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NOW Yearbook 1993

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Released: 28th June 2024. 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. 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.

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  • Details

    Released:
    28th June 2024
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    CD Album
    Barcode:
    196588893421
  • Description

    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. 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.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

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

    Disc 2

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Creep
    Radiohead
    2.So Young
    Suede
    3.Wild Wood
    Paul Weller
    4.Hope of Deliverance
    Paul McCartney
    5.Young at Heart
    The Bluebells
    6.Better the Devil You Know
    Sonia
    7.Express
    Dina Carroll
    8.Moving On Up
    M People
    9.U Got 2 Let the Music
    Cappella
    10.The Key, the Secret
    Urban Cookie Collective
    11.Open Your Mind
    U.S.U.R.A.
    12.Believe in Me
    Utah Saints
    13.Unforgiven
    D:Ream
    14.Open Up
    Leftfield
    15.Step It Up
    Stereo MCs
    16.Sweet Harmony
    The Beloved
    17.Broken English
    Sunscreem
    18.Too Young to Die
    Jamiroquai
    19.Tease Me
    Chaka Demus & Pliers
    20.Oh Carolina
    Shaggy
    21.(I Can't Help) Falling in Love
    UB40

    Disc 3

    Track name
    Artist
    1.I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
    Meat Loaf
    2.In These Arms
    Bon Jovi
    3.Are You Gonna Go My Way
    Lenny Kravitz
    4.From Despair to Where
    Manic Street Preachers
    5.Two Princes
    Spin Doctors
    6.Runaway Train
    Soul Asylum
    7.Cats in the Cradle
    Ugly Kid Joe
    8.Distant Sun
    Crowded House
    9.Linger
    The Cranberries
    10.What's Up?
    4 Non Blondes
    11.Stay
    Eternal
    12.Right Here
    SWV
    13.Shoop
    Salt-N-Pepa
    14.Mr. Wendal
    Arrested Development
    15.Down That Road
    Shara Nelson
    16.Dreams
    Gabrielle
    17.Delicate (Feat. Des'ree)
    Sananda Maitreya
    18.Now I Know What Made Otis Blue
    Paul Young
    19.In Your Care
    Tasmin Archer

    Disc 4

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Ordinary World
    Duran Duran
    2.Go West
    Pet Shop Boys
    3.Relight My Fire (Feat. Lulu)
    Take That
    4.One Night in Heaven
    M People
    5.Show Me Love
    Robin S
    6.Supermodel (You Better Work)
    RuPaul
    7.Exterminate (Feat. Niki Harris)
    Snap!
    8.What Is Love
    Haddaway
    9.More, More, More
    Bananarama
    10.Lost in Music (Sure Is Pure Remix)
    Sister Sledge
    11.If I Can't Have You
    Kim Wilde
    12.Go Away
    Gloria Estefan
    13.I Can See Clearly
    Deborah Harry
    14.Stand Above Me
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    15.Break It Down Again
    Tears for Fears
    16.What You Won't Do for Love
    Go West
    17.In All the Right Places
    Lisa Stansfield
    18.Don't Be a Stranger
    Dina Carroll
    19.True Love
    Elton John & Kiki Dee
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