]
9.                   Happenin’ All Over Again [Extended Remix]
10.                 Happenin’ All Over Again [Jewels & Stone Club Mix]
11.                 Happenin’ All Over Again [Jewels & Stone Dub]
12.                 Happenin’ All Over Again [Jewels & Stone NY Dub]
13.                 Happenin’ All Over Again [12" Senza Voce]
14.                 Happenin’ All Over Again [Tony King Instrumental]

30. BOY KRAZY - THAT’S WHAT LOVE CAN DO (#86, 1991, U.S. #18, 1993)

1.                   That’s What Love Can Do
2.                   One Thing Leads To Another
3.                   That’s What Love Can Do [Extended Version]
4.                   That’s What Love Can Do [Original Mix]
5.                   That’s What Love Can Do [Radio Mix]
6.                   That’s What Love Can Do [Club Mix]
7.                   That’s What Love Can Do [Dub]
8.                   That’s What Love Can Do [Gigolo Bonus Mix]
9.                   That’s What Love Can Do [Gigolo Club]
10.                 That’s What Love Can Do [Man Mad Mix]
11.                 That’s What Love Can Do [Safe In The Hands Of Dub Mix]
12.                 That’s What Love Can Do [Safe Hands Italia Dub]
13.                 That’s What Love Can Do [Zebra Mix]
14.                 That’s What Love Can Do [Tony’s Wax It Mix]
15.                 That’s What Love Can Do [Instrumental]

Bonus Disc para marcar el 31 aniversario del lanzamiento del primer single de SAW en salir al mercado:

31. AGENTS AREN’T AEROPLANES - THE UPSTROKE (#93, 1984)

1.                   The Upstroke
2.                   Shadow Man
3.                   The Upstroke [Extended Version]
4.                   The Upstroke [Naughty Mix]

2 comentarios:

Raymundo Anguiano dijo...

Yo quiero el balaeracidic Mix de success de los sputnik, difícil de conseguir

Davide dijo...

Si imágino que sí, Sigue Sigue Sputnik no era tan mala banda como lo solían decir, yo personalmente los asocie con el film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" donde aparece un tema de ellos, es curioso no sabía hasta ahorita que SAW le produjo un single.