Various Artists - NOW 12" 80s: 1983 Part 1 - (4CD Album)

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Various Artists - NOW 12" 80s: 1983 Part 1 - (4CD Album)

NOW Music proudly presents the next electrifying chapter in the ‘NOW 12” 80s’ series – NOW 12” 80s: 1983 – Part 1, out 19th July 2024.

With 46 extended, full-length, or remixed versions that encapsulate the vibrant evolution of 80s music, this collection spans the dynamic spectrum of the year, featuring Synth-Pop and New-Wave hits alongside the catchy grooves of Pop-Dance and Disco. This essential compilation is perfect for both dancefloors and collectors.

CD1 opens with two of 1983’s biggest artists with Wham!’s "Bad Boys”, followed by Eurythmics’ (over 12 minutes remix of) "Right By Your Side”. Revel in the huge tracks from Duran Duran with "Union Of The Snake (The Monkey Mix)", and the extended “Communication” by Spandau Ballet. The Human League keeps the momentum with their massive hit "(Keep Feeling) Fascination", while Howard Jones and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark keep the Synth-Pop strong with "New Song" and "Genetic Engineering" respectively. Extended versions from Blancmange, Ultravox, and Tears For Fears are also featured on the stunning first disc.

CD2 celebrates Pop Gold with Adam Ant’s "Puss 'N Boots", Bananarama’s "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", plus The Belle Stars, and Bucks Fizz. Pop and New Wave fused on fabulous tracks from Haysi Fantayzee, and Altered Images, and hits from a huge chart year for Kajagoogoo and Paul Young. The disc closes with more Synth-Pop from Heaven 17, Soft Cell and a huge U.S. hit for Taco with an unexpected cover choice in “Puttin’ On The Ritz”.

CD3’s first run of stellar cuts is all about the dancefloor and kicks off with the iconic "Flashdance…What A Feeling", from Irene Cara, and the stunning Electropop work-out in extended form on Freeez’s "I.O.U. (Megamix)". The legendary Arthur Baker produced “Confusion” for New Order, and “The Harder They Come” for Rockers Revenge, and Forrest enjoyed a smash covering “Rock The Boat”. Modern Romance and Level 42 bought Pop and Funk crossover to the charts, and Disc 3 works towards its finale with four UK acts who all enjoyed great success in ’83 with these 12” versions enhancing already great tracks – Madness, Fun Boy Three, The Style Council, and Nick Heyward who’s “Whistle Down The Wind” was his first solo hit.

CD4 offers a star-studded line-up opening with 12” and remixed versions of Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson’s "Say Say Say" and Billy Joel’s "Tell Her About It". The Fixx are up next with their huge US hit “One Thing Leads To Another”, followed by Debbie Harry, and Laura Branigan who achieved a global success with “Gloria”. Hi-Energy floor-fillers from Miquel Brown and Divine, are next alongside Ryan Paris’ pan-European smash “Dolce Vita”. The collection still has room for classic dance hits from Lydia Murdock and Phil Fearon & Galaxy and a great collaboration between the legendary Donna Summer and Musical Youth.

Tracklisting

CD1

  1. Wham! - Bad Boys (12" Version)
  2. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Right By Your Side (12” Remix)
  3. Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake (The Monkey Mix) (1999 Remaster)
  4. Spandau Ballet - Communication (12" Version)
  5. The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Extended Version)
  6. Howard Jones – New Song (Extended Version)
  7. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Genetic Engineering (312MM Version)
  8. Blancmange - Blind Vision (Extended Version)
  9. Ultravox – We Came To Dance (Extended Version)
  10. Tears For Fears - The Way You Are (Extended)
  11. Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now (12” Version)

CD2

  1. Adam Ant - Puss 'N Boots (Extended Version)
  2. Bananarama - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (12” Version)
  3. The Belle Stars - Sign Of The Times (Extended 12” Remix)
  4. Bucks Fizz - When We Were Young (12" Club Mix)
  5. Thompson Twins - We Are Detective (More Clues)
  6. Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny (Dance Mix)
  7. Altered Images - Don't Talk to Me About Love (Extended Version)
  8. Kajagoogoo - Ooh To Be Ah (The Construction Mix)
  9. Paul Young - Come Back And Stay (Extended Club Mix)
  10. Heaven 17 - Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry (Extended Dance Version)
  11. Soft Cell - Soul Inside (12" Mix)
  12. Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz (Extended Version)

CD3

  1. Irene Cara – Flashdance…What A Feeling (Album Version)
  2. Freeez - I.O.U. (Megamix)
  3. New Order - Confusion (12" Version) 
  4. Rockers Revenge - The Harder They Come (Extended Version)
  5. Forrest - Rock The Boat (12” Version)
  6. Modern Romance - Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm (Extended Version)
  7. Level 42 - The Chinese Way (Extended Version)
  8. Madness - Wings Of A Dove (12” Blue Train Mix)
  9. Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed (Special Remix Version)
  10. The Style Council - Long Hot Summer (Extended Mix)
  11. Nick Heyward - Whistle Down The Wind (12" Version)

CD4

  1. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson - Say Say Say (12" Version)
  2. Billy Joel - Tell Her About It (Special Remix Version)
  3. The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another (Extended Version)
  4. Debbie Harry – Rush, Rush (Extended Version)
  5. Laura Branigan - Gloria (12" Version)
  6. Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time (12” Vocal)
  7. Divine - Shake It Up (12” Vocal)
  8. Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita (Extended Mix)
  9. Lydia Murdock - Superstar (Album Version)
  10. Phil Fearon & Galaxy - Dancing Tight (Dancemix)
  11. Donna Summer & Musical Youth - Unconditional Love (Extended Version)
  12. Tina Turner - Let's Stay Together (Album Version)

Format: 4CD Album
Barcode: 0198028038621
Catalogue Number: CDNOW1283P1
Label: NOW
Release Date: Friday, 19th July 2024

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