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Various Artists - NOW YEARBOOK 1974 [Deluxe 4CD]


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Format: 4 x CD
Catalogue No.: CDYBXNOW74 
Barcode: 0196588423925
Release Date: 05 Apr 2024
Genre: Pop

NOW is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing ‘Yearbook’ series, taking a trip back 50 years in Pop history with 82 tracks on 4 CDs, to celebrate a stellar year of Pop singles… NOW – Yearbook 1974. Available as a Special Edition CD housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork, and as a standard 4CD package. 

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 Slade, and including #1s from Suzi Quatro, Alvin Stardust and the years’ biggest seller ‘Tiger Feet’ from Mud. The #1’s keep coming with Pop gold from David Essex, The Rubettes and Paper Lace, plus a huge hit from Pilot and the first Top 3 singles for the Bay City Rollers with ‘Shang-A-Lang’, and Leo Sayer with ‘The Show Must Go On’. 1974’s biggest selling singles act was The Wombles, and their debut ‘The Wombling Song’ is up next along with the global smash ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ from Carl Douglas. The first disc closes with some of the years’ best Soul smashes from Barry White, Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics and the #1s from The Three Degrees and Sweet Sensation.

Disc two opens 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’. An eclectic run of Pop hits follow from Cher, The Arrows, Hello, 10cc and second appearances from Mud and Slade – plus hit covers from Lulu with ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, featuring it’s writer David Bowie on backing vocals and production, and Bryan Ferry with his version of ‘60s classic ‘The ‘In’ Crowd’. The second disc winds down with Soft Rock ballads from Andy Kim and Ace and finishes with the sublime ‘The Air That I Breathe’ from The Hollies.

1974 was a landmark year for soul music, and it included the first global ‘disco’ hits that remain iconic floor-fillers 50 years on, opening with Barry White’s #1 ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything’, before a run of hits from Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes, The Hues Corporation, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and a further chart-topper ‘Rock Your Baby’ from George McCrae. Hot Chocolate, The Drifters, Johnny Bristol and Limmie & Family Cookin’ all enjoyed Soul-Pop crossover success, whilst Eddie Holman, The Isley Brothers and Aretha Franklin produced three of the greatest all-time Soul ballads. Ken Boothe enjoyed a #1 with Reggae smash ‘Everything I Own’, and the disc begins its closing run with hits influenced by the year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and ‘60s revival crazes, including here from Showaddywaddy, The Rubettes, Wizzard, and First Class – with the final two tracks a hybrid of Glam and Retro from Alvin Stardust and T.Rex.

The final disc is all about more massive Pop! – Opening with the title track from 1974’s biggest selling album, ‘Band On The Run’ from Paul McCartney & Wings – followed by the timeless ‘Candle In The Wind’ from Elton John and the beautiful ‘I Honestly Love You’ by Olivia Newton-John – her first US #1. Next up is a run of pure Pop heaven led by the #1 ‘Seasons In The Sun’ from Terry Jacks and including the Bay City Rollers, Stephanie De Sykes, Eurovision hit ‘I See A Star’ from Mouth & Macneal, Sweet Dreams’ cover of Abba’s ‘Honey Honey’ and another chart-topper from the New Seekers with ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’… Roxy Music’s ‘All I Want Is You’ and Cockney Rebel’s ‘Mr Soft’ join second Yearbook ’74 appearances from Sparks, Sweet, and Leo Sayer – and two Italian singers scoring big hits – Drupi and Gigliola Cinquetti.

The final four songs on the collection include three more #1’s! Charlie Rich’s ‘The Most Beautiful Girl’ narrowly missed the top spot, but John Denver’s ‘Annie’s Song’ and ‘She’ from Charles Aznavour’ both topped the UK Charts, whilst the last word is given to Mud. As well as having 1974’s biggest seller with the aforementioned ‘Tiger Feet’, they also took the Christmas #1 spot with ‘Lonely This Christmas’.

