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NOW Yearbook Extra 1981 Various Artists


Barcode: 196587067120

  • Format CD Album
  • Category: Rock & Pop
  • Released: 1st July 2022
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  • Description

    Following the recent release of 'NOW Yearbook 1981', we continue to celebrate the remarkable year of pop that was 1981 with 'NOW - Yearbook Extra 1981'. Featuring 66 fabulous tracks that we couldn't fit on 'NOW - Yearbook 1981'. Disc 1 kicks off with some of the year's biggest stars including gems from John Lennon, U2 and The Pretenders. As a major force in '80s pop, synth-pop and new romantic tracks are featured from Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Soft Cell, Japan and Tom Tom Club. This disc also brings together soul smashes from Kool & The Gang, Shalamar, Randy Crawford and Grover Washington. 1981 was a year of revolution for pop and Disc 2 leads off with pure pop magic from Adam & The Ants, Toyah, Altered Images, plus Shakin' Stevens, Bucks Fizz and Madness. Electric Light Orchestra, REO Speedwagon, Rick Springfield, Graham Bonnet, and Daryl Hall & John Oates all feature representing rock and power ballads. This collection wouldn't be complete without some brilliant novelty pop - CD 2 concludes with 'Birdie Song' by The Tweets and 'Hooked On Classics' by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Disc 3 opens with 'Sound Of The Crowd' - the commercial breakthrough from The Human League, and further celebrates synth-pop with Visage, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, and the debut single from Tears For Fears. The perfect addition to the 'Yearbook' family and an essential collection for all fans of '80s pop - enjoy this EXTRA helping with 'NOW - Yearbook Extra 1981'.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Watching the Wheels John Lennon
    Track 2 Invisible Sun The Police
    Track 3 Gloria U2
    Track 4 Absolute Beginners The Jam
    Track 5 Message of Love The Pretenders
    Track 6 Treason (It's Just a Story) The Teardrop Explodes
    Track 7 Open Your Heart The Human League
    Track 8 The Freeze Spandau Ballet
    Track 9 Careless Memories Duran Duran
    Track 10 Bedsitter Soft Cell
    Track 11 Visions of China Japan
    Track 12 Play to Win Heaven 17
    Track 13 Visage Visage
    Track 14 Genius of Love Tom Tom Club
    Track 15 Me and Mr Sanchez Blue Rondo A La Turk
    Track 16 Return of the Los Palmas 7 Madness
    Track 17 Steppin' Out Kool & the Gang
    Track 18 Make That Move Shalamar
    Track 19 Slow Hand The Pointer Sisters
    Track 20 You Might Need Somebody Randy Crawford
    Track 21 Just the Two of Us (Feat. Bill Withers) Grover Washington Jr.
    Track 22 It's My Turn Diana Ross

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Ant Rap Adam & The Ants
    Track 2 I Want to Be Free Toyah
    Track 3 Chequered Love Kim Wilde
    Track 4 I Could Be Happy Altered Images
    Track 5 Twilight Cafe Susan Fassbender
    Track 6 Wedding Bells Godley and Creme
    Track 7 Night Games Graham Bonnet
    Track 8 Twilight Electric Light Orchestra
    Track 9 You Make My Dreams (Come True) Daryl Hall & John Oates
    Track 10 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
    Track 11 Take It On the Run REO Speedwagon
    Track 12 Angel of the Morning Juice Newton
    Track 13 One of Those Nights Bucks Fizz
    Track 14 Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey Modern Romance
    Track 15 Shut Up Madness
    Track 16 The Elephant's Graveyard The Boomtown Rats
    Track 17 There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis Kirsty MacColl
    Track 18 You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
    Track 19 Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats
    Track 20 Only Crying Keith Marshall
    Track 21 Bermuda Triangle Barry Manilow
    Track 22 Birdie Song The Tweets
    Track 23 Hooked On Classics Louis Clark and the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 The Sound of the Crowd The Human League
    Track 2 Mind of a Toy Visage
    Track 3 Joan of Arc Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    Track 4 My Own Way Duran Duran
    Track 5 The Art of Parties Japan
    Track 6 Musclebound Spandau Ballet
    Track 7 Suffer the Children Tears for Fears
    Track 8 Lawnchairs Our Daughter's Wedding
    Track 9 The American Simple Minds
    Track 10 Ceremony New Order
    Track 11 Pretty in Pink The Psychedelic Furs
    Track 12 Kings of the Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants
    Track 13 Chihuahua Bow Wow Wow
    Track 14 Flowers of Romance Public Image Limited
    Track 15 Arabian Nights Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Track 16 Passionate Friend The Teardrop Explodes
    Track 17 Funeral Pyre The Jam
    Track 18 The Magnificent Seven The Clash
    Track 19 Good Thing Going (We've Got a Good Thing Going) Sugar Minott
    Track 20 Walking in the Sunshine Bad Manners
    Track 21 Don't Slow Down UB40
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 3 disc(s)
    Format CD / Album
    Label NOW
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