Wow [Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition]

Wow [Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition]

by Bananarama


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Wow [Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition]

Bananarama followed up their hit-laden True Confessions, which spawned their international chart-topping version of "Venus," with 1987's Wow! True Confessions witnessed the emerging role of Stock, Aitken & Waterman as the trio's producers -- Wow! was wholly assembled by the hitmaking team, which was also responsible for hits by Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue, Dead or Alive, Donna Summer, and countless others. This album is, therefore, a straightforward 1980s dance set, with several songs that went on to become international hits. The only track from this set to make the U.S. Top Ten was "I Heard a Rumour," a sassy, joyous single just as infectious today as when first released. Also included is the sleek, lip-smackin' disco hit "I Can't Help It," the engaging, European chart-topper "Love in the First Degree," the single "I Want You Back," and an extended mix of their version of the Supremes' "Nathan Jones." Some of the non-hits pale in comparison to the singles, among those the dated, 12" version of "Some Girls"; the 12" version of "Strike It Rich," which, at some points, resembles an inferior version of "I Can't Help It"; and "Bad for Me," which unintentionally highlights the trio's vocal limitations. Nonetheless, the singles were quite intoxicating, and this hard-to-find set is sure to please fans of Bananarama, or any fans of the Stock, Aitken & Waterman sound, which ruled the airwaves and nightclubs in the mid- to late '80s. [Edsel's 2013 reissue of the album adds a handful of single B-sides and sixteen various types of remixes, from a Chicago House take on "Ecstasy" to a dub of "I Heard a Rumor," as well as a DVD containing ten videos and four TV appearances.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Edsel Records Uk
UPC: 0740155803230
catalogNumber: 5580323
Rank: 9308


Disc 1

  1. I Can't Help It
  2. I Heard a Rumour
  3. Some Girls
  4. Love In the First Degree
  5. Once In a Lifetime
  6. Strike It Rich
  7. Bad For Me
  8. Come Back
  9. Nathan Jones
  10. I Want You Back
  11. Clean Cut Boy
  12. Mr Sleaze
  13. Ecstasy
  14. Amnesia
  15. I Heard a Rumour
  16. Love in the First Degree
  17. I Can't Help It

Disc 2

  1. Love in the First Degree
  2. I Heard a Rumour
  3. I Can't Help It
  4. Reason for Living
  5. Some Girls
  6. Strike It Rich
  7. I Heard a Rumour
  8. Nathan Jones
  9. I Want You Back
  10. Ecstasy
  11. I Heard a Rumour
  12. Mr Sleaze

Disc 3

  1. I Heard a Rumour
  2. Love in the First Degree
  3. Mr Sleaze
  4. I Can’t Help It
  5. I Want You Back
  6. Love, Truth and Honesty
  7. Nathan Jones
  8. Help!
  9. I Can’t Help It
  10. I Want You Back
  11. I Heard a Rumour
  12. I Want You Back
  13. Love, Truth and Honesty
  14. Nathan Jones

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bananarama   Primary Artist
Matt Aitken   Guitar,Keyboards
George DeAngelis   Keyboards
A. Linn   Drums
John O'Hara   Keyboards
Mike Stock   Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leonard Caston   Composer
Ian Curnow   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Mike Duffy   Engineer
Siobhan Fahey   Composer
Lawrence Feldman   Composer
Phil Harding   Remixing
Karen Hewitt   Engineer
Mark McGuire   Engineer
Stock, Aitken & Waterman   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Nick Trevisick   Composer
Kathy Wakefield   Composer
Peter Barrett   Original Sleeve Design
Sarah Elizabeth Dallin   Composer
Keren Woodward   Composer
Tom Parker   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Yoyo   Engineer
Jamie Bromfield   Engineer
Pete Hammond   Remixing

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