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Various Artists - NOW YEARBOOK 1974 [3LP Green Vinyl]


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Format: 3LP, Green Vinyl
Catalogue No.: LPYBNOW74
Barcode: 0196588424014
Release Date: 05 Apr 2024
Genre: Pop

NOW is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing ‘Yearbook’ series – and take a trip back 50 Years in Pop history – with 48 tracks on 3 LPs, pressed on Green Vinyl, to celebrate a stellar year of Pop singles. NOW – Yearbook 1974.

Opening with ‘Killer Queen’ the first Top 5 single for Queen, and followed by the classic ‘Jet’ by Paul McCartney & Wings, and the still breathtakingly original, and hugely influential ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us’ from Sparks. This epic beginning to the 1974 Yearbook continues with a run of ‘glamtastic’ pop from Sweet and Roxy Music, and including #1s from Suzi Quatro, and the years’ biggest seller ‘Tiger Feet’ from Mud, before closing with Slade’s ‘Far Far Away’. Flip the LP over for Elton John with one of his signature tracks ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, before some of ‘74’s biggest Rock hits, including ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’, ‘Radar Love’, ‘Dance With The Devil’ and Rod Stewart’s vocals on the Faces’ ‘Pool Hall Richard’. This LP signs off with ‘Mike Oldfield’s Single’ – the ‘theme’ from his era defining album ‘Tubular Bells’.

LP2s first side is packed with huge hits including 6 #1’s - with chart-toppers from David Essex, The Rubettes, Alvin Stardust and Paper Lace, plus a huge hit from Pilot and the first Top 3 single for the Bay City Rollers with ‘Shang-A-Lang’. 1974’s biggest selling singles act was The Wombles, and their debut ‘The Wombling Song’ is up next along with the #1 global smash ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ from Carl Douglas, before closing with the Reggae-Pop #1 ‘Everything I Own’ from Ken Boothe. 1974 was a landmark year for Soul music, and it included the first global ‘Disco’ smashes. The next side opens with Barry White’s #1 ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything’ before a run of iconic floor-fillers from The Hues Corporation, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and a further #1 ‘Rock Your Baby’ from George McCrae. The remainder of the side features four of the greatest Soul ballads of all-time from The Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye and ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’ from The Stylistics.

The final LP kicks off with the title track from the year’s biggest selling album, ‘Band On The Run’ from Paul McCartney & Wings – followed by the timeless ‘Candle In The Wind’ from Elton John, the beautiful ‘I Honestly Love You’ by Olivia Newton-John – her first US #1, and the sublime ‘The Air That I Breathe’ from The Hollies, before a run of four songs: John Denver’s ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘She’ from Charles Aznavour’, ‘The Three Degrees with ‘When Will I See You Again’ and ‘Sad Sweet Dreamer’ from Sweet Sensation – all of which hit #1 in 1974. The last side is an eclectic line-up of pure Pop heaven led by the #1s ‘Seasons In The Sun’ from Terry Jacks and ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’ from The New Seekers, and including Stephanie De Sykes, 10cc, and Lulu with ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, featuring it’s writer David Bowie on backing vocals and production, before a second appearance from Sparks with ‘Amateur Hour’, plus Cockney Rebel’s ‘Mr Soft’, and Leo Sayer closing the collection with his debut hit ‘The Show Must Go On’.

NOW – Yearbook 1974 – A celebration of the diversity and wonderful creativity of a truly magnificent year in Pop.

1. Queen - Killer Queen
2. Paul McCartney & Wings - Jet
3. Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
4. Sweet - Teenage Rampage
5. Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive
6. Mud - Tiger Feet
7. Roxy Music - All I Want Is You
8. Slade – Far Far Away

1. Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
2. John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
4. Golden Earring - Radar Love
5. Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil
6. Faces - Pool Hall Richard
7. Mike Oldfield - Mike Oldfield's Single (Theme From Tubular Bells)

1. David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star
2. Pilot – Magic
3. Bay City Rollers - Shang-A-Lang
4. The Rubettes - Sugar Baby Love
5. Alvin Stardust - Jealous Mind
6. Paper Lace - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
7. The Wombles - The Wombling Song
8. Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
9. Ken Boothe - Everything I Own

1. Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
2. George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
3. The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat 
4. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass - The Love I Lost
5. The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze, Pt. 1 
6. Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - You Are Everything
7. Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
8. The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New

1. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
2. Elton John - Candle In The Wind
3. Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
4. The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
5. John Denver - Annie's Song 
6. Charles Aznavour - She (Tous Les Visages De L'amour)
7. The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
8. Sweet Sensation - Sad Sweet Dreamer

1. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun 
2. The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me 
3. Stephanie De Sykes – Born With A Smile On My Face
4. Lulu – Man Who Sold The World
5. 10cc – Wall Street Shuffle
6. Sparks - Amateur Hour 
7. Cockney Rebel - Mr. Soft 
8. Leo Sayer – The Show Must Go On

More From This Artist: 10cc Alvin Stardust Aretha Franklin Bachman-Turner Overdrive Barry White Bay City Rollers Carl Douglas Charles Aznavour Cockney Rebel Cozy Powell David Essex Diana Ross Elton John Faces George McCrae Golden Earring Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass John Denver John Lennon Ken Boothe Leo Sayer Lulu Marvin Gaye Mike Oldfield Mud Olivia Newton-John Paper Lace Paul McCartney & Wings Pilot Queen Roxy Music Slade Sparks Stephanie De Sykes Suzi Quatro Sweet Sweet Sensation Terry Jacks The Hollies The Hues Corporation The Isley Brothers The New Seekers The Rubettes The Stylistics The Three Degrees The Wombles

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