Various Artists - NOW Yearbook: THE VAULT 1983 - (4CD Deluxe Album) - pre-order [2024-05-31]

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Various Artists - NOW Yearbook: THE VAULT 1983 - (4CD Deluxe Album) - pre-order [2024-05-31]

The year that NOW’s story began, and where we started our ‘Yearbook’ series back in 2021. An incredible year in Pop music, and between that first ‘Yearbook’, it’s ‘Extra’, and more of the year’s hits featuring on the ‘80-84 Final’ and it’s ‘Extra’ we have featured over 150 tracks on CD so far in our appreciation of 1983. Those tracks were generally the bigger hits of the year with their Chart achievement a factor in their inclusion - however – that’s not the whole story, and our celebration of 1983 wouldn’t be complete without shining a light on some of the year’s singles that have been compiled much less frequently over the past 40 years… Welcome to the THE VAULT for 1983…Some of the tracks were Top 40 hits, some missed the Chart completely, and some were huge in the U.S. and not in the U.K. – but all are part of the wonderful Pop story of 1983.

80 tracks across 4-CDs in ‘hardback book’ packaging featuring a 28-page track by track guide, original singles artwork and a quiz - ‘NOW Yearbook - The Vault: 1983’

CD1 kicks off with a run of Synth-Pop gems from established artists Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Blancmange, Gary Numan and Talk Talk alongside some newer bands, The Lotus Eaters, H20, Freur and After The Fire… Japan released a live instrumental, and Yello, Divine, Rockers Revenge and Freeez presented fantastic Electronic club tracks. Level 42 and Animal Nightlife produced sophisticated Jazz-Funk-Pop and Joe Jackson’s hit ‘Night And Day’ album included the final track on the first disc – ‘Breaking Us In Two’….

The second disc opens with a stunning collection of Indie-Pop singles from Bauhaus, Marc And The Mambas, The Stranglers and The Glove – featuring members of both The Cure and Siouxsie And The Banshees…. US Indie-Pop from The B-52’s and Wall Of Voodoo leads into a run of pure Pop from Kim Wilde, Adam Ant, Bow Wow Wow, Altered Images, The Belle Stars and The Bluebells - before the CD moves towards it’s close with the Retro-Pop of Roman Holliday and Tracie, plus Fun Boy Three and UB40 before finishing with Mari Wilson’s gorgeous take on ‘Cry Me A River’.

CD3 features some huge and long-established superstars including Billy Joel with the stunning opener ‘Goodnight Saigon’, Bonnie Tyler, Electric Light Orchestra, Lionel Richie, Earth Wind & Fire, Mike Oldfield, The Kinks, Olivia Newton-John and a massive U.S. hit for Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton with a cover of Bob Seger’s ‘We’ve Got Tonite’. Great tracks from Chris Rea, Robert Palmer and Marillion are followed by a run of influential floor-fillers including Man Parrish with ‘Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)’, ‘Magic’s Wand’ from Whodini, and ‘Get Down Saturday Night’ from Oliver Cheatham – which would be sampled on the 2003 #1 single ‘Make Luv’ by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham. And the disc concludes with ‘Lady Lady’ by Giorgio Moroder & Joe Esposito taken from the soundtrack of one of 1983’s biggest movies, ‘Flashdance’.

The final disc focuses on singles that found Chart success in the U.S, and opening with Culture Club and ‘I’ll Tumble 4 Ya’ – a U.S. single that wasn’t released in the UK, before a sequence of tracks that were all U.S. New-Wave hits led by the collaboration between Sparks and the Go-go’s Jane Wiedlin and including The Romantics, The Fixx, The Motels, Modern English, Missing Persons and Naked Eyes. Taco’s Synth cover of ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’ is up next before a run of Rock and FM radio hits from Pat Benatar, Styx, Asia, Journey and John Mellencamp – and to close this amazing collection, 3 of 1983’s most beautiful ballads from Daryl Hall & John Oates, Toto, and ‘It Might Be You’, the theme from another smash hit film, ‘Tootsie’.

