Limited signed book stock now available & Video review...   [14 July 2020]

A lovely video review of PWL From The Factory Floor by Espen Kraft is now on YouTube (see below). We're delighted to announce that Phil has some new signed 'limited' stock of the book, as it has been out of print and some silly pricing has appeared on Amazon recently (hundreds of pounds!)... So please go to the SHOP page for UK, EU, Australasia and ROW pricing and combination deals with Phil's new book Pop Music Production at

Phil Harding PWL Mixes 'Jukebox' Player...   [19 March 2020]

Over 1,000 PWL Studios era (1984-1992) Phil Harding mixes, remixes & productions + with Ian Curnow now playable. Click the icon in the box below to choose the track (listed in order of most plays). YouTube Playlist boxes only play the first 200 tracks when outside the YouTube site. Click the top heading in the box to go to the YouTube webpage or app for the full list (around 1000 tracks!). You can click the 'Save playlist' icon there to put it into your own saved playlists in your YouTube account. For the 1992-2000 Strongroom Studios era tracks, see

New TV interview...   [21 February 2020]

Phil's TV interview on Ireland's 'The 6 O'Clock Show' ahead of his 'In Conversation With' evening in Dublin on 6th March. Tickets available via Eventbrite... Click here

2020 Book Tour Events and Talks...   [14 January 2020]

Phil Harding's new book 'Pop Music Production' is being promoted by a series of talks. These are the confirmed dates so far, more to be added in the coming weeks. If you want to come along then message Phil Harding on Facebook - most Universities are OK with some guests attending...
Tues 14 January - DBS Plymouth - 10am
Tues 21 January - York St. John University - 11am
Weds 5 February - Huddersfield University - 2.30pm
Thurs 6 February - Leeds Beckett University - 2pm
Weds 12 February - LIPA (Liverpool) - 11.30am
Fri 6 March - Sound Training College, Dublin - 7pm tickets only (from here)

Phil Harding & Ian Curnow at Phil's new book signing...   [04 December 2019]

Phil Harding and Ian Curnow photographed together at the first of a series of book launch events for Phil Harding's new book 'Pop Music Production', out now. Click here for Amazon link

New radio interview...   [25 July 2019]

Full interview with Phil Harding (originally split over 4 days on 'James Hazell', BBC Radio)... He chooses 4 of his favourite tracks from the last few decades, talks through his years of studio experience and about his new book 'Pop Music Production'...

Brand new radio interview with Phil...   [02 June 2019]

Phil Harding talks about his career from the 70s (Marquee Studios)... the 80s (Stock Aitken Waterman, PWL Studios and book 'PWL From The Factory Floor')... the 90s (his NEW Book, 'Pop Music Production')... and brand new music projects - and to end the interview, he even has time to play the ukulele...

Radio Woking interview with Phil...   [09 April 2018]

"...'Kylie Minogue ate my Christmas Pudding...', Bananarama's perfect harmonies, the magic of Abbey Road and the perils of researching on the Internet... Just a few of the things we talked about with Phil Harding from '24 Club' on last night's show. With music from the new 'Timeless' EP, and loads of tales about his time as part of Stock Aitken Waterman's legendary 'Hit Factory', it was definitely a show not to miss..."

BBC Suffolk interview (Part 2) with Phil...   [06 December 2015]

BBC Suffolk interview (Part 1) with Phil...   [01 December 2015]

New Phil Harding/PJS Productions & Mixes on '80s RE:COVERED'...   [27 November 2015]

80s RE:COVERED is an ambitious project that brings back to the studio, the artists and producers who masterminded the most iconic hits of the decade, this time to record a classic song from any other era, produced in an 80s style, carefully chosen by the artist for this album... Every track is an exclusive and previously unreleased cover version... Phil Harding & PJS have produced 3 tracks for the project. Click the tracks for official YouTube videos: Curiosity 'Long Train Running', Belinda Carlisle 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' and Samantha Fox 'Hot Stuff'... The 2CD has a second disc of extended mixes and a Phil Harding/PJS mix of Kim Carnes 'Under My Thumb'... Available at Amazon UK and digitally at Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play.

'The Reunion' on BBC Radio 4, Sun 19 April...   [19 April 2015]

BBC Radio 4's Sue MacGregor is joined by Pete Waterman, Phil Harding, Jason Donovan and Sinitta to "relive the days when their unique 80s sound ruled the airwaves". Broadcast date: Sunday 19 April, 11.15am-12.00pm, BBC Radio 4 and repeated at 9.00am on Fri 24 April... For more info on the BBC site, click here... For listening online, click here.

