Cat No: CDYBNOW85

NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985, the 6th addition to our Yearbook 80s series and 7th addition including NOW – Yearbook 1979.

 

1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at ‘Live Aid’ and Disc One opens with ‘One Vision’ – and is followed with three of the year’s #1s from Eurythmics with ‘There Must Be An Angel’ and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins with ‘Easy Lover’. The first single from Sting’s debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner – plus some of the decades’ most iconic hits including a-ha with ‘Take On Me’ and Dead Or Alive delivering the first #1 for producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 ‘Move Closer’ from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2.

 

Disc 2 begins with 1985’s Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and Marillion’s ‘Kayleigh’ before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year’s Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with ‘Solid’, Princess with ‘Say I’m Your Number One’, ‘Hangin’ On A String’ from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 ‘Saving All My Love For You’ from Whitney Houston.

 

The third disc opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths – setting the tone for a run of ‘Alternative’ hits including The Cure with ‘Close To Me’, ‘Duel’ from Propaganda, and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow – as does the debut ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc’s closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic ‘Since Yesterday’.

 

The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 ‘19’, Harold Faltermeyer with ‘Axel F’ and Colonel Abrams ‘Trapped’ before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 ‘A Good Heart’ from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 ‘Frankie’ from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, the year’s biggest selling single ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush, and 1985’s Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Shakin’ Stevens.

 

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

 

Tracklist

CD1

 

  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
  8. a-ha – Take On Me
  9. The Power Station – Some Like It Hot
  10. Go West – We Close Our Eyes
  11. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
  12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)
  13. Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
  14. Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
  15. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer
  16. Bryan Ferry – Slave To Love
  17. Paul Young – Every Time You Go Away
  18. Elton John – Nikita
  19. U2 – The Unforgettable Fire

 

CD2

 

  1. Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
  2. Marillion – Kayleigh
  3. Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)
  4. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero
  5. Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
  6. ZZ Top – Legs
  7. Billy Idol – White Wedding – Pt. 1
  8. John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)
  9. Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You (From “Streets Of Fire” Soundtrack)
  10. Maria Vidal – Body Rock
  11. DeBarge – Rhythm Of The Night (From “The Last Dragon” Soundtrack)
  12. Steve Arrington – Feel So Real
  13. Ashford & Simpson – Solid
  14. Chaka Khan – This Is My Night
  15. Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
  16. Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)
  17. Amii Stewart – Friends
  18. Kool & The Gang – Cherish
  19. Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You
  20. Lionel Richie – Say You, Say Me

 

CD3

 

  1. Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
  2. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
  3. The Cure – Close To Me
  4. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
  5. Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
  6. Propaganda – Duel
  7. Arcadia – Election Day
  8. Tears For Fears – Shout
  9. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
  10. Nik Kershaw – Wide Boy
  11. Stephen Duffy – Kiss Me
  12. Red Box – Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo)
  13. King – Love & Pride
  14. Scritti Politti – The Word Girl
  15. Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
  16. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
  17. The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
  18. The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town
  19. Bananarama – Do Not Disturb
  20. Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday

 

CD4

 

  1. Paul Hardcastle – 19
  2. Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (From “Beverly Hills Cop”)
  3. Colonel Abrams – Trapped
  4. Bronski Beat with Marc Almond – I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me
  5. Divine – Walk Like A Man
  6. Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
  7. Animotion – Obsession
  8. Dee C. Lee – See The Day
  9. Sade – The Sweetest Taboo
  10. Alison Moyet – That Ole Devil Called Love
  11. Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
  12. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
  13. Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark
  14. Level 42 – Something About You
  15. Billy Ocean – Loverboy
  16. Five Star – All Fall Down
  17. Sister Sledge – Frankie
  18. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – I Know Him So Well
  19. Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love
  20. Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone

 

 

(Special Edition CD)

Title: NOW – Yearbook 1985

Release Date: 04/11/22

 

Overview

 

NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985, the 6th addition to our Yearbook 80s series and 7th addition including NOW – Yearbook 1979. This Special Edition CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork.

 

1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at ‘Live Aid’ and Disc One opens with ‘One Vision’ – and is followed with three of the year’s #1s from Eurythmics with ‘There Must Be An Angel’ and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins with ‘Easy Lover’. The first single from Sting’s debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner – plus some of the decades’ most iconic hits including a-ha with ‘Take On Me’ and Dead Or Alive delivering the first #1 for producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 ‘Move Closer’ from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2.

 

Disc 2 begins with 1985’s Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and Marillion’s ‘Kayleigh’ before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year’s Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with ‘Solid’, Princess with ‘Say I’m Your Number One’, ‘Hangin’ On A String’ from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 ‘Saving All My Love For You’ from Whitney Houston.

