Various Artists - NOW Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter - (3CD Album) - pre-order [2023-02-10]



Various Artists - NOW Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter - (3CD Album)

NOW is proud to present 63 more essential pop memories: ‘NOW - Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter’ – an epilogue to the recent ‘Final Chapter’ collection.

We would have respected the word ‘final’! – but these years were so rich for pop gems, these tracks had to be included in our celebration of the era!!!

Disc One kicks off with the iconic ‘I Want To Break Free’ from Queen, before moving on to The Police, Eurythmics and ‘This Charming Man’ from The Smiths. Huge Pop hits from Madness, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Specials and UB40 lead into fantastic lesser compiled songs from David Sylvian, Elton John, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, and Tom Robinson, before some rock from Pretenders, Slade and the timeless ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ from Journey – and signing off with classics from The World’s Famous Supreme Team, Debbie Harry, and the sublime seasonal favourite from Waitresses.

The second disc opens with a stellar run of Synth-Pop including from Gary Numan, Midge Ure & Mick Karn, The Human League, Japan, Heaven 17, Thomas Dolby, and Soft Cell, before Post-Punk hits from The Undertones, Siouxsie And The Banshees, XTC and Adam & The Ants. Pop nuggets from Toyah, Marilyn, and Nik Kershaw lead into the Funk of ‘Hot Water’ from Level 42, Shakatak, and the rarely compiled ‘Venceremos’ from Working Week.

The final disc opens with the massive No. 1 ‘It’s My Party’ from Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, alongside Pop gold from Kim Wilde, Ultravox and Spandau Ballet. Sophisticated ballads from Tina Turner and Lionel Richie lead toward Soul-Pop from Windjammer and Kool & The Gang before a final run of heavenly Pop including Cliff Richard, Liquid Gold, and Bucks Fizz before closing with easy-listening Pop from Julio Iglesias and a winter classic from David Essex.

NOW - Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter – a further and final celebration of the diversity and magic of Pop between 1980 and 1984.

"Various Artists - NOW Yearbook Extra 1980 - 1984: The Final Chapter" is out Friday, 10th February 2023 on Universal Music and available for pre-order now.

NB: All products ordered with a pre-order will be dispatched together close to the latest pre-order release date. If you want earlier dispatched for another product then please place separate order(s).



  1. Queen - I Want To Break Free
  2. The Police - Spirits In The Material World
  3. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Right By Your Side
  4. The Smiths - This Charming Man   
  5. Dexys Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers (More, Please, Thank You)
  6. Madness - Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day)
  7. Tracey Ullman - My Guy
  8. The Specials – Do Nothing
  9. UB40 - My Way Of Thinking
  10. David Sylvian - Pulling Punches
  11. Tom Robinson - Atmospherics: Listen to the Radio
  12. Elton John - Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year)
  13. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Wanna Be Loved
  14. Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart
  15. Pretenders - Middle Of The Road
  16. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
  17. Slade - Run Runaway
  18. Robert Palmer - Some Guys Have All The Luck
  19. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Out Of Touch
  20. The World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ
  21. Debbie Harry - Backfired
  22. Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping


  1. Gary Numan - Music For Chameleons
  2. Midge Ure & Mick Karn - After A Fashion
  3. The Human League - Boys And Girls
  4. Japan - European Son (Steve Nye 7” Remix 1982)
  5. Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement
  6. Thomas Dolby - Windpower
  7. A Flock Of Seagulls - The More You Live, The More You Love
  8. Soft Cell - Numbers
  9. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Melt
  10. The Undertones - Wednesday Week
  11. XTC - Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)
  12. Adam & The Ants - Car Trouble
  13. Toyah – Good Morning Universe
  14. The Associates - Love Hangover
  15. Marilyn - Cry And Be Free
  16. Kajagoogoo - Big Apple 
  17. Nik Kershaw - Dancing Girls
  18. Howard Jones – Pearl In The Shell
  19. Level 42 - Hot Water
  20. Shakatak - Easier Said Than Done
  21. Working Week - Venceremos


  1. Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party
  2. Kim Wilde – Cambodia
  3. Ultravox - Love's Great Adventure
  4. Spandau Ballet - Highly Strung
  5. Nick Heyward - On A Sunday
  6. Thompson Twins - Sister Of Mercy
  7. Tina Turner - Help
  8. Lionel Richie - Penny Lover
  9. The Pointer Sisters - I Need You
  10. Shalamar Over And Over
  11. Windjammer - Tossing & Turning
  12. Kool & The Gang - (When You Say You Love Somebody) In The Heart
  13. Hot Chocolate - Girl Crazy
  14. Cliff Richard - Dreamin’
  15. Liquid Gold – Substitute
  16. Bucks Fizz - If You Can't Stand The Heat
  17. The Nolans - Don't Make Waves
  18. Belle & The Devotions - Love Games
  19. Julio Iglesias - Quiereme Mucho - Yours
  20. David Essex - A Winter's Tale

Format: 3CD Album
Barcode: 0196587757922
Catalogue Number: CDYBENOW8084
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: Friday, 10th February 2023

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