'Holly Johnson 'In & Out Of Love' (Phil Harding & PJS Remix)...   [16 September 2014]

Phil: "I'm very excited to announce that this forthcoming release for Holly Johnson contains my Phil Harding & PJS Remix. There's a full 6 minute Club length mix here and a Radio Edit will be available on a separate release. A big thanks to Julian Wiggins and Simon Dalton who make up the PJS team with me." Click for Holly Johnson Soundcloud page to hear it (+ ordering links)

BBC Suffolk interview with Phil...   [22 February 2014]

BBC Radio Wales recent interview with Phil (as 2 parts)...   [29 August 2012]

'The Hit Factory' UK TV Documentary...   [03 August 2012]

A new hour-long UK TV documentary about PWL Studios focussing on The Story Of Stock Aitken & Waterman is on ITV1 and ITV1HD, Monday 6 August, 9-10 pm, and will include PHIL HARDING and IAN CURNOW in a rare interview together filmed at The Strongroom Studios and the exclusive first-ever airing of clips from PHIL HARDING's 'Day in the life of PWL Studios' 'home video' footage, as featured via still images and text as a section in book. Update: Click to watch on YouTube

Music Week CD review and Peter Robinson (ex-RCA A&R) book review...   [03 August 2012]

Excellent reviews and feedback received so far for the CD including from Music Week (Click here)... and following the top rated academic, press and public reviews of the book, former A&R Director of RCA (now MD of Dome Records), Peter Robinson - who signed Rick Astley - comments on the book (Click here)... Also see Phil Harding's own website for special packages available of the book and the CD (Click here)

New York radio station, Revenge Of The 80s - recent Phil interview with DJ Chris Cordani...   [05 February 2012]

New Phil Harding interview with America's  
[19 December 2011]

Comprehensive brand new Phil Harding interview for America's by music journalist Jeremy Kennedy (interviewer of many pop names of the 80s like ABC, Tony Hadley, Kajagoogoo, Wang Chung)... Click here

Special Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum packages now available...  
[14 December 2011]

...for a limited time from Phil Harding's own website including SIGNED COPIES of the book 'PWL From The Factory Floor' and 'Phil Harding Club Mixes Of The 80s 2CD' + OTHER PHIL HARDING CDs and special 80s MUSIC RARITIES directly from Phil himself !...

Click here for

BBC Manchester Phil interview with DJ John Barnes...   [3 December 2011]

BBC Northampton Phil interview with DJ Bernie Keith...   [1 December 2011]

Phil was BBC Radio Suffolk's Sunday afternoon studio guest... [22 November 2011]

CD artwork images + White Disc Limited Edition... [20 November 2011]

CD artwork images now revealed, including (in true 12" club mix tradition) a Limited Edition run of white (label style) discs. Order at Cherry Red *this weekend* to be in with a chance of a signed copy from Phil himself... Click here

Live Phil interview 8.30pm tonight (BBC Radio across eastern UK)...  
[16 November 2011]

Phil Harding interview tonight (Wednesday) live at 8.30pm simultaneously across multiple BBC radio stations in the UK (Northampton, 3CR for Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex) + An unreleased mix from the new CD might just be played!

Magazine interview - developing the book & CD...   [16 November 2011]

Phil Harding and book/CD developer John Palmer talk to 'My Favourite Flavour' magazine about the development of both the book and the CD... P1 | P2 | or PDF format (Acrobat/PDF Reader required)

Update: Phil Harding Club Mixes Of The 80s...   [14 November 2011]

'Phil Harding Club Mixes Of The 80s' CD should start shipping from the end of this week (after a slight manufacturing delay). Amazon's current date (28th) should hopefully be revised to be earlier. Click here for full details/ordering.... Just a couple of days left to be in with a chance of a signed copy - as many as possible pre-orders with Cherry Red will be signed by Phil Harding!... The CD booklet is packed with new research, commentary and interviews on an unprecedented scale (equivalent to an extra 5 chapters-worth if included in the book)... In addition to an in-depth new interview with Phil Harding and Ian Curnow together (with book/CD developer John Palmer) on 'the making of' these tracks and beyond, there is commentary on each individual track from Phil and interviews with *10 other artists/industry personnel* involved with these tracks back-in-the-day... Find out each of these mystery guests here as they are announced every day this week on the Facebook page.

Phil Harding Club Mixes Of The 80s...   [1 October 2011]

We're very pleased to now announce a special double CD of 25 remastered Phil Harding remixes and rarities will be released on 14th November. Order now. Click here for full details  [JP]

Phil mixing Lamont Dozier/Cliff Richard album in LA...   [12 July 2011]

Phil has recently returned from Los Angeles where he's been working with Lamont Dozier to mix the new Cliff Richard album expected to be released this Autumn. Phil mixed a number of Cliff Richard tracks in the late 80s/early 90s.  [JP]

Phil Harding University music production course...   [12 July 2011]

Organised by the Gus Dudgeon Foundation, Phil Harding is currently running a week-long music post-graduate production course for students at the University of Glamorgan. The course is being held in the recently-opening recording suite that houses an original restored MCI mixing console of Dudgeon's. Phil's career started at The Marquee Studios working for producer Gus Dudgeon in the 1970s (as covered in the book). Full article here at Pro Sound News Europe - click here

Phil Harding working with Lamont Dozier...   [21 May 2011]

Phil is in LA right now working with Lamont on an exciting currently-under-wraps project (artist also to be announced).