 

The third disc opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths – setting the tone for a run of ‘Alternative’ hits including The Cure with ‘Close To Me’, ‘Duel’ from Propaganda, and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow – as does the debut ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc’s closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic ‘Since Yesterday’.

 

The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 ‘19’, Harold Faltermeyer with ‘Axel F’ and Colonel Abrams ‘Trapped’ before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 ‘A Good Heart’ from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 ‘Frankie’ from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, the year’s biggest selling single ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush, and 1985’s Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Shakin’ Stevens.

 

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

Tracklist

CD1

 

  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
  8. a-ha – Take On Me
  9. The Power Station – Some Like It Hot
  10. Go West – We Close Our Eyes
  11. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
  12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)
  13. Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
  14. Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
  15. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer
  16. Bryan Ferry – Slave To Love
  17. Paul Young – Every Time You Go Away
  18. Elton John – Nikita
  19. U2 – The Unforgettable Fire

 

CD2

 

  1. Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
  2. Marillion – Kayleigh
  3. Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)
  4. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero
  5. Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
  6. ZZ Top – Legs
  7. Billy Idol – White Wedding – Pt. 1
  8. John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)
  9. Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You (From “Streets Of Fire” Soundtrack)
  10. Maria Vidal – Body Rock
  11. DeBarge – Rhythm Of The Night (From “The Last Dragon” Soundtrack)
  12. Steve Arrington – Feel So Real
  13. Ashford & Simpson – Solid
  14. Chaka Khan – This Is My Night
  15. Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
  16. Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)
  17. Amii Stewart – Friends
  18. Kool & The Gang – Cherish
  19. Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You
  20. Lionel Richie – Say You, Say Me

 

CD3

 

  1. Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
  2. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
  3. The Cure – Close To Me
  4. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
  5. Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
  6. Propaganda – Duel
  7. Arcadia – Election Day
  8. Tears For Fears – Shout
  9. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
  10. Nik Kershaw – Wide Boy
  11. Stephen Duffy – Kiss Me
  12. Red Box – Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo)
  13. King – Love & Pride
  14. Scritti Politti – The Word Girl
  15. Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
  16. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
  17. The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
  18. The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town
  19. Bananarama – Do Not Disturb
  20. Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday

 

CD4

 

  1. Paul Hardcastle – 19
  2. Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (From “Beverly Hills Cop”)
  3. Colonel Abrams – Trapped
  4. Bronski Beat with Marc Almond – I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me
  5. Divine – Walk Like A Man
  6. Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
  7. Animotion – Obsession
  8. Dee C. Lee – See The Day
  9. Sade – The Sweetest Taboo
  10. Alison Moyet – That Ole Devil Called Love
  11. Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
  12. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
  13. Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark
  14. Level 42 – Something About You
  15. Billy Ocean – Loverboy
  16. Five Star – All Fall Down
  17. Sister Sledge – Frankie
  18. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – I Know Him So Well
  19. Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love
  20. Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone

 

 

(Vinyl)

Title: NOW – Yearbook 1985

Release Date: 04/11/22

 

Overview

Since June 2021 we have presented five editions of the NOW – Yearbook series that span the first half of the 1980s, and six including the Yearbook 1979 edition. NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985 – 44 tracks pressed on a translucent green vinyl.

LP1 kicks off with Queen’s anthemic ‘One Vision’ before featuring four of 1985’s #1’s: ‘Easy Lover’ from Philip Bailey & Phil Collins, Eurythmics’ ‘There Must Be An Angel’ , Midge Ure’s ‘If I Was’ and the collaboration between UB40 and Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, plus Sting’s first single from his solo album debut and the huge trans-Atlantic hit ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ from Tears For Fears.

 

1985’s singles chart included debuts from a-ha with ‘Take On Me’, Go West, Red Box, Stephen Duffy and King – all featured here on the second side.

 

LP2 opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and the Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths and continues with ‘alternative’ Pop from The Cure, The Cult and the iconic ‘Duel’ from Propaganda alongside Scritti Politti and ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. Flip the record over for a run of dance-floor fillers, including the Electro-Pop #1 from Paul Hardcastle ‘19’ and HI-NRG classics from Dead Or Alive with the #1 ‘You Spin Me Round’ and Bronski Beat with Marc Almond, as well as Soul-Dance crossover smashes from Princess, Ashford & Simpson and Loose Ends.

 

The final LP gets underway in epic style with ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2, and massive movie soundtrack singles from Simple Minds, Huey Lewis & The News, Tina Turner and Bonnie Tyler, along with U.S. radio Rock smashes from Pat Benatar and ZZ Top.

