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Now Yearbook ’83: new compilation revisits the year it all started

4CD deluxe edition & 3LP coloured vinyl

Two limited edition collectors’ sets from the Now team

The ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ team are going ‘deluxe’ with a brand new compilation, Now Yearbook ’83, which celebrates the year when the series first started, with a massive selection of hits from the likes of The Police, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, The Human League, The Cure, Eurythmics, Genesis and more!

Like a souped-up Now 1, Now Yearbook ’83 offers 80 tracks across four CDs and best of all, comes in a limited edition deluxe hardcover book version some classic Now design touches, including period-style track-by-track annotation, and a Now Yearbook ’83 quiz!

The 4CD deluxe edition of Now Yearbook ’83 comes in casebound book packaging (click image to enlarge)

Also, for the first time for a Now reissue Now Yearbook ’83 is available as a special 3LP edition. Featuring a 43-track selection, this triple vinyl set is pressed on translucent red vinyl.

SDE has an exclusive video preview of the limited editions of Now Yearbook ’83

The 3LP red vinyl edition is strictly limited to 3,000 copies, while the deluxe book 4CD edition is limited to 5000 units. Only the standard, 4CD edition isn’t a limited edition.

Now Yearbook ’83 will be released on 25 June 2021. Full track listings for both CD and vinyl can be found below.

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Tracklisting

Now Yearbook ’83 Various Artists /

    • CD 1
      1. Wham! – Club Tropicana
      2. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
      3. Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
      4. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
      5. Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
      6. Spandau Ballet – True
      7. Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)
      8. Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers – Islands In The Stream
      9. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
      10. Elton John – I’m Still Standing
      11. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
      12. Electric Light Orchestra – Rock ‘N’ Roll Is King
      13. Madness – Wings Of A Dove
      14. The Belle Stars – Sign Of The Times
      15. Bananarama – Cruel Summer
      16. Men At Work – Down Under
      17. Joan Armatrading – Drop The Pilot
      18. Nick Heyward – Whistle Down The Wind
      19. The Style Council – Long Hot Summer
      20. Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know
      21. UB40 – Red Red Wine
    • CD 2
      1. Irene Cara – Flashdance…What A Feeling
      2. Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)
      3. KC & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up
      4. Tina Turner – Let’s Stay Together
      5. Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money
      6. Laura Branigan – Gloria
      7. Freeez – I.O.U.
      8. Rock Steady Crew – (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
      9. Malcolm McLaren – Double Dutch
      10. Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out
      11. Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita
      12. Forrest – Rock The Boat
      13. Modern Romance – High Life
      14. Shalamar – Dead Giveaway
      15. Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
      16. Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain
      17. Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
      18. Dionne Warwick – All The Love In The World
      19. Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – Up Where We Belong – From “An Officer And A Gentleman” Soundtrack
      20. Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson – Tonight I Celebrate My Love
    • CD 3
      1. New Order – Blue Monday
      2. Heaven 17 – Temptation
      3. The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
      4. Howard Jones – New Song
      5. Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter
      6. China Crisis – Christian
      7. U2 – New Year’s Day
      8. Simple Minds – Waterfront
      9. The Stranglers – European Female
      10. Echo And The Bunnymen – The Cutter
      11. Public Image Limited – This Is Not A Love Song
      12. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Dear Prudence
      13. The Cure – The Lovecats
      14. Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
      15. ABC – That Was Then But This Is Now
      16. Fun Boy Three – The Tunnel Of Love
      17. Aztec Camera – Oblivious
      18. (The Mighty) WAH! – The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)
      19. Carmel – Bad Day
      20. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Pills & Soap
    • CD 4
      1. The Police – Every Breath You Take
      2. Toto – Africa
      3. Robert Plant – Big Log
      4. Genesis – Mama
      5. Marillion – Garden Party
      6. Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow
      7. Spandau Ballet – Gold
      8. Duran Duran – Union Of The Snake
      9. Adam Ant – Puss ‘n Boots
      10. Altered Images – Don’t Talk To Me About Love
      11. Marilyn – Calling Your Name
      12. Haysi Fantayzee – Shiny Shiny
      13. Toyah – Rebel Run
      14. The Lotus Eaters – The First Picture Of You
      15. Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
      16. Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
      17. Culture Club – Victims
      18. The Flying Pickets – Only You
      19. Pretenders – 2000 Miles

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