Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by P Grandson, Oct 12, 2017.
Must be the first time that A View To A Kill hasnt been on a 1985 compilation!!
No Wham!? That's odd. CBS/Epic strikes again (see: Cyndi).
Obviously Bowie is missing, though Tina is back.
Ooh the Belle of St Mark. Hopefully the 7" version!
Maybe holding it back for Extra.
Might be saving them for Extra to pump up sales/interest.
Mistake alert? They haven't put Paul Hardcastle's "19" in white like every other title.
So happy to finally be getting 1985!
great list, obviously some omissions, an obvious one being Running Up That Hill, which was kind of expected after this summer, but it’s nice to get Cloudbusting instead.
Yep, spotted that too on the other thread! Does nobody proof read these releases anymore. I mean, the layout is a bit messy anyway, so it doesn't notice as much.
Now we're talking! Wall to wall classics - an absolute embarrasment of riches. 1985 was a staggeringly great year for music, it would be near impossible for them to get the tracklist for this wrong. That said, I too am surprised by the absence of Wham!, and while I get why the likes of Madonna, Prince, Bowie don't appear on these, their absence is increasingly felt, notably Madonna who simply ruled 1985. I can live without Sting, and won't be troubling ZZ Top too much, but the rest is magnificent.
As an aside, I'm increasingly narked by this whole 'Queen have to be the first track' contractual nonsense. As good as it is, One Vision is not the song to kick off the wonderment that follows. I'm more interested to see what 1985 Extra looks like, not least to have a Dead Or Alive song on a comp that isn't You Spin Me Round (Like A Record), and in fairness we're entering a few years where there could easily be an Extra and an Extra Extra, such is the level of quality on display.
Ah, if only we could go forward to the past...
Yearbook vinyl tracklist...
LP 1 Side A
1 Queen - One Vision
2 Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover
3 Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
4 UB40 & Chrissie Hynde - I Got You Babe
5 Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
6 Midge Ure - If I Was
7 Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
LP 1 Side B
1 a–ha - Take On Me
2 The Power Station - Some Like It Hot
3 Go West - We Close Our Eyes
4 Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better
5 Red Box - Lean on Me (Ah–li–ayo)
6 Stephen Duffy - Kiss Me
7 King - Love & Pride
8 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)
LP 2 Side A
1 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
2 The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
3 The Cure - Close To Me
4 The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
5 Scritti Politti - The Word Girl
6 Propaganda - Duel
7 Arcadia - Election Day
LP 2 Side B
1 Paul Hardcastle - 19
2 Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
3 Bronski Beat with Marc Almond - I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me
4 Sheila E - The Belle Of St. Mark
5 Ashford & Simpson - Solid
6 Princess - Say I’m Your Number One
7 Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)
8 Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love
LP 3 Side A
1 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
2 Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
3 Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)
4 Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
5 Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
6 Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
7 ZZ Top - Legs
LP 3 Side B
1 Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
2 Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
3 Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
4 Marillion - Kayleigh
5 Elton John - Nikita
6 Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love
7 Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love
Hopefully Close To Me is the remix
And How Soon Is Now? the 7" edit - although cutting the song is criminally vulgar
With Cloudbusting appearing on the Yearbook, that could mean Running Up that Hill will appear on NOW 113.
Yeah that Queen deal is becoming a joke now
Now There's Another Compilation For People Who Don't Own A Radio!
Bizarre sequencing. Titanium and Uptown Funk followed by Bobby Darin and Dean Martin? Think I'll give this one a miss.
