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Now Yearbook ’82

4CD and 3LP coloured vinyl sets

Now Yearbook '82

The Now That’s What I Call Music team step back to the year of 1982 for a third full volume of their popular Yearbook releases. NOW Yearbook ’82 comes as a 4CD deluxe hardcover book edition and a 3LP set pressed on yellow vinyl.

1982 was the year before the first official Now That’s What I Call Music release (i.e. NOW 1) which makes this set rather interesting and while, of course, the material is full of big pop hits, it inevitably feels a bit ‘fresher’ than the perhaps over-compiled 84/85 era.

The 4CD package offers 84 tracks (four more than Yearbook ’83 and six more than the ’84 set) and includes 16 UK number ones from 1982, including Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’, Paul McCartney’s ‘Ebony and Ivory’, Madness’ ‘House of Fun’, The Jam’s ‘Town Called Malice’, Dexys‘ ‘Come On Eileen’ and Musical Youth’s ‘Pass The Dutchie’.

The 4CD deluxe edition of Now Yearbook ’82 comes in hardcover packaging (click image to enlarge)

But it’s more than just chart-toppers; there’s some great selections here such as both of ABBA’s last two singles (‘Under Attack’ and ‘The Day Before You Came’) neither of which appeared on their last studio album,The Visitors as well as early work from bands like Duran Duran (‘Hungry Like The Wolf’), Spandau Ballet (‘Instinction’), Tears For Fears (‘Mad World’) and Culture Club (‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’). It’s also cool to see choice cuts like Malcolm McLaren’s ‘Buffalo Gals’, The Associates Party Fears Two, Dollar’s ‘Videotheque’, Bow Wow Wow’s ‘Go Wild in the Country’ and New Order’s ‘Temptation’.

The full track listings are below, but in true 80s pop fashion there’s an eclectic mix of styles and genres with dance, disco, soul, pop, post-punk and even – deep breath – two entries from the year’s Eurovision Song Contest (including Nicole’s number one ‘A Little Peace’). As a brief sidebar, I can tell you that the contest was held in Harrogate in the UK, in 1982, and 12-year-old me lived there and so I went down to the International Conference Centre and saw the acts arrive!

The 3LP coloured vinyl set of Now Yearbook ’82, like previous vinyl, is ‘strictly limited’ (click image to enlarge)

As with previous editions, there’s also a standard 4CD in a card sleeve, but the hardcover book deluxe comes with a 28-page booklet with a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz and original singles artwork. The translucent yellow 3LP set features just over half the selection on the CD package – 44 songs.

Now Yearbook ’82 will be released on 4 February 2022.

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Tracklisting

Now Yearbook '82 4CD deluxe hardcover book

Now Yearbook ’82 Various Artists / 4CD edition

    • CD 1
      1. Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It!)
      2. Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
      3. ABC – The Look Of Love – Pt. 1
      4. Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
      5. Spandau Ballet – Instinction
      6. Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
      7. Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
      8. ABBA – Under Attack
      9. Bucks Fizz – The Land Of Make Believe
      10. Tight Fit – Fantasy Island
      11. Dollar – Videotheque
      12. Madness – House Of Fun
      13. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
      14. The Jam – Town Called Malice
      15. Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild In The Country
      16. Fun Boy Three feat. Bananarama – It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It
      17. Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie
      18. Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom
      19. Dionne Warwick – Heartbreaker
      20. Lionel Richie – Truly
      21. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
      22. Donna Summer – State Of Independence
    • CD 2
      1. Paul McCartney – Ebony And Ivory
      2. Irene Cara – Fame
      3. Shalamar – A Night To Remember
      4. Odyssey – Inside Out
      5. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Love Come Down
      6. Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It
      7. Carly Simon – Why
      8. Malcolm McLaren, The World’s Famous Supreme Team – Buffalo Gals
      9. Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Walking On Sunshine
      10. Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
      11. Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk
      12. Imagination – Just An Illusion
      13. Soft Cell – Torch
      14. Tears For Fears – Mad World
      15. The Human League – Mirror Man
      16. A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
      17. Visage – The Damned Don’t Cry
      18. Simple Minds – Promise You A Miracle
      19. Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind
      20. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)
      21. Japan – Ghosts
    • CD 3
      1. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
      2. Meat Loaf with Cher – Dead Ringer For Love
      3. The J. Geils Band – Centerfold
      4. Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
      5. Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang
      6. Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
      7. Christopher Cross – Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)
      8. Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry
      9. Foreigner – Waiting For A Girl Like You
      10. Roxy Music – Avalon
      11. The Stranglers – Golden Brown
      12. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Fireworks
      13. The Clash – Rock The Casbah
      14. The Jam – Beat Surrender
      15. Madness – Our House
      16. Toyah – Brave New World
      17. Altered Images – See Those Eyes
      18. Haysi Fantayzee – John Wayne Is Big Leggy
      19. The Associates – Party Fears Two
      20. New Order – Temptation
    • CD 4
      1. ABBA – The Day Before You Came
      2. Elton John – Blue Eyes
      3. Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
      4. ABC – All Of My Heart
      5. The Kids From “Fame” – Starmaker
      6. Bucks Fizz- My Camera Never Lies
      7. Dollar – Mirror Mirror
      8. Bardo – One Step Further
      9. Kim Wilde – View From A Bridge
      10. Haircut 100 – Fantastic Day
      11. Modern Romance – Best Years Of Our Lives
      12. Blondie – Island Of Lost Souls
      13. Tight Fit – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
      14. Shakin’ Stevens – Oh Julie
      15. Mari Wilson – Just What I Always Wanted
      16. Nicole – A Little Peace
      17. Charlene – I’ve Never Been To Me
      18. Clannad – Theme From Harry’s Game
      19. PhD. – I Won’t Let You Down
      20. Japan – I Second That Emotion
      21. Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Tracklisting

Now Yearbook '82 3LP translucent yellow vinyl

Now Yearbook ’82 Various Artists / 3LP translucent yellow vinyl

    • LP 1
      Side A
      1. Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It!)
      2. Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
      3. ABC – The Look Of Love – Pt. 1
      4. Spandau Ballet – Instinction
      5. Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
      6. Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
      7. Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
      Side B
      1. Paul McCartney – Ebony And Ivory
      2. Elton John – Blue Eyes
      3. Lionel Richie – Truly
      4. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
      5. Bucks Fizz – My Camera Never Lies
      6. Blondie – Island Of Lost Souls
      7. Madness – Our House
      8. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
    • LP 2
      Side A
      1. Tears For Fears – Mad World
      2. The Human League – Mirror Man
      3. Visage – The Damned Don’t Cry
      4. Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle
      5. Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind
      6. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)
      7. Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
      Side B
      1. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
      2. Meat Loaf with Cher – Dead Ringer For Love
      3. Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang
      4. Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
      5. Christopher Cross – Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)
      6. Foreigner – Waiting For A Girl Like You
      7. Roxy Music – Avalon
    • LP 3
      Side A
      1. ABBA – The Day Before You Came
      2. Donna Summer – State Of Independence
      3. Shalamar – A Night To Remember
      4. Irene Cara – Fame
      5. Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
      6. Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Walking On Sunshine
      7. Malcolm McLaren, The World’s Famous Supreme Team – Buffalo Gals

      Side B

      1. The Jam – Town Called Malice
      2. The Clash – Rock The Casbah
      3. Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild In The Country
      4. New Order – Temptation
      5. The Associates – Party Fears Two
      6. The Stranglers – Golden Brown
      7. Japan – Ghosts
      8. Clannad – Theme From Harry’s Game

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