NOW Yearbook – The Vault: 1983 – A continued celebration of the magical year in Pop!

"Various Artists - NOW Yearbook: THE VAULT 1983" is out Friday, 31st May 2024 on NOW 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).

Tracklisting

CD 1

  1. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Telegraph 
  2. Blancmange - That’s Love, That It Is 
  3. Thompson Twins - Watching
  4. Talk Talk - My Foolish Friend          
  5. A Flock Of Seagulls - Nightmares 
  6. After The Fire - Der Kommissar
  7. Gary Numan - Sister Surprise
  8. John Foxx - Endlessly
  9. The Lotus Eaters - You Don't Need Someone New 
  10. China Crisis - Tragedy And Mystery 
  11. H2O - Just Outside Heaven
  12. Freur - Doot Doot 
  13. Japan - Canton
  14. Yello - I Love You
  15. Divine - Love Reaction
  16. Rockers Revenge - The Harder They Come  
  17. Freeez - Pop Goes My Love
  18. Level 42 - Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
  19. Animal Nightlife - Native Boy '83 
  20. Joe Jackson - Breaking Us In Two

CD 2

  1. Bauhaus - Lagartija Nick
  2. Marc And The Mambas - Black Heart 
  3. The Stranglers - Midnight Summer Dream
  4. Spear Of Destiny - The Wheel 
  5. The Glove - Like An Animal 
  6. The B-52's - Song For A Future Generation 
  7. Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
  8. The Teardrop Explodes - You Disappear From View 
  9. Kim Wilde – Dancing In The Dark  
  10. Haysi Fantayzee - Sister Friction
  11. Adam Ant - Strip
  12. Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me? 
  13. Altered Images - Bring Me Closer 
  14. The Belle Stars - Indian Summer 
  15. XTC - Love On A Farmboy's Wages
  16. The Bluebells - Cath 
  17. Roman Holliday - Motor Mania 
  18. Tracie - Give It Some Emotion 
  19. Fun Boy Three – The More I See (The Less I Believe)
  20. UB40 - I've Got Mine 
  21. Mari Wilson - Cry Me A River

CD 3

  1. Billy Joel - Goodnight Saigon
  2. Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than The Speed Of Night 
  3. Men At Work - Overkill 
  4. Chris Rea - I Can Hear Your Heartbeat          
  5. Electric Light Orchestra - Secret Messages
  6. Robert Palmer - You Are In My System
  7. Mike Oldfield - Shadow On The Wall 
  8. Marillion - He Knows You Know
  9. The Kinks - Don’t Forget To Dance
  10. Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton - We've Got Tonight 
  11. Lionel Richie - You Are
  12. Earth, Wind & Fire - Fall In Love With Me
  13. Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night 
  14. Malcolm McLaren - Soweto 
  15. Set The Tone - Dancesucker 
  16. Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)
  17. Whodini - Magic's Wand 
  18. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
  19. Giorgio Moroder & Joe Esposito - Lady, Lady

CD 4

  1. Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya 
  2. Sparks & Jane Wiedlin - Cool Places
  3. The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep 
  4. The Fixx - Saved By Zero
  5. The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer 
  6. Modern English - I Melt With You
  7. Missing Persons - Walking In L.A.
  8. Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me
  9. Taco – Puttin On The Ritz
  10. Styx - Mr. Roboto
  11. Laura Branigan - Solitaire              
  12. Pat Benatar - Little Too Late 
  13. Rick Springfield - Affair Of The Heart 
  14. Huey Lewis & The News - Heart And Soul 
  15. Asia - Don't Cry
  16. Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  17. John Mellencamp - Crumblin' Down 
  18. Daryl Hall & John Oates - One On One 
  19. Toto - I Won't Hold You Back 
  20. Stephen Bishop - It Might Be You

Format: 4CD Deluxe Album
Barcode: 0196588818226
Catalogue Number: CDYBVXNOW83
Label: NOW
Release Date: Friday, 31st May 2024

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