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VARIOUS ARTISTS - NOW – Yearbook Extra 1979 [3CD]


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Format: 3 x CD
Catalogue No.: CDYBENOW79
Barcode: 0196587511128
Release Date: 21 Oct 2022
Genre: Pop

NOW Music is thrilled to present more stellar tracks from the year with ‘NOW – Yearbook Extra 1979’.

This limited edition 3CD highlights an additional 67 tracks from the charts of 1979, making it the perfect complement to any Yearbook, 70s pop or NOW music collection.

Queen kicks the collection off with their huge hit ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and are followed by the #1 ‘Message In A Bottle’ from The Police and the classic ‘Union City Blue’ from Blondie. New wave hits from Pretenders, Roxy Music, Squeeze, The Boomtown Rats, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads are included, alongside Electric Light Orchestra and the live single version of ‘Them Heavy People’ from Kate Bush. A fabulous run of disco is up next including the synth-driven production of Sparks’ ‘The Number One Song In Heaven’, soulful vocals from Donna Summer, the timeless Chic and Sister Sledge, and Rose Royce’s ‘Is It Love You’re After’ – before the first disc closes with one of the years’ most unexpected hits from Fiddler’s Dram with ‘Daytrip To Bangor’.

1979 was incredibly rich for classic hit singles, and CD2 opens with a breath-taking sequence of punk and new wave classics including ‘The Sound Of The Suburbs’ from The Members, ‘Babylon’s Burning’ from The Ruts along with The Jam, The Clash, The Stranglers, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Sex Pistols. Early releases from some of the next decades’ most influential artists – Japan, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, and The Tourists featuring Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart – are included, and the disc finishes with soul-inflected dancefloor gold from Shalamar, Edwin Starr, Diana Ross and Cher.

The final disc opens with the sublime pop of the #1 ‘Sunday Girl’ from Blondie and ‘Painter Man’ from Boney M. before showcasing some of 1979’s most beautiful ballads, including ‘Sail On’ from Commodores, ‘After The Love Has Gone’ from Earth, Wind & Fire and ‘Just The Way You Are’ from Barry White – plus that song’s writer Billy Joel, with ‘Honesty’, and the poignant ‘The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan’ from Marianne Faithfull. Radio friendly rock-pop from Toto, Thin Lizzy and Status Quo lead into some of the years’ quirkier hits from Driver 67, BA Robertson and Cats U.K. More pure pop from Dollar and Sally Oldfield, before concluding with the #1 ‘One Day At A Time’ from Lena Martell – and a true Christmas classic ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ from Paul McCartney.

NOW – Yearbook Extra 1979; 67 further reasons to celebrate this stellar year in pop.

1. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
2. The Police - Message In A Bottle
3. Blondie - Union City Blue
4. Pretenders - Kid
5. Electric Light Orchestra - Last Train To London
6. Roxy Music - Angel Eyes
7. Kate Bush - Them Heavy People
8. Squeeze - Up The Junction
9. The Boomtown Rats - Diamond Smiles
10. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful (Pt. 3)
11. Sparks - The Number One Song In Heaven
12. The Three Degrees - The Runner
13. Donna Summer - Dim All The Lights
14. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
15. Chic - My Feet Keep Dancing
16. Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After
17. Boney M. - Gotta Go Home
18. Voyage – Lets Fly Away
19. Madness - The Prince
20. Darts - Duke Of Earl
21. Mike Oldfield - Blue Peter
22. Fiddler’s Dram - Daytrip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time)

1. The Members - The Sound Of The Suburbs
2. The Ruts - Babylon's Burning
3. The Jam - Strange Town
4. The Clash - English Civil War
5. The Stranglers - Duchess
6. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Playground Twist
7. Public Image Limited - Death Disco
8. Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
9. The Undertones - Jimmy Jimmy
10. Sex Pistols - C'Mon Everybody
11. Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alcohol
12. The Dickies - Banana Splits
13. Secret Affair - Time For Action
14. Jags - Back Of My Hand
15. The Tourists - The Loneliest Man In The World
16. Japan - Life In Tokyo
17. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity
18. Shalamar - Take That To The Bank
19. Dan Hartman - This Is It
20. Edwin Starr - H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
21. The Isley Brothers - It's A Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)
22. Chic - My Forbidden Lover
23. Diana Ross - The Boss
24. Cher - Take Me Home

1. Blondie - Sunday Girl
2. Boney M. - Painter Man
3. The Three Degrees - My Simple Heart
4. Commodores - Sail On
5. Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
6. Barry White - Just The Way You Are
7. Billy Joel – Honesty
8. Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
9. Gerry Rafferty - Get It Right Next Time
10. Toto - Hold the Line
11. Status Quo - Whatever You Want
12. Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi
13. Driver 67 - Car 67
14. BA Robertson - Knocked It Off
15. Cats U.K. - Luton Airport
16. Racey - Some Girls
17. Darts - Get It
18. Dollar – Who Were You With In The Moonlight
19. Sally Oldfield - Mirrors
20. Lena Martell - One Day At A Time
21. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime

More From This Artist: BA Robertson Barry White Billy Joel Blondie Boney M. Cats U.K. Cher Chic Commodores Dan Hartman Darts Diana Ross Dollar Donna Summer Dr. Feelgood Driver 67 Earth Wind & Fire Edwin Starr Electric Light Orchestra Fiddler’s Dram Gerry Rafferty Ian Dury & The Blockheads Jags Japan Kate Bush Lena Martell Madness Marianne Faithfull Mike Oldfield Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Paul McCartney Pretenders Public Image Limited Queen Racey Rose Royce Roxy Music Sally Oldfield Secret Affair Sex Pistols Shalamar Siouxsie And The Banshees Sister Sledge Skids Sparks Squeeze Status Quo The Boomtown Rats The Clash The Dickies The Isley Brothers The Jam The Members The Police The Ruts The Stranglers The Three Degrees The Tourists The Undertones Thin Lizzy Toto Voyage

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