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Monday, June 01, 2009

PWL Tossing Rare Flops On iTunes, Too

In addition to remastering Kylie Minogue's albums and Jason Donovan's entire PWL back catalog (including singles, remixes, instrumentals and backing tracks) for digital release, Pete Waterman's label is chucking some of Stock Aitken Waterman's misses online for sale, as well.

Carol Hitchcock's 1987 cover of "Get Ready" and the Twins' (aka former Neighbours actresses Gayle and Gillian Blackney) 1991 ravey ode to threeway sex, "All Mixed Up," are available worldwide on iTunes now, all mixes and b-sides included.

Here are clips of each:

Mike Stock wrote in his 2004 book The Hit Factory:
"We often had to deal with the most extraordinary characters in our quest to deliver the goods. A good example was Carol Hitchcock, a singer who flitted past our window one day and flitted off again...

Carol was a striking woman: Australian, bald and a bit of a body builder. I felt she was a bit frightening, to be honest! Maybe that's why her record only just scraped into the Top 60 in Australia and the UK. The B-side of Carol's record was "More Than Words Can Say," a SAW composition that was later resurrected for a Mel & Kim track, but alas we couldn't resurrect Ms. Hitchcock's record career.
What a bitch.

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  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    oooo i'm very excited about this plethora of SAW stuff coming online :) We must have a discussion soon about the best of this period :) I had quite a pleasant walk to work listening to the debut Sonia album!!!

  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    ARGH. Amazon has let me down by not adding these to its downloads section. I feel like a Luddite now. Whatever!! D'Luv, make me a cd.


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