Stock Aitken Waterman Gold

Stock Aitken Waterman Gold
Compilation album by various artists
Released 2005
Recorded 1984-1991
Genre Pop
Label Sony BMG/PWL Records/EBUL
Producer Stock Aitken Waterman

Stock Aitken Waterman Gold is a compilation album released in 2005 by Sony BMG, PWL Records and EBUL.


Gold is a triple CD collection that brings together the biggest hits of British producers Stock Aitken Waterman. All of the tracks were big hits when released internationally between 1984 and 1991 - the production trio's most successful period.

As a complete overview of Stock Aitken Waterman's most popular work, Gold contains nine UK number one hits by several different artists, two of which were recorded to raise money for charity. The producer's success on the US chart is represented by three Billboard Hot 100 number one's: Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever" and Bananarama's "Venus". The girl-group Boy Krazy also feature, although not successful in the UK, they achieved notable success with "That's What Love Can Do" which made the Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 and was the last Stock Aitken Waterman Production before Matt Aitken departed in 1991. A long-running Japanese number one, "Turn It into Love" by Kylie Minogue rounds off the collection; this song was not issued as an A side in the UK, it was actually covered and released by PWL stablemate Hazell Dean instead, and whose bigger UK hits are included on this collection. A bonus track can be found at the end of the second disc: Mandy Smith's original recording of Kylie Minogue's second international release "Got to Be Certain", unearthed from the PWL vaults. With an identical backing track, the only difference between the recordings are Mandy's vocals instead of Kylie's.

Stock Aitken Waterman Gold contains the standard radio edits of the track listing, with extended mixes, rarities and a megamix saved entirely for the third disc.

Track listing

Disc One

  1. Rick AstleyNever Gonna Give You Up (UK #1)
  2. BananaramaVenus (US #1)
  3. Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (UK #1)
  4. Kylie MinogueI Should Be So Lucky (UK #1)
  5. Mel and KimRespectable (UK #1)
  6. Jason DonovanToo Many Broken Hearts (UK #1)
  7. Hazell DeanWho's Leaving Who
  8. SinittaToy Boy
  9. Big FunBlame It on the Boogie
  10. Donna SummerThis Time I Know It's for Real
  11. Lonnie Gordon - Happenin' All Over Again
  12. Brother BeyondThe Harder I Try
  13. SoniaYou'll Never Stop Me Loving You (UK #1)
  14. The Reynolds Girls - I’d Rather Jack
  15. Samantha FoxNothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
  16. Cliff Richard - I Just Don't Have the Heart
  17. Princess - Say I’m Your Number One
  18. Stock Aitken Waterman – Roadblock
  19. Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan - Especially for You (UK #1)

Disc Two

  1. Kylie MinogueBetter the Devil You Know
  2. BananaramaLove in the First Degree
  3. Rick AstleyTogether Forever (US #1)
  4. Sinitta - Cross My Broken Heart
  5. Mel and KimShowing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
  6. DivineYou Think You're a Man
  7. Hazell DeanWhatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
  8. Jason DonovanWhen You Come Back To Me
  9. Donna Summer - I Don't Wanna Get Hurt
  10. Dead or Alive - Lover Come Back To Me
  11. Brother Beyond - He Ain't No Competition
  12. SoniaListen To Your Heart
  13. Big Fun - Can't Shake the Feeling
  14. Pat and Mick - I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet
  15. Kylie Minogue - Turn It Into Love
  16. Boy Krazy - That's What Love Can Do
  17. Ferry Aid - "Let It Be" (UK #1)
  18. Hillsborough Disaster Fund - Ferry Cross the Mersey (UK #1)
  19. MandyGot to Be Certain (Bonus Track)

Disc Three - Rarities

  1. Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (Murder Mix)
  2. Kylie Minogue – Better the Devil You Know (The Mad March Hare Mix)
  3. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape From N.Y Mix)
  4. Divine – You Think You’re A Man (12" Remix)
  5. The Reynolds Girls - I’d Rather Jack (Extended Mix)
  6. Stock Aitken Waterman - Roadblock (Unreleased Mix)
  7. Princess – Say I'm Your Number One (Extended Mix)
  8. Mandy Smith – I Just Can’t Wait (Matt’s Cool & Breezy Jazzy Mix)
  9. Lonnie Gordon - Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (12” version)
  10. PWL Radio Megamix 2005
    Including excerpts of the following tracks: Stock Aitken Waterman "S.S. Paparazzi", Rick Astley "Whenever You Need Somebody", Jason Donovan "Nothing Can Divide Us", The Twins "All Mixed Up", Lonnie Gordon "Happenin' All Over Again", The Reynolds Girls "I'd Rather Jack" and Carol Hitchcock "Get Ready".

See also

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