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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:25 am
by thl
Now 28 was probably the first one I had on cassettes back in 1994. Here's the track listings:

Cassette 1

Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
All-4-One - I Swear
Ace of Base - Don't Turn Around
Aswad - Shine
The BC-52's - (Meet) The Flintstones :lol:
Let Loose - Crazy For You
D:Ream - U R The Best Thing
The Beautiful South - Everybody's Talkin'
Marcella Detroit - I Believe
The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
Stiltskin - Inside
Blur - Girls & Boys
M People - Renaissance
Eternal - Just a Step from Heaven
Toni Braxton - Another Sad Love Song
China Black - Searching
Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
Chaka Demus & Pliers - I Wanna Be Your Man
Erasure - Always
Seal - Prayer for the Dying

Cassette 2

The Grid - Swamp Thing
Two Cowboys - Everybody Gonfi Gon
MAXX - Get-A-Way
Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman - Go On Move
The Prodigy - No Good (Start the Dance)
Cappella - U & Me
Haddaway - Rock My Heart
2 Unlimited - The Real Thing
Sonic Surfers - Don't Give It Up
DJ Miko - What's Up
Clubhouse featuring Carl - Light My Fire
Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing
C.J. Lewis - Sweets for My Sweet
Bitty McLean - Dedicated to the One I Love
Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue - Whatta Man
R. Kelly - Your Body's Callin'
The Brand New Heavies - Dream On Dreamer
Juliet Roberts - Caught in the Middle
Gloworm - Carry Me Home
Absolutely Fabulous - Absolutely Fabulous

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:46 am
by Katzkatz
Mcjarv wrote:I think I had now 37 and now 42 too on cd. I think I had one on cassette too but i cant remember what it was...32 maybe? no idea.
aw when did they stop doing them? or can you still get them?
AS TwoHeadedBoy pointed out they are still going(I think I even mentioned that in my first post) and have kept up with the modern age by being available on MP3 (legal) downloads.

I was thinking of buying the latest one, just to see what it is like. I'm afraid that I'm not in step with modern music much.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:06 am
by jdanddiet
saw Now 12 fatbox CD in a charity shop today, brought back some memories...thought for £3.99 it was worth it.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:06 am
by thingonaspring
definitely... if it's in good condition, and complete even better :D

** WARNING ** this is the start of another collection...

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:11 pm
by che_don_john
thl wrote:Now 28 was probably the first one I had on cassettes back in 1994
That was my first one, too. It had an orange-coloured backdrop, if I remember correctly.

Got Now 29 after that (think it was blue with ice or snow in the design), then Now 32, and then I realised that instead of buying Now albums for the one or two songs I wanted, it would be much better just do buy the respective bands' albums instead.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:24 pm
by thingonaspring
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didn't bother taking separate photos after 28, because it was the last "fat box" cd. but 29 is also in the top photo
http://www.barrybarber.co.uk/forsale/music

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:19 pm
by Spector
I had the first twelve on vinyl. Now 7 was the one that had a bonus track on side three (a total of nine tracks on that side!) making it the biggest one of the vinyl era. The bonus track was "A Kind Of Magic" by Queen if I recall. The first eight or nine had plenty of decent tracks, but melody was forced out to an extent sometime in 87/88 and things went downhill after that. Those early days of NOW bring back the good times though for sure.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:30 pm
by Liamh1982
Sledgehammer "dodgy"? SACRILEGE!!! :twisted:

The only one I've ever owned was Now 23, late '92 (I was only 10!).
Track listing:
1 Sleeping Satellite Tasmin Archer
2 Just Another Day Jon Secada
3 Would I Lie To You Charles & Eddie
4 Shake Your Head Was (Not Was)
5 Iron Lion Zion Bob Marley & The Wailers
6 Faithful Go West
7 Too Funky George Michael
8 People Everyday Arrested Development
9 For Your Babies Simply Red
10 (Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart Erma Franklin
11 Too Much Love Will Kill You Brian May
12 Alive And Kicking Simple Minds
13 Boom Boom John Lee Hooker
14 Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus
15 Too Much Too Young The Little Angels
16 Take This Heart Richard Marx
17 Jesus He Knows Me Genesis
18 Baby Don't Cry INXS
19 It's Only Natural Crowded House
20 Who Needs Love Like That (Hamburg Mix) Erasure
21 Ebeneezer Goode The Shamen
22 Run To You Rage
23 I'm Gonna Get You (Radio Edit) Bizarre Inc featuring Angie Brown
24 Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix Edit) Heaven 17
25 House Of Love East 17
26 Don't You Want Me The Farm
27 Never Let Her Slip Away Undercover
28 Tetris Dr Spin
29 Supermarioland The Ambassadors Of Funk Feat MC Mario
30 How Do You Do! Roxette
31 Dancing Queen Abba
32 A Little Respect Bjorn Again
33 Be My Baby Vanessa Paradis
34 Let Me Take You There Betty Boo
35 Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover Sophie B Hawkins
36 Digging In The Dirt Peter Gabriel
37 Book Of Days Enya
38 Crying Roy Orbison & Kd Lang
39 Barcelona Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:46 pm
by PanzerGeneral
I can proudly boast to never having owned any of them - though a sad older brother bought them with great regularity, afraid I was too busy listening to Maiden, Metallica, Rush and lots of other bands who continue to selling great quantities of tickets and albums to this day. I dont know if there is a hidden lesson here - but I dont remember hearing much from Jive Bunny, Howard Jones, M.C Hammer and the likes recently.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:38 am
by Spector
PanzerGeneral wrote:I can proudly boast to never having owned any of them - though a sad older brother bought them with great regularity, afraid I was too busy listening to Maiden, Metallica, Rush and lots of other bands who continue to selling great quantities of tickets and albums to this day. I dont know if there is a hidden lesson here - but I dont remember hearing much from Jive Bunny, Howard Jones, M.C Hammer and the likes recently.
So glad to hear of your superior tastes in music. Unfortunately, the point you make is fatally undercut by the track listing of Now That's What I Call Music 12, which proudly includes "Can I Play With Madness"...by Iron Maiden! :lol:

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:30 am
by jdanddiet
Spector wrote:
PanzerGeneral wrote:I can proudly boast to never having owned any of them - though a sad older brother bought them with great regularity, afraid I was too busy listening to Maiden, Metallica, Rush and lots of other bands who continue to selling great quantities of tickets and albums to this day. I dont know if there is a hidden lesson here - but I dont remember hearing much from Jive Bunny, Howard Jones, M.C Hammer and the likes recently.
So glad to hear of your superior tastes in music. Unfortunately, the point you make is fatally undercut by the track listing of Now That's What I Call Music 12, which proudly includes "Can I Play With Madness"...by Iron Maiden! :lol:
Yeah quite surprised by that, but listening to it again 12 is quite a poor one...

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:58 am
by oldtimer
Ha!
ive just found this thread !

ive got no 1 on vinyl, and a few more i think also...
If anyone wants them, they are welcome to them..

Also got the first NTWICM Dance extended album

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:18 am
by thingonaspring
one of these..? or another:
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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:12 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
Ooh, Now Dance 97! Had that on tape as well - soundtrack to Xmas 1997, that one was.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:30 am
by MattyC64c
I've not bought a 'Now' compilation in years, the last time was probably about 8 years ago. I do remember buying some in the early 90's. It didn't get really into music untill I was about 12-13. The first Now I do remember was Now 17, it was a vinyl and I remember trying to get to individual tracks by moving the stylus.