BANANARAMA - WOW!
Following the phenomenal global success of VENUS, it was no surprise when London Records enlisted Stock Aitken Waterman to produce Bananarama's fourth album in it's entirety in early 1987.
WOW! was conceived as a far more straightforward, danceable pop record than TRUE CONFESSIONS had been. And although the finished product was a major success, marking Bananarama's best run of chart positions in the UK, mixed feelings over this new direction within the group would take their toll, prompting Siobhan's departure in February 1988.
For many Bananarama devotee's, especially those who became fans in the wake of VENUS, WOW! is a particular favourite. It is a body of work that ultimately may have changed the group forever, but from the start it was always intended as a light-hearted, hedonistic album, and on those terms was not only a commercial success but a creative one too.
Featuring many of Bananarama's best loved singles and certainly the zenith of their work with Stock Aitken Waterman, it remains a guaranteed floor-filler and a sparkling pop classic of that era.
Mixed by: Mixmaster Pete Hammond
Additional mixes by: Mixmaster Phil Harding
Engineer: Mark McGuire
Additional engineers: Jamie Bromfield, Mike Duffy, Karen Hewitt
Birth Name: Siobhan Maire Fahey
Born: 10 September 1958
Origin: Dublin, Ireland