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NOW Presents... Electronic Various Artists


Barcode: 196587150716

  • Format Vinyl 12" Box Set
  • Category: Rock & Pop
  • Released: 19th August 2022
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  • Description

    NOW Music is proud to announce the second release in the ‘NOW Presents…’ series, following ‘The 1970s’ with ‘NOW Presents… Electronic’.

    The 5-LP box set highlights some of the most innovative and enduringly popular tracks of the genre, and includes some era-defining 12”, extended, and full-length versions alongside the single versions.

    ‘NOW Presents…Electronic’ is presented in a rigid slip case, with complementary design extending across the 5 individual LPs, with the reverse of the covers featuring track by track annotations that include chart positions, and facts about both song and artist(s).

    LP 1 kicks off with an 80’s signature synth pop hit from Queen with ‘Radio Ga Ga’, followed by extended 12” versions of Eurythmics’ ‘Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)’ and ‘Torch’ by Soft Cell, and ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, the collaboration between Philip Oakey, and one of the key architects of electronic pop music, Giorgio Moroder. ‘Diversion 10’ of Art Of Noise’s ‘Beat Box’ is found on the Side 2, along with huge chart hits from Paul Hardcastle, Phil Lynott, the 12” version of a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’, and ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ the electro/Hi-NRG No. 1 from Dead Or Alive.

    Laurie Anderson’s epic ‘O Superman’ opens LP 2 and continues with Kate Bush’s (still) stunningly original ‘The Dreaming’. Produced and co-written with David Bowie, Iggy Pop’s ‘Nightclubbing’ features next, and finishing this first side, two influential album tracks from Japan (‘Taking Islands In Africa’) and Duran Duran (‘The Chauffeur’) both using electronic music to beautiful cinematic effect. The second side for LP 2 brings together (amongst others) debut chart hits from Tears For Fears, Howard Jones, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and The Buggles with ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’.

    LP 3 starts with the iconic ‘Blue Monday’ from New Order, before moving onto another Bernard Sumner hit project Electronic, with their 1993 hit ‘Disappointed’, where Neil Tennant features on vocals. Pet Shop Boys link the next three tracks on this side: Liza Minnelli’s ‘Losing My Mind’ (produced by them), Eighth Wonder’s ‘I’m Not Scared’ and Dusty Springfield’s ‘Nothing Has Been Proved’ (both composed & produced by Pet Shop Boys). The second side includes Gary Numan’s first solo single ‘Cars’, and features synth-pop classics from John Foxx and The Cure, before closing with another band that featured Bernard Sumner - Joy Division with their defining ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.

    Sparks open LP 4 with the full-length version of the seminal ‘The Number One Song In Heaven’, produced by Giorgio Moroder, who also co-produced the next track, ‘Working The Midnight Shift’ by Donna Summer. Late ‘70’s European disco from Amanda Lear and Telex follows. The second side of LP 4 highlights the huge electro dance tracks of the ‘80s from Chaka Khan, Malcolm McLaren, Freeez and Company B.

    The final LP showcases 1981 with a side of timeless synth-pop from that year, including hits from Ultravox, Visage, The Human League, and Spandau Ballet. Yello commence our final side with one of the greatest 12”s ever with 1988s ‘The Race’, followed by the outstanding ‘Dr Mabuse’ from Propaganda and Peter Schilling’s 1983 ‘Major Tom (Coming Home)’ … closing with Falco’s global No. 1 ‘Rock Me Amadeus’.

    ‘NOW Presents… Electronic’ is strictly limited to 1200 numbered copies.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Radio Ga Ga Queen
    Track 2 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-four) [extended Mix] Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
    Track 3 Torch (Extended Version) Soft Cell
    Track 4 Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Track 5 Together in Electric Dreams Philip Oakley & Giorgio Moroder
    Track 6 Take On Me (Extended Mix) a-ha
    Track 7 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) Dead Or Alive
    Track 8 19 Paul Hardcastle
    Track 9 Beat Box (Diversion 10) The Art of Noise
    Track 10 Yellow Pearl Phil Lynott
    Track 11 Einstein a Go-go Landscape
    Track 12 Cry Godley and Creme
    Track 13 Christian China Crisis

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 O Superman Laurie Anderson
    Track 2 The Dreaming Kate Bush
    Track 3 Nightclubbing Iggy Pop
    Track 4 Taking Islands in Africa Japan
    Track 5 The Chauffeur Duran Duran
    Track 6 Mad World Tears for Fears
    Track 7 Messages Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    Track 8 Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) A Flock of Seagulls
    Track 9 The Safety Dance Men Without Hats
    Track 10 New Song Howard Jones
    Track 11 Video Killed the Radio Star The Buggles
    Track 12 Pop Muzik M
    Track 13 In the Name of Love Thompson Twins

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Blue Monday New Order
    Track 2 Disappointed Electronic
    Track 3 Losing My Mind Liza Minnelli
    Track 4 I'm Not Scared Eighth Wonder
    Track 5 Nothing Has Been Proved Dusty Springfield
    Track 6 Steppin' Out Joe Jackson
    Track 7 Cars Gary Numan
    Track 8 Underpass John Foxx
    Track 9 The Walk The Cure
    Track 10 Lawnchairs Our Daughter's Wedding
    Track 11 It's My Life Talk Talk
    Track 12 Brilliant Mind Furniture
    Track 13 Soul Train Swansway
    Track 14 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division

    ⠀ Disc 4

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 The Number One Song in Heaven Sparks
    Track 2 Working the Midnight Shift Donna Summer
    Track 3 Funkytown Lipps, Inc.
    Track 4 Follow Me Amanda Lear
    Track 5 Moskow Diskow Telex
    Track 6 Hard Times The Human League
    Track 7 I.O.U. Freeez
    Track 8 I Feel for You Chaka Khan
    Track 9 Fascinated Company B
    Track 10 Let It All Blow Dazz Band
    Track 11 Buffalo Gals Malcolm McLaren & World's Famous Supreme Team
    Track 12 (Hey You) the Rock Steady Crew Rock Steady Crew
    Track 13 Axel F (From 'Beverly Hills Cop') Harold Faltermeyer
    Track 14 Miami Vice Theme (From 'Miami Vice') Jan Hammer

    ⠀ Disc 5

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Vienna Ultravox
    Track 2 Fade to Grey Visage
    Track 3 Quiet Life Japan
    Track 4 Planet Earth Duran Duran
    Track 5 The Sound of the Crowd The Human League
    Track 6 Tainted Love Soft Cell
    Track 7 Glow Spandau Ballet
    Track 8 Play to Win Heaven 17
    Track 9 The Race (Extended Version) Yello
    Track 10 Dr Mabuse Propaganda
    Track 11 Major Tom (Coming Home) Peter Schilling
    Track 12 Da Da Da I Don't Love You, You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha Trio
    Track 13 Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit) Falco
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 5 disc(s)
    Format Vinyl / 12" Album Box Set
    Label NOW
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    • Royal Mail strike updates - As you have no doubt seen, Royal Mail will be striking on Friday 25th November, Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December and as such, we are expecting there to be a few delays with delivery as a result of these. Don’t worry though, we’ll continue to process any returns as soon as they arrive back with us and we thank you for your patience and understanding in the meantime. 

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