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NOW Yearbook 1986 - Special Edition Various Artists


Released: 24th February 2023

Barcode: 196587627720

  • Format CD Album
  • Category: Rock & Pop
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Released: 24th February 2023

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    NOW Music is proud to present the next instalment of the 'Yearbook' series, 'NOW - Yearbook 1986', featuring 80 tracks from a fantastic year in pop! This special edition CD is 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 two stellar #1s, 'A Different Corner' from George Michael and 'The Sun Always Shines On T.V.' from a-ha, before leading into huge hits from Duran Duran ('Notorious'), Kate Bush ('Hounds Of Love') and 'Thorn In My Side' from Eurythmics. A top year for pure Pop magic is showcased in the next run of hits, including the #1 from Falco, plus Level 42, Kim Wilde, Nick Kamen, Owen Paul, and The Bangles, before timeless radio friendly Pop from the Pretenders, and the lead single from one of the year's biggest albums ('Graceland') from Paul Simon with 'You Can Call Me Al'. Reggae-Pop from UB40 and another #1 from Boris Gardiner give way to two of the year's most enduring ballads from Simply Red and Spandau Ballet. The second disc is all about Pop-Dance energy - kicking off with Wham!'s final hit and #1 'The Edge Of Heaven' and 1986's biggest seller 'Don't Leave Me This Way' from The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris. Bananarama scored a huge hit (and a US #1) with 'Venus', and Stock Aitken & Waterman achieved a further huge hit with Mel & Kim's debut 'Showing Out'. Sophisticated Pop gems from Debbie Harry, Belouis Some, The Blow Monkeys and the sublime 'Breakout' from Swing Out Sister lead into a fabulous run of Soul and Dance floor-fillers from Aretha Franklin, Gwen Guthrie, Cameo, Jermaine Stewart, Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know', and closes with Lionel Richie's international smash 'Dancing On The Ceiling'. Alternative Pop takes the spotlight on Disc three with 1986 a vintage year for the sheer diversity of its chart music. The Smiths peerless 'Panic' opens, followed by Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, with the disc also featuring New Order, Furniture, Public Image Limited, It's Immaterial, and Big Audio Dynamite. Landmark hits from Talk Talk, Simple Minds and The Psychedelic Furs re-version of 'Pretty In Pink' were among the year's highlights of Alt-Rock, and Red Box, Culture Club, Howard Jones, and well-chosen covers from The Damned and Doctor & The Medics with their #1 take on 'Spirit In The Sky' produced yet more classic Pop. The final disc starts in epic cinematic style with the iconic #1 'Take My Breath Away' (taken from the film 'Top Gun') by Berlin, with huge global Rock smashes from Bon Jovi and a #1 from Europe, plus one of the best ever collaborations between Run DMC and Aerosmith on 'Walk This Way'. Robert Palmer's 'Addicted To Love' would become a timeless radio staple, and the year saw new hits from Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, a new version of a classic from The Police, and a huge hit for Status Quo with 'In The Army Now'. #1 ballads from Chris De Burgh and Nick Berry are joined by a #1 re-release from Jackie Wilson, and another movie theme going to the top - this time from Billy Ocean with 'When The Going Gets Tough' from 'The Jewel Of The Nile'. Three of the year's biggest Pop-Dance hits are up next from Steve Winwood, The Human League and Nu Shooz, before Five Star's biggest hit 'Rain Or Shine' - and to finish, two huge ballads; Whitney Houston's cover of 'Greatest Love Of All' and a December #1 for the Housemartins with their a cappella version of 'Caravan Of Love'. 'NOW - Yearbook 1986' - A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in pop.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 A Different Corner George Michael
    Track 2 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha
    Track 3 Notorious Duran Duran
    Track 4 Hounds of Love Kate Bush
    Track 5 Thorn in My Side Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
    Track 6 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
    Track 7 Lessons in Love Level 42
    Track 8 You Keep Me Hangin' On Kim Wilde
    Track 9 Each Time You Break My Heart Nick Kamen
    Track 10 My Favourite Waste of Time Owen Paul
    Track 11 Manic Monday The Bangles
    Track 12 Don't Get Me Wrong The Pretenders
    Track 13 You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
    Track 14 Marlene On the Wall Suzanne Vega
    Track 15 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals
    Track 16 Too Good to Be Forgotten Amazulu
    Track 17 Sing Our Own Song UB40
    Track 18 I Want to Wake Up With You Boris Gardiner
    Track 19 Holding Back the Years Simply Red
    Track 20 Through the Barricades Spandau Ballet

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 The Edge of Heaven Wham!
    Track 2 Don't Leave Me This Way (With Sarah Jane Morris) The Communards
    Track 3 Venus Bananarama
    Track 4 Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) Mel & Kim
    Track 5 New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) Bucks Fizz
    Track 6 Bad Boy Miami Sound Machine
    Track 7 So Macho Sinitta
    Track 8 Touch Me (I Want Your Body) Samantha Fox
    Track 9 French Kissin' in the USA Debbie Harry
    Track 10 Imagination Belouis Some
    Track 11 Digging Your Scene The Blow Monkeys
    Track 12 Breakout Swing Out Sister
    Track 13 Who's Zoomin' Who? Aretha Franklin
    Track 14 Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent Gwen Guthrie
    Track 15 Set Me Free Jaki Graham
    Track 16 Word Up! Cameo
    Track 17 Can't Wait Another Minute Five Star
    Track 18 We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off Jermaine Stewart
    Track 19 How Will I Know Whitney Houston
    Track 20 Dancing On the Ceiling Lionel Richie

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Panic The Smiths
    Track 2 Rage Hard Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Track 3 Love Missile F1-11 Sigue Sigue Sputnik
    Track 4 The Wizard (Part 1) Paul Hardcastle
    Track 5 Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
    Track 6 Pretty in Pink (From 'Pretty in Pink') The Psychedelic Furs
    Track 7 All the Things She Said Simple Minds
    Track 8 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk
    Track 9 Brilliant Mind Furniture
    Track 10 Driving Away from Home (Jim's Tune) It's Immaterial
    Track 11 Rise Public Image Limited
    Track 12 E=MC2 Big Audio Dynamite
    Track 13 Sinful Pete Wylie
    Track 14 For America Red Box
    Track 15 I've Been Losing You a-ha
    Track 16 Move Away Culture Club
    Track 17 (Forever) Live and Die Orchestarl Manouevres In The Dark
    Track 18 No One Is to Blame Howard Jones
    Track 19 Eloise The Damned
    Track 20 Spirit in the Sky Doctor & The Medics

    ⠀ Disc 4

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from 'Top Gun') Berlin
    Track 2 Livin' On a Prayer Bon Jovi
    Track 3 The Final Countdown Europe
    Track 4 Walk This Way (Feat. Aerosmith) RUN DMC
    Track 5 Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
    Track 6 Typical Male Tina Turner
    Track 7 Harlem Shuffle The Rolling Stones
    Track 8 Don't Stand So Close to Me '86 The Police
    Track 9 In the Army Now Status Quo
    Track 10 Broken Wings Mr. Mister
    Track 11 The Lady in Red Chris De Burgh
    Track 12 Every Loser Wins Nick Berry
    Track 13 Reet Petite Jackie Wilson
    Track 14 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Billy Ocean
    Track 15 Higher Love Steve Winwood
    Track 16 Human The Human League
    Track 17 I Can't Wait Nu Shooz
    Track 18 Rain Or Shine Five Star
    Track 19 Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
    Track 20 Caravan of Love The Housemartins
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    No. of discs 4 disc(s)
    Format CD / Album (Limited Edition)
    Label NOW
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