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Various Artists - NOW YEARBOOK 1993 [4CD Special Edition]


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Format: 4 x CD
Catalogue No.: CDYBXNOW93
Barcode: 0196588893421
Release Date: 28 Jun 2024
Genre: Pop

NOW is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing ‘Yearbook’ series – and takes a look back 31 years ago – with 78 tracks on 4 CDs, to celebrate a stellar year of Pop singles… NOW – Yearbook 1993. Available as this 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. 

Opening with a posthumous #1 for Freddie Mercury with the remix of ‘Living On My Own’, before the first of two tracks included on this ‘Yearbook’ from Pet Shop Boys taken from their classic 1993 album ‘Very’, ‘Can You Forgive Her?’. New  Order returned to the Top 5 with ‘Regret’, and R.E.M. had a string of hits including ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite’. 

One of the highlights of 1993 was the Chart renaissance of Duran Duran – and ‘Come Undone’ features next (with another to come on Disc Four). Take That had their first #1 with ‘Pray’, Ace Of Base scored a global smash with ‘All That She  Wants’, and 

a-ha were back in the Top 20, plus Whitney Houston and Lisa Stansfield had huge singles from the soundtrack of ‘The Bodyguard’ and the collaboration between West End feat. Sybil produced a massive floor-filler. Long established superstars  enjoyed huge success in 1993 including Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, Sade and Sting, who closes the first disc with his timeless ‘Fields Of Gold’.

Disc Two opens with two of the year’s newer charting bands: Radiohead with ‘Creep’, and Suede with ‘So Young’ – both destined to become an essential part of the fabric of the decades’ Charts. Paul Weller returned with ‘Wild Wood’, and Paul  McCartney was back in the Top 20 with ‘Hope Of Deliverance’. A popular tv-ad propelled The Bluebells to #1 with ‘Young At Heart’, 9 years after its first release. M People and Dina Carroll both had hugely successful Pop-Dance albums containing a number of  big hit singles, and Pop-Trance crossover hits are featured from Cappella, Urban Cookie Collective, and Utah Saints along with big club tracks from D:Ream, Leftfield, The Beloved and Jamiroquai – who were celebrating their first (of many) Top 10 singles. The  disc closes with 3 of the years’ Reggae smashes including #1s from Shaggy with ‘Oh Carolina’ and UB40 with their cover of ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You’.

The big come-back star of the year was Meat Loaf: ‘I’d Do Anything For Love…’ spent 7 weeks at #1 and was 1993’s best-selling single, and is joined on Disc 3 by Rock royalty, Bon Jovi, and Lenny Kravitz. A great run of Alt-Rock/Pop follows  from Manic Street Preachers, Spin Doctors, Crowded House, The Cranberries and the massive ‘What’s Up?’ from 4 Non Blondes. Soul and R&B smashes are featured next and include huge hits from Arrested Development, SWV, Shara Nelson and the #1 debut ‘Dreams’ from  Gabrielle. The disc winds down with some of the years’ most soulful ballads including ‘Delicate’, ‘Now I Know What Made Otis Blue’ and finishing with ‘In Your Care’ from Tasmin Archer. 

The final disc is all about anthemic Pop! – and kicks off with defining tracks from Duran Duran with the sublime ‘Ordinary World’, and Pet Shop Boys with their superb cover of ‘Go West’. The #1 collaboration between Take That and Lulu is  followed by dance-floor gold from Robin S, SNAP! feat. Niki Harris, Haddaway, and RuPaul. Pop legends are lined up on Disc 4 including Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Deborah Harry and Gloria Estefan ahead of enduring artists Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Go West  and Tears For Fears, and love songs from Lisa Stansfield and Dina Carroll lead to a sign-off from Elton John & Kiki Dee with their version of ‘True Love’, which was a Top 3 single through the Christmas period.

NOW – Yearbook 1993 – A celebration of the diversity and wonderful creativity of a truly magnificent year in Pop. 

