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NOW Yearbook Extra 1979 Various Artists


Barcode: 196587511128

  • Format CD Box Set
  • Category: Rock & Pop
  • Released: 21st October 2022
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  • Description

    Limited edition 3CD collection featuring 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 The 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.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

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

    ⠀ Disc 2

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

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Sunday Girl Blondie
    Track 2 Painter Man Boney M.
    Track 3 My Simple Heart The Three Degrees
    Track 4 Sail On The Commodores
    Track 5 After the Love Has Gone Earth, Wind & Fire
    Track 6 Just the Way You Are Barry White
    Track 7 Honesty Billy Joel
    Track 8 The Ballad of Lucy Jordan Marianne Faithfull
    Track 9 Get It Right Next Time Gerry Rafferty
    Track 10 Hold the Line Toto
    Track 11 Whatever You Want Status Quo
    Track 12 Waiting for an Alibi Thin Lizzy
    Track 13 Car 67 Driver 67
    Track 14 Knocked It Off BA Robertson
    Track 15 Luton Airport Cats U.K.
    Track 16 Some Girls Racey
    Track 17 Get It Darts
    Track 18 Who Were You With in the Moonlight Dollar
    Track 19 Mirrors Sally Oldfield
    Track 20 One Day at a Time Lena Martell
    Track 21 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
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    No. of discs 3 disc(s)
    Format CD / Box Set
    Label NOW
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