 

The final side features a run of timeless and sophisticated ballads from Lionel Richie, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, and Marillion with ‘Kayleigh’ – plus three of 1985’s biggest #1s – Foreigner with ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, the peerless debut hit for Whitney Houston, ‘Saving All My Love For You’ – and closing with the year’s biggest seller, ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush.

 

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

 

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

Now Yearbook 1985

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Cat No: CDYBNOW85

NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985, the 6th addition to our Yearbook 80s series and 7th addition including NOW – Yearbook 1979.

1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at ‘Live Aid’ and Disc One opens with ‘One Vision’ – and is followed with three of the year’s #1s from Eurythmics with ‘There Must Be An Angel’ and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins with ‘Easy Lover’. The first single from Sting’s debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner – plus some of the decades’ most iconic hits including a-ha with ‘Take On Me’ and Dead Or Alive delivering the first #1 for producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 ‘Move Closer’ from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2.

Disc 2 begins with 1985’s Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and Marillion’s ‘Kayleigh’ before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year’s Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with ‘Solid’, Princess with ‘Say I’m Your Number One’, ‘Hangin’ On A String’ from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 ‘Saving All My Love For You’ from Whitney Houston.

The third disc opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths – setting the tone for a run of ‘Alternative’ hits including The Cure with ‘Close To Me’, ‘Duel’ from Propaganda, and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow – as does the debut ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc’s closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic ‘Since Yesterday’.

The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 ‘19’, Harold Faltermeyer with ‘Axel F’ and Colonel Abrams ‘Trapped’ before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 ‘A Good Heart’ from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 ‘Frankie’ from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, the year’s biggest selling single ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush, and 1985’s Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Shakin’ Stevens.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

Tracklist

CD1

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

8. a-ha - Take On Me

9. The Power Station - Some Like It Hot

10. Go West - We Close Our Eyes

11. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)

13. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

14. Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

15. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer

16. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love

17. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

18. Elton John - Nikita

19. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

CD2

1. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

2. Marillion - Kayleigh

3. Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)

4. Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero

5. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield

6. ZZ Top - Legs

7. Billy Idol - White Wedding - Pt. 1

8. John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

9. Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (From "Streets Of Fire" Soundtrack)

10. Maria Vidal – Body Rock

11. DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night (From "The Last Dragon" Soundtrack)

12. Steve Arrington - Feel So Real

13. Ashford & Simpson - Solid

14. Chaka Khan - This Is My Night

15. Princess - Say I’m Your Number One

16. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)

17. Amii Stewart - Friends

18. Kool & The Gang - Cherish

19. Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

20. Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me

CD3

1. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

2. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

3. The Cure - Close To Me

4. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

5. Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)

6. Propaganda - Duel

7. Arcadia - Election Day

8. Tears For Fears - Shout

9. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

10. Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy

11. Stephen Duffy - Kiss Me

12. Red Box - Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo)

13. King - Love & Pride

14. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl

15. Simply Red - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

16. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home

17. The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down

18. The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

19. Bananarama – Do Not Disturb

20. Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

CD4

1. Paul Hardcastle – 19

2. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (From "Beverly Hills Cop")

3. Colonel Abrams - Trapped

4. Bronski Beat with Marc Almond - I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me

5. Divine - Walk Like A Man

6. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

7. Animotion - Obsession

8. Dee C. Lee - See The Day

9. Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

10. Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love

11. Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart

12. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

13. Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark

14. Level 42 - Something About You

15. Billy Ocean - Loverboy

16. Five Star - All Fall Down

17. Sister Sledge - Frankie

18. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

19. Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

20. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

(Special Edition CD)

Title: NOW – Yearbook 1985

Release Date: 04/11/22

Overview

NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985, the 6th addition to our Yearbook 80s series and 7th addition including NOW – Yearbook 1979. This Special Edition CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork.

1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at ‘Live Aid’ and Disc One opens with ‘One Vision’ – and is followed with three of the year’s #1s from Eurythmics with ‘There Must Be An Angel’ and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins with ‘Easy Lover’. The first single from Sting’s debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner – plus some of the decades’ most iconic hits including a-ha with ‘Take On Me’ and Dead Or Alive delivering the first #1 for producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 ‘Move Closer’ from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2.

Disc 2 begins with 1985’s Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and Marillion’s ‘Kayleigh’ before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year’s Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with ‘Solid’, Princess with ‘Say I’m Your Number One’, ‘Hangin’ On A String’ from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 ‘Saving All My Love For You’ from Whitney Houston.

The third disc opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths – setting the tone for a run of ‘Alternative’ hits including The Cure with ‘Close To Me’, ‘Duel’ from Propaganda, and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow – as does the debut ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc’s closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic ‘Since Yesterday’.

