Now That’s What I Call Music 7 to be reissued as a two-CD set

Now 7 reissued as a 2CD set

The 1986 compilation is released on CD for the first time

Now That’s What I Call Music 7 is now available to pre-order as a two-CD set.

The compilation was originally issued in August 1986 and was a reasonably strong outing featuring hits of the day such as Peter Gabriel‘s ‘Sledgehammer’, the Pet Shop Boys ‘Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)’, Wham!‘s last single ‘The Edge of Heaven’, Bowie‘s ‘Absolute Beginners’, a-ha‘s ‘Hunting High and Low’, Simply Red‘s ‘Holding Back The Years’ and ‘bonus track’ Queen‘s ‘A Kind of Magic’.

There’s also plenty of top quality one-hit-wonders of the era too, such as Owen Paul‘s ‘My Favourite Waste of Time’, Stan Ridgeway‘s ‘Camouflage’, Furniture‘s ‘Brilliant Mind’ and Nu Shooz‘s ‘I Can’t Wait’.

Three tracks are missing from this reissue: David Bowie’s ‘Absolute Beginners’, ‘On My Own’ (Patti Labelle And Michael McDonald) and The Real Roxanne’s Bang Zoom (Let’s Go Go). Disappointing and one presumes we can expect the usual sloppiness, where proper single versions are replaced by album cuts. The ‘Now’ team have ignored constant feedback about this from fans. Nevertheless, an essential purchase if you’ve been buying the others.

Now 7 is released on 27 November 2020 (was 20 Nov).

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Various Artists

NOW Thats What I Call Music! 7


Original track listing of Now 7

  1. Sledgehammer
    Peter Gabriel
  2. Sing Our Own Song
  3. Let’s Go All The Way (Short Blix Mix)
    Sly Fox
  4. Lessons In Love
    Level 42
  5. Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)
    Pet Shop Boys
  6. Sinful!
    Pete Wylie
  7. Camouflage
    Stan Ridgway
  8. Paranoimia
    The Art Of Noise And Max Headroom
  9. The Lady In Red
    Chris De Burgh
  10. Absolute Beginners*
    David Bowie
  11. Invisible Touch
  12. All The Things She Said
    Simple Minds
  13. Happy Hour
    The Housemartins
  14. Look Away
    Big Country
  15. Brilliant Mind
  16. Call Of The Wild
    Midge Ure
  17. The Edge Of Heaven
  18. My Favourite Waste Of Time
    Owen Paul
  19. Too Good To Be Forgotten
  20. Spirit In The Sky
    Doctor & The Medics
  21. Venus
  22. New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)
    Bucks Fizz
  23. Hunting High And Low
  24. Holding Back The Years
    Simply Red
  25. A Kind Of Magic
  26. When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Gets Going
    Billy Ocean
  27. Set Me Free
    Jaki Graham
  28. I Can’t Wait
    Nu Shooz
  29. Bang Zoom (Let’s Go Go)
    The Real Roxanne With Hitman Howie Tee*
  30. Amityville (The House On The Hill)
    Lovebug Starski
  31. Headlines
    Midnight Star
  32. You And Me Tonight
  33. On My Own*
    Patti Labelle And Michael McDonald

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