Thursday, 24 July 2008

Kim Appleby - Light Of The World

From 1993, this was the first single taken from Kim Appleby's 2nd album "Breakaway". The track peaked at #41 on the UK charts, in July of that year. The b-side featured the non-album track "Shame". Only one other single was released from the album, the title track "Breakaway". Sadly, this performed even worse and peaked at #56.


Light Of The World
Light Of The World (Extended Version)


Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Cherry - Magic Holiday

From 1989, "Magic Holiday" is seen by some as an Italo disco classic. Despite the fact that it was a huge hit across Europe and was given a fantastic remix from Pete Hammond of PWL, the track only managed to reached #96 on the UK charts in September 1989.


Magic Holiday (Short Vocal)
Magic Holiday (Extended Vocal)
Magic Holiday (PWL Edit)
Magic Holiday (PWL Mix)


*Thanks to Guy for the PWL mixes posted in the chatbox.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Deborah Harry - Sweet And Low

From 1989, this was the 4th single taken from Deborah Harry's "Def, Dumb & Blonde" album. For it's release it received remixes from Phil Harding, Arthur Baker, Daniel Abraham & Justin Strauss.

The album version was transformed into a quite fantastic dance track. Despite this, the song peaked at #17 in the US Dance charts and #57 in the UK singles chart. It does sport though a rather snazzy Andy Warhol inspired colourful video.


Sweet And Low (Phil Harding Single Mix)
Sweet And Low (Phil Harding 12 Inch Mix)
Sweet And Low (Phil Harding Dub)
Sweet And Low (Swing Low Mix)
Sweet And Low (Sweet Chariot Mix)
Sweet And Low (Sweet House Mix)
Sweet And Low (Cha Cha Cha Mix)
Sweet And Low (Album Version)


The Reynolds Girls - Get Real

The Reynolds Girls, Linda and Aisling, were a pair of sisters from Liverpool, England. They became a one hit wonder in 1989 with the Stock, Aitken & Waterman track "I'd Rather Jack" that started out as a response to critics who ignored the younger Pop acts in the UK at the time.

After the success of "I'd Rather Jack" the duo were set to record a full album with the producers, but shortly before starting recording it they split from PWL over creative differences (Waterman later stated that they refused to cancel a pre-booked holiday in order to record and promote their second single, a move he felt was arrogant). They later put out a follow up single, "Get Real", but the record was unsuccessful and the duo would fall off the music radar for good.


Get Real(Single Version)
Get Real (Hip House Radio Edit)
Get Real (12" Version)


*Thanks to Ian for the 12" Version!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Jellybean - Just Visiting This Planet

John "Jellybean" Benitez is a drummer, guitarist, songwriter, DJ, remixer and music producer of Puerto Rican descent. Benitez is known for producing Madonna Ciccone's first hits and for his relationship with her. He was a prolific remixer in the 80s, providing remixes for many 80's hits.

In 1987 he released "Just Visiting This Planet". This collaboration album featured the vocal talents of Elisa Fiorillo, Steven Dante and Adele Bertei. Four singles were released from the album, "The Real Thing", "Who Found Who", "Just A Mirage" and "Jingo".


Little Too Good To Me
Who Found Who
Just A Mirage
Am I Dreaming
The Real Thing
Walking In My Sleep
Hypnotized (By Your Touch)


Monday, 14 July 2008

Dolly Dots - What A Night

From 1987, this single from Dutch girl band Dolly Dots was written & produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Although the track wasn't a hit outside the girls native country, it was included as part of the 1988 release "The Hit Factory - The Best Of Stock Aitken Waterman Volume 2".


What A Night (Single Version)
What A Night (PWL Extended Version)


Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Livin' Joy - Dreamer

Livin' Joy were an Italian house music group fronted firstly by vocalist Janice Robinson and then later by Tameka Star. Originally released in 1994, "Dreamer" peaked in the UK singles chart at #18 and was also a hit in the US dance charts. The track gained in popularity and was re-released in 1995 with some new remixes and reached #1 in the UK charts.

They had further success in 1996 & 1997 with the songs "Don't Stop Movin", "Follow The Rules", "Where Can I Find Love" and "Deep In You". A further single "Just For The Sex Of It" was due to be released in 1999 but due to lack of interest in the song, only gained an Australian & US release.


Dreamer (7" Mix)
Dreamer (Original Club Mix)
Dreamer (Slo Moshun Mix)
Dreamer (Junior Vasquez Sound Factory Mix 1)
Dreamer (Junior Vasquez Sound Factory Mix 2)
Dreamer (Junior's Instrumental)
Dreamer (Factory Dub)
Dreamer (Rollo's Big Mix)
Dreamer (Loveland's Viva Tenerife Mix)
Dreamer (Jupiter 12" Collision)

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