The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 ‘19’, Harold Faltermeyer with ‘Axel F’ and Colonel Abrams ‘Trapped’ before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 ‘A Good Heart’ from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 ‘Frankie’ from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, the year’s biggest selling single ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush, and 1985’s Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Shakin’ Stevens.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

Tracklist

CD1

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

8. a-ha - Take On Me

9. The Power Station - Some Like It Hot

10. Go West - We Close Our Eyes

11. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)

13. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

14. Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

15. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer

16. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love

17. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

18. Elton John - Nikita

19. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

CD2

1. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

2. Marillion - Kayleigh

3. Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)

4. Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero

5. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield

6. ZZ Top - Legs

7. Billy Idol - White Wedding - Pt. 1

8. John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

9. Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (From "Streets Of Fire" Soundtrack)

10. Maria Vidal – Body Rock

11. DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night (From "The Last Dragon" Soundtrack)

12. Steve Arrington - Feel So Real

13. Ashford & Simpson - Solid

14. Chaka Khan - This Is My Night

15. Princess - Say I’m Your Number One

16. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)

17. Amii Stewart - Friends

18. Kool & The Gang - Cherish

19. Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

20. Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me

CD3

1. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

2. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

3. The Cure - Close To Me

4. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

5. Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)

6. Propaganda - Duel

7. Arcadia - Election Day

8. Tears For Fears - Shout

9. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

10. Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy

11. Stephen Duffy - Kiss Me

12. Red Box - Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo)

13. King - Love & Pride

14. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl

15. Simply Red - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

16. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home

17. The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down

18. The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

19. Bananarama – Do Not Disturb

20. Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

CD4

1. Paul Hardcastle – 19

2. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (From "Beverly Hills Cop")

3. Colonel Abrams - Trapped

4. Bronski Beat with Marc Almond - I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me

5. Divine - Walk Like A Man

6. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

7. Animotion - Obsession

8. Dee C. Lee - See The Day

9. Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

10. Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love

11. Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart

12. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

13. Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark

14. Level 42 - Something About You

15. Billy Ocean - Loverboy

16. Five Star - All Fall Down

17. Sister Sledge - Frankie

18. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

19. Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

20. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

(Vinyl)

Title: NOW – Yearbook 1985

Release Date: 04/11/22

Overview

Since June 2021 we have presented five editions of the NOW – Yearbook series that span the first half of the 1980s, and six including the Yearbook 1979 edition. NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985 – 44 tracks pressed on a translucent green vinyl.

LP1 kicks off with Queen’s anthemic ‘One Vision’ before featuring four of 1985’s #1’s: ‘Easy Lover’ from Philip Bailey & Phil Collins, Eurythmics’ ‘There Must Be An Angel’ , Midge Ure’s ‘If I Was’ and the collaboration between UB40 and Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, plus Sting’s first single from his solo album debut and the huge trans-Atlantic hit ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ from Tears For Fears.

1985’s singles chart included debuts from a-ha with ‘Take On Me’, Go West, Red Box, Stephen Duffy and King – all featured here on the second side.

LP2 opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and the Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths and continues with ‘alternative’ Pop from The Cure, The Cult and the iconic ‘Duel’ from Propaganda alongside Scritti Politti and ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. Flip the record over for a run of dance-floor fillers, including the Electro-Pop #1 from Paul Hardcastle ‘19’ and HI-NRG classics from Dead Or Alive with the #1 ‘You Spin Me Round’ and Bronski Beat with Marc Almond, as well as Soul-Dance crossover smashes from Princess, Ashford & Simpson and Loose Ends.

The final LP gets underway in epic style with ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2, and massive movie soundtrack singles from Simple Minds, Huey Lewis & The News, Tina Turner and Bonnie Tyler, along with U.S. radio Rock smashes from Pat Benatar and ZZ Top.

The final side features a run of timeless and sophisticated ballads from Lionel Richie, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, and Marillion with ‘Kayleigh’ – plus three of 1985’s biggest #1s – Foreigner with ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, the peerless debut hit for Whitney Houston, ‘Saving All My Love For You’ – and closing with the year’s biggest seller, ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

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

Cat No: CDYBXNOW85

NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985, the 6th addition to our Yearbook 80s series and 7th addition including NOW – Yearbook 1979.

1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at ‘Live Aid’ and Disc One opens with ‘One Vision’ – and is followed with three of the year’s #1s from Eurythmics with ‘There Must Be An Angel’ and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins with ‘Easy Lover’. The first single from Sting’s debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner – plus some of the decades’ most iconic hits including a-ha with ‘Take On Me’ and Dead Or Alive delivering the first #1 for producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 ‘Move Closer’ from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2.

