NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: Vinyl Extra (5LP Boxset)
Release date: 16 December, 2022
- Vinyl Box Set
Each release in our ‘Yearbook’ series includes a vinyl edition, featuring a selection of tracks taken from the full line-up found on the CD version. Inevitably, this has meant that a huge number of fabulous tracks have not been included on the LP versions… plus we have also released an accompanying CD ‘Extra’ for each of the years.
NOW are proud to present ‘NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: Vinyl Extra’ - a 5LP boxset featuring an album per year for the period 1980-1984, each including an incredible line-up of tracks taken from either the ‘Yearbook’ or ‘Extra’ that haven’t been included on a ‘Yearbook’ vinyl edition before.
75 moments of Pop magic in a numbered limited-edition boxset – with each vinyl pressed in the colour of the years’ original ‘Yearbook’.
1980: The stellar track list kicks off with Blondie’s No. 1 ‘Call Me’, before a line-up including Madness, Kate Bush, Roxy Music, and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Classic Rock from Motörhead and Judas Priest, Soulful Disco from Diana Ross and Donna Summer, and a perennial Christmas favourite from Jona Lewie are all featured.
1981: Side A reflects the explosion of artists enjoying their huge early hits in this incredible year for Pop; Adam & The Ants, Toyah, Kim Wilde, The Human League, and Fun Boy Three are all included – and on the flip side, The Police open an equally dynamic listing featuring Pretenders, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Gary Numan, and closes with the Pop gem ‘Wired For Sound’ from Cliff Richard.
1982: Duran Duran, Haircut 100, Soft Cell, Japan, ABC, The Clash, and The Jam represent some of the greatest artists of all-time, as well as the era – plus pure Pop heaven from Bucks Fizz, Tight Fit and Dollar.
1983: Opening with Wham! and featuring a run of huge hits from ‘83’s contemporary chart stars Spandau Ballet, Bananarama, Paul Young, Culture Club, The Cure and Tears For Fears – plus global smashes from long-established chart legends Elton John, Billy Joel, Robert Plant and ‘Say Say Say’, the collaboration between Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.
1984: An amazing year for pop is reflected here with a line-up that kicks off with Queen’s iconic ‘Radio Ga Ga’ and finishes with the biggest selling single of the decade, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ from Band Aid. Between these are massive hits from Lionel Richie, Rufus And Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Alison Moyet, Howard Jones and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
For ‘Yearbook’ collectors and vinyl fans – 75 amazing Pop memories showcasing the magic and diversity of the era.
5-LP - Numbered Limited-Edition Boxset – Coloured Vinyl - NOW - Yearbook 1980 - 1984: Vinyl Extra.