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NOW - Yearbook 1983 Limited Vinyl 3LP Set

by Various Artists

Release Date: 18 August 2023

Format: LP Triple Vinyl

Label: NOW


Various Artists NOW - Yearbook 1983 Limited Vinyl 3LP Set


First released in June 2021, this 3LP vinyl sold out quickly. Now available again – repressed as black vinyl – while stocks last! Celebrating the first year of ‘NOW That’s What I Call Music’ – 1983. ‘NOW Yearbook’ presents 43 tracks on 3LPs; a stellar selection of 1983’s biggest and best hits… huge chart hits from the year, alongside enduring and well-loved classics. 1983 saw British artists achieving unprecedented success across the world with ‘Every Breath You Take’ from The Police being the year’s biggest seller in the U.S., and ‘Karma Chameleon’ from Culture Club being the top seller in the U.K. Breakthrough acts, achieving their first big hits – all here – include a staggering line-up of future superstars; U2, Eurythmics, Wham!, Paul Young, The Style Council, and Thompson Twins, to name a few... A large number of established artists also scored their biggest ever hits in 1983; Bonnie Tyler produced a global smash with ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, Billy Joel’s ‘Uptown Girl’ introduced his biggest selling album in the U.K., Lionel Richie’s ‘All Night Long’ was the year’s feel-good track, Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’ was an instant classic on release, and Tina Turner hit big with ‘Let’s Stay Together’, which would lead to the huge success of the ‘Private Dancer’ album the following year….and not forgetting Genesis, Donna Summer, Mike Oldfield, Joan Armatrading, and a stunning collaboration between Robert Flack & Peabo Bryson on ‘Tonight I Celebrate My Love’. 1983 also saw a number of artists who had seen previous releases on the fringes of the chart achieve mainstream success, including The Cure, and New Order with the defining ‘Blue Monday’, and former Punk and New-Wave chart regulars saw renewed success including Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Stranglers, Public Image Limited, and Joe Jackson. Synth Pop continued to dominate and Howard Jones, Tears For Fears, The Human League, Heaven 17 and Simple Minds all enjoyed a hit packed year, alongside Electro-Dance smashes from Freeez, Malcolm McLaren, Rock Steady Crew, Laura Branigan… and the aforementioned New Order. Some of the most enduring tracks include Toto’s ‘Africa’, UB40’s ‘Red Red Wine’ and Luther Vandross’s ‘Never Too Much’.

Featured Tracks:

Disc: 1

1 Club Tropicana - Wham!
2 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
3 Is There Something I Should Know? - Duran Duran
4 Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
5 True - Spandau Ballet
6 Let's Stay Together - Tina Turner
7 Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson
8 Blue Monday - New Order
9 Temptation - Heaven 17
10 (Keep Feeling) Fascination - The Human League
11 New Song - Howard Jones
12 Pale Shelter - Tears for Fears
13 Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins

Disc: 2

1 Every Breath You Take - The Police
2 Africa - Toto
3 Mama - Genesis
4 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
5 Drop the Pilot - Joan Armatrading
6 Down Under - Men at Work
7 Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
8 New Year's Day - U2
9 Waterfront - Simple Minds
10 This Is Not a Love Song - Public Image Limited
11 Dear Prudence - Siouxsie and the Banshees
12 The Lovecats - The Cure
13 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
14 Calling Your Name - Marilyn
15 Too Shy - Kajagoogoo

Disc: 3

1 All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
2 Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
3 She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer
4 Gloria - Laura Branigan
5 I.O.U. - Freeez
6 (Hey You) the Rock Steady Crew - Rock Steady Crew
7 Double Dutch - Malcolm McLaren
8 I'm Still Standing - Elton John
9 Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
10 Red Red Wine - UB40
11 Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
12 European Female - The Stranglers
13 Long Hot Summer - The Style Council
14 Whistle Down the Wind - Nick Heyward
15 Love of the Common People - Paul Young

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