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F.L.M. is the first and only studio album by British pop duo Mel and Kim. It was written and produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman and peaked at #3 on the UK Albums Chart in 1987.[4] It contains the UK top ten hits "Showing Out", "Respectable" and "F.L.M.", and was certified platinum, remaining on the charts for 25 weeks.[4] The album also peaked at #16 in Germany,[5] #4 in Switzerland,[6] #12 in the Netherlands,[7] #20 in Sweden,[8] #7 in Norway,[9] #2 in Australia,[10] and #2 in New Zealand.[11]

F.L.M.
Mel and Kim - FLM.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 April 1987[1][2]
Recorded1986 - 87, P.W.L.Studios One and Two[1]
Genre
Length38:49 (vinyl)
LabelSupreme, EMI
ProducerStock Aitken Waterman
Mel and Kim chronology
F.L.M.
(1987)
Something Special
(1989)
Singles from F.L.M.
  1. "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
    Released: 4 September 1986
  2. "Respectable"
    Released: 18 February 1987
  3. "F.L.M."
    Released: 29 June 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[3]

In the UK, the LP was issued with either a full colour or monochrome sleeve. US, Canadian, and Japanese copies had a different sleeve design and track running order to other international releases. In addition, "Feel a Whole Lot Better" was re-titled "Whatever It Is" for these territories.

Contents

Track listingEdit

Side One

  1. "F.L.M." 3:55
  2. "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)" 5:11
  3. "Respectable" 5:41
  4. "Feel a Whole Lot Better" aka "Whatever It Is" 4:24

Side Two

  1. "I'm the One Who Really Loves You" 3:40
  2. "More Than Words Can Say" 4:08
  3. "System" 4:08
  4. "From a Whisper to a Scream" 3:24
  5. "Who's Gonna Catch You" 3:34

CD bonus tracks

  1. "Showing Out" (Freehold mix) 4:36
  2. "Respectable" (Extra Beats version [instrumental]) 6:11

All songs written by Stock Aitken Waterman except:

"Who's Gonna Catch You" written by Matt Aitken / Mike Stock / Pete Waterman / Stevie Wonder / Yvonne Wright[12]

"From A Whisper to a Scream" lyrics by A & A

2010 reissueEdit

The album was reissued as a double CD in the United Kingdom through Cherry Red Records on 18 October 2010.

Track listingEdit

Disc one

  1. "F.L.M." 3:33
  2. "Showing Out" 3:35
  3. "Respectable" 3:22
  4. "Feel a Whole Lot Better" 4:27
  5. "I'm the One Who Really Loves You" 3:41
  6. "More Than Words Can Say" 4:09
  7. "System" 4:09
  8. "From a Whisper to a Scream" 3:25
  9. "Who's Gonna Catch You?" 3:35
  10. "That's The Way it Is" 3:27
  11. "You Changed My Life" 3:27
  12. "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)" [Extended Version] 7:15
  13. "Respectable" [Extended Version] 6:14
  14. "F.L.M." [Extended Version] 7:50
  15. "That's The Way it Is" [Extended Version] 6:49
  16. "System" [Previously Unreleased Alternative Mix] 3:58
  17. "More Than Words Can Say" [Previously Unreleased Extended Version] 6:50

Disc two

  1. "Respectable" [Extra Beats Vocal] 8:09
  2. "F.L.M." [Two Grooves Under One Nation Remix] 8:13
  3. "I'm the One Who Really Loves You" [Yoyo's 12" Mix - Previously Unreleased] 6:43
  4. "That's The Way it Is" [Acid House Remix] 7:38
  5. "System" [Garage Vocal - Previously Unreleased] 7:22
  6. "Feel a Whole Lot Better" [Yoyo's 12" Mix - Previously Unreleased] 7:38
  7. "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)" [The Mortgage Mix] 6:26
  8. "That's The Way it Is" [House Remix] 6:42
  9. "Respectable" [Shop Mix] 6:17
  10. "F.L.M." [Sonic Remix] 6:20
  11. "System" [Original 12" Mix - Previously Unreleased] 5:45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b F.L.M. (CD) sleeve notes
  2. ^ Cherry Red Records Archived 2011-04-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ AllMusic review
  4. ^ a b "Official Charts > Mel and Kim". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  5. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Mel & Kim - F.L.M. (album)". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  6. ^ "hitparade.ch > Mel & Kim - F.L.M. (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  7. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Mel & Kim - F.L.M. (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  8. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Mel & Kim - F.L.M. (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  9. ^ "norwegiancharts.com > Mel & Kim - F.L.M. (album)". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 197. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  11. ^ "charts.org.nz > Mel & Kim - F.L.M. (album)". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  12. ^ "Mel & Kim - Mel & Kim | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-11-26.