Disc 2 begins with 1985’s Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and Marillion’s ‘Kayleigh’ before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year’s Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with ‘Solid’, Princess with ‘Say I’m Your Number One’, ‘Hangin’ On A String’ from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 ‘Saving All My Love For You’ from Whitney Houston.

The third disc opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths – setting the tone for a run of ‘Alternative’ hits including The Cure with ‘Close To Me’, ‘Duel’ from Propaganda, and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow – as does the debut ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc’s closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic ‘Since Yesterday’.

The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 ‘19’, Harold Faltermeyer with ‘Axel F’ and Colonel Abrams ‘Trapped’ before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 ‘A Good Heart’ from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 ‘Frankie’ from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, the year’s biggest selling single ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush, and 1985’s Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Shakin’ Stevens.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

Tracklist

CD1

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

8. a-ha - Take On Me

9. The Power Station - Some Like It Hot

10. Go West - We Close Our Eyes

11. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)

13. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

14. Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

15. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer

16. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love

17. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

18. Elton John - Nikita

19. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

CD2

1. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

2. Marillion - Kayleigh

3. Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)

4. Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero

5. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield

6. ZZ Top - Legs

7. Billy Idol - White Wedding - Pt. 1

8. John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

9. Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (From "Streets Of Fire" Soundtrack)

10. Maria Vidal – Body Rock

11. DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night (From "The Last Dragon" Soundtrack)

12. Steve Arrington - Feel So Real

13. Ashford & Simpson - Solid

14. Chaka Khan - This Is My Night

15. Princess - Say I’m Your Number One

16. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)

17. Amii Stewart - Friends

18. Kool & The Gang - Cherish

19. Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

20. Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me

CD3

1. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

2. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

3. The Cure - Close To Me

4. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

5. Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)

6. Propaganda - Duel

7. Arcadia - Election Day

8. Tears For Fears - Shout

9. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

10. Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy

11. Stephen Duffy - Kiss Me

12. Red Box - Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo)

13. King - Love & Pride

14. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl

15. Simply Red - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

16. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home

17. The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down

18. The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

19. Bananarama – Do Not Disturb

20. Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

CD4

1. Paul Hardcastle – 19

2. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (From "Beverly Hills Cop")

3. Colonel Abrams - Trapped

4. Bronski Beat with Marc Almond - I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me

5. Divine - Walk Like A Man

6. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

7. Animotion - Obsession

8. Dee C. Lee - See The Day

9. Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

10. Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love

11. Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart

12. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

13. Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark

14. Level 42 - Something About You

15. Billy Ocean - Loverboy

16. Five Star - All Fall Down

17. Sister Sledge - Frankie

18. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

19. Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

20. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

(Special Edition CD)

Title: NOW – Yearbook 1985

Release Date: 04/11/22

Overview

NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985, the 6th addition to our Yearbook 80s series and 7th addition including NOW – Yearbook 1979. This Special Edition CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork.

1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at ‘Live Aid’ and Disc One opens with ‘One Vision’ – and is followed with three of the year’s #1s from Eurythmics with ‘There Must Be An Angel’ and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins with ‘Easy Lover’. The first single from Sting’s debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner – plus some of the decades’ most iconic hits including a-ha with ‘Take On Me’ and Dead Or Alive delivering the first #1 for producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 ‘Move Closer’ from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2.

Disc 2 begins with 1985’s Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and Marillion’s ‘Kayleigh’ before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year’s Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with ‘Solid’, Princess with ‘Say I’m Your Number One’, ‘Hangin’ On A String’ from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 ‘Saving All My Love For You’ from Whitney Houston.

The third disc opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths – setting the tone for a run of ‘Alternative’ hits including The Cure with ‘Close To Me’, ‘Duel’ from Propaganda, and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow – as does the debut ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc’s closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic ‘Since Yesterday’.

The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 ‘19’, Harold Faltermeyer with ‘Axel F’ and Colonel Abrams ‘Trapped’ before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 ‘A Good Heart’ from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 ‘Frankie’ from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, the year’s biggest selling single ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush, and 1985’s Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Shakin’ Stevens.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

Tracklist

CD1

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

8. a-ha - Take On Me

9. The Power Station - Some Like It Hot

10. Go West - We Close Our Eyes

11. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)

13. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

14. Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

15. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer

16. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love

17. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

18. Elton John - Nikita

19. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

CD2

1. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

2. Marillion - Kayleigh

3. Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)

4. Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero

5. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield

6. ZZ Top - Legs

7. Billy Idol - White Wedding - Pt. 1

8. John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

9. Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (From "Streets Of Fire" Soundtrack)