1.           Freddie Mercury - Living On My Own  
2.           Pet Shop Boys - Can You Forgive Her?        
3.           New Order - Regret          
4.           R.E.M. - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite  
5.           Duran Duran - Come Undone       
6.           Annie Lennox - Love Song For A Vampire (From Bram Stoker's "Dracula")  
7.           a-ha - Dark Is The Night For All                   
8.           Take That - Pray  
9.           East 17 - Deep   
10.         Ace Of Base - All That She Wants                
11.         West End feat. Sybil - The Love I Lost  
12.         Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman  
13.         Lisa Stansfield - Someday (I'm Coming Back)   
14.         Billy Joel - The River Of Dreams  
15.         Belinda Carlisle - Big Scary Animal   
16.         Roxette - Almost Unreal                
17.         Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Fight  
18.         Sade - Cherish The Day  
19.         Sting - Fields Of Gold   

1.           Radiohead - Creep   
2.           Suede - So Young  
3.           Paul Weller - Wild Wood  
4.           Paul McCartney - Hope Of Deliverance  
5.           The Bluebells - Young At Heart   
6.           Sonia - Better The Devil You Know   
7.           Dina Carroll - Express  
8.           M People - Moving On Up  
9.           Cappella - U Got 2 Let The Music  
10.         Urban Cookie Collective - The Key, The Secret   
11.         U.S.U.R.A. - Open Your Mind  
12.         Utah Saints - Believe In Me   
13.         D:Ream – Unforgiven  
14.         Leftfield - Open Up  
15.         Stereo MC's - Step It Up  
16.         The Beloved – Sweet Harmony  
17.         Sunscreem - Broken English  
18.         Jamiroquai - Too Young To Die  
19.         Chaka Demus & Pliers - Tease Me  
20.         Shaggy - Oh Carolina  
21.         UB40 - (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You   
1.           Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)  
2.           Bon Jovi - In These Arms  
3.           Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way  
4.           Manic Street Preachers - From Despair To Where   
5.           Spin Doctors - Two Princes  
6.           Soul Asylum - Runaway Train  
7.           Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle  
8.           Crowded House - Distant Sun  
9.           The Cranberries - Linger  
10.         4 Non Blondes - What's Up?  
11.         Eternal - Stay      
12.         SWV - Right Here  
13.         Salt-N-Pepa - Shoop  
14.         Arrested Development - Mr. Wendal  
15.         Shara Nelson - Down That Road    
16.         Gabrielle - Dreams   
17.         Sananda Maitreya feat. Des'Ree - Delicate  
18.         Paul Young - Now I Know What Made Otis Blue   
19.         Tasmin Archer - In Your Care       
1.           Duran Duran - Ordinary World  
2.           Pet Shop Boys - Go West           
3.           Take That feat. Lulu - Relight My Fire  
4.           M People - One Night In Heaven  
5.           Robin S - Show Me Love  
6.           RuPaul - Supermodel (You Better Work)   
7.           SNAP! feat. Niki Haris - Exterminate  
8.           Haddaway -What Is Love  
9.           Bananarama - More, More, More  
10.         Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Sure Is Pure Remix Edit)   
11.         Kim Wilde - If I Can't Have You  
12.         Gloria Estefan - Go Away  
13.         Deborah Harry - I Can See Clearly  
14.         Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Stand Above Me  
15.         Tears For Fears - Break It Down Again  
16.         Go West - What You Won't Do For Love  
17.         Lisa Stansfield - In All The Right Places  
18.         Dina Carroll - Don't Be A Stranger  
19.         Elton John & Kiki Dee - True Love 

More From This Artist: 4 Non Blondes A-Ha Ace Of Base Annie Lennox Arrested Development Bananarama Belinda Carlisle Billy Joel Bon Jovi Cappella Chaka Demus & Pliers Crowded House D:Ream Deborah Harry Des'Ree Dina Carroll Duran Duran East 17 Elton John Eternal Freddie Mercury Gabrielle Gloria Estefan Go West Haddaway Jamiroquai Kik Kim Wilde Leftfield Lenny Kravitz Lisa Stansfield Lulu M People Manic Street Preachers Meat Loaf New Order Niki Haris Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Paul McCartney Paul Weller Paul Young Pet Shop Boys R.E.M. Radiohead Robin S Roxette RuPaul Sade Salt-N-Pepa Sananda Maitreya Shaggy Shara Nelson Sister Sledge SNAP! Sonia Soul Asylum Spin Doctors Stereo MC's Sting Suede Sunscreem SWV Sybil Take That Tasmin Archer Tears For Fears The Beloved The Bluebells The Cranberries Tina Turner U.S.U.R.A. UB40 Ugly Kid Joe Urban Cookie Collective Utah Saints West End Whitney Houston

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