NOW – Yearbook 1974 – A celebration of the diversity and wonderful creativity of a truly magnificent year in Pop.
Available as a Special Edition CD housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork, and as a standard 4CD package.

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. Slade – Far Far Away
8. Pilot – Magic
9. David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star
10. Alvin Stardust - Jealous Mind
11. The Rubettes - Sugar Baby Love
12. Bay City Rollers - Shang-A-Lang
13. Paper Lace - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
14. Leo Sayer – The Show Must Go On
15. The Wombles - The Wombling Song
16. Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
17. Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
18. Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - You Are Everything 
19. The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
20. The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
21. Sweet Sensation – Sad Sweet Dreamer

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. Electric Light Orchestra - Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 
7. Faces - Pool Hall Richard
8. Mike Oldfield - Mike Oldfield's Single (Theme From Tubular Bells)
9. Cher - Dark Lady
10. Lulu – The Man Who Sold The World
11. Bryan Ferry - The 'In' Crowd
12. The Arrows - Touch Too Much 
13. Hello – Tell Him
14. Mud – The Cat Crept In
15. 10cc – The Wall Street Shuffle
16. Rod Stewart - Farewell
17. Slade – Everyday
18. Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
19. Ace – How Long
20. The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe

1. Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
2. Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes – Get Dancin’
3. George McCrae - Rock Your Baby  
4. The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat 
5. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass - The Love I Lost
6. Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby 
7. The Drifters - Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies 
8. Robert Knight - Love On A Mountain Top 
9. The Intruders - (Win, Place Or Show) She's A Winner
10. Limmie & Family Cookin' - A Walkin' Miracle
11. Hot Chocolate - Emma  
12. Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl 
13. The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze, Pt. 1 
14. Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
15. Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
16. First Class – Beach Baby
17. The Rubettes - Juke Box Jive 
18. Showaddywaddy - Hey Rock ‘n’ Roll 
19. Wizzard - Rock ‘n’ Roll Winter (Loony’s Tune)
20. Alvin Stardust - You You You  
21. T-Rex – Teenage Dream

1. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
2. Elton John - Candle In The Wind
3. Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You
4. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun 
5. Bay City Rollers - Summerlove Sensation 
6. Sweet Dreams – Honey Honey
7. Stephanie De Sykes – Born With A Smile On My Face
8. The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me 
9. Mouth & MacNeal - I See A Star 
10. Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses 
11. Sparks - Amateur Hour 
12. Cockney Rebel - Mr. Soft 
13. Roxy Music - All I Want Is You
14. Sweet - The Six Teens 
15. Drupi - Vado Via
16. Gigliola Cinquetti - Go (Before You Break My Heart)  
17. John Denver - Annie's Song 
18. Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl 
19. Charles Aznavour - She (Tous Les Visages De L'amour)
20. Mud - Lonely This Christmas

More From This Artist: 10cc Ace Alvin Stardust Andy Kim Aretha Franklin Bachman-Turner Overdrive Barry White Bay City Rollers Bryan Ferry Carl Douglas Charles Aznavour Charlie Rich Cher Cockney Rebel Cozy Powell David Essex Diana Ross Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes Drupi Eddie Holman Electric Light Orchestra Elton John Faces First Class George McCrae Gigliola Cinquetti Golden Earring Harold Melvin Hello Hot Chocolate John Denver John Lennon Johnny Bristol Ken Boothe Leo Sayer Limmie & Family Cookin' Lulu Marvin Gaye Mike Oldfield Mouth & MacNeal Mud Olivia Newton-John Paper Lace Paul McCartney & Wings Pilot Queen Robert Knight Rod Stewart Roxy Music Showaddywaddy Slade Sparks Stephanie De Sykes Suzi Quatro Sweet Sweet Dreams Sweet Sensation T-Rex Teddy Pendergrass Terry Jacks The Arrows The Blue Notes The Drifters The Hollies The Hues Corporation The Intruders The Isley Brothers The New Seekers The Rubettes The Stylistics The Three Degrees The Wombles Wizzard

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