NOW: Yearbook 1984 (4CD, Limited Edition 4CD Booklet, 3LP)

Released at October 29, 2021

Release date:

October 29, 2021 

Type:

CD 

Releases:

Sony Music – CDYBXNOW84,
EMI – CDYBXNOW84,
Sony Music – 194398890821,
EMI – 194398890821

In the NOW: Yearbook series, the compilation YEARBOOK 1984 is released in 2021. A 4CD compilation featuring 78 defining hits that ruled the charts in 1984 and a 3LP blue transparent vinyl release.
This version has Red Guitar on it’s setlist but beware, the 3CD|3LP version contain The Ink in The Well.

There are a couple of versions released from this 1984 edition in the series: a 3 CD, a 4CD, a 4CD deluxe booklet and a 3LP version. This page describes the 4CD versions plus the 3LP version, all featuring Red Guitar.

The four-CD set is available in deluxe hardcover book set with a 28-page book with track annotations and music quiz laid out in classic ‘eighties’ style. This is limited to 5,000 units. A slightly cheaper non-deluxe is also available (but you really don’t want to be buying that one).

Here is the tracklist of the 4CD versions:

CD 1
1. George Michael – Careless Whisper
2. Duran Duran – The Reflex
3. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes 
4. Nena – 99 Red Balloons 
5. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart – Here Comes the Rain Again
6. Laura Branigan – Self Control
7. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do with It
8. Lionel Richie – Hello
9. Sade – Your Love Is King
10. The Style Council – You’re The Best Thing
11. Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
12. Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok
13. Spandau Ballet – Only When You Leave
14. Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams 
15. Limahl – Never Ending Story
16. Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
17. Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
18. Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
19. Rufus And Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

CD 2
1. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
2. Kenny Loggins – Footloose (From “Footloose” Soundtrack)
3. Adam Ant – Apollo 9
4. Culture Club – The War Song
5. Bananarama – Robert De Niro’s Waiting
6. Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
7. Howard Jones – What Is Love? 
8. Thompson Twins – Doctor! Doctor!
9. Alphaville – Big In Japan (Single Version)
10. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Locomotion
11. Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
12. The Human League – The Lebanon
13. Peter Schilling – Major Tom (Coming Home)
14. Propaganda – Dr Mabuse 
15. Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
16. New Order – Thieves Like Us
17. The Cure – The Caterpillar 
18. Swansway – Soul Train
19. David Sylvian – Red Guitar
20. Echo And The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon

CD 3
1. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
2. Grandmaster Flash & Grandmaster Melle-Mel – White Lines (Don’t Do It)
3. Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
4. Shannon – Let The Music Play
5. The Pointer Sisters – Jump (For My Love)
6. The S.O.S Band – Just Be Good To Me 
7. Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
8. Womack & Womack – Love Wars
9. Michael Jackson – Farewell My Summer Love
10. Julia And Company – Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba)
11. Ollie & Jerry – Breakin’…There’s No Stopping Us (From “Breakin” Soundtrack)
12. Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
13. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
14. Dead Or Alive – That’s The Way (I Like It)
15. Evelyn Thomas – High Energy  
16. Hazell Dean – Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
17. Divine – You Think You’re A Man
18. The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
19. Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat
20. Shakatak - Down On The Street

CD 4
1. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
2. Duran Duran – The Wild Boys
3. U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love)
4. The Police – King Of Pain
5. Simple Minds – Up On The Catwalk
6. ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’
7. Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face
8. Malcolm McLaren – Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)
9. China Crisis – Wishful Thinking
10. Carmel – More More More
11. Matt Bianco – Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed
12. Kim Wilde – The Second Time
13. Nick Heyward – Warning Sign
14. Jim Diamond – I Should Have Known Better
15. Elton John – Sad Songs (Say So Much)
16. Billy Joel – An Innocent Man
17. The Cars – Drive
18. Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace
19. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (1984 Version)

Vinyl fans gets three LPs pressed on gorgeous translucent blue vinyl, secured in poly-lined black inner sleeves which reside in a wide-spined sleeve. Like the deluxe CD set this is limited (3,000 units).

Tracklist 3LP:

  • Side 1A
    1. George Michael – Careless Whisper
    2. Duran Duran – The Reflex
    3. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes
    4. Nena – 99 Red Balloons
    5. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart – Here Comes The Rain Again
    6. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
    7. Lionel Richie – Hello
  • Side 1B
    1. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
    2. Kenny Loggins – Footloose (From “Footloose” Soundtrack)
    3. Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
    4. Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
    5. Limahl – Never Ending Story
    6. Laura Branigan – Self Control
    7. Elton John – Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  • Side 2A
    1. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
    2. Grandmaster Flash & Grandmaster Melle-Mel – White Lines (Don’t Do It)
    3. Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
    4. The Pointer Sisters – Jump (For My Love)
    5. Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat
    6. Womack & Womack – Love Wars
    7. The S.O.S Band – Just Be Good To Me
  • Side 2B
    1. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
    2. Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
    3. New Order – Thieves Like Us
    4. The Cure – The Caterpillar
    5. David Sylvian – Red Guitar
    6. Echo And The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
    7. Propaganda – Dr Mabuse
  • Side 3A
    1. Duran Duran – The Wild Boys
    2. Spandau Ballet – Only When You Leave
    3. Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
    4. Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
    5. Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
    6. Howard Jones – What Is Love?
    7. Malcolm McLaren – Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)
  • Side 3B
    1. U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    2. The Police – King Of Pain
    3. Simple Minds – Up On The Catwalk
    4. ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’
    5. Billy Joel – An Innocent Man
    6. The Cars – Drive
    7. Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace
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