NOW That’s What I Call Electronic




NOW are proud to present NOW That’s What I Call Electronic, this 78-track 4CD compilation features iconic tracks from legendary artists, Queen, Blondie, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, ABBA and many more.

The album showcases the emergence of synthpop as a dominant sub-genre of new wave, following the breakout success of former Tubeway Army singer Gary Numan with his debut #1 solo single ‘Cars’. Electronic music took over the charts during the early 80s, Duran Duran’s ‘Planet Earth’ and Japan’s ‘Quite Life’ filled our soundwaves alongside tracks such as ‘Vienna’, ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, ‘Never Ending Story’ and The Human League’s breakthrough single ‘The Sound Of The Crowd’. Plus Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s ‘Enola Gay’ and Paul Hardcastle’s ‘19’ gave voice to powerful social statements.

Indie pop tracks such as Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and The Cure’s ‘The Walk’ became key in the 80s alternate scene. Other massive hits included on the album which have become radio staples include a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’, Visage’s ‘Fade To Grey’ and Heaven 17’s ‘Temptation’.

Transport yourself to the dance-floor as NOW That’s What I Call Electronic celebrates huge dance-pop records ‘I Feel For You’ by Chaka Khan and ‘Let The Music Play’ by Shannon, both of which pushed the genre boundaries by fusing electro, Hi-NRG and rap. Freeez’s ‘I.O.U.’, Man 2 Man’s ‘Male Stripper’ and ‘Fascinated’ by Company B sit alongside extended versions of dance classics including the 12” version of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’, Dead Or Alive’s ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ and the original ‘Blue Monday’ by New Order which lead the way in 12” single sales.

Of course, we found room for ABBA’s ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’ the synth riff from which was sampled so effectively in Madonna’s 2005 single ‘Hung Up’. NOW That’s What I Call Electronic is the perfect collector’s item and gift for any lover of dance music.


CD 1

Queen – Radio Ga Ga
New Order – Blue Monday
Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart – Love Is A Stranger
Ultravox – Vienna
Visage – Fade To Grey
Japan – Quiet Life
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
The Human League – The Sound Of The Crowd
Duran Duran – Planet Earth
Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short
Gary Numan – Cars
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven
The Lotus Eaters – The First Picture Of You
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
Yello – The Race

CD 2

Donna Summer – I Feel Love
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Freeez – I.O.U.
Shannon – Let The Music Play
Company B – Fascinated
The S.O.S Band – Just Be Good To Me
Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
The Pointer Sisters – Automatic
Man 2 Man – Male Stripper
Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk
Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind
Eighth Wonder – I’m Not Scared
Animotion – Obsession
Trans-X – Living On Video
Dazz Band – Let It All Blow
Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (From “Beverly Hills Cop” Soundtrack)
Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals
Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out

CD 3

ABBA – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Blondie – Atomic
The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
M – Pop Muzik
Paul Hardcastle – 19
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit)
Phil Lynott – Yellow Pearl (First 7″ Remix)
Kim Wilde – Kids In America
Altered Images – Don’t Talk To Me About Love
a-ha – Take On Me
Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
Howard Jones – New Song
Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good
Limahl – Never Ending Story
Thompson Twins – Love On Your Side
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden)
Peter Schilling – Major Tom (Coming Home)
Midge Ure – If I Was
China Crisis – Christian
Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme (From “Miami Vice II” Soundtrack)

CD 4

Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Performance Mix)
The Human League – Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Propaganda – Dr Mabuse
The Cure – The Walk
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Messages
Our Daughter’s Wedding – Lawn Chairs
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Erasure – Drama!
Scritti Politti – Absolute
The Associates – Party Fears Two
Furniture – Brilliant Mind
Talk Talk – It’s My Life
Simple Minds – Glittering Prize
Swansway – Soul Train
The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye


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