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The Hit Factory: Pete Waterman's Greatest Hits

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  • Audio CD (16 Oct. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal Music TV
  • ASIN: B00004Z52B
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,053 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I should be so lucky - Kylie Minogue
2. Never gonna give you up - Rick Astley
3. Too many broken hearts - Jason Donovan
4. Venus - Bananarama
5. Respectable - Mel & Kim
6. Harder I try - Brother Beyond
7. Say I'm your number one - Princess
8. Wouldn't it be good - Nik Kershaw
9. This time I know it's for real - Donna Summer
10. I just don't have the heart - Cliff Richard
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Tragedy - Steps
2. Better the devil you know - Kylie Minogue
3. You spin me round (like a record) - Dead Or Alive
4. Love in the first degree - Bananarama
5. Together forever - Rick Astley
6. Showin' out (get fresh at the weekend) - Mel & Kim
7. Whatever I do (wherever I go) - Hazell Dean
8. I want you back (PWL remix '88) - Jackson Five
9. You'll never stop me from loving you - Sonia
10. I won't let the sun go down on me - Nik Kershaw
See all 17 tracks on this disc

Product Description

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"They're producers of throw-away, candy floss pop which won't be remembered" was one of the kindest comments made about the work of pop supremos Stock, Aitken and Waterman during the 1980s. Responding to this regular onslaught Pete Waterman always maintained that their songs would follow the same route as Motown compositions--they would stand the test of time and become classics. With the release of The Hit Factory, there is further evidence that Waterman may have been right all along. Stretching from Waterman's earliest work with Nik Kershaw and Hazel Dean, to his more recent protégés Steps, you realise how influential he has been in shaping the British pop music scene. One annoying factor about this otherwise essential collection is that the record company, in their quest to highlight the contemporariness of Waterman's work, have included tracks with some very loose connections. Even though signed to his label PWL, he had no production ties with artists such as Opus III & Undercover. However, how can you resist reliving those days of old when you watched Dead or Alive playing live on Razzmatazz, or Sonia performing "You'll Never Stop Me From Loving You" on the Hit Man and Her Roadshow? --John Galilee

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. A. MANKOWSKI on 9 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
As a long time fan of the bubblegummy poppy sounds that storm out of the radio to grab your ear and never let go, I rank this collection highly. So PWL and SAW are/were machines, so was Motown and Buddah Records in the 60's, and so are the Teen Pop Sensations from Orlando now. It all hums great, and has no real "meaning" other than to get you happy and dancing! One small question...Where is "Id Rather Jack" by the Reynolds Girls? (Great Lost 80s Song!)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Johan Olsson on 28 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you had your "best days" on the dancefloor between 1985-1990, BUY THIS RECORD!!! You won't be disappointed, I promise you!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SimplyMad on 7 Sept. 2012
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as soon as i put this cd on in my house i just had to crank up the volume and remember the good old days.brother beyond,sinitta,sonia,dead or alive and many many more. wow good times(the 80s & 90s)
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If you like this sort of thing, then this will take you back to the era of early episodes of neighbours, Kylie and Jason et al, some of the artists could sing very well actally, like Rick Astley and I got it for almost nothing used off an amazon shop, an absolute bargain.

Am not a snob, but am unlikely to leave it lying around, however it's great to listen to while doing chores around the house together with YMCA's greatest hits.

If you liked this era, then I say buy it, you will like it and re-kindle all those distant memories.
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By A Customer on 9 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Never did any one decade spawn so many danceable, "sing-along-able" pop tunes, until the advent of the 80s. And never did the 80s spawn such wonderful melodies until Stock Aitken Waterman's Hit Factory came along. If you think Kylie is great now, just wait until you hear how she sounded back in the 80s - not to mention such other greats as Jason Donovan, Bananarama, Sonia (where is she now?) and the long forgotten Musical Youth. Pure, clean, unadulterated POP! So good, even your dad would love this. 10/10.
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By A Customer on 21 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a must-have compilation for anyone who was brought up in the late eighties/early nineties. A good selection of songs from some of the best artists. It'll certainly stir up some good memories from a decade ago. Not one track on either of the CDs I would skip through and it's amazing how the words of these songs all come rushing back to you as you find yourself singing along with these superb tunes. The few recent songs that have ben added in are superb.
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By A Customer on 11 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Some of pops finest tunes from pop`s number one producer. A great listen, one of only a few compliation albums that you can sing to every song. All the top artists and a few obscure ones chucked in for good measure, shame about Opus, 2unlimited and undercover, but ach well it`s only three tracks! Its paradise, like dieing and going to heaven. What about a volume 2?
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By p.e.nolan@chem.hull.ac.uk on 12 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
I love this! I got as soon as I saw it and I've practically never had it out of the CD player. It's just full of my favourites (Steps, Kylie, Hazell Dean, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Tina Cousins...) with only a few I hate (Musical Youth, Cliff Richard (!?!), Sam Fox). It's a great compilation, made even better by the enhanced CD video of Tragedy!!!!!!! :-)
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