The reissues of the original Now That’s What I Call Music compilations continue with a new 2CD set of volume 11, which was originally issued in spring 1988.
This compilation charts the changing face of pop as we moved into the late 1980s, with Stock Aitken Waterman-enabled hits from Kylie Minogue, Mel & Kim and Bananarama; new bands Wet Wet Wet and Johnny Hates Jazz both offering single #3 from their debut albums and the emergence of a new dance era with groups like Bomb The Bass, The Beatmasters feat. The Cookie Crew and Coldcut feat. Yazz & The Plastic Population.
There’s also time for novelty songs (Morris Minor & The Majors), the 1987 Christmas number one (Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Always On My Mind’), Morrissey’s solo debut single (‘Suedehead’) and Sinead O’Connor’s excellent ‘Mandinka’.
You may be wondering if there are any tracks missing. The answer is ‘yes’; the original 30-track compilation is now 28 tracks since Eddy Grant’s ‘Gimme Hope Jo’Anna’ and Whitesnake’s ‘Give Me All Your Love’ are both AWOL.
This set was originally issued in full across two CDs and it’s not particularly hard to get hold of. With omissions and the probable ‘wrong’ versions of songs, it does beg the question, what’s the point in carrying on with these?
Now That’s What I Call Music 11 is reissued as a 2CD set on 8 April 2022.
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Now Thats What I Call Music 11 - 2CD set
Now That’s What I Call Music 11 Various Artists / 2CD set
- Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
- Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
- Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
- Jermaine Stewart – Say It Again
- Eddie Cochran – C’mon Everybody
- Morrissey – Suedehead
- Elton John – Candle In The Wind (Live)
- Wet Wet Wet – Angel Eyes (Home And Away)
- Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn Back The Clock
- T’Pau – Valentine
- Billy Idol – Hot In The City
- Sinead O’Connor – Mandinka
- The Mission – Tower Of Strength
- Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
- Mel & Kim – That’s The Way It Is
- Joyce Sims – Come Into My Life
- Jellybean & Elisa Fiorillo – Who Found Who
- Bananarama – I Can’t Help It
- Dollar – O L’amour
- Vanessa Paradis – Joe Le Taxi
- Morris Minor & The Majors – Stutter Rap (No Sleep Till Bedtime)
- Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis
- Coldcut feat. Yazz & The Plastic Population – Doctorin’ The House
- Krush – House Arrest
- Jack N Chill – The Jack That House Built
- The Beatmasters feat. The Cookie Crew – Rok Da House
- 2 Men A Drum Machine And A Trumpet – I’m Tired Of Getting Pushed Around
- Climie Fisher – Rise To The Occasion
- CD 1