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Now Yearbook ’81

4CD and 3LP coloured vinyl sets

Now Yearbook '81 / 4CD hardcover book deluxe edition

The Now That’s What I Call Music team step back again to the year of 1981 for a fourth full volume of their popular Yearbook releases. NOW Yearbook ’81 comes as a 4CD deluxe hardcover book edition and a 3LP set pressed on red vinyl.

The 4CD set (also available in cheaper ‘standard’ packaging) offer 85 tracks across the four discs and looks like an excellent summation of this particular year with selections from Queen & David Bowie, The Police, Duran Duran, Soft Cell, Visage, Adam and the Ants, Blondie, ABBA, Madness and Michael Jackson – and that’s only on disc 1!

The 4CD deluxe edition of Now Yearbook ’81 comes in hardcover packaging (click image to enlarge)

As well as John Lennon and Roxy Music, the second CD includes Kim Carnes’ brilliant ‘Betty Davis Eyes’, The Who’s ‘You Better You Bet’, and a mini rock-sequence featuring Rainbow, Status Quo and Motörhead.

More Lennon on CD 3 (we know why) is followed by Sheena Easton, Randy Crawford, Dollar’s ‘Hand Held in Black and White’, and pop nuggets from the likes of Stray Cats, Bad Manners, The Nolans and Elaine Page!

The final disc in Now Yearbook ’81 is a mix of New Romanticism (more Duran Duran, Spandau etc.) with a healthy dose of synth-pop and some alternative post-punky stuff thrown in for good measure (ABC, OMD, The Jam, Siouxsie and The Banshees, The Teardrop Explodes etc.).

The 3LP edition of Now Yearbook ’81 is pressed on transparent red vinyl (click image to enlarge)

The limited edition 3LP red vinyl version offers a cut-down 46-track selection from the above. Full track listings for both editions can be found below.

Now Yearbook ’81 is released on 20 May 2022.

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Tracklisting

Now Yearbook '81 / 4CD hardcover book deluxe edition

Now Yearbook ’81 Various Artists / 4CD set

    • CD 1
      1. Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
      2. The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
      3. The Specials – Ghost Town
      4. Ultravox – Vienna
      5. Visage – Fade To Grey
      6. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
      7. Duran Duran – Planet Earth
      8. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
      9. Japan – Quiet Life
      10. Kim Wilde – Kids In America
      11. Toyah – It’s A Mystery
      12. Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming
      13. Blondie – Rapture
      14. ABBA – Lay All Your Love On Me
      15. Olivia Newton-John – Physical
      16. Stars On 45 – Stars On 45
      17. Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door
      18. Madness – It Must Be Love
      19. Smokey Robinson – Being With You
      20. Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life
    • CD 2
      1. John Lennon – Imagine
      2. Roxy Music – Jealous Guy
      3. Pretenders – I Go To Sleep
      4. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
      5. REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
      6. Electric Light Orchestra – Hold On Tight
      7. The Who – You Better You Bet
      8. Rainbow – I Surrender
      9. Status Quo – Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like
      10. Motorhead, Girlschool – Please Don’t Touch
      11. Hazel O’Connor – Will You?
      12. Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood
      13. Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music
      14. Imagination – Body Talk
      15. Hi-Gloss – You’ll Never Know
      16. Freeez – Southern Freeez
      17. Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots
      18. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
      19. The Whispers – It’s A Love Thing
      20. Four Tops – When She Was My Girl
      21. Champaign – How ‘Bout Us
    • CD 3
      1. John Lennon – Woman
      2. ABBA – One Of Us
      3. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross – Endless Love (From “The Endless Love” Soundtrack)
      4. Randy Crawford – Rainy Night In Georgia
      5. Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only
      6. Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver
      7. Godley & Creme – Under Your Thumb
      8. Kiki Dee – Star
      9. Cliff Richard – Wired For Sound
      10. Dollar – Hand Held In Black And White
      11. Aneka – Japanese Boy
      12. Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
      13. Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House
      14. Coast To Coast – (Do) The Hucklebuck
      15. Stray Cats – Rock This Town
      16. Bad Manners – Can Can
      17. Modern Romance – Everybody Salsa
      18. The Look – I Am The Beat
      19. The Nolans – Attention To Me
      20. Julio Iglesias – Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)
      21. Kate Robbins & Beyond – More Than In Love
      22. Elaine Paige – Memory (From ‘Cats’)
    • CD 4
      1. Adam & The Ants – Antmusic
      2. Altered Images – Happy Birthday
      3. Duran Duran – Girls On Film
      4. The Human League – Love Action (I Believe In Love)
      5. Spandau Ballet – Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
      6. Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
      7. ABC – Tears Are Not Enough
      8. Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
      9. Phil Lynott – Yellow Pearl
      10. Gary Numan – She’s Got Claws
      11. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir
      12. The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
      13. The Jam – That’s Entertainment
      14. U2 – Fire
      15. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Spellbound
      16. The Teardrop Explodes – Reward
      17. Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men
      18. Department S – Is Vic There?
      19. UB40 – One In Ten
      20. Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
      21. Squeeze – Labelled With Love
      22. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Good Year For The Roses

Tracklisting

Now Yearbook '81 / 4CD hardcover book deluxe edition

Now Yearbook ’81 Various Artists / Limited edition 3LP red vinyl

    • LP 1
      SIDE A
      1. Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
      2. The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
      3. Blondie – Rapture
      4.  Olivia Newton-John – Physical (Remastered)
      5. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross – Endless Love (From “The Endless Love” Soundtrack)
      6. Pretenders – I Go To Sleep
      7.  ABBA – One Of Us
      SIDE B
      1. Ultravox – Vienna
      2.  Visage – Fade To Grey
      3. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
      4.  Japan – Quiet Life
      5. Duran Duran – Planet Earth
      6. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
      7. Kim Wilde – Kids In America
      8. Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver
    • LP 2
      SIDE A
      1. John Lennon – Woman
      2. Roxy Music – Jealous Guy
      3. Hazel O’Connor – Will You?
      4.  Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
      5. REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
      6. The Who – You Better You Bet
      7.  Electric Light Orchestra – Hold On Tight
      SIDE B
      1. The Specials – Ghost Town
      2. The Jam – That’s Entertainment
      3. UB40 – One In Ten
      4.  Madness – It Must Be Love
      5. Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only
      6.  Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots
      7. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
      8. Imagination – Body Talk
    • LP 3
      SIDE A
      1. Duran Duran – Girls On Film
      2. Spandau Ballet – Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
      3. Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
      4. ABC – Tears Are Not Enough
      5. Phil Lynott – Yellow Pearl
      6. Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
      7.  Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir
      8.  The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
      SIDE B
      1. Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming
      2. Altered Images – Happy Birthday
      3. Toyah – It’s A Mystery
      4. Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood
      5. Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
      6. Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House
      7. Smokey Robinson – Being With You
      8. Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life

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