The Hit Factory Volume 2

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The Hit Factory Volume 2
Compilation album by various artists
Released 1988
Genre Pop
Label Fanfare Records, PWL Records
Producer Stock Aitken Waterman

The Hit Factory Volume 2 is a compilation album released in November 1988 by Fanfare Records and PWL Records. It was an album featuring hits produced by British production trio Stock Aitken Waterman who were at their peak at the time of the album's release. The first compilation The Hit Factory: The Best of Stock Aitken Waterman was issued by Stylus in 1987. The range of tracks included four special 12" remixes, exclusive to the set, and also a previously unavailable track by an American group called Sequal. The album gained a platinum BPI Award and reached #16 in the UK Top 100 Album Chart. When compilation albums were excluded from the main chart on January 14, 1989, the album crossed to the new chart for the remainder of its run.

The Hit Factory Volume 2 was also released in Japan by PWL in association with Alfa Records. Although the albums share the same name, they have an entirely different track listing.

UK track listing (UK: Fanfare Records/PWL Records HFCD 4)

  1. Nothing Can Divide Us (Exclusive 12" Remix) : Jason Donovan
  2. Love in the First Degree : Bananarama
  3. Who's Leaving Who : Hazell Dean
  4. The Harder I Try : Brother Beyond
  5. I Don't Believe In Miracles : Sinitta
  6. All of Me (Boy oh Boy) : Sabrina
  7. Packjammed (With The Party Posse) (Writ Mix - Short Version) : Stock Aitken Waterman
  8. What A Night : Dolly Dots
  9. I Should Be So Lucky (Exclusive 12" Remix) : Kylie Minogue
  10. That's the Way It Is : Mel & Kim
  11. My Arms Keep Missing You (Exclusive 12" Remix) : Rick Astley ††
  12. Tell Him I Called [Album Version] : Sequal ††
  13. Cross My Broken Heart (Exclusive 12" Remix) : Sinitta
  14. Let's Get Together Tonite : Steve Walsh ††
  15. Let's All Chant : Pat & Mick

This track was not included on the LP version of the collection, presumably due to time restrictions.
†† Not featured on the VHS version.

Japan track listing (Japan: Alfa Records/PWL 29B2-50)

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Official site[edit]

Mike Stock [1]