Friday, January 02, 2009

back to the future

well, it looks like everyone else has just about given up on any significant amount of decent new music being created since we have the return of the original Now That's What I Call Music, this time on a shiny CD!

i seem to recall that we got this for Dad on vinyl (the format on which it should be heard) for Christmas 1983! does it hold up today? well, have a look at the tracklisting :

disc 1
1. You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
2. Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran
3. Red Red Wine [edit] - UB40
4. Only For Love - Limahl
5. Temptation [edit] - Heaven 17
6. Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
7. Double Dutch - Malcolm McLaren
8. Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
9. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
10. Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
11. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
12. Moon Light Shadow - Mike Oldfield
13. Down Under [radio edit] - Men At Work
14. Hey You The Rocksteady Crew [1983 recording] - Rocksteady Crew
15. Baby Jane - Rod Stewart
16. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young

disc 2
1. Candy Girl - New Edition
2. Big Apple - Kajagoogoo
3. Let's Stay Together [edit] - Tina Turner
4. Keep Feeling Fascination - Human League (The)
5. New Song - Howard Jones
6. Please Don't Make Me Cry - UB40
7. Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
8. They Don't Know - Tracey Ullman
9. Kissing With Confidence - Will Powers
10. That's All [edit] - Genesis
11. Love Cats - Cure (The)
12. Waterfront - Simple Minds
13. Sun And The Rain - Madness
14. Victims - Culture Club

there's only a handful of tracks which wouldn't be considered classics today featured. as you lament the lack of originality, creativity and just plain old fun in most of the music being churned out today, why not pick this one up and remember a time when music meant something!!

be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!
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