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Old 19-10-2010, 18:54
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My deluxe edition of FLM came today - but I'm a little disappointed they haven't used the original album versions of Showing Out, Respectable and FLM - they've replaced them with the single edits (the Showing Out 7" edit is dreadful). Looks like I'll be keeping my original FLM CD. Cherry Pop usually put the 7" versions at the end and keep the album as it was. The rest is wonderful though - AWESOME CD booklet with a LOT of Kim comments.

Who else thinks the girls would've had much more success in the 90's had Mel not sadly died....they were magic to watch
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Old 21-10-2010, 15:58
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I can't decide between buying this or their "Best Of" CD. I love Respectable and "That's The Way It Is". I think Mel & Kim were great and it's a real shame Mel died so young.

I've bought other Cherry Pop CD's by Sonia and Big Fun. They're great.
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Old 21-10-2010, 16:00
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I love 'Respectable'...it's one of my favourite songs! <3
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Old 21-10-2010, 16:46
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I love Stock Aitken & Waterman. Far better than the rubbish Cowell and his companions churn out. Mel & Kim were great. Who knows what they would have gone onto do had Mel not died so prematurely.

Any way, Respectable is one of my all time favourite tracks. So ahead of its time. A great pop/dance crossover track with balls.
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Old 21-10-2010, 16:49
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I can't decide between buying this or their "Best Of" CD. I love Respectable and "That's The Way It Is". I think Mel & Kim were great and it's a real shame Mel died so young.

I've bought other Cherry Pop CD's by Sonia and Big Fun. They're great.
Having got both cds...(the original FLM release), I would go for The Best Of...myself.

Sonia's re-release is fantastic.

I didn't/haven't bought the Big Fun re-release because I wasn't sure whether it would be worth it as I have the original.
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Old 21-10-2010, 17:39
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Who else thinks the girls would've had much more success in the 90's had Mel not sadly died....they were magic to watch
i dont think theyd have any more success. they were a one trick pony, ok i quite like some of their material, 'showin out' was my fav, but that sound was exhausted by 90. people were fed up of s/a/w (even the fans...hence they faded).

I love Stock Aitken & Waterman. Far better than the rubbish Cowell and his companions churn out. .
change the record miles....
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Old 21-10-2010, 17:54
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Mel & Kim certainly were better than the rest of the dross that SAW churned out.

Sonia, Big Fun, Reynolds Girls, Rick &^%$ Astley, Kylie etc were the death of music as far as I'm concerned, I believed it then & I still believe it now !!

The fact that SAW believed that they were the new Motown was an insult to Berry Gordy & the fantastic, real musicians on Motown's rosta
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Old 21-10-2010, 17:58
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Mel & Kim certainly were better than the rest of the dross that SAW churned out.

Sonia, Big Fun, Reynolds Girls, Rick &^%$ Astley, Kylie etc were the death of music as far as I'm concerned, I believed it then & I still believe it now !!

The fact that SAW believed that they were the new Motown was an insult to Berry Gordy & the fantastic, real musicians on Motown's rosta
spot on!
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Old 21-10-2010, 18:11
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and you know what mushymanrob?, I felt soo much better after that little rant too !!

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Old 21-10-2010, 19:32
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I can't decide between buying this or their "Best Of" CD. I love Respectable and "That's The Way It Is". I think Mel & Kim were great and it's a real shame Mel died so young.

I've bought other Cherry Pop CD's by Sonia and Big Fun. They're great.
Great song. But think they where very much of there time.

SAW where on the slide by 1990/1991 so I dont think they would have made it that far.
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Old 21-10-2010, 20:56
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Mel Died???!????

When did this happen??
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Old 21-10-2010, 21:05
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Mel Died???!????

When did this happen??
1990, she had cancer, but died from an infection she picked up and couldn't fight off because of the chemotherapy...
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Old 21-10-2010, 21:09
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aww man that sucks

That's put a downer on my day
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Old 21-10-2010, 21:24
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Great song. But think they where very much of there time.

SAW where on the slide by 1990/1991 so I dont think they would have made it that far.
They left PWL and wrote (along with Craig from Bros) what became Kim's solo album. Don't Worry, G.L.A.D. (the sequel to F.L.M!!) and Mama would've been the 5th, 6th and 7th Mel & Kim singles. I think they would've made more after that.
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Old 22-10-2010, 01:59
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Mel & Kim certainly were better than the rest of the dross that SAW churned out.

