Artist: 
Various Artists

NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter (3LP)

$36.99

Release date: 2 December, 2022

NOW was recently proud to announce the ‘Yearbook’ for 1985, as we move forward to the second half of the 1980s, and we were delighted with the response to the 1979 edition back in September. However – we haven’t quite finished with those golden Pop years 1980 – 1984.

We proudly present ‘NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter’ – 43 tracks celebrating more Pop magic from an exceptional time in the UK charts, pressed on translucent golden vinyl.

A huge #1 from Wham!, with era-defining hits from Eurythmics, Kate Bush, Scritti Politti, Bronski Beat and the unique brilliance of ‘O Superman’ from Laurie Anderson feature on Side One, with The Smiths ‘What Difference Does It Make?’ leading Side Two that also includes The Police, U2, New Order, The Jam and ‘Nelson Mandela’ from The Specials.

Pure Pop brilliance from Bananarama, Kim Wilde and Toyah alongside dancefloor hits from Lionel Richie and Kool & The Gang lead the second LP, with a stellar run of Synth-Pop gems on the flip side – including from Ultravox, Gary Numan, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Blancmange and Howard Jones.

The final LP presents floor-filling gold from Donna Summer, Shalamar and Flash And The Pan along with sophisticated Pop from Roxy Music and Spandau Ballet – before a final side that opens with timeless Rock from Iron Maiden with ‘Run To The Hills’ and also includes legends Pretenders, Tina Turner, Billy Joel and Elton John before closing with classics, Neil Diamond’s ‘Love On The Rocks’ – and ‘We All Stand Together’ from Paul McCartney.

NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter. A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the time in Pop.

Formats: 
Vinyl LP
Label: 
Now