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NOW That's What I Call 40 Years: Volume 1 - 1983-1993

  • Released: 24/11/2023
  • Label: Now
  • Genre: Pop

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NOW That’s What I Call Music! is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and we are proud to present four very special collector’s editions that together present 175 essential hits from the past 40 years on vinyl. The first of these is NOW That's What I Call 40 Years: Volume 1 - 1983-1993. Looking back at 10 years of huge Pop hits, this 3LP is pressed on white vinyl, in a stunning tri-fold sleeve that includes a track-by-track guide and original singles and NOW artwork. 42 tracks that span the first 10 years of NOW That’s What I Call Music! releases, including tracks from all of the first 25 numbered NOW albums.

Kicking off in 1983 with the year’s biggest seller ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club and including some of the most popular hits of the 80s, including ‘Radio Ga Ga’ from Queen, UB40, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Paul McCartney, and Tina Turner with her signature song ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ - the first #1 for Wham! - is included alongside huge hits from Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Bananarama, The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris and ‘Sledgehammer’ from Peter Gabriel. Rock hits including the collaboration between Run DMC and Aerosmith, and ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ from Bon Jovi are featured along with #1s from Pet Shop Boys, Belinda Carlisle, S’Express, Yazz & The Plastic Population, Marc Almond & Gene Pitney and Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler.

As the 80s gave way to the 90s, Beats International’s ‘Dub Be Good To Me’ leads the #1s including Elton John’s ‘Sacrifice’, and the stunning version of the Prince-written ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ from Sinéad O’Connor. The Clash with the re-released ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’. Shakespears Sister and Tasmin Archer hit #1 for the first time, and The KLF delivered a fantastic collaboration with Tammy Wynette. Duran Duran and New Order were both back in the Top 10 in 1993. A remix of Freddie Mercury’s ‘Living On My Own’ (which saw him top the charts for the first time as a solo artist) closes this first volume of hits from NOW’s first 40 Years. NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years – celebrating NOW’s legacy with Massive Pop Hits from the past 40 years.

3CD

NOW That’s What I Call Music! is excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and we are proud to present four very special collector’s editions that together present 250 essential hits from the past 40 years on CD. The first of these is NOW That's What I Call 40 Years: Volume 1 - 1983-1993. Looking back at 10 years of huge Pop hits, this special edition 3CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 26-page booklet featuring a summary of the era, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, plus original singles and NOW artwork. 60 tracks that span the first 10 years of NOW That’s What I Call Music! releases, including tracks from all of the first 25 numbered NOW albums.

Kicking off in 1983 with the year’s biggest seller ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club and including some of the most popular hits of the 80s, including ‘Radio Ga Ga’ from Queen, UB40, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Paul McCartney, and Tina Turner with her signature song ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ - the first #1 for Wham! - is included alongside huge hits from Lionel Richie, Eurythmics, Bananarama, The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris, and ‘Sledgehammer’ from Peter Gabriel. The collaboration between Run DMC and Aerosmith plus giant rock hits from Bon Jovi and Europe are featured, along with #1s from Pet Shop Boys, Belinda Carlisle, Yazz & The Plastic Population, Marc Almond & Gene Pitney, Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler and dance classics from Inner City and Womack & Womack.

As the 80s gave way to the 90s, Adamski & Seal’s ‘Killer’ leads the #1s including classic tracks from Beats International, The Beautiful South, Elton John with ‘Sacrifice’, and the stunning version of the Prince-written ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ from Sinéad O’Connor. Shakespears Sister, Tasmin Archer and Charles & Eddie hit #1 for the first time, and The KLF delivered a fantastic collaboration with Tammy Wynette. Duran Duran and New Order were both back in the Top 10 in 1993. A remix of Freddie Mercury’s ‘Living On My Own’ saw him top the charts for the first time as a solo artist and the sophisticated pop of Sade’s ‘No Ordinary Love’ closes this first volume of hits from NOW’s first 40 Years. NOW That’s What I Call 40 Years – celebrating NOW’s legacy with Massive Pop Hits from the past 40 years.

Tracklist

3LP

LP1 - SIDE A
1 Culture Club Karma Chameleon
2 UB40 Red Red Wine
3 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart
4 Queen Radio Ga Ga
5 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
6 Nena 99 Red Balloons
7 Paul McCartney Pipes Of Peace

LP1 - SIDE B:
1 Tina Turner What’s Love Got To Do With It
2 Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
3 Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder Together In Electric Dreams
4 Limahl Never Ending Story
5 Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters
6 Lionel Richie Hello
7 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me)

LP2 - SIDE A:
1 Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
2 Bananarama Venus
3 Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
4 The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris Don’t Leave Me This Way
5 RUN DMC feat. Aerosmith Walk This Way
6 Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer
7 T'Pau China In Your Hand

LP2 - SIDE B:
1 Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind
2 Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth
3 S'Express Theme From S-Express
4 Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up
5 Kim Wilde You Came
6 Marc Almond & Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
7 Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)

LP3 - SIDE A:
1 Tears For Fears Sowing The Seeds Of Love
2 Debbie Harry I Want That Man
3 Beats International Dub Be Good To Me
4 Elton John Sacrifice
5 Sinéad O’Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
6 The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go
7 Scorpions Wind Of Change

LP3 - SIDE B:
1 Shakespears Sister Stay
2 The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette Justified And Ancient
3 SNAP! Rhythm Is A Dancer
4 Tasmin Archer Sleeping Satellite
5 Duran Duran Ordinary World
6 New Order Regret
7 Freddie Mercury Living On My Own

3CD

CD1
1 Culture Club Karma Chameleon
2 UB40 Red Red Wine
3 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart
4 The Cure The Lovecats
5 Queen Radio Ga Ga
6 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
7 Nena 99 Red Balloons
8 Paul McCartney Pipes Of Peace
9 Tina Turner What’s Love Got To Do With It
10 Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
11 Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder Together In Electric Dreams
12 Limahl Never Ending Story
13 Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters
14 Lionel Richie Hello
15 Sister Sledge Frankie
16 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me)
17 Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)
18 Level 42 Something About You
19 Bananarama Venus
20 Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

CD2
1 Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
2 The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris  Don’t Leave Me This Way 
3 RUN DMC feat. Aerosmith Walk This Way
4 Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer
5 Europe The Final Countdown
6 T'Pau China In Your Hand
7 Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind
8 Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth
9 Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now
10 S'Express Theme From S-Express
11 Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up
12 Womack & Womack Teardrops
13 Kim Wilde You Came
14 Robin Beck First Time
15 Marc Almond & Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
16 Inner City Good Life
17 Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
18 Cliff Richard I Just Don't Have The Heart
19 Debbie Harry I Want That Man
20 Tears For Fears Sowing The Seeds Of Love

CD3
1 Adamski & Seal Killer
2 Beats International Dub Be Good To Me
3 The Beautiful South A Little Time
4 Roxette It Must Have Been Love
5 Elton John Sacrifice
6 Sinéad O’Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
7 The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go
8 Scorpions Wind Of Change
9 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jason Donovan Any Dream Will Do
10 Simply Red Stars
11 Shakespears Sister Stay
12 The KLF feat. Tammy Wynette Justified And Ancient
13 SNAP! Rhythm Is A Dancer
14 Charles & Eddie Would I Lie To You?
15 Tasmin Archer Sleeping Satellite
16 Duran Duran Ordinary World
17 West End feat. Sybil The Love I Lost
18 New Order Regret
19 Freddie Mercury Living On My Own
20 Sade No Ordinary Love