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NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter (4CD Special Edition)


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Format: 4 x CD, Special Edition CD Booklet
Catalogue No.: CDYBXNOW8084
Barcode: 0196587511326
Release Date: 02 Dec 2022
Genre: Pop

NOW was recently proud to announce the ‘Yearbook’ for 1985, as we move forward to the second half of the 1980s, and we were delighted with the response to the 1979 edition back in September. However, we haven’t quite finished with those golden pop years 1980 – 1984.

Compiling the ‘Yearbook’ series is a true labour of love, but given that between 1980 and 1984 there were more than 1500 new entries on the UK Top 40 – and on the ‘Yearbooks’ and their ‘Extras’ for the period we have presented 726 tracks – which means there are a number of brilliant songs that we didn’t get to feature… yet.

We proudly present ‘NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter’ – 81 tracks celebrating more Pop magic from an exceptional time in the UK charts. This Special Edition CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the period, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork.

A huge #1 from Wham!, with era-defining hits from Eurythmics, Kate Bush, The Smiths, Scritti Politti and the unique brilliance of ‘O Superman’ from Laurie Anderson open disc one – joined by the stunning ‘War Baby’ from Tom Robinson and ‘Shipbuilding’ from Robert Wyatt alongside Sade, Spandau Ballet, Roxy Music, The Police and ‘Nelson Mandela’ from The Specials, before closing with classics, Neil Diamond’s ‘Love On The Rocks’ – and ‘We All Stand Together’ from Paul McCartney.

Pure-Pop brilliance from Bananarama kicks off Disc 2 and includes Kim Wilde, Toyah, and Culture Club along with Synth-Pop gems from Gary Numan, Ultravox, Blancmange, The Human League, Howard Jones, and Nik Kershaw.

Iron Maiden’s massive rock smash ‘Run To The Hills’ opens the third disc, that also celebrates radio rock from Chicago, Tina Turner and Pretenders before a stellar run of New-Wave inspired hits including U2, New Order, The Jam, The Creatures and Hazel O’Connor.

The final disc finds its feet with huge floor-fillers from Lionel Richie, Donna Summer, Flash & The Pan, Patrice Rushen, and Shalamar before club hits from Linx and Animal Nightlife and a closing selection of Pop gold including Stars On 45, F.R. David, Sheena Easton – and three #1s from Kenny Rogers, Goombay Dance Band and the unforgettable 1982 year-end chart topper ‘Save Your Love’ from Renée & Renato.

NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter. A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the time in Pop.

1. Wham! – Freedom
2. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Love Is A Stranger
3. Laurie Anderson – O Superman
4. Kate Bush – Sat In Your Lap
5. The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make?
6. Scritti Politti – Absolute
7. Bronski Beat – Why?
8. Sade – When Am I Going To Make A Living
9. Tom Robinson – War Baby
10. Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding
11. Spandau Ballet – Round And Round
12. Roxy Music – Take A Chance With Me
13. The Police – So Lonely
14. The Specials – Nelson Mandela
15. Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed
16. Elton John – Kiss The Bride
17. Billy Joel – The Longest Time
18. Neil Diamond – Love On The Rocks (From "The Jazz Singer" Soundtrack)
19. Paul McCartney – We All Stand Together

1. Bananarama – Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
2. Adam Ant – Desperate But Not Serious
3. Kim Wilde – Water On Glass
4. Toyah – Thunder In The Mountains
5. Gary Numan – We Are Glass
6. Ultravox – Hymn
7. Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
8. Talk Talk – Talk Talk
9. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Tesla Girls
10. Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive!
11. Heaven 17 – Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry
12. Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
13. Soft Cell – Where The Heart Is
14. The Human League - Louise
15. Howard Jones – Hide And Seek
16. Nik Kershaw - Human Racing
17. Thompson Twins – Lay Your Hands On Me
18. Kajagoogoo – Hang On Now
19. Culture Club – The Medal Song
20. Tracey Ullman – Move Over Darling

1. Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
2. Meat Loaf – Modern Girl
3. Pretenders – Day After Day
4. Rick Springfield – Human Touch
5. Laura Branigan – The Lucky One
6. Chicago – Hard Habit To Break
7. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn’t So
8. Tina Turner – Better Be Good To Me
9. The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another
10. Madness – Grey Day
11. UB40 – Cherry Oh Baby
12. The Style Council – A Solid Bond In Your Heart
13. Jo Boxers – Just Got Lucky
14. The Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat
15. Hazel O’Connor – D-Days
16. The Creatures – Miss The Girl
17. The Jam – Just Who Is The 5 O’Clock Hero?
18. U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
19. New Order – Everything’s Gone Green
20. Echo And The Bunnymen – Silver
21. Associates – 18 Carat Love Affair
22. Japan – Cantonese Boy

1. Lionel Richie – Running With The Night
2. Donna Summer – Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
3. Shalamar – Friends
4. The Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited
5. Flash And The Pan – Waiting For A Train
6. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots
7. Kool & The Gang – Fresh
8. Jeffrey Osborne – Stay With Me Tonight
9. The Temptations – Treat Her Like A Lady
10. Linx – Intuition
11. Animal Nightlife – Mr. Solitaire
12. Modern Romance – Don’t Stop That Crazy Rhythm
13. Stars On 45 / Starsound – More Stars (ABBA Medley) / Stars On 45 Vol. 2
14. Bucks Fizz – Piece Of The Action
15. F.R. David – Words
16. Sheena Easton - When He Shines
17. Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
18. The Art Company – Susanna
19. Goombay Dance Band – Seven Tears
20. Renée & Renato – Save Your Love

More From This Artist: Adam Ant Animal Nightlife Annie Lennox Associates Bananarama Billy Joel Blancmange Bronski Beat Bucks Fizz Chicago Culture Club Daryl Hall & John Oates Dave Stewart Donna Summer Echo And The Bunnymen Elton John Eurythmics F.R. David Flash And The Pan Fun Boy Three Gary Numan Goombay Dance Band Hazel O’Connor Heaven 17 Howard Jones Iron Maiden Japan Jeffrey Osborne Jo Boxers Kajagoogoo Kate Bush Kenny Rogers Kim Wilde Kool & The Gang Laura Branigan Laurie Anderson Linx Lionel Richie Madness Meat Loaf Modern Romance Neil Diamond New Order Nik Kershaw Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Patrice Rushen Paul McCartney Pretenders Renée & Renato Rick Springfield Robert Wyatt Roxy Music Sade Scritti Politti Shalamar Sheena Easton Simple Minds Soft Cell Spandau Ballet Stars On 45 Starsound Talk Talk The Art Company The Creatures The Fixx The Go-Go’s The Human League The Jam The Pointer Sisters The Police The Smiths The Specials The Style Council The Temptations Thomas Dolby Thompson Twins Tina Turner Tom Robinson Toyah Tracey Ullman U2 UB40 Ultravox Wham!

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