10. Maria Vidal – Body Rock

11. DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night (From "The Last Dragon" Soundtrack)

12. Steve Arrington - Feel So Real

13. Ashford & Simpson - Solid

14. Chaka Khan - This Is My Night

15. Princess - Say I’m Your Number One

16. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)

17. Amii Stewart - Friends

18. Kool & The Gang - Cherish

19. Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

20. Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me

CD3

1. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

2. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

3. The Cure - Close To Me

4. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

5. Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)

6. Propaganda - Duel

7. Arcadia - Election Day

8. Tears For Fears - Shout

9. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

10. Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy

11. Stephen Duffy - Kiss Me

12. Red Box - Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo)

13. King - Love & Pride

14. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl

15. Simply Red - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

16. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home

17. The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down

18. The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

19. Bananarama – Do Not Disturb

20. Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

CD4

1. Paul Hardcastle – 19

2. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (From "Beverly Hills Cop")

3. Colonel Abrams - Trapped

4. Bronski Beat with Marc Almond - I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me

5. Divine - Walk Like A Man

6. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

7. Animotion - Obsession

8. Dee C. Lee - See The Day

9. Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

10. Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love

11. Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart

12. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

13. Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark

14. Level 42 - Something About You

15. Billy Ocean - Loverboy

16. Five Star - All Fall Down

17. Sister Sledge - Frankie

18. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

19. Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

20. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

(Vinyl)

Title: NOW – Yearbook 1985

Release Date: 04/11/22

Overview

Since June 2021 we have presented five editions of the NOW – Yearbook series that span the first half of the 1980s, and six including the Yearbook 1979 edition. NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985 – 44 tracks pressed on a translucent green vinyl.

LP1 kicks off with Queen’s anthemic ‘One Vision’ before featuring four of 1985’s #1’s: ‘Easy Lover’ from Philip Bailey & Phil Collins, Eurythmics’ ‘There Must Be An Angel’ , Midge Ure’s ‘If I Was’ and the collaboration between UB40 and Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, plus Sting’s first single from his solo album debut and the huge trans-Atlantic hit ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ from Tears For Fears.

1985’s singles chart included debuts from a-ha with ‘Take On Me’, Go West, Red Box, Stephen Duffy and King – all featured here on the second side.

LP2 opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and the Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths and continues with ‘alternative’ Pop from The Cure, The Cult and the iconic ‘Duel’ from Propaganda alongside Scritti Politti and ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. Flip the record over for a run of dance-floor fillers, including the Electro-Pop #1 from Paul Hardcastle ‘19’ and HI-NRG classics from Dead Or Alive with the #1 ‘You Spin Me Round’ and Bronski Beat with Marc Almond, as well as Soul-Dance crossover smashes from Princess, Ashford & Simpson and Loose Ends.

The final LP gets underway in epic style with ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2, and massive movie soundtrack singles from Simple Minds, Huey Lewis & The News, Tina Turner and Bonnie Tyler, along with U.S. radio Rock smashes from Pat Benatar and ZZ Top.

The final side features a run of timeless and sophisticated ballads from Lionel Richie, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, and Marillion with ‘Kayleigh’ – plus three of 1985’s biggest #1s – Foreigner with ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, the peerless debut hit for Whitney Houston, ‘Saving All My Love For You’ – and closing with the year’s biggest seller, ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

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

Cat No: LPYBNOW85

NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985, the 6th addition to our Yearbook 80s series and 7th addition including NOW – Yearbook 1979.

1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at ‘Live Aid’ and Disc One opens with ‘One Vision’ – and is followed with three of the year’s #1s from Eurythmics with ‘There Must Be An Angel’ and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins with ‘Easy Lover’. The first single from Sting’s debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner – plus some of the decades’ most iconic hits including a-ha with ‘Take On Me’ and Dead Or Alive delivering the first #1 for producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 ‘Move Closer’ from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2.

Disc 2 begins with 1985’s Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and Marillion’s ‘Kayleigh’ before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year’s Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with ‘Solid’, Princess with ‘Say I’m Your Number One’, ‘Hangin’ On A String’ from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 ‘Saving All My Love For You’ from Whitney Houston.

The third disc opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths – setting the tone for a run of ‘Alternative’ hits including The Cure with ‘Close To Me’, ‘Duel’ from Propaganda, and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow – as does the debut ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc’s closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic ‘Since Yesterday’.

