Mandy (album)

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Mandy
MandyAlbum.jpg
Studio album by Mandy Smith
Released April 1988
Recorded 1986–1988
Genre Pop, dance-pop
Label PWL
Producer Stock, Aitken and Waterman
Ian Curnow
Pete Hammond
Phil Harding
Roddy Matthews
Daize Washbourne
Mandy Smith chronology
- Mandy
(1988)
The Mandy EP
(1988)
Singles from Mandy
  1. "I Just Can't Wait"
    Released: 19 January 1987
  2. "Positive Reaction"
    Released: October 1987
  3. "Boys and Girls"
    Released: May 1988
  4. "Victim of Pleasure"
    Released: September 1988
  5. "Don't You Want Me Baby"
    Released: May 1989
Alternative Cover
Japanese cover of "Mandy".
Japanese cover of "Mandy".

Mandy is the only studio album by Mandy Smith. It was released by PWL in 1988, re-issued in 1993 in Japan and re-mastered and re-issued in 2009.

Smith, who was already well-known on the British tabloids due to her relationship with Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman, which started when she was 13, became the very first artist signed to Pete Waterman's PWL Records in September 1986 when she was 16 years old, and began working with producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman for her first single, which was going to be a cover of the 1964 Twinkle hit "Terry". The recording however remained unreleased as a new song, "I Just Can't Wait" was eventually released as her debut single in January 1987. While the single was not a hit in her native UK, it became a sizable hit around Europe and Japan. The same was true for her second single, "Positive Reaction", released in October 1987.

Her European and Japanese success with the singles prompted a full album deal, and Smith worked all through late 1987 to early 1988 with Stock Aitken and Waterman as well as with some of their associate producers, including Phil Harding and Ian Curnow, Pete Hammond, Daize Washbourn and Roddy Matthews. The record was released in April 1988 and two further singles, "Boys and Girls" and "Victim of Pleasure" were also released that year. Again, the album saw chart action in Europe and Japan but was a complete failure in her native UK, failing to chart at all. Smith's final recording was a cover of The Human League's "Don't You Want Me Baby" in 1989, released as a standalone single, which became her only single to enter the UK top 75, peaking at #59.

The album also includes a cover of Propaganda's "Duel" and "If It Makes You Feel Good", which was originally recorded by Princess and would be recorded a year later by Donna Summer. "Stay With Me Tonight" was co-written by British singer Rick Astley under the pseudonym "Dick Spatsley". He also recorded the song at the time, but it was not released until it was included on the 2CD compilation "Phil Harding Club Mixes Of The 80s" in 2011.

The album was reissued in Japan in 1993 adding a few remixes as bonus tracks. In 2009, the album was reissued by the Cherry Pop label adding eight bonus tracks, including "Don't You Want Me Baby", the unreleased "Terry", and Smith's version of Kylie Minogue's hit "Got To Be Certain" which she had originally recorded (with slightly different lyrics) but was then given to Minogue. Smith's version was first released in 2005 as a bonus track on a compilation of Stock, Aitken & Waterman's hits. Another song, titled "Charisma" and produced by Daize Washbourn, was slated for the album but left incomplete.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Stay With Me Tonight" - 3:34 (Harding, Curnow, Spatsley)
  2. "I Just Can't Wait" - 3:25 (Stock, Aitken, Waterman)
  3. "Victim of Pleasure" - 3:31 (Briley, Trevisick)
  4. "Duel" - 4:05 (Brucken, Dorper, Freytag, Mertens)
  5. "Boys and Girls" - 3:45 (Washbourne)
  6. "Mandy's Theme Part 1" - 4:24 (Stock, Aitken, Waterman)
  7. "If It Makes You Feel Good" - 4:31 (Stock, Aitken, Waterman)
  8. "Positive Reaction" - 3:27 (Stock, Aitken, Waterman)
  9. "Say It's Love (Love House)" - 3:51 (Harding, Curnow, Rhatigan)
  10. "He's My Boy " - 3:49 (Stock, Aitken, Waterman)
  11. "You're Never Alone" - 3:34 (Stock, Aitken, Waterman)
  12. "Mandy's Theme Part 2" - 4:13 (Stock, Aitken, Waterman)

Bonus tracks[edit]

CD album has a bonus track.

  1. "Positive Reaction (Miami Mix) - 3:42 (as 12th track)

These bonus tracks are included on Japan 1993 Re-issue.

  1. "Say It's Love (Love House)" (Xtra Beat This Mix)
  2. "If It Makes You Feel Good" (Extended Version)
  3. "Don't You Want Me Baby|Don't You Want Me" (Cocktail Mix)
  4. "Positive Reaction" (Extended Instrumental)

These bonus tracks are included on the 2009 re-issue album.

  1. "Don't You Want Me Baby" (Human League cover)
  2. "Got To Be Certain"
  3. "Terry" (12" Mix)
  4. "Positive Reaction" (Our Mandys Extended Mix)
  5. "Boys and Girls" (Acid Mix)
  6. "Victim of Pleasure" (Daize On Nights Mix)
  7. "Don't You Want Me Baby" (Original Mix)
  8. "Mandy's Theme/I Just Can't Wait" (The Cool And Breezy Jazz Version)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 144
Germany (Media Control Charts)[2] 60
Italy (FIMI)[citation needed] 41
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 35
Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)[4] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2015-11-09". Imgur.com. Archived from the original on 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Mandy – Mandy (album)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  3. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Mandy in Swedish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  4. ^ "hitparade.ch > Mandy in der Schweizer Hitparade" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-10-27.