Now That's What I Call Music!

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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by Crunchy » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:47 pm

This thread ... like a trip down memory lane that's lined with pub jukeboxes.

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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by eeztheman » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:00 pm

Blimey, this really is a blast from the past indeed.

Have found my Vinyl Copies of number 1, 5 & 6 - some great stuff on them, but as always a few duffers!!

I forgot all about the cover of number 5 being a pig.......

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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:30 am

The pig was used a lot on the early ones - the whole "Now" theme is based on this postcard, featured on the back of the very first Now album:

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Wikipedia reckons that the pig was used as a mascot until Now 5, but that's balls: He's on AT LEAST Now 11 and Now 18 as well!
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by Katzkatz » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:16 pm

I think Spector has a good story about 'the pig' and why it got dumped. I'll try and get him to post up about it.
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by merman » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:40 pm

Well, there's one very clear memory for me... and it makes me feel old.

On a primary school trip, I was sitting on the coach next to my friend Michael. He leant me his Walkman and a copy of Now 3. That's a long time ago now.

Funnily enough, I've very rarely bought them, but I have two or three Now Dance compilations on tape and a very nice 2-CD The Best Rock 'n Roll Album In The World... Ever!
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by boggyb68 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:12 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:The pig was used a lot on the early ones - the whole "Now" theme is based on this postcard, featured on the back of the very first Now album:

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Wikipedia reckons that the pig was used as a mascot until Now 5, but that's balls: He's on AT LEAST Now 11 and Now 18 as well!
I don't remember the Pig after Now 5 tbh.. but I have now been through the Wikipedia stuff and didn't realise they released loads of them all round the world and all the different spin offs.. amazing!

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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by Waz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:59 am

About a year or so ago I headed to a car boot sale in Styal, Cheshire, and found a double LP of Now 1 (the very first one!) in pretty spot on condition, for £1.

Then a few weeks back I was in Music and Video Exchange in Notting Hill, London, and saw the very same LP for £18. Maybe over time the original Now LPs might start becoming collectable, even if Now 1 has had a CD reissue.
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by the_hawk » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:21 am

Loads of the more modern NTWICMs only £2.95 in Zavvi http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/now-tha ... vvi/991673
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by Katzkatz » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:46 pm

Just found an article from the Guardian's website about the Nows. It also has information about how many formats it went out on(I didn't know there were Mini Disc versions - but apparently they were released), plus when certain formats were phased out. I was wondering, how long until the 24 bit FLAC version of the latest 'Now'? You know it is coming. :lol:

It also has information on the most featured artists.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/ap ... es-digital

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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by Starlight » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:04 pm

Surprised it's still alive, but then again, it features music that is popular.

Iirc, Simply Red is on the very first one (A teacher told me), my FAM have a few from '97 with All Saints, Savage Garden, Oasis and Shaggy on them somewhere and I recall the earliest one we have is '95 I think.

Good to see it around but it's sadly not as recant due to the charts and iTunes providing it as separate tunes or a pack for £8 (usually).
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by GarryG » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:12 pm

Katzkatz wrote:The old compilation albums. Still going strong - even in the digital download age! What are people's memories of them? Many of the early editions are probably collectors' items now.
I still have the first one on vynal, and a couple of other early ones I think... then againe a have a couple of 'top of the pops' vynal albums from the 60s or 70s somewhere.

I think I have the one with 'moldy old dow' on it!
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by the_hawk » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:52 am

They've re-released the original & the best...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001LN2BE8

Phil Collins : "You Can't Hurry Love"
Duran Duran : "Is There Something I Should Know"
UB40 : "Red Red Wine"
Limahl : "Only for Love"
Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
KC and the Sunshine Band : "Give It Up"
Malcolm McLaren : "Double Dutch"
Bonnie Tyler : "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Culture Club : "Karma Chameleon"
Men Without Hats : "The Safety Dance"
Kajagoogoo : "Too Shy"
Mike Oldfield : "Moonlight Shadow"
Men at Work : "Down Under"
Rock Steady Crew : "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew"
Rod Stewart : "Baby Jane"
Paul Young : "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)"

New Edition : "Candy Girl"
Kajagoogoo : "Big Apple"
Tina Turner : "Let's Stay Together"
The Human League : "(Keep Feeling) Fascination"
Howard Jones : "New Song"
UB40 : "Please Don't Make Me Cry"
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack : "Tonight I Celebrate My Love"
Tracey Ullman : "They Don't Know"
Will Powers : "Kissing with Confidence"
Genesis : "That's All"
The Cure : "The Lovecats"
Simple Minds : "Waterfront"
Madness : "The Sun and the Rain"
Culture Club : "Victims"
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by Britpop95 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:41 am

I think pretty much anything from the late 80's-early 90's does it for me.......The Housemartins, Jason Donovan, Army of Lovers, Lisa Stansfield, Betty Boo, Erasure, The Shamen, The KLF.....yeah, probably not the smartest move to namedrop some of my personal nostalgic favourites there methinks :D
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:07 pm

Seen the tracklisting of the newest one, Now 80?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_That%2 ... UK_series)

I only know the Damien Rice song on it, dunno why it's there though, as that's a song from 2004... Meanwhile, 80!! I remember when Now 40 was a big event, oh my my my.
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Post by psj3809 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:21 pm

Yep very weird that songs on it, then i saw Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls (must admit i do really like that song)

I can only presume as these songs might have been used on X Factor or something thats why they're re-releasing them.

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