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NOW Yearbook 1985 - Special Edition Various Artists


Barcode: 196587223328

  • Format CD Box Set
  • Category: Rock & Pop
  • Released: 4th November 2022
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    NOW Music is proud to present an edition to our 'Yearbook' family: 'NOW - Yearbook 1985', the 6th addition to our Yearbook '80s. 1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at 'Live Aid' and Disc One opens with 'One Vision' - and is followed with three of the year's #1s from Eurythmics with 'There Must Be An Angel' and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on 'I Got You Babe'. The first single from Sting's debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner - plus some of the decades' most iconic hits including a-ha with 'Take On Me'. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 'Move Closer' from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic 'The Unforgettable Fire' from U2. Disc 2 begins with 1985's Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner 'I Want To Know What Love Is', and Marillion's 'Kayleigh' before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year's Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with 'Solid', Princess with 'Say I'm Your Number One', 'Hangin' On A String' from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 'Saving All My Love For You' from Whitney Houston. The third disc opens with the breath-taking 'Cloudbusting' from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem 'How Soon Is Now?' from The Smiths - setting the tone for a run of 'Alternative' hits including The Cure with 'Close To Me', 'Duel' from Propaganda, and 'She Sells Sanctuary' from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc's closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic 'Since Yesterday'. The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 '19', Harold Faltermeyer with 'Axel F' and Colonel Abrams 'Trapped' before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 'A Good Heart' from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 'Frankie' from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson's 'I Know Him So Well', the year's biggest selling single 'The Power Of Love' from Jennifer Rush, and 1985's Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, 'Merry Christmas Everyone' from Shakin' Stevens.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 One Vision Queen
    Track 2 Easy Lover Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
    Track 3 There Must Be a Angel (Playing With My Heart) Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
    Track 4 I Got You Babe (Feat. Chrissie Hynde) UB40
    Track 5 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting
    Track 6 If I Was Midge Ure
    Track 7 Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears
    Track 8 Take On Me a-ha
    Track 9 Some Like It Hot The Power Station
    Track 10 We Close Our Eyes Go West
    Track 11 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) Dead Or Alive
    Track 12 Welcome to the Pleasuredome (An Alternative to Reality) Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Track 13 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
    Track 14 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Tina Turner
    Track 15 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson
    Track 16 Slave to Love Bryan Ferry
    Track 17 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young
    Track 18 Nikita Elton John
    Track 19 The Unforgettable Fire U2

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner
    Track 2 Kayleigh Marillion
    Track 3 The Power of Love (From 'Back to the Future') Huey Lewis and the News
    Track 4 Holding Out for a Hero Bonnie Tyler
    Track 5 Love Is a Battlefield Pat Benatar
    Track 6 Legs ZZ Top
    Track 7 White Wedding (Part 1) Billy Idol
    Track 8 St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) John Parr
    Track 9 I Can Dream About You (From 'Streets of Fire') Dan Hartman
    Track 10 Body Rock Maria Vidal
    Track 11 Rhythm of the Night (From 'The Last Dragon') DeBarge
    Track 12 Feel So Real Steve Arrington
    Track 13 Solid Ashford & Simpson
    Track 14 This Is My Night Chaka Khan
    Track 15 Say I'm Your Number One Princess
    Track 16 Hangin' On a String (Contemplating) Loose Ends
    Track 17 Friends Amii Stewart
    Track 18 Cherish Kool and the Gang
    Track 19 Saving All My Love for You Whitney Houston
    Track 20 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Cloudbusting Kate Bush
    Track 2 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths
    Track 3 Close to Me The Cure
    Track 4 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult
    Track 5 Close (To the Edit) Art of Noise
    Track 6 Duel Propaganda
    Track 7 Election Day Arcadia
    Track 8 Shout Tears for Fears
    Track 9 Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones
    Track 10 Wide Boy Nik Kershaw
    Track 11 Kiss Me Stephen Duffy
    Track 12 Lean On Me (Ah-li-ayo) Red Box
    Track 13 Love & Pride King
    Track 14 The Word Girl Scritti Politti
    Track 15 Money's Too Tight to Mention Simply Red
    Track 16 Johnny Come Home Fine Young Cannibals
    Track 17 Walls Come Tumbling Down The Style Council
    Track 18 Life in a Northern Town The Dream Academy
    Track 19 Do Not Disturb Bananarama
    Track 20 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade

    ⠀ Disc 4

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 19 Paul Hardcastle
    Track 2 Axel F (From 'Beverly Hills Cop') Harold Faltermeyer
    Track 3 Trapped Colonel Abrams
    Track 4 I Feel Love/Johnny Remember Me Bronski Beat & Marc Almond
    Track 5 Walk Like a Man Divine
    Track 6 Tarzan Boy Baltimora
    Track 7 Obsession Animotion
    Track 8 See the Day Dee C. Lee
    Track 9 The Sweetest Taboo Sade
    Track 10 That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet
    Track 11 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey
    Track 12 Walking On Sunshine Katrina and The Waves
    Track 13 The Belle of St. Mark Sheila E.
    Track 14 Something About You Level 42
    Track 15 Loverboy Billy Ocean
    Track 16 All Fall Down Five Star
    Track 17 Frankie Sister Sledge
    Track 18 I Know Him So Well Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson
    Track 19 The Power of Love Jennifer Rush
    Track 20 Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 4 disc(s)
    Format CD / Box Set with Book
    Label NOW
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