In December 2010 we were commissioned by Tesco Entertainment who were working with ITV Studios, to produce a number of remix tracks from their exclusive album, “Coronation Street: Rogues, Angels, Heroes & Fools”. This had been devised as part of a yearlong celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of top rating UK serial drama, the now infamous ‘Coronation Street’.
An ensemble of past and present cast members from Britain’s favourite TV show were joined at Abbey Road Studios by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and some of the West End’s leading performers to deliver this musical journey down Weatherfield’s famous cobbles.
We were then asked to remix and additionally produce two of the seminal songs from the album, performed by leading stars Katherine Kelly, Kym Marsh and Rachel Leskovac for introduction into the clubs. A third song from the album, “Sweet Butterfly” performed by singer and subsequent ‘X Factor’ contestant, Andrew Derbyshire was also remixed and additionally produced by us.
Multi-award winning actress, Katherine Kelly- previously known to millions as ‘Coronation Street’s’ fiery character, Becky McDonald- reprised her role as Weatherfield’s diamond in the rough to take the lead on the evocative ballad, “If It’s Too Late”, from the “Coronation Street: Rogues, Angels, Heroes & Fools” album.
It was first released as a stand-alone single in its original form towards the end of 2010. We then remixed and additionally produced the single for a re-release in the clubs under the pseudonym, Angel K.
From Popstar to soap star, former Hear’Say singer, Kym Marsh stepped out of her role as Rovers Return barmaid, Michelle Connor and into the role of one of ‘Coronation Street’s’ most iconic and best loved characters, Elsie Tanner.
So central to the Street’s early stories, Elsie features in three of the eleven songs on the “Rogues, Angels, Heroes & Fools” album. All performed by Kym. They include the heart rendering ballad, “I Know How It Feels” and the gutsy “He’s My Man”; the latter of which we remixed and additionally produced.
Model, former 80’s pop pin up and 2009 ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ contestant, Samantha Fox joined us in 2009 to work on her new greatest hits compilation; the first ever compilation with direct involvement from Samantha herself. The album was devised and project managed from conception by Prolific Music on behalf of Sony Music. We also recorded a brand new contemporary remake of her classic smash hit, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now” jointly produced by Carl M Cox, Nathan Thomas and Pete Hammond. The album was released as both a special limited edition double CD and standard edition.
Dubbed Simon Cowell’s “Girl Friday”, ‘X Factor’ mentor and TV personality, Sinitta is one of the original 80’s pop princesses. She teamed up with us in 2007 to work on new material- her first in many years- for inclusion on her debut official UK hits album. The album, a 33 track double CD anthology, was co-ordinated from conception to completion by Prolific Music and was released physically by Cherry Pop Records and digitally by Sony Music.
Music icon and recent Ivor Novello winner, Boy George and his remix buddy, Kinky Roland joined forces with us and our partners, Just Good Music For Your Ears in 2010 to remix Amanda Lear’s “Someone Else’s Eyes” for the album, “Brief Encounters Reloaded”. We then sponsored George’s Italian concert at POP where all guests were given a complimentary copy of the remix single.
With 45 million records sold to date, what can be said about disco goddess Amanda Lear, that hasn’t already? The enigmatic and captivating icon started working with Prolific Music at the end of 2008 to record the Boney M sampled “Doin’ Fine” (co-written with the equally legendary, Frank Farian) for her 15th studio album, “Brief Encounters”. We then went on to remix and additionally produce her new album’s first single entitled, “Someone Else’s Eyes” in the spring of 2009.
The successful outcome of that collaboration led to us going forward to creatively and executively co-produce a second album with Amanda, “Brief Encounters Reloaded”. The reloaded album concept proved to be hugely popular, with third party licenses being issued in the UK to Almighty Records and Germany/Austria/Switzerland territories to ZYX Records. It also allowed us a wonderful opportunity to work with the incredible Boy George, who joined us to remix one of the tracks for the album.