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Now That’s What I Call Music 18

2CD reissue

Now That’s What I Call Music are continuing to put out the original UK NOW releases on CD and next month will reissue 1990’s NOW 18 as a 2CD set.

Volume 18 suffers from the same unfortunate cover art that dogged 17. The era of wonderfully creative art direction that really lifted these compilations, by this point, was well and truly over. Terrible typography with a horrible drop-shadow, this two-colour monstrosity is enough to put you off buying it.

Naturally, there are some good songs on here, including Pet Shop Boys’ ‘So Hard’, The Beautiful South’s, ‘A Little Time’, Roxette’s ‘It Must Have Been Love’, Talk Talk’s ‘It’s My Life’, The Las’ ‘There She Goes’, the remixed versions of Sting’s ‘Englishman in New York’ and Suzanne Vega’s Tom’s Diner, plus Kylie’s ‘Step Back in Time’, to name a few… but as usual we are now missing some tracks, ‘thanks’ to licensing restrictions.

The four tracks absent are:

  • Steve Miller Band / The Joker
  • Phil Collins / Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
  • INXS / Suicide Blonde
  • Bassomatic / Fascinating Rhythms

NOW 18 will be released on 26 July 2024

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Tracklisting

NOW 18 Various Artists /

    • CD 1
      1. The Beautiful South – A Little Time
      2. Elton John – Sacrifice
      3. Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
      4. Wilson Phillips – Hold On
      5. Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
      6. The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
      7. Belinda Carlisle – (We Want) The Same Thing
      8. Status Quo – Medley: The Anniversary Waltz – Part 1
      9. Public Image Limited – Don’t Ask Me
      10. Talk Talk – It’s My Life
      11. The La’s – There She Goes
      12. Tina Turner- Be Tender With Me Baby
      13. Robert Palmer feat. UB40 – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
    • CD 2
      1. Pet Shop Boys – So Hard
      2. Soul II Soul & Kym Mazelle – Missing You
      3. DNA & Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
      4. Sting – Englishman In New York
      5. The Cure – Close To Me
      6. Neneh Cherry – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
      7. Blue Pearl – Little Brother
      8. Kylie Minogue – Step Back In Time
      9. Kim Appleby – Don’t Worry
      10. Technotronic – Megamix
      11. Bombalurina & Timmy Mallett – Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
      12. Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby?
      13. Adventures of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
      14. M.C. Hammer – Have You Seen Her
      15. Jimmy Somerville – To Love Somebody

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