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NOW Thats What I Call Music! 6

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Not quite as bouncy as you’d usually expect from UB40, but I really quite like the atmosphere of this one. The frequency in which they were released also varied from year to year; initially, and most frequently across the series, there would be one Now Dance volume per year, but in 1994 for example, there were four volumes released, and in 1996, there weren't any Now Dance compilations released. There’s a subtle rock switch now with Simple Minds windswept Alive And Kicking from the overblown Once Upon A Time LP.

Have been meaning to ask do you think Now made the right decision ditching the pig icon from this volume or do you think if should have remained? Check out the goth armageddon of Cities In Dust and the caustic Uncle Sam from Madness’ never-bettered Mad Not Mad phase. All series with the exception of United Kingdom and the United States have been discontinued, New Zealand had two more albums released as a playlist only on Spotify, South Africa had three more albums released as a playlist on Spotify under DJ Kurtis.The image is a leather jacket with a pen along with a list of just some of the artists with the standard “plus many more” tagline.

A triple-CD only release, Yearbook Extra: The Collectors Edition, is issued a few weeks later; these include lesser known tracks and more songs by big artists included on the main album and they are released only in standard gatefold wallet packaging.Next up are Cameo and their groovy jam Single Life while David Grant and Jaki Graham bringing up the rear with the animalistic Mated. Initially, a special edition of a Now compilation was quite rare, and between 1994 and 2002, there weren't any released at all. Something that does strike me as odd about this compilation is that I’m pretty sure the album cover didn’t promote the Christmas album and likewise the Christmas album cover didn’t promote Now 6. Ashley Abram does a great job with the song flow; record 1 contains the big tunes and the more established artists while record 2 features a more idiosyncratic selection along with a most enjoyable dance side.

UB40 - Please Don't Break My Heart: Great song; I think it should have been put next to the other 'heart' songs. Given that they both came out around the same time surely plugging the other album would have been a way of boosting sales? Bit of a nostalgic purchase for me; this was the first 'Now' compilation album I owned back in 1985 when it was released (although that was a cassette!From a UK perspective this was a typical one hit wonder [they did enjoy other success in Europe] but it’s a memorable slice of quality Italo with great electronic rhythms. The first sixteen volumes were all released on the same date, with the final four being issued four months later.

Since the release of Now 102 in Easter 2019, the corresponding Now album from 100 volumes ago has been re-compiled and re-issued on 2-CD sets on the same day. A Good Heart and There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) both reached the top of the charts and remain radio staples today.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Eurythmics - There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart): Yet another 'heart' song; another great song from Annie and Dave, with harmonica from Stevie Wonder. Each release is issued as a limited edition mini-hardback book, with the CDs in sleeves forming the pages of the ' yearbook' which contains an introductory overview of the year, original 7" single artwork, trivia, chart positions and a quiz. It features a particularly strong track listing, in my opinion, with post Live Aid Queen ( ‘One Vision’), what turned out to be Nik Kershaw‘s last ever UK hit single (‘When A Heart Beats’), Eurythmics‘ only number one (‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)’), Kate Bush‘s seminal ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’, Arcadia‘s ‘Election Day’ and many more great songs.

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