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Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:43 am
by Sega2006
Just managed to find the first one at a car boot the other week, was on cassette too so I can go full retro and fire up my Ghetto Blasters or my walkman :D

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:53 am
by thingonaspring
i saw now 11 lp in a charity shop today but i don't have a record player :(

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:01 pm
by Sega2006
May be worth investing in one as Vinyls making a bit of a come back now, Ive got one on my stereo and mums got one put away for me for christmas that can go up to 78rpm so I can play the really old records.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:22 pm
by djcarlos
Sega2006 wrote:May be worth investing in one as Vinyls making a bit of a come back now, Ive got one on my stereo and mums got one put away for me for christmas that can go up to 78rpm so I can play the really old records.
Good work sir! Don't get excited about the 78s though, the sound quality is pretty awful..... I've got a bunch in an original "Record Album", which is like a photo album for storing 78 rpm records. (Found by the side of the road in Brighton a few years back!) They are even more fragile than vinyl as most are pressed from shellac which is very brittle and has a tendency to shatter.

The ones I have are almost all on His Master's Voice or Parlophone and are all from 1900 - 1910 I think.....lovely things to own, unfortunately my 1200s don't go up to 78!

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:14 pm
by Sega2006
Ive already played some 78's to test it to make sure my mother didnt get ripped off, my granpa had kept all of his, even the very first one he bought which he would have played on a His masters Voice unit that needed a new needle each play (incidently they had one in the shop we got mine from for £80), when he passed away my mother had them and I put a couple on when I did the test.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:42 pm
by djcarlos
Sega2006 wrote:Ive already played some 78's to test it to make sure my mother didnt get ripped off, my granpa had kept all of his, even the very first one he bought which he would have played on a His masters Voice unit that needed a new needle each play (incidently they had one in the shop we got mine from for £80), when he passed away my mother had them and I put a couple on when I did the test.
I'm hopelessly sentimental when it comes to vinyl, I'm really glad they are being looked after.

On a related note, I'm doing a 360 mile round trip next weekend to pick up a "room-full" of records for free! Someone on another forum mentioned that a guy in their family had died, he had thousands of records and nobody knew what to do with them. From what I can gather it was his lifelong hobby, he collected anything and everything - I offered to take them off their hands as otherwise they are going in a skip :shock:

God knows what I'll find in there, just couldn't bear to know they were getting thrown away so I'm hiring a van and heading across the country to give them a good home.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:08 pm
by smilertoo
Had now1 on vinyl but i binned it, was all scratched.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:11 pm
by dste
Found Now 20 on tape sitting in a box when unpacking the other day.

Disc one

Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff : "Dizzy"
Belinda Carlisle : "Live Your Life Be Free"
U2 : "The Fly"
Pet Shop Boys : "Where the Streets Have No Name (Can't Take My Eyes Off You)"
Erasure : "Love to Hate You"
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark : "Sailing on the Seven Seas"
Simply Red : "Something Got Me Started"
Lisa Stansfield : "Change"
Zoë : "Sunshine on a Rainy Day"
Salt-N-Pepa : "Let's Talk About Sex"
Color Me Badd : "I Wanna Sex You Up"
Kenny Thomas : "Best Of You"
Prince & The New Power Generation : "Gett Off"
Rozalla : "Faith (In the Power of Love)"
2 Unlimited : "Get Ready for This"
Moby : "Go"
The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu : "It's Grim Up North (Part 1)"
P.M. Dawn : "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"

[edit] Disc two

Paul Young : "Don't Dream (It's Over)"
Enya : "Caribbean Blue"
Julian Lennon : "Saltwater"
Paula Abdul : "Rush Rush"
Jason Donovan : "Any Dream Will Do"
Cathy Dennis : "Too Many Walls"
Alison Moyet : "This House"
Marc Cohn : "Walking in Memphis"
Glass Tiger : "My Town"
Scorpions : "Wind of Change"
INXS : "Shining Star"
Roxette : "Joyride"
James : "Sit Down"
Voice of the Beehive : "I Think I Love You"
Slade : "Radio Wall of Sound"
Monty Python : "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
Don McLean : "American Pie (Full Length Version)"

Just realised that it's from 1991, christ.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:40 am
by Waz
At a car boot sale about a year or so ago, I found Now 1 on vinyl, and in rather good condition as well. Gave it a blast on the turntable, some good stuff on there.

I think Now 1 got reissued as a special edition CD a while back to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Now. Mind you, the early ones with the pig were classic!

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:41 pm
by russty_russ
Looks like Now 4 on CD has resurfaced again for one bargain hunter!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOW-THATS-CAL ... 4ab381b8b7

Its quite cheap at the moment (£15 at the time of typing) but watch it go up to £300 in the next few days. Theres also another Now 4 CD for sale on Ebay and its just the single CD, no jewel case, no inlay... just the CD and currently its going for £35 and theres still a few days.

I'm an avid collection who has every CD from Now 11 onwards. The early ones are just outside of my budget! :D The early Now's had different logos for the Now logo, it wasn't until Now 20 that the Now logo that we all recongise became established.

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:52 am
by russty_russ
russty_russ wrote:Looks like Now 4 on CD has resurfaced again for one bargain hunter!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOW-THATS-CAL ... 4ab381b8b7
The auction recently ended and the CD went for £360 !

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:11 am
by big-byte
At the weekend I bought Now 2 & 3 on Vinyl for 10p each at a local jumble sale :)

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:32 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
Just downloaded volumes 1-68 of the Now albums. This should be a fun few weeks of listening...

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:09 pm
by crusto
I have the now 17 VHS and CD, still one of my favourites. So many good memories tied up with when this came out. Sydney Youngblood, the Rebel MC, Candy Flip, D-Mob....

Re: Now That's What I Call Music!

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:31 pm
by hiker75
Sorry for the thread bump... Looking for someone that has Now That's What I Call Music, Volume 1 as an audio cassette. I noticed thl had mentioned they had it. I'm not looking to buy, but rather, I'm doing an annual scavenger hunt and one of the last items I need is a picture of Now 1 Audio Cassette with a specific note in the picture, which I can provide the wording for.

Can anybody help with this?

Thanks in advance. The hunt ends tonight, and I've been searching for 2 weeks for Now 1 Audio Cassette...