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NOW Yearbook 1979 - Limited Edition Orange Opaque Vinyl Various Artists


Barcode: 196587150419

  • Format: Vinyl 12" Album
  • Category: Rock & Pop
  • Released: 9th September 2022
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  • Description

    Since June 2021 we have presented five editions of the NOW – Yearbook series that span the first half of the 1980s.
    NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1979.
    With a re-imagined look that reflects the era, 48 tracks over 3-LPs on bright orange vinyl, celebrating a truly spectacular year of chart magic.
    Kicking off with one of Queen’s most popular songs ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, LP1 includes #1s from The Police (‘Walking On The Moon’) and the defining ‘Heart Of Glass’ from Blondie, as well as timeless hits from ABBA, Kate Bush, Olivia Newton-John and closing Side A with the beautiful ‘Song For Guy’ by Elton John.
    ‘Hot Stuff’ by Donna Summer features on Side B alongside massive Disco-Floor-Fillers from Chic, Sister Sledge, and Amii Stewart plus two further iconic #1s from Gloria Gaynor with ‘I Will Survive’ and ‘YMCA’ from Village People.
    LP2 Side A showcases an astonishing run of New Wave and Post-Punk hits leading with #1s from Ian Dury & The Blockheads (‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’) and The Boomtown Rats (‘I Don’t Like Mondays’), and featuring Squeeze, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Clash and Sex Pistols, before three Ska/Pop crossover hits from The Specials, The Selecter and ‘One Step Beyond’ from Madness.
    Flipping to Side B, Classic Rock from Meat Loaf and Electric Light Orchestra is joined by timeless hits from Billy Joel, Gerry Rafferty, Dave Edmunds and the debut ‘Stop Your Sobbing’ by Pretenders.
    LP3 is all about Pop Gold – starting with ABBA’s ‘Chiquitita’ and including ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ – #1 for Cliff Richard, along with the year’s biggest-selling single, ‘Bright Eyes’ by Art Garfunkel, plus Neil Diamond, Roxy Music, and the winner of 1979’s Eurovision Song Contest – the Top 5 hit ‘Hallelujah’ from Milk & Honey.
    Concluding the set, Side B features Wings, Earth, Wind & Fire, and opens with the superb ‘Street Life’ from The Crusaders. The unforgettable chart debut for The B-52’s with the iconic ‘Rock Lobster’ is included and the side concludes with four Synth-Pop smashes that pointed the way to the upcoming decade – ‘Money’ by The Flying Lizards, ‘Pop Muzik’ from M, and two further #1s from 1979: ‘Cars’ – one of two chart-toppers for Gary Numan in 1979 – and closing with ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ by The Buggles. This track was co-written, produced and performed by Trevor Horn whose work would define the pop landscape over the next few years, whilst the song would be the first to be played on MTV in the US when it launched in 1981.
    NOW – Yearbook 1979 – A celebration of the diversity of the charts, and the creative brilliance of the year in pop
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Don't Stop Me Now Queen
    Track 2 Walking On the Moon The Police
    Track 3 Heart of Glass Blondie
    Track 4 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) ABBA
    Track 5 A Little More Love Olivia Newton-John
    Track 6 Wow Kate Bush
    Track 7 Song for Guy Elton John
    Track 8 Hot Stuff Donna Summer
    Track 9 Good Times Chic
    Track 10 He's the Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge
    Track 11 Knock On Wood Amii Stewart
    Track 12 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
    Track 13 YMCA The Village People
    Track 14 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden and Whitehead
    Track 15 Still Commodores

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Ian Dury and The Blockheads
    Track 2 I Don't Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
    Track 3 Accidents Will Happen Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    Track 4 Something Else Sex Pistols
    Track 5 I Fought the Law The Clash
    Track 6 The Staircase (Mystery) Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Track 7 Cool for Cats Squeeze
    Track 8 Gangsters The Specials
    Track 9 On My Radio The Selecter
    Track 10 One Step Beyond Madness
    Track 11 Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf
    Track 12 Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra
    Track 13 Dreaming Blondie
    Track 14 Stop Your Sobbing The Pretenders
    Track 15 Girls Talk Dave Edmunds
    Track 16 Night Owl Gerry Rafferty
    Track 17 My Life Billy Joel
    Track 18 Parisienne Walkways Gary Moore & Phil Lynott

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Chiquitita ABBA
    Track 2 Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
    Track 3 Dance Away Roxy Music
    Track 4 Forever in Blue Jeans Neil Diamond
    Track 5 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
    Track 6 Hellelujah Milk & Honey
    Track 7 Every Day Hurts Sad Cafe
    Track 8 Street Life The Crusaders
    Track 9 Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
    Track 10 Goodnight Tonight Wings
    Track 11 Rock Lobster The B-52's
    Track 12 Money The Flying Lizards
    Track 13 Pop Muzik M
    Track 14 Cars Gary Numan
    Track 15 Video Killed the Radio Star The Buggles
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 3 disc(s)
    Format: Vinyl / 12" Album Coloured Vinyl Box Set
    Label NOW
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    • Royal Mail strike updates - As you have no doubt seen, Royal Mail will be striking on 30th September and 1st October 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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