Various Artists - NOW That's What I Call Electronic - (4CD Album)

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Various Artists - NOW That's What I Call Electronic - (4CD Album)

NOW are proud to present NOW That’s What I Call Electronic, this 78-track 4CD compilation features iconic tracks from legendary artists such as Erasure, Heaven 17, OMD, Soft Cell, Blancmange, Blondie, Human League, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, ABBA and many more.

The album showcases the emergence of synthpop as a dominant sub-genre of new wave, following the breakout success of former Tubeway Army singer Gary Numan with his debut #1 solo single ‘Cars’. Electronic music took over the charts during the early 80s, Duran Duran’s ‘Planet Earth’ and Japan’s ‘Quite Life’ filled our soundwaves alongside tracks such as ‘Vienna’, ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, ‘Never Ending Story’ and The Human League’s breakthrough single ‘The Sound Of The Crowd’. Plus Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s ‘Enola Gay’ and Paul Hardcastle’s ‘19’ gave voice to powerful social statements.

Indie pop tracks such as Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and The Cure’s ‘The Walk’ became key in the 80s alternate scene. Other massive hits included on the album which have become radio staples include a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’, Visage’s ‘Fade To Grey’ and Heaven 17’s ‘Temptation’.

Transport yourself to the dance-floor as NOW That’s What I Call Electronic celebrates huge dance-pop records ‘I Feel For You’ by Chaka Khan and ‘Let The Music Play’ by Shannon, both of which pushed the genre boundaries by fusing electro, Hi-NRG and rap. Freeez’s ‘I.O.U.’, Man 2 Man’s ‘Male Stripper’ and ‘Fascinated’ by Company B sit alongside extended versions of dance classics including the 12” version of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’, Dead Or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ and the original ‘Blue Monday’ by New Order which lead the way in 12” single sales.

Of course, we found room for ABBA’s ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’ the synth riff from which was sampled so effectively in Madonna’s 2005 single ‘Hung Up’. NOW That’s What I Call Electronic is the perfect collector’s item and gift for any lover of dance music.

Track Listing

CD 1

  1. Queen - Radio Ga Ga
  2. New Order - Blue Monday
  3. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Love Is A Stranger
  4. Ultravox – Vienna
  5. Visage - Fade To Grey
  6. Japan - Quiet Life
  7. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
  8. The Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd
  9. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
  10. Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short
  11. Gary Numan - Cars
  12. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay
  13. Landscape - Einstein A Go-Go
  14. Tears For Fears - Mad World
  15. Heaven 17 - Temptation
  16. Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling
  17. Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven
  18. The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of You
  19. A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
  20. Yello - The Race

CD 2

  1. Donna Summer - I Feel Love
  2. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
  3. Freeez - I.O.U.
  4. Shannon – Let The Music Play
  5. Company B - Fascinated
  6. The S.O.S Band - Just Be Good To Me
  7. Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
  8. The Pointer Sisters - Automatic
  9. Man 2 Man - Male Stripper
  10. Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk
  11. Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind
  12. Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared
  13. Animotion - Obsession
  14. Trans-X – Living On Video
  15. Dazz Band - Let It All Blow
  16. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (From "Beverly Hills Cop" Soundtrack)
  17. Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)
  18. Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
  19. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out

CD 3

  1. ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  2. Blondie - Atomic
  3. The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
  4. M - Pop Muzik
  5. Paul Hardcastle – 19
  6. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit)
  7. Phil Lynott - Yellow Pearl (First 7" Remix)
  8. Kim Wilde – Kids In America
  9. Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love
  10. a-ha - Take On Me
  11. Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams
  12. Howard Jones – New Song
  13. Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
  14. Limahl - Never Ending Story
  15. Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side
  16. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
  17. Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden)
  18. Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
  19. Midge Ure – If I Was
  20. China Crisis - Christian
  21. Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme (From "Miami Vice II" Soundtrack)

CD 4

  1. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Performance Mix)
  2. The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
  3. Propaganda - Dr Mabuse
  4. The Cure - The Walk
  5. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  6. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Messages
  7. Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawn Chairs
  8. Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing
  9. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
  10. Erasure – Drama!
  11. Scritti Politti - Absolute
  12. The Associates - Party Fears Two
  13. Furniture - Brilliant Mind
  14. Talk Talk - It's My Life
  15. Simple Minds - Glittering Prize
  16. Swansway - Soul Train
  17. The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star
  18. Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Format: 4CD Album
Barcode: 00194399461426
Catalogue Number: CDNNNOW121
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: Friday, 7th January 2022

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