The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 ‘19’, Harold Faltermeyer with ‘Axel F’ and Colonel Abrams ‘Trapped’ before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 ‘A Good Heart’ from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 ‘Frankie’ from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, the year’s biggest selling single ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush, and 1985’s Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Shakin’ Stevens.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

Tracklist

CD1

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

8. a-ha - Take On Me

9. The Power Station - Some Like It Hot

10. Go West - We Close Our Eyes

11. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)

13. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

14. Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

15. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer

16. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love

17. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

18. Elton John - Nikita

19. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

CD2

1. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

2. Marillion - Kayleigh

3. Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)

4. Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero

5. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield

6. ZZ Top - Legs

7. Billy Idol - White Wedding - Pt. 1

8. John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

9. Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (From "Streets Of Fire" Soundtrack)

10. Maria Vidal – Body Rock

11. DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night (From "The Last Dragon" Soundtrack)

12. Steve Arrington - Feel So Real

13. Ashford & Simpson - Solid

14. Chaka Khan - This Is My Night

15. Princess - Say I’m Your Number One

16. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)

17. Amii Stewart - Friends

18. Kool & The Gang - Cherish

19. Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

20. Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me

CD3

1. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

2. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

3. The Cure - Close To Me

4. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

5. Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)

6. Propaganda - Duel

7. Arcadia - Election Day

8. Tears For Fears - Shout

9. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

10. Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy

11. Stephen Duffy - Kiss Me

12. Red Box - Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo)

13. King - Love & Pride

14. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl

15. Simply Red - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

16. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home

17. The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down

18. The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

19. Bananarama – Do Not Disturb

20. Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

CD4

1. Paul Hardcastle – 19

2. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (From "Beverly Hills Cop")

3. Colonel Abrams - Trapped

4. Bronski Beat with Marc Almond - I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me

5. Divine - Walk Like A Man

6. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

7. Animotion - Obsession

8. Dee C. Lee - See The Day

9. Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

10. Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love

11. Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart

12. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

13. Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark

14. Level 42 - Something About You

15. Billy Ocean - Loverboy

16. Five Star - All Fall Down

17. Sister Sledge - Frankie

18. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

19. Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

20. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

(Special Edition CD)

Title: NOW – Yearbook 1985

Release Date: 04/11/22

Overview

NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985, the 6th addition to our Yearbook 80s series and 7th addition including NOW – Yearbook 1979. This Special Edition CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork.

1985 was a huge year for Queen, including a career-defining performance at ‘Live Aid’ and Disc One opens with ‘One Vision’ – and is followed with three of the year’s #1s from Eurythmics with ‘There Must Be An Angel’ and two collaborations: UB40 & Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, and Philip Bailey & Phil Collins with ‘Easy Lover’. The first single from Sting’s debut solo album is included alongside massive trans-Atlantic hits from Tears For Fears, Simple Minds, The Power Station and Tina Turner – plus some of the decades’ most iconic hits including a-ha with ‘Take On Me’ and Dead Or Alive delivering the first #1 for producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Sophisticated Ballads from Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Paul Young and the #1 ‘Move Closer’ from Phyllis Nelson feature before the disc closes with the epic ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2.

Disc 2 begins with 1985’s Power Ballads and Soft Rock hits. Kicking off with the #1 from Foreigner ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, and Marillion’s ‘Kayleigh’ before huge radio friendly Rock-Pop from ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Billy Idol and massive movie-theme smashes from Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Tyler, John Parr, Dan Hartman, Maria Vidal and DeBarge. The second half of the disc celebrates the year’s Soul driven line-up including Ashford & Simpson with ‘Solid’, Princess with ‘Say I’m Your Number One’, ‘Hangin’ On A String’ from Loose Ends, along with classic slow-dance Ballads from Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie and the debut #1 ‘Saving All My Love For You’ from Whitney Houston.

The third disc opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths – setting the tone for a run of ‘Alternative’ hits including The Cure with ‘Close To Me’, ‘Duel’ from Propaganda, and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ from The Cult. Mid-1980s Synth and Pop from Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, Red Box, Scritti Politti and Stephen Duffy follow – as does the debut ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. More chart debuts from King, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, and The Dream Academy lead toward the disc’s closing track from Strawberry Switchblade with the Pop classic ‘Since Yesterday’.