Sonia, Big Fun, Reynolds Girls, Rick &^%$ Astley, Kylie etc were the death of music as far as I'm concerned, I believed it then & I still believe it now !!

The fact that SAW believed that they were the new Motown was an insult to Berry Gordy & the fantastic, real musicians on Motown's rosta
Wrong...Mel & Kim, Rick, Kylie, Reynolds Girls, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Princess and Lonnie Gordon were the best of SAW.

I will not have you slaggin' off the third most successful songwriters and producers of all time.
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Old 22-10-2010, 02:07
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It's impossible to get the brilliant 7" version of Showing Out these days, unless you happen to have the original disc or else an old compilation album from the time knocking about (it was on Now 8 IIRC). The album version just drags on and on, whilst the single version used on compilations etc nowadays is a totally pointlessly remixed piece of shit that literally just sounds cut into random bits and reassmbled in no kind of order whatsoever.
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Old 22-10-2010, 07:17
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Wrong...Mel & Kim, Rick, Kylie, Reynolds Girls, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Princess and Lonnie Gordon were the best of SAW.

I will not have you slaggin' off the third most successful songwriters and producers of all time.
kylies best material was after she left s/a/w

and weve done this before...theyt are NOT the third most successful songwriters of all time, that statistic is based on 'weeks in chart' and bares no relationship to quality, nor even of sales. anyone can mass produce dross for kids then claim to be successful. NO awards, NO merit, NO respect ... for a team that supposedly spent so long in the charts thats a damning indictment of the poor quality of their material.

ps...you are the only one ive ever known that chamipons the reynolds girls, even amongst s/a/w fans....they were a complete joke.
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Old 22-10-2010, 10:25
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I love 'Respectable'...it's one of my favourite songs! <3
I love that song too
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Old 22-10-2010, 11:11
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I love that song too
Woo lol!
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Old 22-10-2010, 13:28
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"Tay, tay, tay, tay, ta, ta, ta..."
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Old 22-10-2010, 13:32
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"Tay, tay, tay, tay, ta, ta, ta..."
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Old 22-10-2010, 13:35
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They left PWL and wrote (along with Craig from Bros) what became Kim's solo album. Don't Worry, G.L.A.D. (the sequel to F.L.M!!) and Mama would've been the 5th, 6th and 7th Mel & Kim singles. I think they would've made more after that.
..but surely if they/she was that good kim would still be a household name with or without her sister. so no, i dont think they had the x factor and their career lasted as long as it was going too.
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Old 22-10-2010, 13:50
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Wrong...Mel & Kim, Rick, Kylie, Reynolds Girls, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Princess and Lonnie Gordon were the best of SAW.

I will not have you slaggin' off the third most successful songwriters and producers of all time.
Yes but after the first two there is a huge drop-off!

You may note that I'd didn't "slag off" Dead or Alive or Princess whom I bought think were excellent.

Bananarama career was relaunched by SAW, they had huge success prior to that.

I can't stand their post '86 output, bassless, formulaic tripe.

I can't add anymore than mushymanrob, summed up perfectly

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Old 22-10-2010, 14:07
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Yes but after the first two there is a huge drop-off!

You may note that I'd didn't "slag off" Dead or Alive or Princess whom I bought think were excellent.

Bananarama career was relaunched by SAW, they had huge success prior to that.

I can't stand their post '86 output, bassless, formulaic tripe.

I can't add anymore than mushymanrob, summed up perfectly

Wrong...SAW's best stuff was with Princess, Dead or Alive, Bananarama, Rick, Mel and Kim, Lonnie Gordon, Sybil and Kylie.

SAW did re-launch Bananarama...their most successful and best years to date. Nothing prior to the SAW period dented the charts...and when they left SAW...
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Old 22-10-2010, 14:25
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Wrong...SAW's best stuff was with Princess, Dead or Alive, Bananarama, Rick, Mel and Kim, Lonnie Gordon, Sybil and Kylie.

SAW did re-launch Bananarama...their most successful and best years to date. Nothing prior to the SAW period dented the charts...and when they left SAW...
Have you been drinking??

You are seriously suggesting that NOTHING Bananrama did prior to SAW dented the charts?

T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) # 4
Really Sayin' Somethin' #5
Shy Boy # 4
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye # 5
Cruel Summer # 8
Robert DeNiro's Waiting # 3
Rough Justice #23

Their pre-SAW chart positions are higher across the board.
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