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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kylie Minogue's PWL Singles Hit iTunes

Following up with Jason Donovan's entire catalog of Stock Aitken Waterman-produced singles from the PWL label being added to iTunes in May, today sees Kylie Minogue's single EPs from the same era (1988 through 1992) added the digital store, as well.

Each individual EP averages at about $9.90 a pop. Christ, where's a small fortune when you need it?

Like the deal with Jason, the EPs for Kylie include the remastered singles, unreleased instrumentals and backing tracks, mixes and B-sides. Of course, a lot of this stuff was made available about 10 years ago on Ms. Minogue's four-disc Greatest Hits Remixed series.

Still, there are some hidden gems, like the backing track of "Enjoy Yourself," with all it's ooh and aah background vocals.

Also thrown onto iTunes today is Hazell Dean's unreleased version of "Can't Help The Way That I Feel," originally an album track for Sonia's 1990 SAW album Everybody Knows. Hazell's single EPs for "Love Pains" and "Better Off Without You" (also recorded by Lonnie Gordon) are available, too.

Highly Recommended: Hazell Dean's "Better Off Without You (A Touch Of Leather Mix)"! Handclaps, the trademark SAW bassline, a Matt Aitken guitar solo and a whip-cracking effect—this one's got it all!

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  • At 12:26 PM, Blogger Brad said…

    Good stuff! Can't wait to nab some :)

  • At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow. It really is everything -- except for the Harding-Curnow mix of "Shocked" -- isn't it?

  • At 12:56 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Totally good stuff, Brad! And Anonymous, you're right...odd, since the Harding/Curnow mix of "Step Back In Time" is included!

  • At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Tech No Logical said…

    There are a few things still outstanding - the remixes of "Word is Out" for one.

  • At 5:31 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    i have the majority of the kylie stuff :) It's Hazell Dean that's exciting me. She played at my local pub the other week. The gays went mad for her! You will be pleased to know not only did she play Whos Leaving Who but also Better Off Without You (and of course Searching). It was proper decent.

  • At 5:34 PM, Anonymous No Tech No Logical said…

    Remixes of "The Loco-Motion" also absent.

  • At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Johnny D said…

    I'm waiting for the Bananarama back catalogue - especially the unreleased material for the pop life sessions, and please yourself era, especially the cover of David Bowies' Changes!

  • At 11:37 PM, Blogger musicdivaSF said…

    Wow, thank you for the heads up on this. Like others, I do have a good Kylie collection but that doesn't stop me from browsing to see if there's something that I missed. But the Hazell Dean addition is a great surprise and I sure hope to see more of her on iTunes.

    I say, more PWL music please! Thanks.

  • At 11:26 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Danke, all! Annoyingly, track/mix names for "What Kind Of Fool" are missing, as they are for Jason Donovan's "Everyday (I Love You More)."

    Of course, commenter Tech No Logical/No Tech No Logical is giving us more than a hint as to two of the mixes, at least ;)

  • At 10:42 PM, Blogger Yuяi said…

    Thanks for the recommendations! It would truly cost a small fortune to get every single track. I do really like the whips in that Hazell mix. I think I still prefer the Liza/PSB rendition better but it's still a great SAW production.

  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger Jebb said…

    Noticed that Hazell also did "More Than Words Can Say," apparently as a b-side. Carol Hitchcocks b-side version is much better ... even a-side worthy, I would say.

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