More news on this to follow.

Phil Harding 2CD Compilation...   [21 May 2011]

The Phil Harding CD Compilation to accompany the book is still very much on its way asap. For a multi-artist, multi-label, 2CD compilation of back-in-the-day material, it's complicated and takes a lot of development and time (particularly with licensing)... It should be very much worth waiting for though - some nice surprises in store! News will be announced here and the Official Facebook group (see left hand panel) as soon as is possible. [JP]

In-depth Phil Harding video interview on Cherry Red TV (50 minutes)...   [24 February 2011]

   Click here to watch

Book extract/article in 'Pro Sound News Europe'...   [12 February 2011]

   Click here for the online edition article

Top review of the book in 'Blues & Soul' magazine...   [29 January 2011]

   Click here

Lots of great feedback from readers!   [8 January 2011]

Click here

Book now just 9.49 for a limited time at   [7 December 2010]

Click here for details

Phil speaking at The Art Of Record Production Conference - 3-5 Dec in Leeds   [29 November 2010]

Click here for details

Back cover design   [26 November 2010]

Now online (See Gallery for all images) or click here for just the two back cover images.

Phil Harding - Book signing in London [25 November 2010]

Phil has been signing copies of the new book for this week's launch. A limited number are available if you order now from Cherry Red...

Phil Harding at Cherry Red Books signing session | 24 Nov 2010

Phil Harding at Cherry Red Books signing session | 24 Nov 2010

Amazon - incorrect shipping date status  [24 November 2010]

Please disregard the current shipping date of mid-December that has just appeared on the Amazon site and has been mentioned in automated e-mails sent out today. Stocks are all printed and should be shipping out this week, all as planned. This incorrect information Amazon have should be corrected shortly.

First BBC Radio interview with Phil about the book  [19 November 2010]

Listen now - click here

Exclusive unheard Phil Harding audio clips! [17 November 2010]

Listen now - click here

Phil now answering questions on the new Facebook page  [12 November 2010]

For the new Facebook page - click here

Double CD accompanying the book - coming soon  [11 November 2010]

A big thanks also to Cherry Red for their support and patience in the process. They are still seeking permissions for some of the tracks that we hope to feature on my 'Phil Harding Mixes from the 1980s' compilation CD to accompany the book, so we will all have to be a little more patient to see the release of that, hoped for early 2011 on Cherry Pop Records. Keep checking the website for announcements...

Message from Phil Harding   [10 November 2010]

It's with a sense of relief and joy that I can finally say the words "it's finished!". After spending large chunks of time throughout 2010 researching, typing, listening to PWL mixes and eventually adding new text that more than DOUBLES the length of my first version of the book, to now take it to 600 pages! It's available from 22nd November to purchase via Cherry Red's excellent website or the usual channels, such as Amazon, etc. You may find a few copies in some book stores in the UK but certainly you should be able to order through any book store worldwide. Details on the panel to the left.

I have to say a huge thanks to researchers, John Palmer and Jeremy Kay, both of whom have done a fantastic job in compiling every possible detail for the book's new Discography, the most extensive ever published of my work from 1973 - 1992 (and additionally, many unreleased projects). John Palmer has also visited my studio and tape archive a number of times in an endless effort to squeeze out every bit of possible interesting 'PWL information' from me in his role as book editor.

John has also conducted a series of interviews with me, throughout 2010, culminating in a revealing, in-depth joint interview with Ian Curnow and myself that will be a new section of the book. The other interviews focus on what are considered to be 'Key Artists' at PWL, and each one covers in more detail working with six different acts - Rick Astley, Bananarama, Hazell Dean, Kylie Minogue, Mel & Kim and Dead Or Alive. Another new section of the 'Expanded Edition' describes the various musical styles that we went through at PWL from 1984-1992, and I go on to commentate on many of what I considered to be 'landmark' mixes, in both a creative and technical way. This makes for further good reading and research opportunities for Educational Studies to complement the Technical Section at the back of the book.

To accompany all of that is a very large addition of unseen photos, including exclusive pictures of awards, memorabilia and tapes from my archive. I hope to be doing a number of radio interviews both online and around the UK soon, plus I will be putting up some Podcasts of sections of the book and audio clips here on our new website dedicated to this release.

[28 October 2010]

PWL From The Factory Floor - Expanded Edition is released by Cherry Red Books on 22nd November 2010.

The inside story of PWL Studios, the 'British Motown' of the 1980s and home to legendary producers, Stock Aitken Waterman. PWL Remixer and producer Phil Harding reveals behind the scenes and the state-of-the-art techniques used at one of the most successful and fast-paced studios of all time.

Now packed full of new material and twice the length of the original limited edition sold-out run. Click on ABOUT for full details.

Order now from online retailers, e.g. Amazon - or Cherry Red's website. The first 100 orders placed on the Cherry Red Books website will receive a signed copy.

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