Various Artists - NOW That’s What I Call 12” 80s: Remixed - (4CD Album)

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Various Artists - NOW That’s What I Call 12” 80s: Remixed - (4CD Album)

NOW Music is proud to present the third instalment in our 12” 80s series – ‘Remixed’.

44 tracks across 4 CDs, featuring an amazing selection of the original 12” versions that represent the era – from huge pop chart hits to dancefloor classics, including some rare tracks on CD.

The superb synth-pop of ‘Love Kills’ from Freddie Mercury opens the album, followed by the special dance mix of Eurythmics’ ‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)’. The Police’s remix of ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’, alongside perfect pop from a-ha, Holly Johnson, Kim Wilde, Red Box, and the Latin Rascals remix of Duran Duran’s ‘Notorious’, all feature on disc 1. The majestic extended mix of Womack & Womack’s ‘Love Wars’ is included, along with two tracks – ‘Wrap Her Up’ from Elton John in its over 10-minute extended remix, and Jellybean’s dance remix of ‘Jive Talkin’’ from Boogie Box High – both featuring vocal contributions from George Michael.

‘Blue Monday’, considered the biggest selling 12” of all time, was remixed in 1988, and became a huge hit again. It kicks off our second disc, followed by seminal dance hits in their full extended versions from Bomb The Bass, Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield, Yazz & The Plastic Population and The Pettibone Touch remix of Five Star’s ‘The Slightest Touch’. Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, and Exposé represent some of the biggest late 80s floor-fillers. Malcolm McLaren rounds off the disc with his celebration of the house-ballroom culture of New York… and two superstar collaborations, ‘Sidewalk Talk’ from Jellybean – written by and featuring vocal contributions from Madonna – and ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ – a huge hit by Rockwell featuring guest vocals from Michael Jackson.

The best in Hi-NRG and pop-dance is celebrated on disc 3, with Boys Town Gang, Divine, Hazell Dean, Dollar and Bucks Fizz. Massive pan European smashes from Sandra and Desireless are joined by hard-to-find dancefloor gems from Laura Branigan and Olivia Newton-John with the Elton John & Bernie Taupin written ‘The Rumour’. The disc closes with Culture Club’s US remix of ‘I’ll Tumble 4 Ya’, and the classic pop of ‘The Heat Is On’, the debut solo hit in the UK for Agnetha Fältskog.

Blondie’s massive ‘Call Me’ starts disc 4, which includes some epic 12” versions of rock-pop crossover hits from Billy Idol, Pretenders, Pat Benatar, and the #1 pairing of Philip Bailey and Phil Collins. Phil Collins was also responsible for producing Frida’s ‘I Know There’s Something Going On’, included here in its full-length version. We include synth-pop from Arcadia, Howard Jones, and Peter Schilling with ‘Major Tom (Coming Home)’, which was recently rediscovered as the opening theme to ‘Deutschland 83, 86 and 89’. A laid back ‘Summer ‘88’ remix of Chris Rea’s ‘On The Beach’ takes us to the closing track – the extended 6-minute plus version of ‘Once Upon A Long Ago’ from Paul McCartney.

An essential compilation for collectors and lovers of 80s pop. NOW That’s What I Call 12” 80s: Remixed.

Track Listing

CD 1

  1. Freddie Mercury - Love Kills (Extended Mix)
  2. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) (Special Dance Mix)
  3. The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (Dance Mix)
  4. a-ha - I've Been Losing You (Extended Version)
  5. Duran Duran - Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix)
  6. Red Box - Lean On Me (Ah-li-ayo) (Dogmatix)
  7. Holly Johnson - Love Train (Ride The 'A' Train)
  8. Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hangin' On (W.C.H. Mix)
  9. Elton John - Wrap Her Up (Extended Remix)
  10. Boogie Box High - Jive Talkin’ (Jellybean 12” Dance Remix)
  11. Womack & Womack - Love Wars (Extended Vocal)

CD 2

  1. New Order - Blue Monday '88 (12" Version)
  2. Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis (12" Version)
  3. Coldcut feat. Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On (12" Version)
  4. Yazz & The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up (Long Version)
  5. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me (12” Version)
  6. Five Star - The Slightest Touch (The Pettibone Touch Remix)
  7. Whitney Houston - Love Will Save The Day (Extended ReMix)
  8. Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman (Remix)
  9. Exposé - Point Of No Return (Extended Mix)
  10. Jellybean - Sidewalk Talk (Dance Mix)
  11. Malcolm McLaren - Waltz Darling (Extended Version)

CD 3

  1. Boys Town Gang - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Original Extended Version)
  2. Divine - Love Reaction (12" Version)
  3. Hazell Dean - Who's Leaving Who (Boys Are Back In Town Mix)
  4. Laura Branigan - Shattered Glass (12" Vocal Mix)
  5. Olivia Newton-John - The Rumour (12" Extended Mix)
  6. Dollar - O L’amour (Extra Beat Boys 12” Mix)
  7. Desireless – Voyage Voyage (PWL Britmix)
  8. Sandra - Maria Magdalena (Extended Version)
  9. Bucks Fizz - New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) (Ian Levine Club Mix)
  10. Agnetha Fältskog - The Heat Is On (Super Dance Music Mix)
  11. Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya (US 12'' Remix)

CD 4

  1. Blondie - Call Me (Theme From "American Gigolo") (12” Version)
  2. Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover (Extended Dance Remix)
  3. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield (Extended Version)
  4. Billy Idol - White Wedding - Parts 1 & 2 (Shot Gun Mix)
  5. Pretenders - Kid (Extended Remix)
  6. Arcadia - Election Day (Consensus Mix)
  7. Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) (Special Extended Version)
  8. Howard Jones – Pearl In The Shell (US Promo 12” Mix)
  9. Frida - I Know There's Something Going On (Full Length Version)
  10. Chris Rea - On The Beach (Summer '88) (12" Version)
  11. Paul McCartney - Once Upon A Long Ago (Extended Version)

Format: 4CD Album
Barcode: 0194399851326
Catalogue Number: CDNNNOW123
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: Friday, 25th February 2022

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