Now That's What I Call Music (Nostalgia)

What single mixes have been omitted from Now 10 re-release and what are the 7" mixes. I am hoping for the single mix of Jellybean & Dante, as I think the only other place I have sourced it is from 100 Dance Hits Of The 1980's
 
Strangest thing with these re-releases is the decision whether to put them on digital platforms or not as I think both NOW 7, NOW 8 and NOW 10 have not been where as NOW 9 was. I think NOW 1 Through NOW 6 are also digitally released.
 
I hear Jim Diamond on the Now Yearbook is the re-recorded (1993) version - same as on Now Forgotten '80s. Sloppy!

As a former compiler of compilations, I have to agree this is very sloppy work. But I also have to say that of all the re-recorded versions in the world, this one is one of the hardest ones to distinguish. I had a terrible time trying to figure out which was which for a Mixcloud chart countdown a few months ago and I'm still not sure if I used the right one. Doesn't help they're on the same pissing label either.

I once put a re-record of Paper Lace's "Billy Don't Be A Hero" on a 70s compilation and was soon contacted by a colleague to inform me of my error, much to my own mortification. (Then we got an email from the label who owned the re-record asking for their royalties, which they had to be re-routed, but that's another story!)

The kicker was that I'd sourced it from the original film soundtrack to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - thinking, rather reasonably, I thought, that it would be the correct version seeing as Universal released it and had licensed me the track. Alas, turns out that even Polydor had used a re-recorded version. They *might* had corrected it on later printings but my copy was from Christmas 1994 - one of the original batch, I'd reckon.
 
As a former compiler of compilations, I have to agree this is very sloppy work. But I also have to say that of all the re-recorded versions in the world, this one is one of the hardest ones to distinguish.

Agree. They are similar. The original mistake on Now Forgotten ‘80s was noticed by a number of listeners and mentioned in online comments & feedback. Which makes its inclusion on the 1984 Yearbook even stranger - surely the compilers should have taken heed the second time around?
 
Agree. They are similar. The original mistake on Now Forgotten ‘80s was noticed by a number of listeners and mentioned in online comments & feedback. Which makes its inclusion on the 1984 Yearbook even stranger - surely the compilers should have taken heed the second time around?

I think we've all been here long enough to realise now that the people putting these together don't give a shit even 10% as much as we do.
 
Now Electronic !
NOW are proud to present NOW That’s What I Call Electronic, this 78-track 4CD compilation features iconic tracks from legendary artists, Queen, Blondie, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, ABBA and many more.

The album showcases the emergence of synthpop as a dominant sub-genre of new wave, following the breakout success of former Tubeway Army singer Gary Numan with his debut #1 solo single ‘Cars’. Electronic music took over the charts during the early 80s, Duran Duran’s ‘Planet Earth’ and Japan’s ‘Quite Life’ filled our soundwaves alongside tracks such as ‘Vienna’, ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, ‘Never Ending Story’ and The Human League’s breakthrough single ‘The Sound Of The Crowd’. Plus Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s ‘Enola Gay’ and Paul Hardcastle’s ‘19’ gave voice to powerful social statements.

Indie pop tracks such as Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and The Cure’s ‘The Walk’ became key in the 80s alternate scene. Other massive hits included on the album which have become radio staples include a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’, Visage’s ‘Fade To Grey’ and Heaven 17’s ‘Temptation’.

Transport yourself to the dance-floor as NOW That’s What I Call Electronic celebrates huge dance-pop records ‘I Feel For You’ by Chaka Khan and ‘Let The Music Play’ by Shannon, both of which pushed the genre boundaries by fusing electro, Hi-NRG and rap. Freeez’s ‘I.O.U.’, Man 2 Man’s ‘Male Stripper’ and ‘Fascinated’ by Company B sit alongside extended versions of dance classics including the 12” version of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’, Dead Or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ and the original ‘Blue Monday’ by New Order which lead the way in 12” single sales.

Of course, we found room for ABBA’s ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’ the synth riff from which was sampled so effectively in Madonna’s 2005 single ‘Hung Up’. NOW That’s What I Call Electronic is the perfect collector’s item and gift for any lover of dance music.

Tracklist
CD 1
  1. Queen - Radio Ga Ga
  2. New Order - Blue Monday
  3. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Love Is A Stranger
  4. Ultravox – Vienna
  5. Visage - Fade To Grey
  6. Japan - Quiet Life
  7. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
  8. The Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd
  9. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
  10. Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short
  11. Gary Numan - Cars
  12. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay
  13. Landscape - Einstein A Go-Go
  14. Tears For Fears - Mad World
  15. Heaven 17 - Temptation
  16. Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling
  17. Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven
  18. The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of You
  19. A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
  20. Yello - The Race
CD 2
  1. Donna Summer - I Feel Love
  2. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
  3. Freeez - I.O.U.
  4. Shannon – Let The Music Play
  5. Company B - Fascinated
  6. The S.O.S Band - Just Be Good To Me
  7. Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
  8. The Pointer Sisters - Automatic
  9. Man 2 Man - Male Stripper
  10. Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk
  11. Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind
  12. Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared
  13. Animotion - Obsession
  14. Trans-X – Living On Video
  15. Dazz Band - Let It All Blow
  16. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (From "Beverly Hills Cop" Soundtrack)
  17. Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)
  18. Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
  19. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
CD 3
  1. ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  2. Blondie - Atomic
  3. The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
  4. M - Pop Muzik
  5. Paul Hardcastle – 19
  6. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit)
  7. Phil Lynott - Yellow Pearl (First 7" Remix)
  8. Kim Wilde – Kids In America
  9. Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love
  10. a-ha - Take On Me
  11. Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams
  12. Howard Jones – New Song
  13. Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
  14. Limahl - Never Ending Story
  15. Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side
  16. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
  17. Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden)
  18. Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
  19. Midge Ure – If I Was
  20. China Crisis - Christian
  21. Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme (From "Miami Vice II" Soundtrack)
CD 4
  1. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Performance Mix)
  2. The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
  3. Propaganda - Dr Mabuse
  4. The Cure - The Walk
  5. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  6. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Messages
  7. Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawn Chairs
  8. Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing
  9. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
  10. Erasure – Drama!
  11. Scritti Politti - Absolute
  12. The Associates - Party Fears Two
  13. Furniture - Brilliant Mind
  14. Talk Talk - It's My Life
  15. Simple Minds - Glittering Prize
  16. Swansway - Soul Train
  17. The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star
  18. Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Actually, an Electronic compilation without Electronic!
 
I can say that Jellybean & Steven Dante is the single mix on NOW10, most times marry up with the original's tracklistings although I wonder if tracks were slightly edited for the original release in 1987. Both Level 42 and Bananarama (May be the LP Mix for this one) run ablut 4 seconds longer the others differ by 1 second or so
 
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