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NOW Yearbook 1986 Various Artists


Released: 24th February 2023

Barcode: 196587627515

  • Format Vinyl 12" Album
  • Category: Rock & Pop
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Released: 24th February 2023

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  • Description

    NOW Music is proud to present 'NOW - Yearbook 1986' - 43 tracks on a 3LP set pressed on translucent purple vinyl - from a fantastic year in pop! 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'), 'Thorn In My Side' from Eurythmics, and the #1 'Rock Me Amadeus' from Falco. Kate Bush's 'Hounds Of Love' starts the flip side 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', along with two of the year's most enduring ballads from Simply Red and Spandau Ballet. Side 1 of LP2 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', as did Kim Wilde with 'You Keep Me Hangin' On'. There's also the debut from Nick Kamen, the sublime 'Breakout' from Swing Out Sister and the #1 'I Want To Wake Up With You' from Boris Gardiner. Alternative Pop takes the spotlight on the other side of LP2, with 1986 a vintage year for the sheer diversity of its chart music. The Smiths peerless 'Panic' opens, and is joined by Big Audio Dynamite, Furniture, and the landmark 'Life's What You Make It' from Talk Talk. More timeless Pop from Red Box and The Bangles leads toward the well-chosen #1 cover of 'Spirit In The Sky' from Doctor & The Medics. LP3 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 'Livin' On A Prayer', and 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 Simple Minds, The Rolling Stones, and a new version of a classic from The Police. The final side is all about sophisticated Dance-Pop, opening with the Jam & Lewis produced 'Human' from The Human League, and a further US #1 from Steve Winwood with 'Higher Love'. Massive tracks from Level 42 and Five Star are up next and are followed by two of the year's biggest floor-fillers: 'We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off' from Jermaine Stewart and Lionel Richie's international smash 'Dancing On The Ceiling', before closing with one of 1986's greatest vocals from Whitney Houston on her defining cover of 'Greatest Love Of All'. '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 Thorn in My Side Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
    Track 5 French Kissin' in the USA Debbie Harry
    Track 6 Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit) Falco
    Track 7 Rage Hard Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Track 8 Hounds of Love Kate Bush
    Track 9 Don't Get Me Wrong The Pretenders
    Track 10 You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
    Track 11 Typical Male Tina Turner
    Track 12 Marlene On the Wall Suzanne Vega
    Track 13 Holding Back the Years Simply Red
    Track 14 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 You Keep Me Hangin' On Kim Wilde
    Track 5 Each Time You Break My Heart Nick Kamen
    Track 6 Breakout Swing Out Sister
    Track 7 I Want to Wake Up With You Boris Gardiner
    Track 8 Panic The Smiths
    Track 9 E=MC2 Big Audio Dynamite
    Track 10 Brilliant Mind Furniture
    Track 11 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk
    Track 12 No One Is to Blame Howard Jones
    Track 13 For America Red Box
    Track 14 Manic Monday The Bangles
    Track 15 Spirit in the Sky Doctor & The Medics

    ⠀ Disc 3

    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 Walk This Way (Feat. Aerosmith) RUN DMC
    Track 4 Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
    Track 5 Harlem Shuffle The Rolling Stones
    Track 6 Don't Stand So Close to Me '86 The Police
    Track 7 All the Things She Said Simple Minds
    Track 8 Human The Human League
    Track 9 Higher Love Steve Winwood
    Track 10 Lessons in Love Level 42
    Track 11 Can't Wait Another Minute Five Star
    Track 12 We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off Jermaine Stewart
    Track 13 Dancing On the Ceiling Lionel Richie
    Track 14 Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 3 disc(s)
    Format Vinyl / 12" Album Coloured Vinyl (Limited Edition)
    Label NOW
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