The final disc gets underway with massive Electro-Pop hits from Paul Hardcastle with #1 ‘19’, Harold Faltermeyer with ‘Axel F’ and Colonel Abrams ‘Trapped’ before floor-filling HI-NRG from Bronski Beat with Marc Almond and Divine. A trio of beautiful tracks from Dee C Lee, Sade and Alison Moyet are featured leading into the #1 ‘A Good Heart’ from Feargal Sharkey before a run of upbeat Pop classics from Katrina & The Waves, Sheila E, Level 42, Billy Ocean, Five Star, and the #1 ‘Frankie’ from Sister Sledge. Three #1s close out this Yearbook: Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson’s ‘I Know Him So Well’, the year’s biggest selling single ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush, and 1985’s Christmas chart-topper that has become an all-time seasonal favourite, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ from Shakin’ Stevens.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

Tracklist

CD1

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

8. a-ha - Take On Me

9. The Power Station - Some Like It Hot

10. Go West - We Close Our Eyes

11. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Alternative To Reality)

13. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

14. Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

15. Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer

16. Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love

17. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

18. Elton John - Nikita

19. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

CD2

1. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

2. Marillion - Kayleigh

3. Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love (From “Back To The Future” Soundtrack)

4. Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero

5. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield

6. ZZ Top - Legs

7. Billy Idol - White Wedding - Pt. 1

8. John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

9. Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (From "Streets Of Fire" Soundtrack)

10. Maria Vidal – Body Rock

11. DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night (From "The Last Dragon" Soundtrack)

12. Steve Arrington - Feel So Real

13. Ashford & Simpson - Solid

14. Chaka Khan - This Is My Night

15. Princess - Say I’m Your Number One

16. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)

17. Amii Stewart - Friends

18. Kool & The Gang - Cherish

19. Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You

20. Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me

CD3

1. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

2. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

3. The Cure - Close To Me

4. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

5. Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)

6. Propaganda - Duel

7. Arcadia - Election Day

8. Tears For Fears - Shout

9. Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

10. Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy

11. Stephen Duffy - Kiss Me

12. Red Box - Lean on Me (Ah-li-ayo)

13. King - Love & Pride

14. Scritti Politti - The Word Girl

15. Simply Red - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)

16. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home

17. The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down

18. The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

19. Bananarama – Do Not Disturb

20. Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

CD4

1. Paul Hardcastle – 19

2. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (From "Beverly Hills Cop")

3. Colonel Abrams - Trapped

4. Bronski Beat with Marc Almond - I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me

5. Divine - Walk Like A Man

6. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

7. Animotion - Obsession

8. Dee C. Lee - See The Day

9. Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

10. Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love

11. Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart

12. Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

13. Sheila E. – The Belle Of St. Mark

14. Level 42 - Something About You

15. Billy Ocean - Loverboy

16. Five Star - All Fall Down

17. Sister Sledge - Frankie

18. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

19. Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love

20. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

(Vinyl)

Title: NOW – Yearbook 1985

Release Date: 04/11/22

Overview

Since June 2021 we have presented five editions of the NOW – Yearbook series that span the first half of the 1980s, and six including the Yearbook 1979 edition. NOW Music is proud to present the newest edition to our ‘Yearbook’ family: NOW – Yearbook 1985 – 44 tracks pressed on a translucent green vinyl.

LP1 kicks off with Queen’s anthemic ‘One Vision’ before featuring four of 1985’s #1’s: ‘Easy Lover’ from Philip Bailey & Phil Collins, Eurythmics’ ‘There Must Be An Angel’ , Midge Ure’s ‘If I Was’ and the collaboration between UB40 and Chrissie Hynde on ‘I Got You Babe’, plus Sting’s first single from his solo album debut and the huge trans-Atlantic hit ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ from Tears For Fears.

1985’s singles chart included debuts from a-ha with ‘Take On Me’, Go West, Red Box, Stephen Duffy and King – all featured here on the second side.

LP2 opens with the breath-taking ‘Cloudbusting’ from Kate Bush, and the Indie anthem ‘How Soon Is Now?’ from The Smiths and continues with ‘alternative’ Pop from The Cure, The Cult and the iconic ‘Duel’ from Propaganda alongside Scritti Politti and ‘Election Day’ from Duran Duran side project Arcadia. Flip the record over for a run of dance-floor fillers, including the Electro-Pop #1 from Paul Hardcastle ‘19’ and HI-NRG classics from Dead Or Alive with the #1 ‘You Spin Me Round’ and Bronski Beat with Marc Almond, as well as Soul-Dance crossover smashes from Princess, Ashford & Simpson and Loose Ends.

The final LP gets underway in epic style with ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ from U2, and massive movie soundtrack singles from Simple Minds, Huey Lewis & The News, Tina Turner and Bonnie Tyler, along with U.S. radio Rock smashes from Pat Benatar and ZZ Top.

The final side features a run of timeless and sophisticated ballads from Lionel Richie, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, and Marillion with ‘Kayleigh’ – plus three of 1985’s biggest #1s – Foreigner with ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, the peerless debut hit for Whitney Houston, ‘Saving All My Love For You’ – and closing with the year’s biggest seller, ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush.

NOW – Yearbook 1985 – A celebration of the diversity and creative magic of the year in Pop.

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

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