The return of Stock, Aitken and Waterman?
The following appeared on an industry web board recently... take everything with a liberal pinch of salt, but consider the possibility...
News reaches us of one of the most exciting musical projects heading our way in 2005.
Apparently the 80's production team Stock Aitken & Waterman have reformed and are planning their "coming of age" album to celebrate 21 years in the music industry.
The album is rumoured to feature past SAW artists with brand new SAW tracks and also a host of today's hottest pop acts covering new productions of classic SAW songs. The word is that the
album will form only part of a 2005 SAW offensive which will also include a tour, a tv show and a stage musical based around the SAW songs.
So far none of these projects have been confirmed by any party. We have contacted both the PWL site and the Mike Stock Music site but to date have had no confirmation or denial.
The rumoured track listing for the album is as follows;
Kylie Minogue- Bedroom Eyes
Donna Summer- Brand new track
Rick Astley- Brand New Track
Bananarama- I Don't Care (W.P.S.)
Sinitta- How Can This Be Real love
Sonia- Brand new track
Jason Donovan- Brand new track
Lonnie Gordon- Brand New Track
Kim Appleby- Brand New Track
Hazell Dean- Cant Help The Way That I Feel
Stock Aitken Waterman- Brand New Track
Westlife- He Aint No Competition
Rachel Stevens- Cross My Broken Heart
Emma Bunton- Love In The First Degree
Jamelia- You'll Never Stop Me Loving You
Katie Melua & Ronan Keating- Especially For You
Geri- Happening All Over Again
Gareth Gates- Too Many Broken Hearts
McFly- I should Be So Lucky
Girls Aloud- You Think You're A Man
Peter Andre- Never Gonna Give You Up
Stock Aitken Waterman were hugely successful in the 1980's with over 100 top 40 hits in the UK alone including 13 number ones. The trio fell out in the early 1990's and went their seperate ways. Pete Waterman went on to form the massive Steps with whom he scored a further 2 number ones and Mike Stock and Matt Aitken both went into partnership and had 3 number ones with Robson & Jerome.
In recent years things have been very quiet from all parties. Pete Waterman was last seen as a judge on pop idol, Mike Stock inflicted the Fast Food Rockers on the world and hasn't quite been forgiven yet and Matt Aitken left the music business altogether.
An insider told us, "2005 is the perfect year for a reunion, not only because of the 21 years but it is also the 20th anniversary year of the teams first UK number one single when Dead Or Alive hit the top spot in January 1985 with "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)". The team have gone through a lot of up's and downs since their split and things were not good between them but they have all done a lot of growing up and they know how good they were together. Mike and Pete both realise they need each other and Matt has decided that the time is now right for him to return to his first love of music."
Last updated: 19/04/2018 10:55:58