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NOW Yearbook 1981 - Limited Edition Red Vinyl Various Artists


Barcode: 194399459218

  • Format: Vinyl 12" Album
  • Category: Rock & Pop
  • Released: 20th May 2022
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  • Description

    NOW Music is proud to present the newest addition to the ‘Yearbook’ series: NOW – Yearbook 1981. 3 LPs of 46 tracks that defined the charts in 1981.
    Kicking off with legendary No. 1s from Queen and David Bowie (‘Under Pressure’), The Police (‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’), and including No. 1’s from The Specials (‘Ghost Town’), John Lennon (‘Woman’) and Roxy Music’s cover of ‘Jealous Guy’.
    1981 was a watershed year for pop with new British artists emerging from the ashes of punk and disco by way of the New Romantic movement either beginning or consolidating their chart success - including here , Duran Duran, Visage, Ultravox, Japan, Spandau Ballet and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – artists who would set the pop and fashion agenda over the next few years leading, for some, to global success….and including the two biggest selling singles of the year, ‘Tainted Love’ from Soft Cell, and The Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’.
    Pop was fresh, exciting and often, with an accompanying promo video, more theatrical and colorful than ever with Adam & The Ants’ ‘Stand And Deliver’ and ‘Prince Charming’ both featured here alongside debut chart hits for Toyah, Kim Wilde, Altered Images, Haircut 100, Tom Tom Club, Imagination and ABC… plus Bucks Fizz winning the Eurovision with a pop classic, and Shakin’ Stevens hitting No. 1 with ‘This Ole House’ makes celebrating the pop of 1981 brilliantly eclectic.
    Established acts Blondie, ABBA, Olivia Newton-John, Electric Light Orchestra, Pretenders and The Who all enjoyed continued success with some of their biggest hits, and chart regulars The Jam, Madness and the more recently established UB40 went from strength to strength, as Odyssey and Earth, Wind & Fire both celebrated massive chart singles.
    Four past and present Motown stars produced 3 of the greatest love songs of all time – with the rediscovered ‘One Day In Your Life’ from Michael Jackson, and ‘Being With You’ by Smokey Robinson both topping the chart, and the superstar collaboration on ‘Endless Love’ by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross topping the U.S. chart for 9 weeks and becoming the year’s second biggest seller there behind ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ from Kim Carnes, which is also included on this Yearbook.
    NOW – Yearbook 1981; celebrating an outstanding year in eclectic and creative pop. Pressed in translucent red vinyl, limited to 3,000 units.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
    Track 2 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
    Track 3 Rapture Blondie
    Track 4 Physical Olivia Newton-John
    Track 5 Endless Love (From 'The Endless Love') Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
    Track 6 I Go to Sleep The Pretenders
    Track 7 One of Us ABBA
    Track 8 Vienna Ultravox
    Track 9 Fade to Grey Visage
    Track 10 Tainted Love Soft Cell
    Track 11 Quiet Life Japan
    Track 12 Planet Earth Duran Duran
    Track 13 Don't You Want Me The Human League
    Track 14 Kids in America Kim Wilde
    Track 15 Prince Charming Adam & The Ants

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Woman John Lennon
    Track 2 Jealous Guy Roxy Music
    Track 3 Will You? Hazel O'Connor
    Track 4 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
    Track 5 Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon
    Track 6 You Better You Bet The Who
    Track 7 Hold On Tight Electric Light Orchestra
    Track 8 Ghost Town The Specials
    Track 9 That's Entertainment The Jam
    Track 10 One in Ten UB40
    Track 11 It Must Be Love Madness
    Track 12 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
    Track 13 Going Back to My Roots Odyssey
    Track 14 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
    Track 15 Body Talk Imagination

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Girls On Film Duran Duran
    Track 2 Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) Spandau Ballet
    Track 3 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) Haircut 100
    Track 4 Tears Are Not Enough ABC
    Track 5 Yellow Pearl Phil Lynott
    Track 6 Einstein a Go-go Landscape
    Track 7 Souvenir Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
    Track 8 I'm in Love With a German Film Star The Passions
    Track 9 Prince Charming Adam & The Ants
    Track 10 Happy Birthday Altered Images
    Track 11 It's a Mystery Toyah
    Track 12 Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club
    Track 13 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
    Track 14 The Ole House Shakin' Stevens
    Track 15 Being With You Smokey Robinson
    Track 16 One Day in Your Life Michael Jackson
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 3 disc(s)
    Format: Vinyl / 12" Album Coloured Vinyl Box Set
    Label NOW
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