I mean Uptown Funk is retrosounding so maybe it works but in general just going by tracklists I don’t feel the ‘a lot of attention went into the flow of the tracklist’ thing from the regular compilations with these ones
Now Christmas - Out Oct 28
'NOW That's What I Call Christmas' is back! A huge selection of 85 festive favourites across 4 CDs to soundtrack your celebrations. A great gift to yourself, this blockbuster collection is also the perfect gift for your friends and family - featuring all the well-loved classics, leading off with the perennially popular 'Last Christmas' from Wham!, and further #1s from Slade, Boney M., Shakin' Stevens' and Band Aid. Evergreen favourites from Paul McCartney, Chris Rea, Pretenders' and John Lennon & Yoko Ono are all present alongside the timeless 'Step Into Christmas' from Elton John, 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' from Wizzard - and The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl with 'Fairytale Of New York'. Huge contemporary hits from Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, George Ezra, Coldplay and Ellie Goulding, are featured, along with Mariah Carey's fabulous version of 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)', and the beautiful 'Home For Christmas' from Kate Bush. There are '70s and '80s crackers from Jona Lewie, Mud, The Wombles, Greg Lake and Cliff Richard - plus Bruce Springsteen's take on 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town', The Carpenters' 'Merry Christmas Darling', The Waitresses' 'Christmas Wrapping' and the celebrated collaboration 'Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy' between Bing Crosby and David Bowie. 'NOW That's What I Call Christmas' presents an incredible line up of classics from legendary artists including Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, and 'White Christmas' from Bing Crosby - and joyous sing-a-long anthems from Darlene Love with 'Marshmallow World', Brenda Lee 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree' and Jackson 5's 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'. With our final disc, we celebrate songs that may not all be about Christmas, but were all huge tracks across the festive season. Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'The Power Of Love', 'Stay Another Day' from East 17, Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus with 'We All Stand Together', 'When You Come Back To Me' from Jason Donovan, and 'Let It Go' from Idina Menzel - alongside #1s from The Flying Pickets, The Housemartins, and The Human League. Finally to close the collection, the 12-inch version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' from Band Aid. The perfect playlist whether you're decorating the tree, singing along making (or eating!) the mince pies - or enjoying the company of friends and family.
1. Last Christmas - Wham!
2. Step Into Christmas - Elton John
3. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
4. Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
5. Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
6. Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord - Boney M.
7. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
8. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Mariah Carey
9. Marshmallow World - Darlene Love
10. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
11. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
12. Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
13. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Jackson 5
14. One More Sleep - Leona Lewis
15. Underneath the Tree - Kelly Clarkson
16. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
17. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (With Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra) - Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters
18. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin
19. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
20. Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters
21. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) - Nat King Cole
22. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) [feat. The Plastic Ono Band & the Harlem Community Choir] - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Bruce Springsteen
3. Merry Christmas - Ed Sheeran & Elton John
4. Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
5. Peace On Earth/The Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby & David Bowie
6. I Believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
7. Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) - The Darkness
8. Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie
9. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Mel & Kim
10. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
11. Pretty Paper - Roy Orbison
12. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
13. Lonely This Christmas - Mud
14. Wombling Merry Christmas - The Wombles
15. It's Gonna Be a Cold, Cold Christmas - Dana
16. When a Child Is Born - Johnny Mathis
17. A Spaceman Came Travelling - Chris De Burgh
18. Ring Out, Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull
19. In Dulce Jubilo - Mike Oldfield
20. Gaudete - Steeleye Span
21. A Winter's Tale - David Essex
22. Mistletoe & Wine - Cliff Richard
1. Fairytale of New York (Feat. Kirsty MacColl) - The Pogues
2. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
3. 2000 Miles - The Pretenders
4. Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
5. Christmas Lights - Coldplay
6. Come On Home for Christmas - George Ezra
7. Home for Christmas - Kate Bush
8. River (It's Coming On Christmas) - Ellie Goulding
9. I Was Born On Christmas Day - Saint Etienne
10. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
11. Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes
12. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer - The Crystals
13. Here Comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry
14. Ring Christmas Bells - Ray Conniff & The Conniff Singers
15. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Doris Day
16. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
17. It's Christmas - Jamie Cullum
18. Saviours Day - Cliff Richard
19. Someday at Christmas - Stevie Wonder
20. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston
21. O Holy Night - Céline Dion
22. Walking in the Air - Aled Jones
1. The Power of Love - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
2. Let It Go - Idina Menzel
3. Angels - Robbie Williams
4. 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls
5. I Have a Dream - Westlife
6. Father and Son - Boyzone
7. Don't You Want Me - The Human League
8. Tragedy - Steps
9. When You Come Back to Me - Jason Donovan
10. When I Fall in Love - Rick Astley
11. Winter Melody - Donna Summer
12. Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
13. Caravan of Love - The Housemartins
14. Only You - The Flying Pickets
15. Love of the Common People - Paul Young
16. Keeping the Dream Alive - Freiheit
17. We All Stand Together - Paul McCartney and The Frog Chorus
18. Stay Another Day - East 17
19. Do They Know It's Christmas? (12" Mix) - Band Aid
There's also a vinyl boxset, with selected tracks, on Nov 11.
The 'we know these aren't really christmas songs so we'll just stick them all on one disc' of disc 4!
The best ones!
A CD that has both Kate Bush and Eartha Kitt on the same disc has my approval
"Thank God It's Christmas" by Queen sent to the kerb, as you really wouldn't want that as Disc 1 Track 1.
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